Hike 4 Pennies: Uniting the Childhood Cancer Community

Ginny McLean, Communications and Outreach Director for Swifty Foundation joins us to discuss the Hike 4 Pennies program with hiker Erick Montgomery who has taken on the challenge of the Pacific Crest Trail, from Tijuana, Mexico to the Canadian border to raise funds for urgently needed pediatric brain cancer research.…

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STRAIGHT TALK with the Fachons about Neil’s Incredible DIPG Journey

Both parents Dean and Wendy Fachon join us to share the story of their son Neil Fachon’s diagnosis of DIPG, one of the deadliest pediatric brain cancers. Their journey included the hope of an experimental treatment at the Burzynski Clinic near Houston, TX, and what it was like to endure…

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DIPG Awareness Day—A National Movement

I’m re-posting this as, for some reason, the blog page isn’t allowing access to posts other than the one page…sorry, I’m not a tech genius and I don’t have a volunteer working on organizing our site. Original date was July 24, 2017. (H.Res.69 asks for a date henceforth, not just…

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What We Do when there are NO OPTIONS, with Melany Knott

What would you do if your doctors provided no solutions for your child, when nowhere in your country was hope for survival inferred by treatment? Melany Knott tells us about her daughter Kaisey who is currently 17 months out of a diagnosis of DIPG, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, for which…

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Fly like a Superhero with Smile High Club

Jim Churchman joins us to share the story of the Smile High Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to putting smiles on faces and hope in the hearts of children facing illness or any physical challenge. A stuntman for many years, Jim Churchman is a 2nd Unit Director and Stunt Coordinator…

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Working Toward Greater Precision in Childhood Cancers

Working Toward Greater Precision in Childhood Cancers Francis Collins, March 6, 2018 posted on NIH website, direct link above Each year, more than 15,000 American children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer. While great progress has been made in treating many types of childhood cancer, it remains the leading cause…

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Global Childhood Cancer Advocate Gerry Tye in Sydney, Australia

Gerry Tye joins us from Sydney Australia to discuss the changes in the childhood cancer community over the past six years. A father of three boys, Gerry’s middle child Talin (age 5) was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012, passing away shortly thereafter. Beginning in relative obscurity, Gerry’s advocacy for…

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NEW Information Regarding the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-16-348

February 1, 2018,  The NIH Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program Team Dear Colleagues- The Kids First Program would like to inform you that the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) PAR-16-348, “Small Research Grants for Analyses of Data for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Data Resource (R03)” recently expired, and the…

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Sunshine Coast Daily: The Last Hope for Dying Children

by Jane Hansen, January 21, 2018, an Australian Outlet https://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/last-hope-dying-children/3315273/ IT’S the last chance hospital for dying children – a Mexican treatment centre that ­refuses to publish results or co-operate with the medical community. But, when your daughter has a fatal strain of brain cancer, you will do anything –…

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