Take a minute to watch what Child Life Specialist, Kim Todd, does for children needing treatment at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. From the first day we met Mrs. Kim, Carolina clung to her every word and trusted her, literally, with her life. Proton Therapy was so hard on Carolina, even harder than her seven rounds … [Read more…]
Along our journey there have been so many people that have come along side our family who have blessed us in so many ways. We have been amazed by the goodness of people; people that we don’t even know. And continued prayers not only for Carolina’s healing but for our family as a whole. “Give Back” … [Read more…]
Wolfson Children’s Hospital based in Jacksonville, Florida, has never turned a child away based on the parent or guardians ability to pay. Each year, Wolfson hosts the Wolfson Children’s Challenge which is a 55k where individuals or relay teams participate to help raise needed funds for the hospital. They also invite 55 past patients to represent the multiple … [Read more…]
Check out Love Your Melon! This company, founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, has made a commit to provide a hat to every child battling cancer. Read more about their story here.
Have you ever thought about becoming a Child Life Specialist? Click here to learn more about what a Child Life Specialist does and what it takes to become one.
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute located in Jacksonville, FL, is celebrating it’s 10th year! Since then, 6,400 patients have been served and given the hope of a cancer-free future. Read about it here.
Recently, Kris and I were back in the oncology clinic at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care with Carolina for a follow-up appointment. We spent some time talking and catching up with Ms. Joli, the child life specialist, who has been serving kids there for more than a decade. We began sharing about how we had officially launched … [Read more…]
Cancer Scars This morning, as Tabitha was helping Carolina with her hair, Tabitha was trying to put it in a ponytail and at the same time cover Carolina’s scar. The scar that started us on this journey. The scar that has changed our lives forever. Carolina asked Tabitha why she kept messing with her hair … [Read more…]
Recently, while in the pediatric oncology clinic of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care Jacksonville, my husband and I were talking to Joli Craver about what The Believe Foundation could do for the kids being treated there. Joli is the child life specialist that played a vital role in distracting our daughter, Carolina, on many occasions when coming … [Read more…]
The Beginning When our journey started February 23, 2014, it was all about Carolina. It was all about survival. The support our family received was unbelievable. If you haven’t read Carolina’s story, you can read about it here. Team Carolina was quickly formed and we never felt alone. As I sat in Carolina’s hospital room those … [Read more…]