Monthly Archives: October 2012

Language isn’t offensive. Childhood cancer is offensive.

I debated whether or not to write about this, as the purpose of this blog is not to bash anyone but rather, to simply bring awareness to childhood cancer. In trying to determine whether it’s better to write or just … Continue reading

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Change Childhood Cancer Fundraiser Goal Exceeded!

I just made a $629.50 donation to our Alex’s Lemonade Stand Change Childhood Cancer fundraiser on behalf of Village Pines School in Miami, Florida. The actual amount collected so far is $647.92, but I ran out of change rolls and … Continue reading

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Last Tuesday, I ¬†wrote about an article The Miami Herald ran about a boy named Sal Vanni who died from neuroblastoma at age 7. As someone who’s part of the ever-growing army to try and raise money for childhood cancer … Continue reading

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Those of us who are active in trying to raise awareness of the childhood cancer world can name childhood heroes without even thinking about it: Isabella Santos Lane Goodwin Ronan Thompson Emma Joy Ford Ty Louis Campbell Alex Scott Avalanna … Continue reading

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Two in one day…

My heart hurts right now. In the past few hours, I learned of the death of two more beautiful children whose stories I’ve followed and for whose miracle cures I’ve prayed. But once–no, twice–again, that fucking asshole cancer won. Ty … Continue reading

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The Inherent Innocence and Generosity of Children.

So after 6 weeks of talking about childhood cancer and wearing shirts and ribbons to promote awareness of childhood cancer, I decided that it was time to start doing something to raise money for childhood cancer. I learned via Facebook … Continue reading

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The Miami Herald Highlights the Nightmare that is Neuroblastoma.

For the past month, I’ve been trying to do my part to raise awareness of childhood cancers. I’ve blogged about it. Facebooked about it. Tweeted about it. I’ve worn my gold ribbon lapel and answered many questions about it. I’ve … Continue reading

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Death is nothing if not consistent.

The past few days, I’ve been mourning the loss of my beloved Nana, who was blessed to have 95 long years on this earth. She was the anchor of our family and her loss is profound. Especially for my mom. … Continue reading

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Emma Joy Ford

The more I follow the prayer circles, blogs, and Facebook pages for children with cancer, the more angry I become at the use of the term “rare” to describe this awful monster. This morning, I saw an urgent request via … Continue reading

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Everyday people making a big difference…

I just saw this post on via Ty’s Facebook page. These guys are totally amazing and are doing so much to raise money for childhood cancer. Here, they dedicate their ride from Brooklyn to Princeton, NJ to Ty in honor … Continue reading

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