Monthly Archives: April 2014

Meet the Children: Ashley and Samantha Housel

Life was hectic yet wonderful for the Housel family when identical twins Ashley and Samantha arrived in 2010. It became even more hectic when, shockingly, both twins were diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)in December, 2013. Their cancer journey began when Ashley complained of leg pain. Upon examination, her mom, Monique, saw that the leg was […]

Researcher Examines Impact of Extra Chromosome on Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Research Update as of April 17, 2014: David Gordon, MD, PhD at Dana Farber Cancer Institute is a CureSearch Young Investigator examining the impact of trisomy 8 on acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Of the 500 children diagnosed with AML each year, between 10-20% of an extra chromosome 8, called trisomy 8. Dr. Gordon suspects that […]

Two Schools Raise $3,618 Through Sock It To Cancer!

When Valerie Week’s daughter Cecylia was diagnosed with Wilms tumor, they were surrounded by support from their community. “A lot of people helped us along the way,” says Valerie. “After we finished treatment, I knew that we had to do something to give back.” When she heard about CureSearch’s Sock It To Cancer, she thought it would […]

Give a Special Mother’s Day Tribute

This Mother’s Day, give a tribute gift to honor the special women in your life! A tribute gift to CureSearch is a personal way to acknowledge the many women – mothers, sisters, aunts, teachers, friends and others – who have loved, supported and encouraged you. With a Mother’s Day tribute gift, you can show your loved ones how […]

$12,500 Raised For Children’s Cancer Research!

Joyce Reed is a long-time supporter of children with cancer. She annually hosts a dinner and auction in her community in Sevierville, Tennessee and this year’s benefitted CureSearch for the first time. Joyce hasn’t been directly affected by children’s cancer, but she knows the toll that it can take on families, and just wanted to […]

Meet the Children: Luke Crecelius

Michelle and her family were shocked when they found out their 2-year-old son, Luke, had cancer. They received the official diagnosis on August 5, 2013. Their active and loving son had AML. Luke began treatment immediately at Children’s Hospital of Orange County and received 84 doses of chemotherapy during his 114 days at the hospital. Because of his […]

Childhood Cancer Survivor Enters the MMA Arena

Matt Bessette doesn’t remember most of his cancer treatment. He does remember feeling like a human pin cushion, and that his mother always tried to remain positive and let him be a kid. Matt was just 3 when he was diagnosed with leukemiaand spent more a year at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center receiving treatment. After 5 […]