Lynette Apodaca and the Marc Jr Foundation, Helping Families for 14 Years

Lynette and Marc Apodaca’s son Marc Jr was diagnosed in 2007 with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). The couple quickly realized how little help there was in the form of treatment, information and support for the families facing this deadly brain tumor. They found in their journey that once…

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A Look Inside: Ryan Agnew and the Fight of a Lifetime, for Aspen and for All Children with Moonshot4Kids

Ryan Agnew gives us a remarkable window into his beautiful home life with wife Alison, and two children, Aspen who is turning 6 years old, and her little brother not quite two. Aspen is feeling well despite unfortunate scans of progression from DIPG, and now secondary tumors, and is approaching…

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Brooke’s Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation, aka Brooke’s Blossoms

This episode features an interview with Jessica Hester, CEO of Brooke’s Blossoming Hope for Childhood Cancer Foundation, a tour-de-force organization inspired by the beautiful life of Brooke Hester. The foundation’s two-fold mission first empowers others, especially children, to make a difference for children with cancer by raising awareness through service…

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Team Buddy Forever Foundation, with Mom and CEO Jeni Miller

Jeni Miller joins us from her home in New Lothrop Michigan to share the story of Braden “Buddy” Miller and the Foundation that is now his legacy.  The Team Buddy Forever Foundation is on mission to fund awareness of pediatric brain cancers while assisting families of children diagnosed with DIPG,…

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Laurel Simer: 20+ Years with DIPG

For this special edition of Childhood Cancer Talk Radio, our guest is a childhood cancer survivor of a diagnosis which, statistically speaking, takes most every life afflicted.  Numbers and statistics guide our perspective when we’re in uncertain territory.  Those who do survive against unbelievable odds bring us all hope, traversing…

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Scott Carter Foundation and CureSearch fund Clinical Trial for DIPG

Paula Carter, founder of the Scott Carter Foundation in Tulsa, OK, joins us with Caitlyn Barrett, National Director of Research and Programs for CureSearch, to discuss their collaboration in supporting a new clinical trial for DIPG. The Scott Carter Foundation has been supporting childhood cancer research for three decades in…

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Shepherd Foundation and the Cancer Patient Equity Act of 2021

Catharine Young, Executive Director of the Shepherd Foundation (Alexandria, VA) visits with us to give history and background to the Cancer Patient Equity Act of 2021, H. R. 5377, newly introduced to the US House of Representatives. With a focus on equity for patients with rare cancers, which comprise a…

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Braving the Controversy of Cancer Success: Pioneering Scientist and Physician Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski

Dr. Burzynski’s cancer research and patient care has been inspired by the philosophy of the physician Hippocrates: ‘First, do no harm’. The Burzynski Clinic (Houston, TX) approach to treatment is ‘personalized’ in an attempt to maximize effectiveness and minimize side effects for each cancer patient.  However the success of his…

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Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation with Dena Sherwood, Founder

  On July 6, 2008, the lives of Dena and Billy Sherwood changed forever when their then 13-month-old son, Billy Jr., was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a very aggressive cancer of the sympathetic nervous system that most commonly occurs in infants and children under the age of five. In August of…

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1Voice Foundation with Mary Ann Massolio

1Voice Foundation, based in Brandon, Florida has been innovating and implementing helpful programs for children with cancer for over 2 decades. We have the unique opportunity to hear from Founder and CEO Mary Ann Massolio, who shares with us her dedication, from her own tragic loss, to serving the childhood…

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