Day in the Life: Bethany Smyth

Bethany Smyth is a pediatric oncology nurse at Brooke Army Medical Center who is dedicated to her patients and their families. Bethany has been a nurse for 8 years, and can’t imagine doing anything else. She is a long time CureSearch supporter, completing the 2012 Texas Hill Country Ultimate Hike and participating in the San …

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My brother. My hero.

This guest blog post by Kelli Very When you hear childhood cancer, you think babies. toddlers. middle school.  I hear childhood cancer and think teenager. college. brother. I came home for Thanksgiving break in Fall 2004, and my mom told me my brother Mike, a 17 year old freshman in college, had osteosarcoma, a childhood …

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Day in the Life: Anisa Hoie

Anisa Hoie is a pediatric oncology nurse at Omaha Children’s Hospital and also a committee member for the Omaha CureSearch Walk. Anisa has been a nurse since 1983 and involved with the CureSearch Walk for 7 years. Throughout her years as a pediatric oncology nurse, she has seen a lot of advancements in treatment, leading …

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Day in the Life: Megan Gertz

Megan Gertz is a Child Life Specialist at the Ronald McDonald Children’s Hospital at Loyola Medicine and also a committee member for the 2013 Chicago CureSearch Walk. Megan works with children and families to help them cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness, and disability. She provides children with age-appropriate preparation for medical procedures, pain …

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Day In the Life: Cynthia Leach, CCRP

Cynthia Leach is the Clinical Trial Manager at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital’s Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders. Cynthia is in charge of all of the clinical trial protocols at the hospital; she enrolls patients, manages data collected through the clinical trials, looks for toxicities and adverse effects to treatment, and works with each …

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