We are continuing to make significant strides at the Children’s Research Institute at UT Southwestern (CRI). CRI is now home to 44 researchers who continue to focus on biomedical research that has the potential to change scientific fields and yield new strategies for treating diseases that would impact countless children in Texas and beyond. We’re […]
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“I’ve been cancer free since 2003.” Has a nice ring to it, huh? Move over, Mac Davis. Cancer is in the rearview mirror for Heather Hubbard, who will share her story at next Saturday’s Childhood Cancer Survivor Conference. Diagnosed with lymphoma at age 16, Heather had a life changing moment at the very beginning of […]
Hayden Ritchie loves to be outside riding her horse, Kota. So when she is cooped up in a hospital room for days at a time to treat her leukemia, distractions are welcome — and necessary. One of her recent distractions was Children’s Medical Center music therapist Annie Cross who came with drums, guitars, a tambourine and […]
When just 2 years old, Tami Ruark was brought to Children’s Medical Center Dallas after suffering a stroke, due to complications from sickle cell disease. She was taken from her mother’s care at that time. But soon after, she was adopted. Then, at 5 years old, Tami’s adoptive mother and father divorced. Tami went to […]
Since September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve been talking a lot about the Beads of Courage Program and how it tells the story of a patient’s fight against cancer. We wrote about 5-year-old Emily Venable’s strand of beads in an earlier post, Program Provides Enchanting Experience. Each one of her 500 beads honors another milestone: chemotherapy, doctor […]
“This is real. Cancer is occurring more often in kids, and we need to let people know.” These are the words of 18-year-old cancer survivor Shauna George. She shared her cancer story publicly for the first time in an event on Sept. 1 that kicked off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Shauna was diagnosed with […]
Once upon a time a necklace put a big smile on a little girl’s face. But Emily Venable’s necklace is more than just a colorful strand of beads. It tells the story of her fight against cancer. This 5-year-old has more than 500 Beads of Courage. Each one represents a milestone to a cancer patient: […]
It’s devastating to learn your child has cancer. And while most of you won’t have to go through that frightening ordeal, it’s comforting to know that, if needed, you have one of the best pediatric cancer centers in the nation right in your own backyard. For the fifth year, the Center for Cancer and Blood […]
June 18, 2012 – Clarice Tinsley of Fox 4 reports on “Hometown Hero: The Lavender Ladies” as they raise money for spine cancer research in memory of an elementary school classmate. The group of girls call themselves The Lavender Ladies because lavender is the color that represents all cancer.
May 21, 2012 – Stephanie Lucero of CBS 11 News covers the story of how friends of two time cancer survivor Gage Oakley raised money to convert his beloved truck from a standard to an automatic transmission. Gage received his “new” truck on Saturday, May 19, 2012.