Tag - childhood cancer

What’s it Like to Survive? by Ryan Hamner

// What’s it like to survive? Have you or someone you really care about ever survived something that could have changed things forever? Being a survivor sets you apart from other people in that you have a totally different view on things after “surviving”. No, I am not suggesting that we survivors are better than other people or anything like that. After all it’s friends and family who help us survive, bring us through the hard times, and [...]

After Cancer Treatment: Starting Over and Looking Out for YOU!

Finishing up chemotherapy and/or radiation treatments can be one of the most memorable and exciting times in a cancer survivor’s life. However, many patients rarely know where to start after treatment and what problems may arise in the future due to treatment; and knowing what types of problems to look out for can be crucial in order to live a quality and healthy life moving forward. Combining awareness with education puts you way ahead of things should any problem [...]

The Story of a 2nd Grader’s Battle with Cancer as Told by Mother Sharla Davenport

In 2006, Delaney Davenport was a second grader at Troy Elementary School. In early February of that year, she began complaining of a stomach ache. After several trips to the local child health center and several, "oh she's okay, it’s just constipation, take this laxative and everything will be alright" diagnoses, we FINALY stumbled on a doctor during an asthma attack who was fussing at me as a mother because I had not brought Delaney in to get her [...]