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Cancer Messed With the Wrong Dude: Meet Dan Engel

Cancer Messed With the Wrong Dude: Meet Dan Engel

In late May, the Cancer Messed With Team traveled to Chicago for the 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting. The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Conference is one of the, if not the, premier conference for those in the oncology field.  We took our message of Cancer Messed With and introduced ourselves to doctors, advocates, consultants, researchers, and other professionals in the oncology field. At the conference, in addition to oncology professionals, there were survivors and advocates in attendance. We were fortunate to meet some amazing people who were willing to tell us their stories. One of those people we met...

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#EthensFight

#EthensFight

Ethen was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in April of last year at 18 months old. In the past 10 months, he has endured many rounds of chemo, a major tumor resection surgery, 1 bone marrow transplant, radiation, and 2 rounds of antibody treatment. That’s a lot on this little body. Ethen is currently at home after a very scary start to the new year. We are so happy to see his silly smiles and hear that he is catching up on lots of snuggles with his brother and sister. Ethen’s mom shared this feeling on Valentines day… “Overwhelmed with...

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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Senior

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Senior

Senior. Softball player. SURVIVOR! Mattie was diagnosed 11 years ago in 1st grade with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) and received treatment at Hemby Children’s Hospital. She was homebound for almost 2 years returning to school in 3rd grade. In 5th grade Mattie started showing a strong interest to play softball, but was on the small side as she was still regaining muscle mass. The last several years Mattie has worked extremely hard to catch up to kids who played for years before her. Batting lessons. Catching lessons. Fighting through pain and broken bones. Cancer didn’t hold her down… Mattie made...

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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Association

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Association

Cancer. It affects everyone... • A 40 year old cancer survivor, diagnosed with neuroblastoma at 2 years old. Yes, SURVIVOR. After hearing Isabella’s mom speak from The Isabella Santos Foundation, she told us through tears, that she was reminded that it could have been her mom standing up there instead. • A woman who has friend with a child fighting stage IV neuroblastoma in another state. After hearing her story, we learned that this child is still alive with NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE. Turns out, through a crazy coincidence that this very child was part of a trial in which...

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