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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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Palliative Care – Misunderstood

Recently, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it’s support for palliative care (pronounced pal-lee-uh-tiv) for adults and children suffering from serious illness. To be honest, for a long, long time, I always associated palliative care with death, dying and hospice.  Many of the services offered under … 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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