Blogs: Families, Foundations & Researchers

Light That Seeps Through a Broken Heart

by Ginny McLean | Apr 28, 2020

Stories of Strength and Inspiration. They astounded me with their strength. The strength to rise above their grief and take action. Their unselfish desire to make it better for the next family and work towards the goal of there never being a next family.

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Stanford Team Pitches in to Support COVID-19 Testing

by Ginny McLean | Apr 6, 2020

A big shout out to Dr Monje and her colleagues at Stanford University! Once again we are honored to have The Monje Lab at Stanford lead one of our Centers of Excellence! We spoke with Dr Monje and asked her about her efforts. "A call went out to Stanford faculty that...

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Growing During Isolation – And the smell of fresh baked bread!

by Patti Gustafson | Mar 19, 2020

Growing During Isolation - And the smell of fresh baked bread! Fear, uncertainty, disruption, crisis these are the words swirling around us these days. It’s hard not give in to despair. I can’t stop this virus, however I can share what I learned while caring for my...

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Meet Augustine Eze – Tissue Navigator

by Augustine Eze | Mar 3, 2020

Meet Augustine Eze - Tissue Navigator   My name is Augustine Eze and I have the privilege of serving as the Tissue Navigator at Children’s National Hospital. Coming from a small city in North Carolina, I came to D.C. for college in 2012 and have continued to love...

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I Love You Always, Mom

by Gloria Martin | Aug 13, 2019

I Love You Always, Mom Dear Silas,I want you to know your very last wish is happening right now. There is a team of researchers, doctors, and specialists who have assembled. They are working to make a difference in the world of brain cancer. I don't think any of us...

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Except for Tissue

by Nikki Lyons | Aug 8, 2019

My Research Project Was Scrapped Due to Lack of Tissue I always knew I wanted to be a scientist. This meant that when I was younger, I loved watching movies and shows featuring some scientific aspect. Science is usually shown as someone having an idea, immediately...

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What Cancer Taught Me

by Luke Reynolds | Jul 24, 2019

What Cancer Taught Me   Luke Reynolds won 1st Place in the2019 Ben Strauss Youth ProgramMiddle SchoolTeen Essay ContestThis is his winning essay What Cancer Taught Me One night around two and a half years ago, my little sister Nina said that her tummy hurt. The...

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Saying Goodbye to Normal

by Rachael Kittleson | Apr 22, 2019

Saying Goodbye to Normal by Rachael KittlesonKelsey's As normal goes, we were a normal family…two daughters, two dogs, a neighborhood full of kids, family dinners, carpools, homework, and messy rooms. Our oldest daughter Kelsey...

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Jennifer’s Inspiring Journey

by Libby Kranz | Jan 30, 2019

Thank you to Libby Kranz for allowing us to share her blog post. Libby lost her daughter Jennifer to pediatric brain cancer and is tireless advocate for pediatric cancer research and an active participant in the Gift from a Child program. You can follow...

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