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

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Cancer Warrior, Freddie Taylor

 Fourth and Gold highlights a cancer warrior that has bravely and fiercely stood strong against childhood cancer. At Fourth and Gold, we want you to see the faces behind our drive and connect with them in a way you wouldn’t have been able to if you didn’t take the stand to demand #MoreThan4. These Fourth … Continue reading Cancer Warrior, Freddie Taylor

Cancer Warrior, Layah Collins

Fourth and Gold highlights a cancer warrior that has bravely and fiercely stood strong against childhood cancer. At Fourth and Gold, we want you to see the faces behind our drive and connect with them in a way you wouldn’t have been able to if you didn’t take the stand to demand #MoreThan4. These Fourth … Continue reading Cancer Warrior, Layah Collins

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

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