9th Annual Gala

Join Lexiebean Foundation on April 12 for a memorable evening when you can help children dealing with cancer to “wish upon a star.” The Wish Upon A Star Gala is an annual event that aims to raise funds to support the Foundation’s important work with childhood cancer patients. Held at the Crest Hollow Country Club […]

Puppy power: Is a therapy dog a good choice for your child?

With those wagging tails, floppy ears, and friendly licks, it’s hard to deny how fun it is to be around a dog. But puppies have proven to be more than just entertaining. More and more, researchers are discovering the amazing ways that puppies can help sick patients feel better and lighten the mood even in […]

What to expect after a childhood cancer diagnosis

“Your child has cancer.” These are words no parent wants to hear, and there is nothing you can do to prepare yourself for them. Once you recover from the initial shock of a cancer diagnosis, you’ll probably find yourself asking a lot of questions: How and why did this happen? What are the next steps? […]

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 […]