It was June 3, 2014, when we were blind-sided. Maddie, our 16-year-old daughter, had not been feeling well for a few days when she asked to be taken to the doctor. She had been vomiting with increasing regularity to the point where she could not even keep water down anymore. We left home mid-morning. Waits at the […]
Ciara and Chris Gossen were ‘floored’ when their sweet little boy Jude was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) at the tender age of three. In a heartbeat, their world was turned upside down, including the world of Jude’s sister Aoife, age 6, and brother Joaquin, age 10.
Mikey’s story is a bit of a long one, and likely a bit unusual to most. Mikey is three years old and was diagnosed with retinoblastoma when he was two and a half. That is not really where his story starts though. It starts when he was born. You see, Mikey is adopted.
At Kids Cancer Care the Teen Leadership Program (TLP) has been busy over the past year adapting to online based sessions where teens can continue to develop themselves and have fun during COVID-19.
“If you ever want to experience a life-altering journey with a child who has been afflicted with a horrific disease, you absolutely need to become a challenger. It will open your eyes to a world that you may not have known existed, or at least not to the depths of what it is, so do yourself a favor, do Kids Cancer Care a favor and get involved.” – Carol Oxtoby
While she cannot remember how she first heard of Kids Cancer Care, Shellen will never forget the day she took that first step to get involved. Little did she know she would be dedicating the next 20 years and counting to Kids Cancer Care. An amazing commitment and contribution we greatly appreciate.