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“Mommy, do kids with cancer celebrate Christmas?”

| Written by Michelle Cavanaugh, mother of pelvic rhabdomyosarcoma survivor, Callie. She is also a family physician. “Mommy, do kids with cancer celebrate Christmas?”  This was the question that my 7-year-old daughter asked from the backseat, out of the blue, one day as we turned into our drive after a shopping trip with her Grammie and me. It…Read More

Unlocking the Door to Ewing Sarcoma

| The answers to a deadly childhood bone cancer could be locked in a database holding 1,600 iPhones’ worth of data. And thanks to a gift from a Children’s Cancer Research Fund donor, scientists will be able to unlock and analyze the data, potentially discovering the genetic markers that cause Ewing sarcoma. Once doctors find this information, they may be able…Read More

I Hope I Always Have Tears

| No matter how much we plan or how well we deal with grief it finds ways to sneak in.  It found me recently when I shared a little about Quinn, my daughter who passed away April 7, 2012.  It showed up in the form of eyes filled with tears—tears I could not seem to stop.  We are blessed to…Read More

2016 Research Highlights: What Donors Made Possible

| From using a child’s own cells to fight cancer to creating next generation leukemia therapies, you’re helping turn researcher’s ideas into life-saving realities. Here are some of the projects you helped fund this past year. Using a Person’s Own Immune System to Fight Cancer When the immune system fails, cancer is allowed to grow and thrive.…Read More

Drawing the Line

| Brooklyn was 2½ when we went to get her hair cut for the first time.  Her long, blonde, curly hair was reduced to an adorable pixie cut.  She wore it well, but it was not what I pictured for my little girl’s first haircut. She was a few weeks into her 2½ year chemotherapy treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia,…Read More

An Out

| The only “birthday” we celebrated with my daughter, Quinn, was in our arms on the day of her actual birth. She passed away two days short of 8 months of life. And, as we approached Quinn’s 5th birthday I thought: What would life be like with Quinn here? Would she be happy? Would she be healthy? How pretty…Read More

“At Least It’s Just Non-Hodgkin”

| “At least it’s just non-Hodgkin.” I was baffled by what came out of her mouth. After confiding and sharing my brother’s official diagnosis, puzzled, I asked her to repeat what she’d just said. “At least it’s JUST non- Hodgkin. It’s curable,” she said. Somehow, I was supposed to find comfort in the “world of multiple types of cancer”…Read More

As Each Day Passes, My Heart Gets Heavier

| As each day passes, my heart gets heavier. With each sunset, I feel another 100 pounds across my back. When my son Dom was 3, we mentioned to my mom possibly wanting to have more kids. I couldn’t understand how I could love children the same because at the time I couldn’t fathom loving anyone more than Dom.…Read More

Three Years and Five Words

| My toddler, Finn, knows five words: mama, dada, raccoon, Daisy (my parent’s dog) — and Zach. Four of these words he picked up on his own, the last one I heavily influenced. As soon as Finn was old enough to understand words and expressions, I’d carry him to our hallway, show him a photo of my brother, point emphatically…Read More

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