Wearing A Mask Infringes on Your freedom? Tell that to a Childhood Cancer Patient

Do you ever just choose to see the good in people? No matter what you know about them or who they've shown themselves to be, you always try and choose the good? That's what I do. Maybe a little na├»ve on my end, but it's worked out more times than it hasn't, so I try … Continue reading Wearing A Mask Infringes on Your freedom? Tell that to a Childhood Cancer Patient

To The Dad of a Child with Cancer

You are appreciated. I see you. I see you every single day you walk into the hospital. I see the look on your face after you've spent an entire day at work and now about to spend the entire evening on a couch 3x too small for you. I see your eyes dim the second … Continue reading To The Dad of a Child with Cancer

Imagine

Imagine You're a parent of at least one child and you've never heard the words "childhood cancer" in person. In fact, you didn't even know it existed until you saw a St. Jude's commercial of bald headed beautiful children on an oncology unit. You're oblivious to the world that is childhood cancer, and who could … Continue reading Imagine

An Open Letter to the Siblings of My Patients

You are brave You didn't ask for this life. One day, you were playing with your sibling, living a care free life and your biggest worry was if your parents would find out about the typical sibling war you had earlier in the day... the next, you're sitting in a hospital room finding out they … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Siblings of My Patients

A World Without Pediatric Oncology Nurses

"Put me out of a job. Put us all out of a job" There were a few of us sitting at the nurses station preparing for the day ahead of us. We were making small talk about childhood cancer, research funding and plans for the future. I hadn't told many people of my future goals … Continue reading A World Without Pediatric Oncology Nurses