Blog Posts, Pediatric Cancer

The Little Girl Who Inspired Fourth and Gold

It was a Saturday night in 2015 and I was scrolling through Facebook frantically searching for an update on a local little boy who was hospitalized for treatment related to his leukemia. The night before, his mom posted that he was teetering between staying on their current unit or going to the PICU and was… Continue reading The Little Girl Who Inspired Fourth and Gold

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Blog Posts, Pediatric Cancer

Being a Both/And Society and Not An Either/Or

I was sitting in a counselor's office talking about work related stress when I noticed the counselor hadn't said anything for a solid 5 minutes. It seemed like I was talking for an eternity before I noticed that she was looking at me waiting for me to pause so she could ask a question she… Continue reading Being a Both/And Society and Not An Either/Or

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