Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson, Mother

When Haven was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2012, she was just 2 years old, and her family was shocked. The cancer was found in her adrenal gland and required 8 rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, MIBG therapy, and stem cell transplant. Haven is still recovering from the stem cell transplant, but is back at school and …

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Eric Mitcheltree

Eric Mitcheltree, Father

I get asked all the time, “How do you do it, how do you deal with this horrible situation?” My reply is always the same, “as a parent, is there anything you wouldn’t do for your child?” As a Dad, you are supposed to be the protector, the ‘fixer’ and the rock for your family. …

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Eileen Dyall

Eileen Dyall, Great Aunt

Before Eileen’s great niece, Sophie, was diagnosed with cancer, Eileen didn’t know very much about children’s cancer. After she found out that Sophie had neuroblastoma, she started doing research about children’s cancer and learned that only two drugs have been approved specifically for children’s cancer in the last 20 years. Eileen wanted to do something …

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Debbie Miller

Debbie Miller, Mother

Debbie Miller is a systems analyst at MD Anderson Hospital in Texas. Every day, she comes in contact with families who are affected by cancer. But when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, it became that much more personal. She knew that she wanted to do something big to Go MOM on Cancer. Debbie is …

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Amy McKelvey

Amy McKelvey, Mother

When Amy’s daughter, Emily, was 17 she fulfilled a life-long dream of being camp counselor at Camp Lirecrest, her childhood camp. She loved getting to know the campers and helping them fall in love with the camp like she had when she was young. For one week during the summer, the camp was open only …

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Day in the Life- Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee is a Twin Cities CureSearch Walk committee member and Clinical Research Associate at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Jennifer works with a team of research staff to help coordinate patient’s clinical trial participation. Jennifer loves knowing that the work she is doing is bringing medical professionals one step closer to a cure. …

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Day in the Life: Teri Freeman

Teri Freeman is a Birmingham CureSearch Walk committee member. Her daughter, Bekah, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when she was 12 years old. Since then, Teri has become an advocate for children with cancer, telling anyone who will listen about the importance of increased funding and awareness. Q:  What lead you to CureSearch? A:  My daughter was diagnosed …

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Day in the Life: Dr. Kolb

E. Anders Kolb, MD is a pediatric oncologist at Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Kolb Goes MOM on Cancer every day striving to provide his patients with the best possible care. He loves getting to know his patients and their families and will stop at nothing to be the …

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Day in the Life: Susan Schrader

  “That cancer killed Ella is tragic. How cancer killed her is sad. That cancer treatment itself is brutal is something we must change,” said Carol Schrader, Susan’s sister and Ella’s mom. “When I volunteer and walk for CureSearch, I take small steps toward the huge goal of curing pediatric cancer. For Ella and every kid who is living …

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Day in the Life: Robin and Liz

Robin and Liz are social workers at the St. Christopher’s Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. They were lead to social work through different paths, but neither can imagine doing anything else. They believe that every patient is a unique chance to make a difference. CureSearch recently caught up with Robin and Liz to learn more …

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