Teens Living With Cancer (US). Read Melissa Marie Sengbusch's courageous & inspiring story. Sadly, Melissa died on June 22, 2000 at age 19 after living with #cancer for 2 years : http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org/about-2/melissas-story/
Susan Shumpert, a child life specialist, uses play to help children understand procedures. Find out more about these Front Line Heroines: http://columbiametro.com/Columbia-Metro/March-2012/Front-Line-Heroines/
The Lurie Center for Autism at MassGeneral Hospital for Children will take part in the largest study ever done on a medication to treat impaired social relatedness in children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders.
In Africa, the vast majority of children born with sickle cell disease die before they reach age 5. Russell Ware, MD, PhD, the new Director of Hematology at Cincinnati Children’s and Executive Co-Director of the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, says it doesn't have to be that way. Simply expanding the use of simple blood tests and inexpensive treatments could give hundreds of thousands of African children a chance to grow up.
Nurses at Cincinnati Children's know something that helps LeCarol Batson get through each of her blood draws. LeCarol, who has sickle cell disease, loves to sing her way past the pain. Each summer she attends a camp for patients who have cancer or blood diseases, and each time she comes back to the hospital, she brings songs she's learned. "We bring camp to the hospital," says Karen Martin, her child life specialist.