Tom Glavine Helping Fight Childhood Cancer

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Our seven-month journey has helped us find so many working hard to save kids lives.  Of course, since baseball is such a big part of Harrison’s life, every time he sees a great player getting involved he is excited.  Few better than Tom Glavine.  Thanks for being one of Harrison’s Heroes. My involvement with CURE Childhood Cancer began when a … Read More

A One Week Delay

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Oddly, we were excited about beginning the last month of Delayed Intensification, which is also the last month of frontline (weekly) leukemia treatment for Harrison. But, alas, it was not to happen. To continue with the cytoxan, vincristine, methotrexate, and cytarabine today Harrison’s absolute neutrophil count (ANC) needed to be at least 750. His was 338. One week ago his … Read More

Three Cheers for Mustard Gas

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The United States toppled dictator Saddam Hussein in part because of a fear of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), including mustard gas. Ironically, tomorrow Harrison will receive mustard gas as part of his cancer treatment. A nurse will set up a drip to slowly infuse him with cyclophosphamide (or cytoxan), which is derived from mustard gas. The ironies of cancer … Read More