Tag Archives: childhood cancer

The Joy of a Sick Child

My almost 12-year-old was sick last week. No one likes it when a child is ill or in pain, and yet there is a strange, undeniable pleasure in caring for a sick child, especially as that child grows older. Caring … Continue reading

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Donna Day Blog-a-Thon for Childhood Cancer

I’ve had the word “Donna” on my to-do list for a week or so now. Every year I participate in something known as “Donna Day” a blog-a-thon that helps raise money for children’s cancer research, specifically St. Baldricks. The blog-a-thon … Continue reading

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Childhood Cancer Is Not Cute

This post is part of the Donna Day blogging event to raise money for St. Baldrick’s. Last November the country was swept up in Batkid Fever! Everybody loved Batkid, a San Francisco five year old in remission from Leukemia. The … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks

This post is part of the Donna Day blogging event to raise money for St. Baldrick’s. I have been thinking a lot about cancer lately. I’ve been thinking about two children I know and love, who are now both battling … Continue reading

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Choose Hope, Fight Childhood Cancer

*I was honored to be asked to write this post by my friend Sheila, the writer of the popular Mary Tyler Mom blog. Sheila’s daughter Donna died of cancer at the age of four. Today, bloggers across the country will … Continue reading

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