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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

Coping with cancer at Christmas: Where teens find support

Willow Watson was diagnosed with a rare cancer when she was just 14. One of her fondest Christmas memories was coming home from the hospital to find her house decorated inside and out for the holidays. “My mom and I love Christmas, we love decorating, we love all of that,” says Willow, now 18, who […]

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Owner of Joy Bus Diner feeds body and soul

Five years ago, Jennifer Caraway had two simple reasons to cook for a friend fighting cancer: She wanted to help fight the disease with powerful nutrients. And, to Caraway, there’s no better way to show compassion than with a home-cooked meal. “Food is medicine and love,” Caraway says. “I tried to help her fight cancer […]

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April fun runs across the Valley

Laura’s Run (Sat Apr 8). Join the 10K, 5K, 1-mile fun run/walk, Doggie Trot or Kids Dash, benefiting the Laura Burdick Foundation, which helps families of transplant recipients at the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Groove to live music, enter raffle prizes and enjoy family festivities. 9am. $25-35. Tempe Kiwanis […]

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Decision about new two-dose HPV vaccination starts early

At my 10-year-old daughter’s last doctor’s visit, I was given all the routine information: height and weight compared to her peers, plus recommendations for healthier eating and better sleeping habits. Pretty run-of-the-mill stuff. But then the doctor pivoted to medical advice I wasn’t expecting. He recommended Victoria get her first HPV vaccination at her next […]

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Whispering Hope Ranch

It’s not easy to take a family vacation when you have a child who is medically fragile or developmentally disabled. The constant grind of doctors’ appointments and therapies can’t be delayed without setbacks. The financial strain of medical bills leaves little room for discretionary expenses. Most vacation destinations lack adaptations required to keep your child […]

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A little holiday stroll

Consider a stroll, with camera or sketchbook, as you’re looking for ways to unwind this holiday season — and check out these photos from walks through various arts and culture venues in the Phoenix metro area.

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A celebration of cancer survivors

Sometimes a big cake isn’t about birthdays or graduations or weddings. Sometimes it’s about surviving — and celebrating life. Sometimes your best friend joins you for an arts and crafts project. You have so much fun you almost forget that you are stringing Beads of Courage. But you never forget that your friend stood by […]

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Art is for the birds!

Lynn Trimble shares art with a bird twist spotted on the long halls of a local hospital, and describes springtime offerings at the Rio Salado Audubon Society in Phoenix.

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