Joining the mission to cure cancer

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I still remember when I found out about my interview for Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Training Program at the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. I was ecstatic. I saw Texas Children’s was on a mission to cure cancer and blood disorders in children, and I was grateful for the opportunity to become a part of that mission. Full Entry »

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Jacob’s story

In January 2015 our family was changed forever. My son, Jacob, was diagnosed with an aggressive and advanced form of leukemia. Jacob had always been strong; it was devastating to see him go from playing football and basketball to being bound to a wheelchair. Although at times I felt like I was dying inside, Jacob remained strong. He was fighting for his life. Jacob never gave up. Full Entry »

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Cat scratch disease: What parents need to know

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Cat scratch disease is an illness that can occur after being bitten or scratched by a cat or following the bite of a flea. It is caused when the Bartonella henselae bacteria carried by cats or fleas gets under the skin in a human. Cats, and especially kittens, become infected with the cat scratch bacteria from fleas. Cats carrying the bacteria don’t get sick and don’t need to be treated. Full Entry »

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Chicken noodle soup and collateral damage

Let’s talk about blood for a minute. We all have it, we all need it to live, but really what IS it? Full Entry »

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The fingerprints of God

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Every Friday during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we will be sharing Patrick’s journey.

Time. It provides us with perspective; a historical roadmap if you will. It illuminates our milestones and achievements. It obscures the insignificant. Most of all, time provides us with the ability to recognize the power of predestined intervention at critical moments in our lives. The mark of this intervention is nothing more than… the fingerprints of God. Full Entry »

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