Childhood cancer

FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Devon Still and his fiancee, Asha Joyce, pose with their daughter, Leah, 5, in New York. Leah planned to celebrate five years cancer-free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from entertainment and sports stars ranging from Kevin Hart to LeBron James were a pretty sweet reward for a girl who raised cancer awareness and funds during her own fight with the disease. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
September 24, 2020 - 12:49 am
Leah Still planned to celebrate five years cancer free with a dinner at her favorite steakhouse. The 10-year-old daughter of former NFL player Devon Still had to settle for a home-cooked meal when the coronavirus pandemic scuttled those plans. Shoutouts, though, lauding her recovery from...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2015 file photo, Cassandra Callender, arrives home with her mother in Windsor Locks, Conn., for the first time since December after a court-ordered chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Callender has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday, May 14. She was 22. (Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 1:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday. She was 22. Callender, of Windsor Locks, died Tuesday at home, where she had been in...
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In this April 1, 2020 photo provided by The Valerie Fun, cancer patient Sophie Chhowalla, 8, reads an uplifting note from stranger Sarah Schneider while resting at her home in Berkeley, N.J. Schneider began writing encouraging emails and sharing riddles with children undergoing treatment for dire illnesses after people and organizations began quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I wanted them to know they're not alone," said Schneider. (Courtesy of The Valerie Fund via AP)
April 21, 2020 - 10:02 am
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand? Which letter of the alphabet has the most water? Sarah Schneider’s grandmother, Estelle Slon, is full of riddles, and she shares them in emails to sick children forced into isolation as they undergo treatment for cancer, blood disorders and other dire...
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January 16, 2020 - 2:36 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...
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First lady Melania Trump reads a Christmas book to children as she is seated between patients at Children's National Hospital, Sammie Burley, left, and Declan McCahan, right, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 06, 2019 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Caoilinn McLane met Melania Trump she had no idea it wouldn't be the last time. Fighting leukemia from her bed at Children's National Hospital, Caoilinn McLane, then 15, met the first lady in 2017. Mrs. Trump had quietly visited the hospital to help with...
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December 02, 2019 - 4:19 pm
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager fighting advanced bone cancer received a visit from his favorite rapper and got to exchange messages with a superhero. The Staten Island Advance reports rapper Joyner Lucas went to Staten Island University Hospital to spend time with 14-year-old Jonathan...
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November 22, 2019 - 8:02 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health impacts of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned pleas by the families of pediatric cancer patients who live in the most heavily drilled...
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Spain head coach Robert Moreno sits on the bench during the Euro 2020 group F qualifying soccer match between Spain and Romania at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
November 19, 2019 - 6:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is taking over from former assistant Robert Moreno, who coached the team through qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. His last match was on Monday, a 5-0 rout of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Carlos Carrasco pumps his fist after the Indians defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 in a baseball game in Cleveland. Carrasco was selected as the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award winner, given annually by Major League Baseball to honor sportsmanship and community involvement, the league announced Friday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 25, 2019 - 7:41 pm
Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more. The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to recognize a player's high...
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Puzzles, stuffed animals and drawings adorn the open casket of 11-year-old Erick Altuve during his wake inside his home in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Erick died while he was waiting for a bone marrow transplant. The deaths of several Venezuelan children with cancer who were hoping for bone marrow transplants have ignited a bitter dispute between the government and opponents over who is to blame. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
May 28, 2019 - 4:52 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The family of an 11-year-old Venezuelan boy who died of cancer while waiting for a bone marrow transplant held an open-casket wake on Tuesday, giving visitors a chance to see him for the last time as they wondered whether the death could have been avoided. Erick Altuve lay...
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