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This Podcast is going to be about Pediatric Cancer and the need to keep the awareness of this terrible disease in the public eye. My plan is to be able to interview a wide spectrum of people who all have a passion and a stake in finding a way to make the lives of these Pediatric Cancer Patients easier. I will interview oncologists, nurses, recovered patients, parents who have had to oversee their children's cancer fight, heads of Pediatric Cancer Foundations and Organizations , and others who would like to use this forum to advocate for these children.

Help and Hope Happen Here Mark Levine

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

This Podcast is going to be about Pediatric Cancer and the need to keep the awareness of this terrible disease in the public eye. My plan is to be able to interview a wide spectrum of people who all have a passion and a stake in finding a way to make the lives of these Pediatric Cancer Patients easier. I will interview oncologists, nurses, recovered patients, parents who have had to oversee their children's cancer fight, heads of Pediatric Cancer Foundations and Organizations , and others who would like to use this forum to advocate for these children.

    Jackie Walker will talk about the Non-Profit Lucy's Love Bus, which focuses on bringing Integrative Therapies to Pediatric Cancer patients. This non-profit was started by Lucy Grogan, who passed away from Leukemia when she was 12 years old.

    Jackie Walker will talk about the Non-Profit Lucy's Love Bus, which focuses on bringing Integrative Therapies to Pediatric Cancer patients. This non-profit was started by Lucy Grogan, who passed away from Leukemia when she was 12 years old.

    Lucy Grogan was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia when she was 8 years old. By the time she was 11 she decided that she was "Done" with cancer and wanted to do something to help other Pediatric Cancer patients.  On today's podcast Executive Director Jackie Walker will talk about the Non-Profit LUCY'S LOVE BUS which Lucy started, 6 months before her passing at the age of 12.  This Non-Profit focuses on bringing Integrative Therapies to these kids which bring them comfort as they battle with their individual cancer treatments . 

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Dr. Elaine Ostrander will talk about her Canine Genome Project and the similarities between dogs and humans when it comes to being diagnosed with cancer. Each specie can suffer from the same cancers and can be given the same treatment protocols.

    Dr. Elaine Ostrander will talk about her Canine Genome Project and the similarities between dogs and humans when it comes to being diagnosed with cancer. Each specie can suffer from the same cancers and can be given the same treatment protocols.

    Not only are dogs man's best friends, they also have many common traits when it comes to the subject of cancer. On today's podcast, Dr. Elaine Ostrander will talk about the many similarities that the canine and human specie have when it comes to cancer, including similar forms of cancer, similar treatment protocols that they experience, and similar clinical trails that can work for both species.  Dr. Ostrander started the Canine Genome Project and has worked at the National Institute of Health for the past 18 years. 

    • 57 min
    Hannah Adams survived her Wilms Tumor cancer battle when she was 5 1/2 years old. Now a sophomore at the University of Alabama and the reigning Miss Birmingham, Hannah will talk about her amazing advocacy work for the cause of Pediatric Cancer.

    Hannah Adams survived her Wilms Tumor cancer battle when she was 5 1/2 years old. Now a sophomore at the University of Alabama and the reigning Miss Birmingham, Hannah will talk about her amazing advocacy work for the cause of Pediatric Cancer.

    Hannah Adams began her Pediatric Cancer advocacy work when she was just 8 years old, becoming the youngest captain in Florida for the Relay For Life event that is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. That was followed up by her being chosen at the age of 12 to be the National Youth Ambassador for Hyundai Motors for their Hope on Wheels Program. Hannah will talk about her incredible advocacy work for Pediatric Cancer, which was preceded by her own battle with a Wilms Tumor when she was 5 1/2 years old. 
    Hannah is now a sophomore at the University of Alabama, is the reigning Miss Birmingham, and has previously been voted the outstanding Teen in Florida and the outstanding National Teen by the Miss America organization. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Paoola Sefair is a two time cancer survivor and now has No Evidence of Disease. In 2022 she started an informational cancer App called MY CARE CREW so cancer patients can communicate with one another.

    Paoola Sefair is a two time cancer survivor and now has No Evidence of Disease. In 2022 she started an informational cancer App called MY CARE CREW so cancer patients can communicate with one another.

    In 2014 after having trouble swallowing, Paoola Sefair was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. In 2020 Paoola  was diagnosed again with cancer but the good news is that there is now No Evidence Of Disease. Paoola will talk about her cancer battles and will also talk about her Informational App MY CARE CREW that she started along with her friend Aneshka, which allows anyone involved in a cancer battle to communicate with others who are going through this same battle themselves. 

    • 56 min
    Ian Lock will talk about his battle with Osteosarcoma which began in 2010, his Pediatric Cancer advocacy work which started in high school, and his current focus which is to get his PHD in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University.

    Ian Lock will talk about his battle with Osteosarcoma which began in 2010, his Pediatric Cancer advocacy work which started in high school, and his current focus which is to get his PHD in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University.

    After hurting his leg as a sophomore in high school during a school football game in 2010, Ian Lock  went to his pediatrician who saw a dark spot on his leg while examining him. This spot turned out to be Osteosarcoma. Ian went through the usual difficult treatment for this most common form of bone cancer, and fortunately he did not suffer a relapse which so many Osteosarcoma patients do.
    Ian then decided to become an advocate through the American Cancer Society for Pediatric Cancer while still in high school and then while in college, decided to do research on such pediatric  cancers as Hepatoblastoma, Leukemia , and Osteosarcoma.
    Ian is now going after his PHD in Molecular Cancer Biology from Duke University and his career path is geared towards in some way helping Pediatric Cancer patients find an easier path to handle their own cancer battles.  

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lisa and Mac Tichenor will talk about their son Willie who passed away from Osteosarcoma in 2006. They will also talk about their Quad W Foundation and the Osteosaroma Institute which they started to honor Willie and help Osteosarcoma patients.

    Lisa and Mac Tichenor will talk about their son Willie who passed away from Osteosarcoma in 2006. They will also talk about their Quad W Foundation and the Osteosaroma Institute which they started to honor Willie and help Osteosarcoma patients.

    Lisa and Mac Tichenors' son Willie lost his battle with Osteosarcoma in 2006. On today's podcast Lisa and Mac will talk about Willie, who lived a life which was full of  meaning  before he passed away after his first semester at the University of Texas. They started the Quad W Foundation in his honor, and almost all of the Board Members were comprised of Willie's friends, which shows you how important Willie was to them . Many of the original Board Members remain on the board today.
    Lisa and Mac will also talk about the Osteosarcoma Institute which they started in 2015, which focuses on the science involved to try and find a much better path for these kids who are diagnosed with such a difficult form of cancer. 

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Fnhl.survivor ,

Much needed

A podcast completely devoted to kids with cancer is much needed and much appreciated. This show offers a wide range of topics related to childhood cancer from talking directly to the kids themselves to their parents and siblings and to pediatric oncologists and researchers tirelessly working to cure the diseases. The stories represent resilience and boldness in the face of adversity and remind us that the mission to end childhood cancer should be one of the top priorities in the world for all of us. Thank you Mark Levine! His interviews with this community are profound. His style and calm and kind and genuine. My favorite podcast!

Pic hum ,

Thank for the opportunity

Thank you for allow me to share my cancer survivorship story from stage3b colorectal cancer and bring to light that children can get Colorectal Cancer as well. Thanks for the opportunity. This is a wonderful podcast .

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Thank you

As the mom of a pediatric brain cancer survivor so thankful to have discovered this podcast!

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