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Leukemia

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Top Leukemia Articles

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  • Sunrise resident saves woman's life with stem cells

    Sunrise resident Jessica Offir didn't know that when she swabbed her cheek at a donor drive in college that a few years later she'd save the life of another woman. Offir received a call in mid-2009, saying she was a match for a woman with leukemia and...
  • Thousands of dog photos posted on Facebook for Arizona teen

    Thousands of dog photos posted on Facebook for Arizona teen
    What started out as a simple Facebook request for photos of dogs for a 16-year-old cancer patient has since turned the pet-loving boy into an Internet celebrity. Anthony Lyons' love for the therapy dogs that greet him during his treatments for...
  • Cameron Huster Beck: Harpist pursued music around the globe

    Cameron Huster Beck: Harpist pursued music around the globe
    By age 3, she was reading. By 7, she began to play her mother's harp. At 9, she had already performed in front of hundreds. "Oh, that was our mistake; we put her crib next to the piano," Cameron Huster Beck's mother Penny said. Such a joke was typical...
  • Free dental care in Newport News sets groundwork for health

    Good dental health is inextricably entwined with overall health and well being. Local groups are ensuring that everyone has access to care. Earlier this month the Community Free Clinic in Newport News joined with Newport News Links Inc. and the...
  • Good Cause: 16-year-old thrives despite autism and leukemia

    Good Cause: 16-year-old thrives despite autism and leukemia
    Jack Sattler’s parents Eric and Monique call their son a Christmas junkie. It starts in August when he pulls out “The Grinch” DVD and begins to play it and makes out his wish list. No matter what happens to the Naperville North High...
  • After devastating diagnosis, a helping hand

    After devastating diagnosis, a helping hand
    The doctors continued to speak. Desra Felix did her best to assimilate the information, but her senses shut down upon hearing the word leukemia. "I went blank," said Felix, recalling her reaction on Aug. 19, 2013, when she learned her then 7-year-old...
  • Pasta for Pennies proves small change can go a long way

    Just call it hospitaliano. Olive Garden is in the business of giving back. The popular Italian restaurant chain's Pasta for Pennies program benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised more than $90 million since 1994. Thousands of students...
  • Catonsville to host Seton Keough, Mount St. Joseph in hoops fundraiser

    Catonsville High School's basketball teams will host neighborhood Catholic school rivals Seton Keough and Mount St. Joseph for the second annual Merritt Properties Catonsville Cup fundraiser Saturday. The No. 14 Comets girls will play Seton Keough in...
  • W&M's Carpenter interrupts season for life-giving cause

    WILLIAMSBURG — One thing that John Carpenter wants people to know is that he did nothing heroic. He didn't rush into a burning building and rescue anyone. He didn't perform a life-saving operation. He says that he's a statistical benefactor,...
  • Peninsula residents show their generosity through fundraising efforts

    Peninsula residents show their generosity through fundraising efforts
    In Virginia, students at 120 schools filled collection jars with spare change over a 3-week period, to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The top fundraising schools in Virginia include George P. Phenix School in Hampton with $10,200.25....
  • On boy's last day of chemo, gratitude and trepidation

     On boy's last day of chemo, gratitude and trepidation
    The living room was festooned with orange streamers. On the kitchen counter sat a cake, brightened with orange food coloring. The only clue that this wasn't a color-themed birthday party was the sign near the front door. It read: Orange you glad chemo...