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