and I hate childhood cancer more than ever.
Added by AJs Dad on October 30, 2013 at 10:51pm — No Comments
Our friends at Kids v Cancer are preparing a book for members of Congress thanking them for their efforts in passing the Creating Hope Act......
Dear Member of Congress,
For a couple years, my right shoulder really ached. It ached from throwing thousands of footballs to my 14 year old son, Alex John, AJ. Trying to lead him just right on deep post patterns, to keep up with his speed. And, after the last one every time, from catching the big lug as he ran and jumped into…Continue
two things happen. At least have for the past three years. AJ's birthday is coming up, and so is my shave. Last year they almost coincided, but the shave was on the eve of his 18th birthday. This year, it's about a week before. Still, they seem inexplicably connected somehow. Both are very emotional events. Each for its own reasons, of course.
What I will share is that day of the shave is a feeling without description (like so much of all this). Shaving your head…Continue
Added by AJs Dad on February 2, 2012 at 8:56pm — No Comments
from Working Mother magazine - http://www.workingmother.com/blogs/thought-leaders/news-collaborating-fight-kids039-cancer
Children with cancer need your help.
I know because on Father’s Day 2007 my 14-year-old son Alex John was diagnosed with childhood cancer. On January 5, 2008, we lost AJ to childhood cancer. While I can’t begin to…Continue
Added by AJs Dad on September 29, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Remember the Caroline Pryce Walker Childhood Cancer Act?
Seems like it’s been a long time since it was passed as Public Law, authorizing…Continue
Added by AJs Dad on April 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Dr. Drew is apparently one of this country's most well known doctors. And even I've heard of Lindsey Lohan. Unfortunately, I stumbled across that this morning....a tipping point.
BUT..........if YOU join the REVOLUTION to fight for a cure for childhood cancer, this man will become one of this country's most well known doctors. …
Added by AJs Dad on February 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Different yet parallel worlds. Perception versus reality.
What the public hears….
“We’re kicking ass!” - President Bush when the Australian Deputy Prime Minister asked him how the war was going.
“Because of major treatment advances, 80% of these children will survive 5 years or more. This is a huge increase from before the 1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was less than 50%.” – American Cancer…
Added by AJs Dad on January 25, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments
....and we are loving and missing you every one of them buddy....
In May 2008 I had the honor and privilege of speaking at an advisory board meeting of the Texas Children's Cancer Center and a major pediatric cancer fundraising group, the Curing Children's Cancer Fund. These people are doing amazing work to raise funds and research cures for childhood cancer. This is my speech, in honor of AJ and all the cancer kids.......and it…Continue
Childhood cancer killed my 14 year old son AJ on January 5th, 2008.
Instead of reciting the usual statistics and why money and awareness is needed, I want to tell a little story. It’s not really mine or about AJ or other kids. I think it’s about the power of youth, not knowing any better, ill (well) behaved young women and men....
It's from a book by a reporter who’s been in Iraq and Afghanistan covering the war since 9/11. It’s not about strategic decisions, or…Continue
Sixty-eight years ago today, this nation was attacked. It was a surprise attack. Many brave young warriors died. The Greatest Generation responded by mobilizing the nation. A war was fought where many brave young men and women made the ultimate sacrifice. Ultimately, the United States prevailed.
Much like Pearl Harbor, childhood cancer is a surprise to much of this nation. But this surprise does not make front page news; although many brave young children die. They continue to…
there is a lot of anger and frustration and jealousy out there right now, over all the pink. It is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And Susan G Komen Foundation is simply everywhere. I know you know this. Does it piss you off, get you mad? Does it get you so sick you could puke?
25 years ago, Nancy Brinker lost her sister to breast cancer. She made a promise to her dying sister to do something. She sure as hell did. Congratulations Nancy. You have build an…
Stand Up To Cancer has graciously worked with PAC2, Alex's Lemonade Stand, St. Baldricks, CureSearch and the Rally Foundation for the past two months. Throughout September SU2C will be posting articles on kids and people fighting for a cure. The first article was posted today on the SU2C website, you can read it here. Please leave a comment on SU2C to demonstrate the powerful nature and strength of our childhood cancer…Continue
Green world, love the chloroform
Front porch in the thunderstorm
Controlled chaos, confused energy
Stop reading the weather charts
Stop counting the playing cards
There's no system, there's no guarantees
That the love you feel and carry inside
Can be passed
But you try, I know you do, you still…