Pages tagged "Cancer"


Meet Jasmine: 2018 Family Advocacy Day Champion

Yale_New_Haven_Children's_Hospital_Gardner__Jasmine_2.jpgJasmine is participating at 2018 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day from June 26-27 in Washington, D.C. During the event, Jasmine will share information about her health journey and the importance of children’s health care with members of Congress. Below is her story.

Jasmine is a healthy and vibrant 6-year-old — her parents describe her as “full of spirit and beautiful to boot.” Her smile is contagious, her hugs are warm, and sharing laughter with others comes as second nature. If you were ever lucky enough to meet her, you might never know that at just 2 years old she was diagnosed with a high-risk neuroblastoma — cancer.


Meet Donovan: 2018 Family Advocacy Day Champion

Akron_Children's_Hospital_Stringer__Donovan.jpgDonovan is participating at 2018 Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day from June 26-27 in Washington, D.C. During the event, Donovan will share information about his health journey and the importance of children’s health care with members of Congress. Below is his story.

In 2016, then 7-year-old Donovan was hit by a soccer ball — an experience he reflects on fondly. Though he had shown no symptoms before the incident, he and his family learned that he had a tumor because of that fateful accident.

On Sept. 21, 2016, Donovan was diagnosed with undifferentiated embryonal sarcoma of the liver (UESL), which was growing and causing him a tremendous amount of pain along with significant health issues.