A childhood cancer diagnosis is life-changing on so many levels ― and not just for the child.
My niece Dottie has undergone radiation and continues to receive chemo. The latest scans show that there are no signs of cancer!! She is finishing her chemo treatments and has begun her journey back to wellness! A couple of weeks ago she started preschool - bald and beautiful!!
Zoë's tumor is diagnosed on the brink of the family's move from Chicago to New York, where the author's wife will be a psychology
Throughout my life there have been many numbers of significance. For instance 4 -- the number of children I have had the immense pleasure of being a father to; or the age when my daughter Alex first voiced her desire to host a lemonade stand to help doctors on their way to finding cures for all kids with cancer.
A Carrier of the Torch, Two-Time Childhood Cancer Fighter Maya Rigler Shows Character of My Daughter
Looking back I don't know if it was the inspiration of a courageous little girl who lived so close by, who was treated at the very same hospital, or our continued commitment in a world where it's hard to keep commitments, but I know that she and her siblings have gotten the message -- "when life gives you lemons, do something about it."
I'm not here to tell you about a miracle that saved my daughter's life; instead of I'm here to tell you about the miracle that was her life, and how her 8 ½ years of life have left an enduring impact on the lives of other children battling cancers.
Our military has already chosen to die for their country -- but does that include by the hand of Big Pharma too?