Tag: Cancer

Donna Day: Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer

Thirteen days ago I received an email with the subject line “sad news.” In it a friend told me that his sister, who I know, had given birth to a son the previous Sunday, but Luke was born with a massive brain tumor and died one day later. The “sad news” promised in the subject... Read more »

A chance to prove you are better than me

If you’ve read this blog before you probably thought, “I’m such a better person that this Kim Z. Dale. I wish there were a way to prove it.” Well, now you can. My friend Sheila from Mary Tyler Mom is having a head-shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, an organization with the primary... Read more »

We didn't cure cancer. We fed it.

We didn't cure cancer. We fed it.
We didn’t cure cancer. We fed it. At the first signs of a tumor¬†we started implanted cells that had been genetically engineered to be easier and more desirable than human organs for the spread of cancer cells. Once the cancer spreads to the new cells it ignores the native ones. The original idea was that... Read more »
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Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope

Donna Day supporters fund childhood cancer research, choose hope
Today is Donna Day. A day for Donna. This is a day when bloggers unite to raise money for childhood cancer research in honor of Mary Tyler Mom‘s daughter Donna. No, I won’t be asking you to leave cheerful messages for Donna in the comments. Donna will not read this.¬†Donna died in 2009. She was... Read more »

Donna Day: Support pediatric cancer research

Cancer sucks. No one wants cancer. But do you know when cancer really sucks? When a child has it. Pediatric cancer sucks not only because of the possibility of a child dying before getting much time to enjoy life. Although that really sucks. Pediatric cancer also sucks because the medical reality is that fighting cancer... Read more »