| Apr 3, 2015
| 3:54 PM
HARTFORD — Luke Palmer is not a superhero. He's a 3-year-old from Brooklyn, Conn. with long eyelashes and an untamable cowlick. His mother, Darcy Palmer, calls him "Lukie." He likes playing outside, cheeseburgers and watching cartoons with his...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 9:31 AM
MIDDLETOWN – A judge ruled Wednesday that Cassandra C. must remain at a hospital, in temporary state custody, until she completes her court-ordered chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma, and the judge denied visitation to the teen's mother, Jackie...
| Mar 21, 2015
| 12:25 PM
Unlike the imaginary monsters of our childhoods, the ones lurking under the beds, in the closets or outside the windows on moonlit nights, the monster haunting Deborah Romero is real.
She had rounds of chemotherapy followed by radiation therapy to get...
| Feb 23, 2015
We all know not to head out for a day at the beach without sun protection. But what if your only sun exposure throughout the day is in your car while shuttling your family to all of their commitments? Surely......
| Feb 23, 2015
| 7:17 AM
A cancer diagnosis 14 years ago turned Christine Kalafus' life upside down. The 31-year-old was eight months pregnant when her doctor told her she had triple negative breast cancer. Five days later she was induced, delivered twins, had surgery to remove...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:22 AM
Business listings for fundraisers, move, honored for achievements.
Move: Great Lakes Credit Union (GLCU) has moved into a new 37,000-square-foot building on a nine-acre wooded lot in Bannockburn. The new corporate headquarters will house...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 1:24 PM
A breast cancer survivor who cheers up other seniors with her service dog was named Lady Pines and will represent the city during its 55th birthday celebration in April.
Jamie Drzewicki beat out six other contestants during the pageant at the...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:05 PM
If you happen to wander into Palmano's in Winter Park for coffee on a Friday morning, chances are you will hear Dart McCarty cracking jokes and greeting regulars.
McCarty's energy is hard to miss, a personality that fits the nickname — "Dart"...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Kari McCarthy of Oak Park knows it strikes most people as odd when she says her family feels lucky.
Her 5-year-old daughter, Aria, has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Diagnosed two years ago, Aria is on track to complete chemotherapy in May, a few days...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Whether it's themselves or someone close to them, most people know someone affected by cancer.
"A buddy of mine died a year ago in December from cancer," said Bill Ashton of Wonder Lake.
"My grandson is fighting leukemia," said Lake Zurich's Dick...
| Feb 16, 2015
Emily Ricker Sullivan of West Hartford is struck by her daughter's kindness. Kiley overheard a little girl crying in a hospital room at Connecticut Children's Medical Center. "She said, 'I want to give her something,'" recalls Emily. "She went and got her...