Tag Archives: neuroblastoma

Hope

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

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comPASSION

It was 6 o’clock in the morning and I awoke to the all-too-familiar sound of his cough.  What would be revealed that day changed and shaped the aspirations of my whole family.  We took my congested 16-month-old brother to our … Continue reading

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Survivor 2nd Edition

In our first edition of Survivor, we followed a typical group of 36 kids that were diagnosed on one day with childhood cancer. We used 36 kids because when the first article was written, in the United States, on average 36 … Continue reading

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Childhood Cancer by the Numbers

Numbers are wonderful. Numbers are dangerous. Having spent most of my career in management, within the retail sector, I have been conditioned to pay attention to numbers. Numbers can paint a picture.  Numbers can be your navigator. They can show … Continue reading

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Palliative Care

Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it’s support for palliative     palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) for adults and children suffering from serious illness. To be honest, for a long, long time, I always associated palliative care with death, dying and hospice.  Many … Continue reading

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Turn Foreign Aid into Cures for Cancer

In 2011, the United States spent $49.5 billion on foreign aid ( $17.8 billion in military assistance and  $31.7 billion economic assistance) .  Foreign aid has been a hot topic ever since our country slipped into recession in 2008.  On … Continue reading

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Welcome!

Welcome to Four Square Clobbers Cancer! Four-Square Clobbers Cancer is a conversational blog that is dedicated to improving the outcomes of children, adolescents, and young adults who are being treated or have been treated for cancer.  The goal is to inform, … Continue reading

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Survivor

Although everyone in our Childhood Cancer group is trying to survive, this contest is not like the TV game show where everyone is reasonably healthy  and one lucky person wins a million dollars if they are the lone survivor. Every … Continue reading

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The Funding Conundrum for Pediatric Cancer

My grandson, at 15 months of age, was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma. He is a survivor.  Although, he  endured an incredible six year long journey, this story is not about him,  his family, the changes in their lives, or … Continue reading

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