September 21, 2017

Girl who died of cancer left note for grieving family

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On May 28, 13-year-old British schoolgirl Athena Orchard tragically lost her battle with the bone cancer osteosarcoma, which had affected her spine, left shoulder and head. Yet her devastated family has received a small degree of solace from what Athena secretly left behind: a 3,000-word note written on the back of her bedroom mirror, in black… Read more

Ohio boy who fought for last Christmas dies

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An Ohio boy whose last wish was to be home for his favorite holiday has died, two weeks after his hometown welcomed him with a Christmas tree outside his window and a motorcycle-riding Santa Claus. Doctors had told the family of 13-year-old Devin Kohlman that he didn’t have long to live so residents in the… Read more

‘Clouds’ Singer Zach Sobiech Succumbs to Cancer

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‘Clouds’ Singer Zach Sobiech has died at the age of 18. The boy who battled cancer while winning the hearts of many with his uplifting attitude and song will be missed by many.  Read more at People Magazine. And Here’s a link to Zach’s hit song Clouds on Youtube.  

Teen With Terminal Cancer Gets Prom in Her Honor

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Katelyn Norman really wanted to go to her prom, but when she couldn’t leave the hospital after all, the Tennesseean’s tight-knit community brought the prom to her in the hospital.  Read more

HIV to Cure Cancer?

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Emma Whitehead, 7, has been in full remission for months after scientists used a disabled form of H.I.V. to reprogram her immune system to kill cancer cells. Read more

How Heather Von St. James Found Courage for Cancer Through Motherhood

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By Heather Von St. James If you ask my daughter about my cancer, she will tell you one thing, “I saved my mommy’s life.” She says it in such a nonchalant manner, it is as if she is saying, “The sky is blue.” But she is right, she DID save my life.   My husband and I… Read more

Taylor Swift Accepts Date from Teen with Cancer

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18-year-old Kevin McGuire is currently battling a second bout of cancer, and only 3 days after his sister started an online campaign asking Taylor Swift to go with her brother to prom, Swift has upped the offer:  How about a date to the Academy of Country Music Awards in April instead? More than 100,000 people… Read more

Not Enough of a Highly Effective Kids’ Cancer Drug Has Parents, Doctors Alarmed

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There was nearly a crisis when the gold standard of drugs in children’s cancer treatment, methotrexate, was in critically low supplies. Its primary manufacturer halted production last November due to quality control issues.  The drug is used to fight childhood cancers like acute lymphoblastic leukemia(ALL) and has been proven to be nearly 100% effective in combating… Read more

Is a Bald Barbie Next?

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We’ve seen Barbie take on many different careers and personas, but two mothers would like to add a cancer survivor Barbie to the list.  Read more about it

Jessie Rees Loses Cancer Battle, But Inspires Many

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The little girl who battled brain cancer for 10 months, who always ended her blog posts NEGU (Never Ever Give Up) has died. 12-year-old Jessie Rees was a powerful voice for pediatric cancer research and news of her passing helped her  Facebook page surpass 50,000 Likes, a goal she wanted to reach in honor of… Read more