Families

International Scholar in Uganda Gives Kids With Cancer Hope [VIDEO]

by Erinn Jessop, St. Baldrick's Foundation
September 25, 2017

Investing in the next generation of childhood cancer researchers — like researcher and St. Baldrick’s International Scholar Dr. Joseph Lubega — can change the lives of kids with cancer all over the world. Read on (and watch a video shot at the Uganda Cancer Institute) to learn more about the huge impact Dr. Lubega is making on kids with cancer in East Africa.

When Belinda heard, ‘leukemia,’ she was terrified.

She feared cancer. Belinda saw the impact it had on her family. In fact, she’d attended her cousin’s funeral in the spring. But cancer striking her 5-year-old daughter, Christa? How could that happen?

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Families

From Clinic Visits to College Visits: Aaron’s Mom Looks Back on 2015

by Dana Thompson
January 4, 2016

Last month, Ambassador Aaron finished his first semester at college and came home for a clinic visit to make sure he was still in remission. His mom, Dana, shares their good news and her hopes for 2016.

Ambassador Aaron smiles with his parents, Dana and Greg

Aaron with his parents, Dana and Greg.

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Families

What St. Baldrick’s Events Mean to Our Family

by Kelly Lopez
November 12, 2015

Joey was an energetic, mischievous kid who loved Legos and Spongebob. After he passed away from childhood cancer, his family attended their local St. Baldrick’s event to fight for a cure in his honor. Read on to learn how the event has come to be a cherished family tradition.

Joey smiles on his 4th birthday

Joey on his fourth birthday, 10 months before he was diagnosed with childhood cancer.

Joey’s childhood cancer story is similar to others. He was a happy, active preschooler with a mischievous side and a love of Legos and SpongeBob. Everything was pretty normal until a few months before his fifth birthday when he developed flu-like symptoms that wouldn’t go away.

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Survivors

Cancer to College: A New Chapter Begins for Aaron

by Aaron Thompson
August 26, 2015

Two and a half years ago, Ambassador Aaron was just finishing treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He’s still in remission, and this week he’s starting his freshman year of college over 300 miles away from home. He shares this quick update.

Aaron sports a cap and gown and stands with his parents and sister

Aaron stands with his family at his high school graduation ceremony.

Unfortunately summer is nearly over, but it also marks the beginning of a new stage of my life. This week I’ll be starting my studies at the University of Pittsburgh. It is bittersweet that I am leaving high school behind, but I am excited for all of the fun experiences and new friends I will make over the next four years.

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Families

What It’s Like to Be a Mom of a Child With Cancer

by Leslie Jermainne
January 8, 2015

Leslie shares her thoughts before her first shave last year with the 46 Mommas.

Leslie

Leslie with her son, Brian, before shaving her head with the 46 Mommas. Brian is in remission from Hodgkin lymphoma.

Why am I shaving my head? I guess you could say I’m shaving for three people.

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Kids with Cancer

Meet Aaron

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 7, 2015

Aaron was always the picture of health. Then at 15, the avid athlete was diagnosed with Burkitt non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Aaron wasn’t unfamiliar with childhood cancer. He had been a St. Baldrick’s shavee since the age of 11 and even created a team called the Bald Buddies.

Ambassador Aaron and his family proudly displays a 'Team Aaron' banner.

Ambassador Aaron, his dad, Gregory, his mom, Dana, and his sister, Rita, proudly display the Team Aaron banner.

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