Kids with Cancer

St. Baldrick’s 2014 Ambassadors: A Year to Remember

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
December 30, 2014

2014 was a memorable year for St. Baldrick’s, with our volunteers raising over $4 million more than last year and funding a total of $27.2 million in research grants! As the year comes to a close, our 2014 Ambassadors reflect on the past year and how much YOU — the people who make the magic happen — mean to them.

St. Baldrick's Foundation Ambassadors Childhood Cancer Research

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When Can We Exhale? The Hopes and Fears of a Parent of a Childhood Cancer Survivor

by Lisa Clemons
October 2, 2014

Ambassador Harlem has been in remission from Hodgkin lymphoma for nearly three years, but his mom, Lisa, still fears its return. Help kids like Harlem — get involved.

Harlem and his family

Harlem, center, with his family. Harlem was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of childhood cancer, when he was 5.

When do we, as parents of children with cancer, exhale?

I’m still anxious each time it’s check-up time. Will the labs and x-rays be clean? The unknowns always keep you on alert.

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Ambassador Harlem ‘Made It Real’ For Shavees and Volunteers at Pinterest Event

by Jud Hoffman
May 12, 2014

Jud, Head of Community at Pinterest, recounts his company’s first St. Baldrick’s event. Join Jud — be a shavee℠!

Jud and Harlem

Harlem with Jud while Jud shaves his head for St. Baldrick’s.

I first heard about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation from two friends who never intended to shave their heads — until they did.

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‘One of Those Good Days’: Ambassador Harlem’s Third Shave for St. Baldrick’s

by Lisa Clemons
April 16, 2014

Harlem’s mom reflects on his journey with childhood cancer and his first St. Baldrick’s event as an Ambassador. (Find a St. Baldrick’s event near you!)

Harlem and Lisa Clemons

Harlem and his mom, Lisa. Harlem is one of five 2014 St. Baldrick’s Ambassadors.

When Harlem was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma at age 5, I was numb. How can this happen to my child? Why must we fight this uphill battle?

I’ll never know the answers to these questions, but I do know that modern medicine has come a long way. Having lost my mother to breast cancer nearly 20 years ago, I could only imagine that my son would be the next person I’d lose to this dreaded disease. Could this child, who has been so full of life since birth, be held back by this diagnosis?

The answer to that question was no! It was Harlem’s disposition that got me through the rough days — and I don’t mean his roughest days, because thankfully he did not have any. As a mother, you want to protect your child and bare any pain they may encounter. The feeling of helplessness pours over you day in and day out. You are happy to see your child’s eyes open in the morning and afraid to see them close at night, praying that this isn’t the last precious moment with them.

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Kids with Cancer

Meet Harlem

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
January 1, 2014

At 7 years old, Harlem has already proven himself to be a powerhouse on the track and on the soccer field. Looking at him now, you never would guess that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 5. In fact, you might not have known it while he was in treatment, either — through round after round of chemotherapy, Harlem remained strong and lively as ever.


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