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The Beginning of the End of Childhood Cancer

“Cole, you are doing something big, my son.”

~ Tony Stoddard

Today is a day of gratitude.

All I can think of is Tony Stoddard and his son, Cole. 241 more words

Melinda Marchiano

Empire State Building, Why Won’t You Light Gold for Childhood Cancer?

One of the most dumbfounding realities of raising awareness for childhood cancer is the fact that it is difficult—very difficult—to do. This is not because there is any shortage of passionate advocates who are willing to do the daily, hourly, minute by minute work, but because often—far too often—pleas fall upon deaf ears. 521 more words


The Truth 365 Loves Taylor Swift

The Truth 365 is launching a campaign to invite Taylor Swift to be an official celebrity spokesperson for children with cancer. They have been communicating with Taylor’s “team” and believe she may consider helping out. 311 more words


National Siblings Day -- Alex's Lemonade Stand and SuperSibs!

Today, April 10th, is National Siblings Day. This annual celebration honors the relationships of brothers and sisters. Although Siblings Day is not recognized federally like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day, 39 of our states have official proclamations recognizing Siblings Day. 380 more words


Childhood Cancer Advocacy Momentum -- Connect Connect Connect


My name is Lee, and I am Melinda’s mom. As a college sophomore, Melinda has responsibilities that make time for blogging difficult. Sleep is a rarity. 874 more words

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"Through the Fire": Melinda Marchiano's Childhood Cancer Dance

In addition to sharing her story through the book Grace, Melinda Marchiano gave voice to her experiences through a language of her own: dance. … 14 more words

Illness Narrative

Grace: Tracing Childhood Cancer Through Treatment and Beyond

Melinda Marchiano and I share a number of similarities. We are writers who come to understand the world and our own experiences through language. We are dancers who have unearthed a passion that we will pursue for the rest of our lives. 430 more words

Illness Narrative