Category Archives: Pediatric Cancer

The false awareness of childhood cancer

  I had told you a little bit about Jonathan earlier.  But suggest those that do not know Jonathan and what he brings to the childhood cancer community generally, and to Max Cure Foundation specifically as our Executive Director, view … Continue reading

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‘Right To Try’ Is A Sham

Richard Plotkin, a Grandparents In Action charter member and founder, is taking action in what he believes to be a bad deal for kids fighting #ChildhoodCancer. If you feel as he does, please let your Representative and Senators know. Congress … Continue reading

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Reflections

As Max Cure Foundation, a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nationally registered non-profit corporation whose overall mission is to advance the cause of childhood cancers, approaches the tenth anniversary since my grandson, Max Plotkin, then age 3, was … Continue reading

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Lions, Soldiers, Children with Cancer, Lawyers, Congress, and a Christmas Miracle

This is a story of a 7-year-old-boy afflicted by cancer whose wish is to have a “real dad” for Christmas. Richard Plotkin, one of the four founders of Grandparents in Action, is again showing us all what the word “Action” really means. … Continue reading

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Be Informed Grandparents

Once they have been told that their grandchild has cancer, the best thing a grandparent can do is get informed totally on the disease and all aspects of treatment. In this way, you can  be very helpful to the child’s … Continue reading

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“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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