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- Collaboration to Cure Medulloblastoma
- Two Little Words
- September 2018 in our Capitol
- Lock up September 2018.
- SU2C Funding Opportunities
- 4 TIMER
- Turn Away… You may not want to hear this
- How can a baby be a hero?
- Cord Blood, a life line
- CAVATICA Genomics Data Sharing
- $30 million for AYA
- The Cancer Moonshot: Are Our Kids Stepping on the Moon Too?
- Broken Trust
- Fly Me to the Moon
- I Gladly Spoke Up for Kids With Cancer Today
- A 10 year old, Speaking from Experience
- Bereavement Meeting
- Open Letter to Congress
- As Our Children Wait – Part 4, Conclusion
- As Our Children Wait – Part 3
- As Our Children Wait – Part 2
- As Our Children Wait – Part 1
- Why Motorsports?
- Moving the Needle
- What Not to Say When There is Nothing to Say
- NIH Budget Priorities
- Texas Proud!
- #MoreThan4 NCI Email Exchange
- Father, Daughter, Date Night
- Five year cure, …really?
- My Calling
- Fixing the Faults
- A Pair of Shoes
- So, It Begins:
- September’s Child
- Update: Camp Can Do
- Giving It All
- September – #ChildhoodCancerChallenge
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Missing Kylie by Mark Myers
The Truth 365 VideoIf you have not had a child suffer from cancer, you must watch this video to get the real picture of what it is like. It takes only 8 minutes, but it will be the best 8 minutes you will spend in order to understand what is happening to our kids and what we can do about it.
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Category Archives: Pediatric Cancer
“As Our Children Wait, Part 1” discussed the Children’s Health Act of 2000, which was passed after extensive work by a White House task force recognized concerns about children’s health. The Children’s Health Act required the National Institute of Health (NIH) … Continue reading
Blissfully ignorant! That was us before our grandchild Declan was diagnosed with a childhood cancer called AT/RT. On diagnosis we were told that for Declan there was no hope — no cures, treatments, protocols. We were told this particular type … Continue reading
Why is it important for the teams, drivers and fans of the motorsports racing communities such as NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar, WoO, IMSA and others to display “Gold in September?” Because motorsports races are, as a whole, the No. 1 spectator … Continue reading
Recently in Washington, D.C. there was a hearing to discuss the $30 billion 2016 budget requested by the National Institute of Health (NIH), these are our tax dollars at work. The largest of our childhood cancer organizations admirably raises tens … Continue reading
Originally posted on A Generous Helping:
Recently, I was asked for advice about how to respond to the parents of a child diagnosed with cancer. Let me say from the outset that I am a dubious source whose council typically…
Each decade we lose more than 27,000 children to childhood cancer, another 120,000 suffer impacts of treatments including secondary cancers. This picture has not improved much over the past 30 years and it will continue to change only incrementally, if … Continue reading
Annette Leslie, Executive Director of the Carson Leslie Foundation and a Four Square Clobbers Cancer blogger, has served on The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Childhood Cancer Advisory Council since 2010 and couldn’t be more Texas Proud! … Continue reading
The National Cancer Institute recently sent a response to an email sent to them containing a selfie and a #MoreThan4 flyer. You may have received one. Below is the NCI email and our response. Thank you for taking the time … Continue reading
The other day I decided to take my 7 year old daughter, Bella, out on a date. I found a traveling circus that was in town and recalled how much I enjoyed the circus as a kid and thought it … Continue reading
Five-year relative survival rates describe the percentage of patients with cancer that are alive five years after their disease is diagnosed. Use of 5-year survival statistics is more useful in aggressive cancers that have a shorter life expectancy following diagnosis (such … Continue reading
I came into the childhood cancer community in 2013 as a member of the “general public”, having no personal connection to a child with cancer. My journey is different but not without appreciation for what cancer is and how devastating … Continue reading
This summer I wrote a raw piece entitled “The Fault in Our Systems”. Our family’s efforts to get Nathalie access to immunotherapy treatment (available to adults) seemed to be going nowhere. The inequities were everywhere and the playing field was … Continue reading
One day in September, after my wife Ellie and I visited a Senator in the Hart building, we met up with Ellyn Miller (Gabriella Miller’s mother) on a beautiful blue-sky morning in front of the Cannon House Building in Washington, … Continue reading
From his perspective, my then 10 year-old grandson Conor has always had a somewhat normal childhood. He lives in California, is good in school, a cool blond-headed surfer dude and a wild and radical skateboarder. In fact, I am amazed … Continue reading
I have been actively engaged in the advocacy fight for more federal funding for childhood cancer since my first trip to Washington DC in June of 2008. This began less than 3 months after I lost my only son, Caleb, … Continue reading
In my household, the month of September and the passing of Labor Day used to mean tucking away my white jeans, getting the kids settled at school and ordering Halloween costumes. After my son’s cancer diagnosis in 2013, September will … Continue reading
For decades, the American Cancer Society (ACS) had been funding a nationwide childhood cancer camp program. In 2013, a business decision was made to cut funding for this program in its entirety. This was at no fault of the camps, … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: One day, their 9 year old daughter is perfectly normal and healthy. The very next day they heard these words, “Your daughter has cancer and it’s terminal.” It happened just that quickly. About one year later, Mark and Ellyn … Continue reading
This will be PAC2’s 7th September, aka National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Starting virtually unaware, except for the worst fact about childhood cancer, over the years we’ve learned that the research funding for all cancers is not the same, and … Continue reading