Hope in Midst of Tragedy for a Little Girl with a Rare Cancer

When Fionah Raymond was just 3-months-old, her ear began to bleed without stopping. This was initially thought to be related to an ear infection, but when the symptoms progressed despite treatment, it was later discovered to be a rare and … Read More

Childhood Cancer Survivor Stars as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol

In November 2007, at just nine-days-old, Paris Strickland, now 11, was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma, a rare cancerous tumor that begins in nerve tissue of infants and very young children. As a newborn Paris endured four months of intense chemotherapy … Read More

Cancer Nurse Practitioner Reflects on Her Own Bone Marrow Transplant 18 Years Ago

Yali Derman, MSN, APN, CPNP-AC, CPHON, reflects on the 18th anniversary of her bone marrow transplant at Lurie Children’s (then Children’s Memorial). Today, Yali is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation and works alongside many … Read More

Past, Present, Future — A Love Letter To Our Neuro-Oncologist

Ellie Ewoldt, mom to brain tumor patient Chase Ewoldt, shares a letter below she wrote to Rishi Lulla, MD, Neuro-oncologist. Recently, Chase entered the STAR Program –  Survivors Taking Action and Responsibility.   Wednesday, January 25, 2017 marked the end … Read More