News — Pediatric Cancer

#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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Big Heroes Come In Small Packages

Big Heroes Come In Small Packages

Originally published on the Isabella Santos Foundation Madison was diagnosed this past April with osteosarcoma at age five. After several rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor on her femur, she had surgery to remove her right femur and replace it with one from a cadaver. Fortunately, the medical team was able to remove most of the tumor and save both of Madison’s growth plates. She continues to receive chemotherapy and recover from her surgery. Once Madison gets the green light from her doctors to be more mobile, she is determined to learn to walk again so she can earn...

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Cancer Messed With As Uniform Shirts

Cancer Messed With As Uniform Shirts

Cancer patients are the No. 1 recipients of blood products according to Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC), so they are bringing a convenient location to those in South Charlotte and South Carolina by opening their 6th location. And what’s extra special about this center is that CBCC named it in honor of a local cancer fighter who lost her fight to neuroblastoma in 2012… Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Isabella Santos Center. The new center chose #CancerMessedWith custom shirts as part of their uniform to make a statement to every donor that walks through the door. Say hello...

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Cancer Messed With the Wrong Hospital

Cancer Messed With the Wrong Hospital

Imagine walking onto the children's oncology floor at your local hospital and seeing your team of nurses and doctors with an empowering message on their shirts? Levine Children's Hospital (LCH) decided that's exactly what they wanted to do by ordering custom LCH branded #cancermessedwith shirts for their nurses and doctors in 2017.  The team wears the shirts as part of their uniform with their scrubs.   In 2018 a group of nurses, Child Life Specialists, and oncology staff decided they wanted more Cancer Messed With shirts to wear with their scrubs and ordered Cancer Messed With the Wrong Hospital to make an even...

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