When your child is diagnosed with cancer, you feel isolated from everyone. It’s not necessarily that people make you feel like that, well some do, but you just are. You are that, “cancer family.” The childhood cancer community is similar to normal society. People who have nothing in common, find commonality and friendship because, Read More

March 28, 2014 We received Shane’s official diagnosis. We waited all day to hear from the doctors. There was a weight on us. Our baby had cancer, but as we mentioned before, when we left the hospital two days before, the doctors said it was treatable. We were optimistic. At 4pm, my phone rang., Read More

Today is September 1st, the start of childhood cancer awareness month. Every morning I wake up to this picture. It sits prominently on our dresser. My eyes immediately search to it. It’s beautiful and sad all at the same time. It reminds me of our beautiful son. It reminds me of the journey he, Read More

The morning of his 4th Birthday, (7/11),  Paul and I received an email from Dr. Keller, the researcher from cc-tdi. He was asking if it was OK to feature Shane and our family in a grassroots crowdfunding campaign for their Legacy Gift program. The email was truly a gift to us because he had, Read More

Our goal as parents are not only to raise kind and loving children, but for them to realize the world is bigger than themselves. Chase wanted to do an Alex’s Lemonade Stand ever since Shane was diagnosed. Last year, he successfully raised over $1400. He enjoyed doing it so much, he committed to doing, Read More