Tag Archives: Childhood cancer

A Small Town in Kansas Creates Christmas in September for a Little Boy

Citizens organized the event for Christian Risner, who is dying of cancer

A town in Kansas has come together to give a special gift to a dying little boy. Nearly all of the residents of the tiny town of Lebo created “Christmas in September” this past Sunday for 3-year-old Christian Risner, who … Continue reading

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Pediatric Palliative Care Helps Kids with Cancer Cope

St. Jude's innovative program helps kids with cancer deal with their disease

Over the past two decades, the medical specialty of palliative care has exploded in the United States. And with it, the understanding of what palliative care is and to whom it should be offered has evolved considerably. As recently as … Continue reading

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Changing the Perspective on Childhood Cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time set aside by numerous organizations across the United States to honor the children and families who are touched by this disease. Childhood cancer is a topic about which most … Continue reading

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When A Child Has A Terminal Illness

Reflections on a short, full life, part two

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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When A Child Has A Terminal Illness

Reflections on a short, full life, part one

Each month Kathleen Clohessy, R.N., offers a new perspective on living with a terminal illness. Kathleen comes to SevenPonds with 25 years experience as a registered nurse caring for families and children facing life-threatening illness. She began her career in the … Continue reading

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Can A Handmade Softie Toy Be Of Therapeutic Benefit During The Grieving Process? An Interview with Wendy Tsao, Part Two

How one artist used a sewing machine and ingenuity to bring children's drawings to life

Today is part two of a two-part interview with Wendy Tsao, the artist who founded the home-based business Child’s Own Studio in 2007. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Child’s Own Studio was born when Wendy decided to make a softie toy … Continue reading

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