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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Avoiding Infection While on Treatment for Childhood Cancer

Caregivers can contribute to positive treatment outcomes by helping children with cancer avoid exposure to infections. Whenever medically advised, children should continue to participate in school and other activities to maintain relationships and build social skills. This may be hard for caregivers, who may feel more comfortable keeping a child at home to avoid exposure […]

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Seeking a Better Global Solution for Childhood Cancer

For years, treating childhood cancer has not been a top health priority in many countries, especially those with scarce resources and competing health problems. Medical experts, health care researchers and government policymakers have believed that the number of children fighting cancer is smaller than other illnesses striking youth. Health care experts have also believed that the […]

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