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Leukemia Is Shaping My Son’s Future
Family MembersLeukemiaPediatric Cancer
August 2018 Vol 4 No 4 – August 28, 2018
After his father’s diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, 10-year-old Rhett is determined to become an oncologist to help other patients with cancer.
Pursuing My Sister’s Dream
Cancer ResearchFamily MembersMelanoma
June 2018 Vol 4 No 3 – June 29, 2018
Diagnosed with melanoma a few weeks after her wedding, Meredith died of the disease 4 months later, at age 35. Her family created Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma, a non-profit organization, to support melanoma research and increase awareness of this deadly cancer.
How to Help a Person Newly Diagnosed with Cancer (and Take Care of Yourself, Too)
CaregiversFamily MembersFrom Your Navigator
Video Library – March 30, 2018
Lillie Shockney describes some of the best ways that families and caregivers can help a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer, and provides tips for caregivers to simultaneously make sure they are taking care of themselves.
Helping Patients Create a Legacy
Family MembersFrom Your NavigatorInfusion of HopeWeb Exclusives
Web Exclusives – March 14, 2018
Lillie Shockney shares a touching, personal story of an experience she had at the Young Survival Coalition Summit, where she held a workshop called “Building Your Legacy."
How You Can Help a Family Member Who Has Cancer
Family MembersHero of Hope
Video Library – January 4, 2018
2017 Hero of Hope Patient Award winner Melissa Marshall offers advice that she believes will help the families and loved ones of people with cancer cope with the difficult journeys that come with a cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Telling Your Children You Have Cancer
Family Members
October 2017 Vol 3 No 5 – October 23, 2017
Carefully explaining a cancer diagnosis and how it will affect your children's lives can help alleviate some fears that children may have.
The Emilio Nares Foundation: Helping Children and Their Families Cope with Cancer
Family MembersFinancial SupportPediatric CancerSupport Services
August 2017 Vol 3 No 4 – August 30, 2017
The Emilio Nares Foundation, located in San Diego, CA, helps children and their families navigate through a cancer diagnosis with valuable services, from a cost-saving transportation program to modified shirts with easy access to chemotherapy ports.
A Mother’s Intuition Gives Her Daughter a New Chance at Life
Family MembersPediatric Cancer
August 2017 Vol 3 No 4 – August 29, 2017
The power of mother’s intuition guided La Toya Johnson to ensure her daughter, Yantusha, received the proper care she needed.
Sharing Their Story to Prevent Fatal Medical Errors
Family Members
February 2017 Vol 3 No 1 – February 17, 2017
A few weeks after beginning treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2005, 21-year-old Christopher Robin Wibeto told his mother Debra that he wasn’t afraid to die. The conversation stuck with her, because “at the time, dying wasn’t even a thought,” Debra said at a recent press conference.
A Different Kind of Therapy
Family MembersPatient StoriesWeb Exclusives
Web Exclusives – February 3, 2017
“This all stemmed from seeing the therapy dog at the hospital and believing I could make a difference, especially after the situation I went through,” says Kelli Coppinger about her dog, Bandit, becoming a therapy dog.
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