Childhood cancer

FILE - In this April 27, 2015 file photo, Cassandra Callender, arrives home with her mother in Windsor Locks, Conn., for the first time since December after a court-ordered chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Callender has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday, May 14. She was 22. (Stephen Dunn/Hartford Courant via AP)
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May 14, 2020 - 2:29 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Cassandra Callender, who was forced by Connecticut courts as a teenager to undergo chemotherapy for cancer, has died after a five-year battle with the disease, her mother said Thursday. She was 22. Callender, of Windsor Locks, died Tuesday at home, where she had been in...
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In this April 1, 2020 photo provided by The Valerie Fun, cancer patient Sophie Chhowalla, 8, reads an uplifting note from stranger Sarah Schneider while resting at her home in Berkeley, N.J. Schneider began writing encouraging emails and sharing riddles with children undergoing treatment for dire illnesses after people and organizations began quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic. "I wanted them to know they're not alone," said Schneider. (Courtesy of The Valerie Fund via AP)
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April 21, 2020 - 11:02 am
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand? Which letter of the alphabet has the most water? Sarah Schneider’s grandmother, Estelle Slon, is full of riddles, and she shares them in emails to sick children forced into isolation as they undergo treatment for cancer, blood disorders and other dire...
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January 16, 2020 - 3:36 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...
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First lady Melania Trump reads a Christmas book to children as she is seated between patients at Children's National Hospital, Sammie Burley, left, and Declan McCahan, right, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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December 06, 2019 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Caoilinn McLane met Melania Trump she had no idea it wouldn't be the last time. Fighting leukemia from her bed at Children's National Hospital, Caoilinn McLane, then 15, met the first lady in 2017. Mrs. Trump had quietly visited the hospital to help with...
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December 02, 2019 - 5:19 pm
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A teenager fighting advanced bone cancer received a visit from his favorite rapper and got to exchange messages with a superhero. The Staten Island Advance reports rapper Joyner Lucas went to Staten Island University Hospital to spend time with 14-year-old Jonathan...
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November 22, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday his administration will spend $3 million on a pair of studies to explore the potential health effects of the natural gas industry, taking action after months of impassioned pleas by the families of pediatric cancer patients who live in the most heavily drilled...
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Spain head coach Robert Moreno sits on the bench during the Euro 2020 group F qualifying soccer match between Spain and Romania at the Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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November 19, 2019 - 7:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness. He is taking over from former assistant Robert Moreno, who coached the team through qualifying for the 2020 European Championship. His last match was on Monday, a 5-0 rout of...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Carlos Carrasco pumps his fist after the Indians defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 in a baseball game in Cleveland. Carrasco was selected as the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award winner, given annually by Major League Baseball to honor sportsmanship and community involvement, the league announced Friday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
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October 25, 2019 - 2:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco didn't let cancer stop him from helping others. It inspired him to do more. The Cleveland Indians' pitcher, who was diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia in May, has won the 2019 Roberto Clemente Award. It is given annually by Major League Baseball to...
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Sirlen Costa, of Brazil, holds her son Samuel, 5, as her niece Danyelle Sales, right, looks on during a news conference, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Boston. Costa brought her son to the United States seeking treatment for his short bowel syndrome. Doctors and immigrant advocates say federal immigration authorities are unfairly ordering foreign born children granted deferred action for medical treatment to return to their countries. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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August 26, 2019 - 7:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Trump administration has eliminated a protection that lets immigrants remain in the country and avoid deportation while they or their relatives receive life-saving medical treatments or endure other hardships, immigration officials said in letters issued to families this month...
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FILE- In this Saturday, July 28, 2012, file photo, members of the band Metallica, from left to right, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, pose at a photo-call before their first of eight concert performances in Mexico City. Metallica said Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, it has donated 250,000 euros (dollars 277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first paediatric oncology hospital.(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 3:41 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Metallica says it has donated 250,000 euros ($277,600) to support the construction of Romania's first pediatric oncology hospital. The American heavy metal band, which is very popular in Romania, made the donation ahead of their sold-out show Wednesday in Romania's...
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