Making a hospital room feel more like home

Dealing with cancer is tough enough on its own. A diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming, and the last thing a child wants to do is face it in unfamiliar territory. Today’s New York hospitals, and especially children’s wings, make a significant effort to provide the comforts of home in patient rooms. Doctors, nurses, and […]

How to Cope When a Sibling Has Cancer

How can you help your other children when a brother or sister has cancer? When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is the worst day in the life of a parent. The initial shock, disbelief and panic may fade somewhat with time, but life is immediately changed. Adults, more often than not, are soon […]

Some of the Most Common Childhood Cancers

What are some of the most common childhood cancers? When your child is diagnosed with cancer, the news is devastating, but statistics on survival keep improving. At present, more than 80 percent of childhood cancer patients will recover, whereas during the mid-1970s the 5-year survival rate was only 58 percent. Even so, cancer remains the […]

Diagnosing Childhood Cancer: Being Proactive Saves Lives

What are some of the signs of childhood cancer? Although childhood cancer take the lives of more children than any other disease, the funds allocated for research into all types of childhood cancers represent only 4 percent of U.S. federal cancer research funding. Awful as this statistic is (or should be) to the general public, […]

Loneliness is Loud and Clear

I’ve noticed in the past year or so that Chase “pretends” quite often while he is playing.  He will be down in his playroom, playing with legos, or dressing up like Luke Skywalker, or even just coloring and I hear him talking to someone as if he has a playmate.  Now, I’m no stranger to […]

Learning Curve

Chase is almost 6 years old.  He started Kindergarten this year, and the things he has learned and can do never never cease to amaze me.  This is uncharted territory for me, all this “school” stuff… Tanner should be in 3rd grade, and I should be a pro by now… it’s really strange when your […]

Show your support for Lexie’s Legs Team Members!

We have several teams running The Ocean to sound Relay on September 27th 2015 to raise awareness to our Mission and raise money to assist families with children battling pediatric cancer. The Lexiebean Foundation has a running team that will run various races throughout the year and we are currently looking for a few recruits […]

What Should’ve Been…

Today as I took Chase by the hand to his Kindergarten orientation, as I scrolled through my facebook newsfeed looking at hundreds of smiling faces in freshly pressed outfits with new haircuts and new backpacks… I couldn’t help but think about “what should’ve been”. Today was bittersweet.  Chase is starting Kindergarten at his elementary school.  […]

5th Annual Wish Upon a Star Gala

April 24, 2015 Time: 7:30pm – 12:30am Location: Crest Hollow Country Club 8325 Jericho Turnpike Woodbury, NY 11797 Helping ease the financial and emotional burdens that childhood cancer places upon a family, while providing comfort to children as they cope with the extended hospital stays, often associated with their illness. The Lexiebean Foundation supplies care […]