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Priorities

Editor’s Note: This past weekend a large group of people assembled outside of the National Cancer Institute to rally for more research funds for childhood cancer. This was written by one on the people whose grandchild died of cancer. She was … Continue reading

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Where are you now, Rock Hudson?

Are you wondering who is Rock Hudson? Do you think I have lost my mind? Well ….. Since my son Steven’s diagnoses with Stage Four Osteosarcoma over 7 years ago, followed by a diagnosis of Secondary Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, which required … 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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Thank You, American Cancer Society

In the past, I have been a huge critic of the American Cancer Society and in September, I wrote a very inflamed blog  about all that I felt was  wrong with the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) involvement with childhood cancer.  I believe … Continue reading

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Motivated

I wish I never heard of The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) or of its members I know by their first names and their home States – Joe (Virginia), Tom (Pennsylvania) and Donna (Virginia).  I wish I only knew Michael … Continue reading

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Palliative Care

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 palliative … Continue reading

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