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Children’s Cancer Research Fund is proud to announce it has been selected as the philanthropy partner for the 2019 Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisors Summit in Las Vegas on February 25-27. The event, a gathering of the nation’s top wealth advisors, will raise funds to enable a clinical trial for a new, potentially lifesaving therapy for children with brain tumors, including glioblastoma, ...

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There are moments, once you have been through what we have, that make you recognize another cancer parent. You may feel gravitation towards a complete stranger - something draws you to them without a logical explanation. Maybe it’s a look in their eyes that you recognize. The mom standing in the elevator just emits this painful feeling that I’ve felt ...

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In 1998, Cheryl brought her daughter, Catherine, in to the doctor’s office for what felt like the hundredth time. A little over a year earlier, Catherine was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. At just age 3, she had already been through numerous appointments and procedures to try to fight the disease. This time, though, the cancer was back, now attacking ...

The post There’s Always Hope – Catherine’s Story appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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Kellie will never forget how it felt to hear that her 23 month old daughter, Nora, had cancer. Each new detail opened up a whole new world of scary possibilities: her cancer was classified as high-risk stage 4 neuroblastoma. It had spread to four different parts of her body. A certain type of genetic mutation would make Nora’s cancer particularly ...

The post “We Always Knew She’d Make It” – Nora’s Story appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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At just one year old, little Izzy was diagnosed with a germ cell yolk sac tumor, a rare form of cancer. After many difficult rounds of chemo, Izzy’s tumor shrunk significantly, and her parents, Amanda and Jeremy, thought the end of her treatment might be near – until the unthinkable happened. Her scans at the end of July revealed her ...

The post When the Hospital is Home – A Packing List appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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Plenty of 5-year-old boys get bumps and scrapes, but when Kristy started noticing more bruises than normal on her son Liam, she mentioned it to his doctor. After checking the levels in his blood, Liam’s doctor told Kristy that something was definitely off. Kristy’s heart sank. Kristy and her husband Stan took Liam to the hospital that day. After more ...

The post Leukemia and Lightsabers – Liam’s Story appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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Benjamin, just a year old, is the youngest of four. When he was born, his parents, Laura and Jim, had no reason to believe anything would be wrong. Laura had had a completely normal pregnancy and labor, but moments after Benjamin was born, she heard the doctor whispering something to the nurse, both looking at her newborn son with concern. ...

The post Benjamin’s Story – One Step At A Time appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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During the stress and uncertainty of cancer treatment, a home-cooked meal from a friend can be a welcome relief. If you're considering bringing a meal to a family facing childhood cancer, here are a few things to think about to make sure your good deed is most appreciated. For more tips, download our guide Beyond “I’m Sorry”: Supporting a Family ...

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In a family of three brothers, Wyatt is right in the middle. He’s a naturally energetic kid who loves playing with his brothers, so when he put himself down for his nap one day, his mom, Whitney, thought it was a little strange. Doctors assured her it was a simple virus that would clear up on its own, but when ...

The post Wyatt’s Story – Fighting Far From Home appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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Saiya, now 11 years old, has just a few memories of her older cousin, Siona. She remembers being 3 and seeing the tubes and patches taped to her 6-year-old cousin’s chest, and playing with each other in Siona’s hospital room. She remembers asking her mom why Siona didn’t have any hair, and her mom explaining that the medicine to treat ...

The post Meet Saiya – Honoring A Cousin’s Memory appeared first on Children's Cancer Research Fund.

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