Tag Archives: neuroblastoma
An absolutely disgusting disgrace…
One of the many children I follow on Facebook, Super Sammy–who’s bravely fighting neuroblastoma (https://www.facebook.com/SamuelJohnsonFoundation)–posted a disgusting letter written by Andrew Becker, Director of Media Relations at the American Cancer Society. In it, he essentially bashes the people trying to … Continue reading
Nicholas Pedone, age 7. Stage 3 neuroblastoma. Thomas Sullivan, age 6. Medulloblastoma. Silas Edenfield, age 4. Hepatoblastoma. Three beautiful children. All three lost their lives today at the hands of the beast that is childhood cancer. Please pray for their … Continue reading
Today, March 9, Isabella Santos would have celebrated her 8th birthday. It should be a day of princesses and frilly skirts and cool boots and American Girl and dancing and singing and all the things Ib loved. Instead, her parents … Continue reading
A new year, a new push for awareness and cures…
The new year brings so many things, both positive and negative. Sadly, a new year won’t change the fact that since New Year’s Day, about 35 families have learned that their child has cancer. Or that about 235 children have … Continue reading
In memory of Isabella Santos, neuroblastoma warrior…
Little kids make a big difference. The children at Village Pines School raised $2,415 in the Alex’s Lemonade Stand’s Change Childhood Cancer Fundraiser…
Thankful for the giving hearts of children and their parents…
I’ve posted before about the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation’s Change Childhood Cancer fundraiser that I’m doing at my daughters’ school. When I started the fundraiser in mid-October, I was modest in setting the goal. I figured each kid (there are … Continue reading
Childhood cancer changes your perspective on everything…
On June 24, 2012, Stuart Santos received a beautiful birthday gift from his daughter, Isabella. She bought him an entry into the ING New York City marathon to run for Fred’s Team, a fundraising program that brings much-needed money to Memorial … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Fred's Team, ING Marathon, Isabella Santos, MSKCC, neuroblastoma, NYC, NYC Marathon, The Isabella Santos Foundation 4 Comments
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
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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Alexandra Scott, childhood cancer, Isabella Santos, Lane Goodwin, Mystic Force Foundation, neuroblastoma, Ronan Thompson, Sal Vanni, St. Baldrick's, The Isabella Santos Foundation, The Miami Herald, The Ronan Thompson Foundation, The Truth 365, Thumbs Up for Lane 2 Comments
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