childhood cancer

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

Little Boy With Cancer Asking for Birthday Cards

July 25th is a special day; it’s Danny Nickerson’s sixth birthday. Danny has cancer, and he told his family he wanted to get a lot of cards in the mail for his birthday. He was diagnosed last October with an inoperable brain tumor growing on his brain stem. His diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.  It […]

Cannabis Versus Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Go Team Logan!

Cannabis Versus Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Go Team Logan!

It’s one of the worst nightmares any parent can imagine. You take your healthy son to the doctor shortly after his first birthday. He’s not very sick, but a few of his symptoms are troubling. They do preliminary bloodwork and then admit him to the hospital right away, informing you that there were “blasts” in his […]

Parents Out of Time: Lobbying for Sensible Reform

Parents Out of Time: Lobbying for Sensible Reform

By Jenn Jackson As the knowledge of the patient begins to exceed the knowledge of the practitioner in the arena of medical marijuana, parents are becoming progressively less tolerant of the ignorance exhibited by their children’s pediatricians. Most notably, parents of children battling childhood cancers and extreme seizure disorders have taken this issue to the […]

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Fight Like a Girl: Dahlia’s Journey

Dahlia’s journey started in May 2013 when at the age of 2 she was diagnosed with Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a severe and progressive type of brain cancer. Since then she has endured four brain surgeries including the placement of two different types of cranial shunts in order to drain excess fluid from her brain caused by […]

Danielle McBride: “I Chose Cannabis To Save My Child”

Danielle McBride: “I Chose Cannabis To Save My Child”

by Brandon Krenzler A faraway place and an unimaginable path– this is what cancer is to a young parent. It is always an unexpected diagnosis regardless of family history or past exposures. Words do not matter anymore; nothing does, not after you hear that terrible word come from a pediatrician’s mouth, “cancer.”  All you hear […]