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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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

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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

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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

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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