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Leukemia

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  • Students at Hannum School shave heads to raise funds to fight cancer

    Students at Hannum School shave heads to raise funds to fight cancer
    Two-year-old Christian Gaél Sebek loves his family and cars. They were devastated when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in January. Unfortunately, his journey with cancer is just beginning. But Christian's 8-year-old brother, Aidan,...
  • Hartford Students' Fundraiser: Duct-Tape A Dean

    Hartford Students' Fundraiser: Duct-Tape A Dean
    HARTFORD — While strips of duct tape were readied, Principal Leonard Epps stood in the cafeteria Friday and asked his high school students for their attention. Lunch was underway at the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School, a staffer from...
  • On the home court with Brenda Frese

    “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...
  • Three local youngsters honored for charitable actions

    Three local youngsters honored for charitable actions
    When it comes to giving back to the community, the youth of Deerfield and Highland Park can respond like no other towns in Illinois. Three area students, two from Deerfield and one from Highland Park, were among the 10 honored in the state for their...
  • Leukemia Research Foundation to move to Northfield

    Officials of the Leukemia Research Foundation have announced they will move their headquarters to Northfield later this month. Currently based in Wilmette, the LRF will take occupancy at 191 Waukegan Road on March 30. "We've always had our main office...
  • Girl meets German stem cell donor who helped her beat cancer

    Girl meets German stem cell donor who helped her beat cancer
    Sabrina Chahir was waiting to meet the man who helped send her cancer into remission. The 8-year-old from Mount Prospect, who likes art and takes piano lessons, knew he had flown across an ocean to see her, nearly four years after he donated his stem...
  • AbbVie to buy leukemia drug maker Pharmacyclics for $21 billion

    AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already includes the world's top-selling drug. The deal will give the North Chicago, Ill., drugmaker Imbruvica, a blood...
  • Craig Sager plans colorful return for Bulls-Thunder game

    Craig Sager plans colorful return for Bulls-Thunder game
    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&...
  • 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...
  • Nonprofit Special Spaces grants Batavia girl with leukemia new bedroom

    Nonprofit Special Spaces grants Batavia girl with leukemia new bedroom
    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...
  • Loretta McC. Barrett, real estate professional and volunteer

    Loretta McC. Barrett, real estate professional and volunteer
    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...