Thirteen days ago I received an email with the subject line "sad news." In it a friend told me that his sister, who I know, had given birth to a son the previous Sunday, but Luke was born with a massive brain tumor and died one day later. The "sad news" promised in the subject … Continue reading Donna Day: Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer
If you've read this blog before you probably thought, "I'm such a better person that this Kim Z. Dale. I wish there were a way to prove it." Well, now you can. My friend Sheila from Mary Tyler Mom is having a head-shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, an organization with the primary … Continue reading A chance to prove you are better than me
We didn't cure cancer. We fed it. At the first signs of a tumor we started implanted cells that had been genetically engineered to be easier and more desirable than human organs for the spread of cancer cells. Once the cancer spreads to the new cells it ignores the native ones. The original idea was that … Continue reading We didn’t cure cancer. We fed it.
Today is Donna Day. A day for Donna. This is a day when bloggers unite to raise money for childhood cancer research in honor of Mary Tyler Mom's daughter Donna. No, I won't be asking you to leave cheerful messages for Donna in the comments. Donna will not read this. Donna died in 2009. She was … Continue reading Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope
Cancer sucks. No one wants cancer. But do you know when cancer really sucks? When a child has it. Pediatric cancer sucks not only because of the possibility of a child dying before getting much time to enjoy life. Although that really sucks. Pediatric cancer also sucks because the medical reality is that fighting cancer … Continue reading Donna Day: Support pediatric cancer research