MRI Explanations for Children

  Going to a hospital and undergoing a myriad of tests to determine what is wrong with them can be very traumatic for a child, and this includes going for an MRI, during which is it vital that the patient lay very still. With this in mind, Johns Hopkins Pediatric Radiology Department have created a video in […]

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Paul & The Dragon

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, life is changed forever. The child is put into an unknown world filled with hospitalizations, people in white coats taking blood, giving “pokes,” and administering treatments that can include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Children often feel sick, frightened and alone. Family routine suddenly includes balancing life at the […]

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Just Like You – Cancer

This video is part of the “Just Like You“series by Just Like You Films, which is “a nonprofit organization that creates films and materials that educate our audiences about subjects including childhood cancer, burns, Down syndrome and autism.” Uploaded on Dec 17, 2010 In “Just Like You – Cancer”, Hope, Bryndon and Carrie look straight […]

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May Paediatric Oncology Ward Outreach

LFCT paid a visit to the Paediatiric Oncology Wards at Tygerberg and Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital last week to treat the Moms for Mother’s Day, but of course we could not only treat the moms – how can we go to the wards without some treats for our brave Little Fighters too… Each […]

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Video Game – “That Dragon, Cancer “

“That Dragon, Cancer ” Invites Players to Experience the Joys and Struggles of a Real-Life Family Battling Cancer It’s nothing like what you typically think of when you hear someone mention a “video game.” Games are fun, strategic and fast-paced. They offer players the chance to exercise some degree of control, while also offering a […]

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A Travel Guide to Heaven for Kids

Soon after his popular A Travel Guide to Heaven was published, bestselling author Anthony DeStefano recognized that children also have many questions about Heaven. In celebration of the tenth anniversary of that book, Anthony wrote Travel Guide to Heaven for Kids, a fun-filled, action story about a little boy named Joey who gets to take […]

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Throwback Thursday: Soldier In You
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Throwback Thursday will feature certain old posts that we feel need to be shared again, as many new followers will not go back to read all of the old posts. Today we are re-posting a video of a song that was written for and performed for the Little Fighters Cancer Trust, by Ashlee Hammond. Ashlee […]

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AR App Helping Child Cancer Patients Cope with Anxiety

The Paediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s app is bringing imaginary friends to life in hospitals and cancer treatment centers. A three-eared rabbit stands on Bridgette Czarnecki’s hospital bed. He playfully wiggles his ear and adjusts his yellow bow tie. “You’re stronger than you know,” he tells the 8-year-old. “I wish I was that strong.” A flying […]

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The Importance of the Immune System

The immune system is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances that invade body systems and cause disease. The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect […]

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