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Giving Up $.96 To Save A Life

Picture your child walking into a toy story to pick up a toy that they saved up their money for. Your child is all smiles, gleefully trotting down the aisle as they've waited "FOREVER" for their latest "have to have this mom!" toy. They run up to the checkout aisle, eagerly awaiting to pay for… Continue reading Giving Up $.96 To Save A Life

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The Unsettling Realization That Sudden Tragedy Can Happen To Any of Us

tragedy meaning: a very sad event or situation, especially one involving death or suffering --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It started out like every other weekend I've experienced, work followed by a day or two off, then the assumption of back to work on Monday. It truly was no different than any other weekend, until it was. I could… Continue reading The Unsettling Realization That Sudden Tragedy Can Happen To Any of Us

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Finding Light in the Darkness Told by a Childhood Cancer Mom

When you are told your child has cancer your heart stops. I swear it! I remember being told my child had cancer and I immediately wanted to ball up and cry myself into oblivion. That is what I would consider the natural reaction, however, that isn’t the reaction you are allowed to have. You have… Continue reading Finding Light in the Darkness Told by a Childhood Cancer Mom

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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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Childhood Cancer & Mental Health- One Mom’s Perspective

Jessica Ladd, mom and childhood cancer advocate, has had a looming feeling in her heart regarding not just her little girl, Kacey and her battle with childhood leukemia, but with childhood cancer as a whole. Ladd felt that her positive attitude throughout a grueling journey would keep her and her family afloat, but when her… Continue reading Childhood Cancer & Mental Health- One Mom’s Perspective