A World Without Pediatric Oncology Nurses

"Put me out of a job. Put us all out of a job" There were a few of us sitting at the nurses station preparing for the day ahead of us. We were making small talk about childhood cancer, research funding and plans for the future. I hadn't told many people of my future goals … Continue reading A World Without Pediatric Oncology Nurses

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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

A 13 Hour Roller Coaster

It's 8:35pm and I'm pulling into my driveway. I look to the side window and see my dog, Fynn, eagerly awaiting my arrival. He sits there long enough until he hears my car door shut in the garage and then he runs over to the garage door and barks until I open it. Usually, I … Continue reading A 13 Hour Roller Coaster

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

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