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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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comPASSION

Eight years have passed since Grace, the granddaughter of Joe Baber, was nine years old when her little 16 month-old brother was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma. Next year, she enters college with a mission.   It was 6 o’clock … Continue reading

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Surviving

Max at age 10, grandson of Richard Plotkin and Conor at age 9, grandson of Joe Baber, are two of the slightly more than 400,000 childhood cancer survivors alive in the United States today. Imagine 400,000 survivors of childhood cancer! … Continue reading

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