From Chemo to Championship

Steve McKinionUncategorized28 Comments

Last week was remarkable. Wednesday Harrison had his monthly visit to the hospital for Vincristine, a terrible toxin that is helping him beat leukemia. He hates Vincristine because of the severe pain he gets in his knees and ankles. It’s punishing. He also started a five-day pulse of steroids. I hate the steroids even more than he does. His mood … Read More

Stop Turning Our Backs on Children’s Cancer

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We can make progress in childhood cancer, but it will be rethinking a number of factors: * Childhood cancers are ENTIRELY DIFFERENT diseases than adult cancer, even when they have the same name (e.g. Leukemia). * Drugs that “work” for adult cancers do not necessarily treat kids the same way. * Children always get the hand-me-downs as most funding goes … Read More