Posts tagged "Children's Memorial Hospital"

Going Home

I spent the morning at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago yesterday.  Many folks think kid’s hospitals are sad, sad places.  I don’t.  To me, they feel like home.  I feel comfortable in them, even ones I haven’t been in before.  Maybe its because I worked in health care for a lot of years.  Maybe it’s... Read more »

Best of 2012: Happy Birthday, Mary Tyler Mom!

Two Januarys ago I started Mary Tyler Mom.  I had just returned to work after four years of being at home after moving to Cancerville.  I was adamant that I would not be writing about cancer or grief with Mary Tyler Mom.  My vision, if you will (as all good blogs start with a vision... Read more »

Radiothon: Being THAT Family

For years I have listened to Eric and Kathy’s annual 36 hour Radiothon to raise much needed funds for Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  I am ashamed to say that I never once made a donation.  I would listen to the stories of the children treated at Children’s Memorial Hospital, now Lurie Children’s Hospital of... Read more »
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RIP Children's Memorial Hospital, 1882-2012

On Saturday, June 9, 2012, Children’s Memorial Hospital will cease to exist.  The end.  No more. In its place will be the bright and shiny, state-of-the-art Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  This is not a bad thing, and in fact, is a great thing that will benefit the children of Chicago and Illinois... Read more »

Mary Tyler Mom Goes to Springfield

Photos by Kristen Schmid, courtesy of the University of Chicago Medicine I’m a reformed political junkie.  Vice President of the College Democrats, yo, class of 1991.  We won’t talk about the fact that my boyfriend was a College Republican.  Somewhere along the line, I lost the faith.  Politics don’t move me the way they used to and... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: The Bubble

This is the twenty-eighth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.    During this period, Mary Tyler Dad and I opted to step inside... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Terminal

This is the twenty-seventh of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.  (All photos courtesy of Joel Wanek, Joel Wanek Photography) In her last week... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: Infection

This is the twenty-sixth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of cancer treatment.    (All photos courtesy of Anne L. Geissinger, Pixeldust & More) Ten days... Read more »

Donna's Cancer Story: It's a Boy!

This is the twenty-second of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment.  This next month was a rough one.  When it rains, it pours and these... Read more »
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Donna's Cancer Story: Relapse 3.0

This is the nineteenth of thirty-one installments of Donna’s Cancer Story, which will appear daily in serial format through the month of September to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  Each post will cover one month of Donna’s thirty-one months of treatment. Donna had another set of scans this month that showed  her tumor was back.  Another relapse. ... Read more »