Ellyn Miller and Jill Morin on “Kids First!” #GMKF

The Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0 was introduced in a bipartisan way on April 17, 2020. The original bill signed by President Obama in 2014 established a special fund and database with NIH for childhood genetic diseases and childhood cancers, an area of research which has been historically…

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In Texas Style: Annette Leslie Raises the Bar for Funding Childhood Cancer Research

A definite perspective emerges on what has become the Childhood Cancer Awareness Movement from one of its most influential advocates and supporters. Annette Leslie’s son, Carson Leslie, was afflicted with medullobastoma; before perishing to the disease, he wrote a book called “Carry Me” to give the benefit of his experience…

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The First Ladies of Data

with Ellyn Miller and Amanda Haddock Today’s show features groundbreaking innovation for our medical research system to better accommodate the research needs for childhood cancer, inspired from the experiences of both of our guests who witnessed the urgent, unmet needs of children with brain cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related…

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The story behind The Fairness to Kids with Cancer Act of 2019

On Friday, Sept. 20 this new bill, H. R. 4429, the Fairness to Kids with Cancer Act of 2019, was introduced to the House of Representatives by Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania’s 1st District. Two years prior the Congressman had attended a gala hosted by Storm the Heavens Foundation in Philadelphia,…

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The Clinical Trial System is failing America’s Children

Amanda Haddock, DragonMaster Foundation on Medium 8-20-2019 That may seem like a bold headline, but it isn’t click bait. This is a real problem facing many Americans (adults and children) in their most dire moments of need. The best way I can illustrate this is by telling you a story. It’s…

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Meet “Tattoo Tom” Mitchell: Father, Activist, Founder of Still Brave Foundation

Following the death of his daughter Shayla in 2009 from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Tom dedicated his entire life to providing non-medical support to children with cancer and their families. He’s also committed to raising awareness of the need for more research funding and safer, less toxic treatments for children with cancer.…

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To the Ends of the Earth: Juju’s Journey with Mark Hyde

Our show features a window into the experience of a father, Mark Hyde, who literally chose to go to the ends of the earth for his daughter, honoring her life with a journey to the north pole. While she was fighting rhabdomyosarcoma, Juliet went with her dad, sister, and mom…

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Sara’s Cure Has Hope with CC-TDI’s Lissett Bickford Ph.D.

Sara’s Cure is a grassroots, race-against-time campaign focused on funding critical research to find a cure for Clear Cell Sarcoma. Lissett Bickford, now with Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute, a non-profit biotech company in Beaverton Oregon dedicated to eradicating childhood cancer, earned her PhD in Bioengineering at Rice University in…

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Colorado Treasures: The Morgan Adams Foundation and Cops Fighting Cancer

Denver CO–Morgan Adams Foundation co-founder Joan Slaughter joins us to share this organization’s 20 year history of advancing the clinical trial process for pediatric cancer in the medical research system. Her daughter Morgan had been diagnosed at 5 years old with GBM in 1997, surviving 11 months past the diagnosis…

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Bill Kohler: When Suddenly There’s No Time.

From a State Tax Measure bringing needed funds to pediatric cancer research, to leading in the country-wide movement for a DIPG Awareness Day, Pennsylvania is leading in authentic grassroots advocacy for children with cancer and their families. Bill Kohler is a highly respected and decorated veteran of the Iraq war,…

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