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Have Faith and Never Give up Hope – a Mother’s Story

By Rochelle Paterson Rochelle Paterson is a mother of a childhood cancer survivor, a cancer research advocate and CureSearch supporter. Our daughter, Rea, was a seemingly healthy and normal toddler until one day, when she began to limp. After a few weeks of medical testing, her doctors found a tennis ball-sized tumor on her left …

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Natalia Sophia

Why Research? For one mother, the answer is simple

By Amy Rodriguez Ricabal – mother of a childhood cancer survivor, CureSearch supporter and childhood cancer advocate This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are encouraging supporters to share their stories in answer to the question, “Why Research?”. For Amy Rodriguez Ricabal, the answer is her daughter, Natalia. This is her story. In August 2013, at …

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George, Wilms Tumor

A Father’s Story

Travis Stafford is a father and childhood cancer advocate. He is committed to finding new treatments and cures by supporting CureSearch programs. In his mind, his son George’s future depends on it. Travis Stafford’s perception of fatherhood changed after his son George was diagnosed with Wilms tumor at age 7. “The dad is supposed to …

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Emily's story

“Before Emily” and “After Emily” – A Mother’s Story

“Before Emily” and “After Emily” – A Mother’s Story By Amy McKelvey Amy McKelvey is a mother, CureSearch supporter and childhood cancer advocate. Her daughter, Emily, died just five months after her diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), on December 20, 2009 at age 17. Before… My life now seems to be defined by “before …

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Raleigh Ultimate Hike

Raleigh kids train to take on the Ultimate Hike to honor their cancer-fighting superheroes and sisters

Raleigh kids train to take on the Ultimate Hike to honor their cancer-fighting superheroes and sisters Maggie Morton, 11, and Daniel Griffith, 12, have already made their 2019 New Year’s Resolution – to hike 28.3 miles in one day. Maggie will be hiking in honor of her sister, Violet, who was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma before …

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Dr. Bindra

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Feature: Dr. Bindra, CureSearch Trailblazer

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Feature:Dr. Bindra, CureSearch Trailblazer CureSearch works with innovative pediatric cancer researchers – funding only the most promising studies to push forward treatments and cures. This includes trailblazers like Dr. Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center. Earlier this year, we granted Dr. Bindra and his team nearly $1 million for a …

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Kay Koehler, CureSearch CEO

Kay Koehler, CureSearch CEO

Kay Koehler, CureSearch CEO We continue to highlight our team of superheroes for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, including Kay Koehler – CureSearch CEO. In February of 2018, CureSearch’s Board of Directors announced that Kay would take the leadership reins as CEO. As the former Chief Develoment Officer, Kay had been a critical part of the …

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Dr. Lee Helman featured

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Feature: Our Expert Advisory Councilor

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Feature:Our Expert Advisory Councilor At CureSearch, we set ourselves apart with the help of our world-class advisory councils. Among the many important things they do, one vital role is advising CureSearch on funding research with only the highest potential. Dr. Lee Helman is one of our expert advisory councilors who is …

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