| Feb 10, 2015
| 3:58 PM
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...
| Feb 9, 2015
When I wrote last fall about the extraordinary journey of the Robinson family, I knew I'd want to revisit Crystal Robinson again about this time of year.
Much of the interview that took place around the kitchen table of her Oswego home focused on how...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Craig Sager, the man with sport coats in every color with the possible exception of conventional black and navy, had a choice in mind for his return to an NBA sideline.
After an 11-month battle with leukemia, he planned on an orange selection for TNT&...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 10:44 AM
“Markus and Tyler, did you both take your shoes off?” presses the twins’ mother, Brenda Frese. “And did you find all the balls downstairs?” comes the follow-up inquiry.
“Mom!” cries Markus, struggling mightily...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:51 AM
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...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Nathan Dobush is five-years old and on Feb. 15, he received his last chemotherapy treatment for leukemia. He hasn't let the disease bring him down.
"Even with the last four chemos, you wouldn't have even noticed that he had them," said Laura Dobush,...
| Feb 26, 2015
Party for Kids with pediatric blood cancers (and their families)
Hosted by: Leukemia Research Foundation
Cause: To provide 60 pediatric blood cancer patients and their families with a free, fun day of respite
Date: Jan. 18
| Feb 24, 2015
| 10:07 AM
Pink and purple ribbons have sprung up throughout LaGrange Park to honor two sisters and their family's brave battle with leukemia.
Becca Mueller lost her four-year struggle with the disease and complications Feb. 11. Funeral services for the 12-year-...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 3:40 PM
Three-year-old Ramona Bond's new room is a fancy fortress of unexplored goodies. A jeweled chandelier glimmers from the ceiling; and a crisp big-girl bunk bed ladder is there for her to climb in six seconds flat.
Ramona, who was diagnosed with acute...
| Feb 14, 2015
Loretta McC. Barrett, a retired Realtor whose career spanned 50 years, died of leukemia Tuesday at her Parkville home. She was 90.
The daughter of Henry Lightner McCulloh, a stonemason, and Loretta Greene McCulloh, a homemaker, Loretta Catherine McCulloh...