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Help and Hope Happen Here

Mark Levine

This Podcast is going to be about Pediatric Cancer and the need to keep the awareness of this terrible disease in the public eye. My plan is to be able to interview a wide spectrum of people who all have a passion and a stake in finding a way to make the lives of these Pediatric Cancer Patients easier. I will interview oncologists, nurses, recovered patients, parents who have had to oversee their children's cancer fight, heads of Pediatric Cancer Foundations and Organizations , and others who would like to use this forum to advocate for these children.
Leslee Hacker will talk about her daughter Lauren and her difficult battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Fortunately Lauren has been cancer free for 6 years. Leslee will also discuss her very successful non-profit Lolo's Angels.. September 22, 2022 Episode artwork Melissa Wilson is a News Anchor and Medical Reporter on Fox 26 in Houston and will talk about her career and about her 15 year old son Caleb, who is a long term survivor of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.September 19, 2022 Episode artwork Adam La Reau and Dianne Lynch will talk about their non-profit One Summit, which pair Navy Seal members with Pediatric Cancer patients, to help these kids learn life skills to help them with their cancer battles.September 15, 2022 Episode artwork Bri Hoffman will talk about her son Jack who was diagnosed with a form of Pediatric Brain Cancer when he was 5 1/2 years old in 2011, and that now he is almost 17 years old, a junior in high school , and living as good of a life as possible.September 12, 2022 Episode artwork Dr. Rachel Orgel is a 3 time Pediatric Cancer survivor who has been free of cancer for the past 18 years. On today's podcast Rachel will talk about her cancer battles, and will also discuss her life today as a teacher and recent author.September 08, 2022 Episode artwork Dr. Todd Druley, who is a Pediatric Oncologist and Physician Scientist will talk about many topics concerning Pediatric Cancer on today's podcast, including one of his specialties which is Molecular Genomics.September 05, 2022 Episode artwork Summer Germann , who lost her younger brother Mac to Leukemia when he was 10 years old, will talk about her BRAVE GOWNS Non Profit, in which she designs brand new hospital gowns which have been worn by 500,000 Pediatric Cancer patients all over the worldSeptember 01, 2022 Episode artwork Trish Siefer and Ray Pavlik will talk about an incredible weekend fundraiser called KICKS FOR CANCER, in which High School students participate in a 3 day multitude of events to raise money in the fight against Ovarian CancerAugust 29, 2022 Episode artwork Dana Norrod, the Operations Manager for the Non Profit Nellies Champions For Kids, will discuss her nearly 10 year old son Corbin's successful battle against Stage 3 Neuroblastoma, which he was diagnosed with when he was 6 months old. August 25, 2022 Episode artwork Dr. Lisa Diller, a very well known Pediatric Cancer Oncologist at Dana Farber and Boston Children's Hospital will discuss Neuroblastoma, the importance of genetic testing for very young children, and long term survivorship on today's podcast.August 22, 2022 Episode artwork Jon and Jenn Wall will talk about their son Zach who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in January of 2021. Zach's cancer had already metastasized into his lungs at a very early stage and he passed away on November 5th of last year.August 18, 2022 Episode artwork Elizabeth Allen survived her battle with Medulloblastoma which she was diagnosed with in 2004 and is now a graduate student at Tufts University. She will discuss the importance of the seldom talked about subject of nutrition for Pediatric Cancer patients August 15, 2022 Episode artwork Sharon Snyder is the founder of the Kisses For Kyle Foundation, which honors the memory of her 2 year old son Kyle who passed away after an 8 month fight against High Risk T Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. August 11, 2022 Episode artwork Hayley and Justin Dickens lost their 4 year old daughter Kallie to Pediatric Brain Cancer on May 7th, exactly 2 months before we recorded this podcast. As you will hear, they relay Kallie's journey with incredible class, grace, and dignity.August 08, 2022 Episode artwork Hanna Jorgenson was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma as a high school sophomore and had her right leg, hip, and half of her pelvis amputated. 12 years later, she is happily married, works full time, and contributes to the cause of Pediatric Cancer.August 04, 2022 Episode artwork Jim Sexton lost his son Michael to Neuroblastoma in 1993 . Jim's response to that was to start the Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society non profit in 1994 along with his wife Dori to help make lives better for future patients of this Pediatric Cancer.August 01, 2022 Episode artwork Jamie McElhatton will talk about Their 8 year old son Max who was diagnosed with the Pediatric Brain Cancer Pilositic Astrocytoma in 2018 and will also discuss a 60 Minutes piece which highlighted shortages of important drugs for Pediatric Cancer patientsJuly 28, 2022 Episode artwork In January of 1993 Kathleen Casey's son Barrett (Bear) passed away after a 5 1/2 year battle with Wilms Tumor. Kathleen will talk about her beloved son and the Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation that she has been running for the past 29 years.July 25, 2022 Episode artwork Marian Newell and Samantha Spina will talk about Jesse Spina, Marian's son and Samantha's brother, who was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma when he was 11 years old, relapsed, and passed away from Leukemia when he was 14.July 21, 2022 Episode artwork Laura Rapa will talk about her daughter McCoy who was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when she was 4 years old. McCoy is now 7, has completed her treatment and has been able to lead her life that is so full of promise.July 18, 2022 Episode artwork Anna Day was 9 years old when her 9 month old sister Isabella was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma in 2012. On today's podcast, Anna will discuss her Anna's Bake Sale Foundation which she started in honor of Isabella.July 14, 2022 Episode artwork Shawn Mahoney will talk about his daughter Layla who was diagnosed on August 1st of 2021 with a rare strain of a High Grade Anaplastic Supertentorial Ependymoma, which is a form of Pediatric Brain Cancer.. July 11, 2022 Episode artwork Jen Caruso is the founder of the Pediatric Cancer SWIRLS AROUND THE WORLD FOUNDATION, which she started in honor and memory of her cousin Matthew, who passed away from Ewings Sarcoma when he was 19 years old in 2013.July 07, 2022 Episode artwork Misty Hughes will talk about her diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia which she recived just before her 9th birthday, and how her recovery led her to want to help and serve others, which she has been doing for most of the past 40 years.July 04, 2022 Episode artwork Alexandra Neenan is going for her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and on today's podcast she will discuss how she hopes to use her education to help Pediatric Cancer patients and their families negotiate the difficult path of this most unfair disease.June 30, 2022 Episode artwork