Blog Posts, childhood cancer

Something Bigger Than You- Being Bold With Fourth and Gold

"You host the best events." I thought about that for a minute, "I host the best events"? It was a Monday night and we were sitting in the Dreams Come True room at the hospital living out my crazy idea of making 36,000 gold ribbons and handing them out to fans as they enter the… Continue reading Something Bigger Than You- Being Bold With Fourth and Gold

Blog Posts, Pediatric Cancer

Living Life to the Fullest on a Pediatric Oncology Unit

Do you ever open the blinds in here during the day? I asked. Not really, she replied. I was pushing in the last few milliliters of a stem cell transplant. The room was dark, the blinds were closed and there was a stillness in the air. It was just me and her in the room.… Continue reading Living Life to the Fullest on a Pediatric Oncology Unit

Blog Posts, childhood cancer

You’re Not Affected, But You Can and Should Still Care

I sat down to do an interview a few weeks ago and was asked "Why do you have such a passion for childhood cancer, you were never personally affected, right?" Right. I was caught off guard, the reporter was as friendly as ever and it wasn't a snarky question. It was a genuine, "WHY?". And… Continue reading You’re Not Affected, But You Can and Should Still Care

Blog Posts, Pediatric Cancer

I Cried Today

I felt it coming. The knot in my throat. The air started to escape me. My heart started pounding so fast I felt like I had just ran a mile. This feeling had been there before, but this time it was different. There was no stopping the tears that were about to flow. I woke… Continue reading I Cried Today

Blog Posts, Pediatric Cancer

Everything Happens For A Reason? I Don’t Think So

If there's anything I've learned being a pediatric oncology nurse, it's that bad things happen to really good people. And I mean... really good people. It's almost too hard to comprehend on a level that helps me not question the larger plan. I'd be lying if I said I said I had the mindset "God's… Continue reading Everything Happens For A Reason? I Don’t Think So