Jenise Kaliszewski and her husband, Greg, had been trying for less than a month to have a baby when Jenise noticed a painful lump near her left armpit. The pain eventually subsided, but a friend told her that she should still see a doctor. Jenise followed her friend’s suggestion, and was sent by her doctor for a sonogram and a mammogram. What happened next would be enough to frighten even the strongest of women.
In November of 2007, when Arhum Noor was born, her mother could hold her for only three minutes before the newborn was whisked away for a heart surgery. Born with a defective heart, although the baby girl was saved with a timely heart transplant, at five years old she now battles cancer as a result of that transplant.
If you live in a large to moderately-sized city, traffic is probably a part of daily life. But how often do you think about the pollution exposure caused by all that traffic? UCLA researchers thought of that pollution regularly while conducting a recent study that compared risks of cancer in children to their mother’s level of pollution exposure during pregnancy.
For Jane Heffey, a 28-year-old nurse at Aintree Hospital in Liverpool, “everything had been perfect.” She had a house, a career that she was happy with, a partner she loved, a nine-month-old daughter, Niamh, and another baby on the way. But unbeknownst to Jane, cervical cancer was spreading throughout of her body.
Organic baby food has been around for a while, but it really took off around five years ago when squeezable pouches hit the market. Since that time, organic baby food has “exploded in popularity,”
Sometimes the journey is more important than the destination. But in the case of a Texas dad, the journey will be something his little girl will cherish forever.
This year, we were honored to share some of the most heartwarming stories of inspiration, amazing stories of survival and bravest heroes – both big and small. As 2012 comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some of those stories. We hope they warm your heart as much as they did ours.
As parents, we are faced with the complete and total care of our children. This care becomes most important when our children are sick. For the majority of parents, this means treating strep throat or the flu or an ear infection. But for some, it means dealing with a life-threatening condition, like cancer.
As he rides his Lightning McQueen car down the hospital corridor, little Charlie Harris-Beard looks like your typical happy toddler. But this brave little boy was diagnosed with aggressive myeloid leukemia Easter Sunday, last year. Since then, his parents have been battling to save his life.
Few words can evoke as much fear in the hearts of parents as “your child has cancer.” But parents all over the world hear it every day. Most often, the cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a B-cell cancer that affects 1 to 2 children out of 1,000 each year.
Doctors in Melbourne have, for the first time, conducted an Ovarian Tissue transplant technique to successfully re-store fertility of a 43-year-old woman after she had her breast cancer treatment in 2005.
Being diagnosed with cancer doesn’t have to mean giving up on having a family, at least not in today’s world. Monica Zapotoczny, a 45-year-old cancer survivor, is living proof of that. She’s just delivered twins from eggs that she had frozen before cancer treatment, 12 years ago.
Ashley and Andy Adams found out during the first ultrasound that they were having quadruplets. But even as they began preparing mentally for a large family, doctors revealed that the new mom had cancer. Fighting a deadly disease being pregnant, Ashley is today on the path to recovery with all her four babies thriving.