Vegetarian Christmas Recipes

With Christmas around the corner we are all looking for some great recipes for our families, and that includes recipes that Children with Cancer will enjoy, but what about those of us who are vegetarian? Children with Cancer especially, need to eat as many veggies as possible as they need them to build up their […]

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Breakthrough in Understanding Common Childhood Cancer

Scientists studying one of the most common forms of childhood cancer have made an important breakthrough in understanding how the disease progresses. Neuroblastoma is a rare type of cancer of the nervous system that mainly affects babies and young children. It often begins in the adrenal gland but in around half of cases the condition […]

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Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukaemia May Be Preventable

Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children An analysis of more than 30 years of research has revealed the underlying cause of the most common form of leukemia in children. Research compiled in Nature Reviews Cancer on May 21, 2018 suggests that acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) occurs by a two-step […]

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Mamas, We’re in This Together

While surfing the web I came across the beautiful and heartfelt poem “Mamas, We’re in This Together” written by Morgan Turpin, whose son was born with a life-threatening illness called Dravet Syndrome. The disease causes frequent seizures beginning in infancy and cannot be cured. Turpin’s poem is an expression of the fear, frustration, and ultimately, hope […]

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GIVE Xmas to a Child with Cancer this #GivingTuesday

This #GivingTuesday LFCT would like to fundraise R80 000 so that we can provide all of our Children with Cancer in and out of hospital (as well as their siblings) with Christmas presents, as most of the families cannot afford presents and Christmas is all about the children after all. Added to this, LFCT will […]

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It is BLACK FRIDAY Every Day with Childhood Cancer

Today is Black Friday, essentially a day in which Capitalism runs riot – shops offer amazing 50% off deals (yeah right!) – People lose all sense of decorum and fight over purchasing toilet paper cheaper…. stores are damaged, people are injured in the stampedes and everyone spends what they do not have. BE DIFFERENT this […]

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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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