Monthly Archives: March 2016

“Normal”

From my 11 year-old grandson’s perspective, he (Conor) has always had a somewhat “normal” childhood. He lives in sunny California, enjoys, and is good in school.  He loves mountain biking and surfboarding  with his father. He’s become a real cool, cotton-topped … Continue reading

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This Gap is Big

Donna Carmical is a co-founder of Grandparents In Action. For Richard Plotkin and  I, “action” is the key word we use when it comes to describing Donna. She is relentless in her advocacy for better outcomes for  children affected by … Continue reading

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We’re in this together

At a meeting in 2013 of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2), it was evident to me that most of those attending who were directly affected by childhood cancer were parents of children with cancer. As one looked around the … Continue reading

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