April 27, 2018
Last Chance for Lowest Prices Ever!
A generous donor wants to get our new leukemia book into the hands of every parent of a child with leukemia in the United States. To accomplish this goal, the donor is underwriting a huge sale on our new book, Childhood Leukemia, as well as our other four titles. Please tell your clinic or support group (or send them the video below) about this one-time only opportunity.
• Buy 25 – 99 books, you’ll save 50%
• Buy 100 or more, you’ll save 60%!
You’ve Got a Friend
In February, 6-year old Ella was diagnosed with Ewings sarcoma. She can’t go to school right now, but one of her classmates is helping, her best friend Emma. Because Ella was scared to lose her hair, Emma had her own head shaved. A local photographer offered the girls a free princess and superhero photoshoot. They even got to choose which character they wanted to be, and Ella choosing her favorite, Rapunzel. “Because she has really long hair” says Ella.
One Mom Advocates for The Star Act
Sheila Quirk, known online as the blogger Mary Tyler Mom, and her 9-year-old son Jay joined hundreds of other parents, children with cancer, and their siblings who visited Capitol Hill this month to encourage the House of Representatives to pass the Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act. Quirk’s daughter, Donna, died in 2009 from a brain tumor when Jay was only 9 months old. The STAR Act, already passed by the Senate, will increase childhood cancer research, improve efforts to identify and track the number of childhood cancer diagnoses, and enhance the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors. Click here to read more about Sheila and Jay’s story.
Momcology, founded in 2011, provides a safe place to find support from people sharing the experience of living with childhood cancer treatment. They started with online support groups that are peer-moderated and later added retreats for caregivers, hospital wellness programs, and caregiver coffee breaks. Their mission is to help empower and heal pediatric cancer families through the resource of peer support. For more information, visit momcology.com.
Remembering Barbara Bush—First Lady and Bereaved Mom
Barbara Bush faced the twilight of her life with her trademark courage and dignity. Many do not know that in the early 1950s, her beloved daughter Robin died of leukemia. After the George H.W. Bush Library was established in College Station, Tex., the family had Robin’s body moved to a small, gated burial plot on the grounds. When Barbara Bush’s extraordinary life ended, she joined her daughter there. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bush family.