A Mother’s Day for the Cancer Mom- Guest post by Jen Hershberger.

We hear “you are so brave,” “you are so strong,” but sometimes we are not.  We cry.  We breakdown. We are racked with fear, anxiety, doubt and terrible thoughts. It’s hard to listen to accolades of our strengths that we did not choose to demonstrate.  They came about from the necessity of our child’s pain… Continue reading A Mother’s Day for the Cancer Mom- Guest post by Jen Hershberger.

“Sorry,” is the first step, then “How can I help?”

Unfortunately, in the last couple months two acquaintances have reached out with the same question, "Someone close to me has just found out their child has cancer. What do I do? What do I say? How can I support them?" This is what you can do. Establish Rank & File Understand who the front line… Continue reading “Sorry,” is the first step, then “How can I help?”

Integrative Choices: Nutrition

Asparagus foraging, a Larrabee family favorite. There are a million and one different ways to help support your child's body while experiencing Leukemia. Ranging from fleeing to Mexico and finding a holistic cancer clinic to indulging on hospital cafeteria milkshakes at every appointment, the choices are vast. You can also spend hours, upon hours, (upon… Continue reading Integrative Choices: Nutrition

To the mom who is about to hear, "It's cancer."

There is so much I want to tell you. And really, I don't know exactly where to begin. So, like I'll encourage you from here on out, I am going to just take the next step. Things are about to get hard. Real hard. Like can’t breath, might throw-up, haven’t eaten nor slept in a… Continue reading To the mom who is about to hear, "It's cancer."

What Leukemia looks like now: Day 287 Part One

Today Beaudin is 287 days post-diagnosis. He has 508 days until the end of his treatment and 1,204 days before the medical model will consider him "cured", 5 years post diagnosis. He is on day 43 of his first cycle of Maintenance. He will have 7 cycles culminating in March of 2021. Appointments: Beaudin has… Continue reading What Leukemia looks like now: Day 287 Part One

Explanation of ALL and COG9032

**since Beau's diagnosis in January of 2019, the COG9032 protocol has changed and been updated. Current treatment for standard-risk ALL has similar bones, but is not the same. Obviously, duh, rely on what your team says, not me.** Many children around the world are treated for Leukemia following the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) guidelines from… Continue reading Explanation of ALL and COG9032