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BY Katrina Burton

MD Anderson donors can make a big impact for programs that ultimately support some of our youngest cancer patients like 5-year-old Giovanni Albelice.

Giovanni was first diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was only 20 months old. He finally rang the bell at MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital to mark the end of his treatment in 2020.

But 10 months later, in August 2021, Giovanni relapsed. He eventually needed...

Giovanni Albelice sitting in a hospital room.

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Mazen Nadim wasn’t interested in robotic surgery to remove his adrenal tumor at first. No scar, no deal, the 15-year-old insisted. After all...

BY Seana Johnson

When my daughter, Preslie, was eight years old, I noticed that her left eyelid seemed to be a little droopy. But I never expected it to be...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In some ways, 2005 was a challenging year for Carrington Marzett. The 15-year-old sophomore was still settling in after a recent move from Oklahoma to Midland, Texas. Then, she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

“It was rough going through cancer treatment while I was still getting acclimated to a completely new place,” says Carrington, now 31. “I lost my hair twice, so I always wore a bandana. And I had to debunk...

Leukemia survivor Carrington Marzett today as an adult

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Kinsley Curley was only 3 years old when she was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms’ tumor, one of the most common types of kidney cancer found...

BY Ronda Wendler

Pam Blaine was on top of the world. She’d just graduated with a master’s degree in arts administration and landed a new job with the Utah...

BY Christine Pena

In Sept. 2019, I discovered a rock-hard bump on my son Logan’s chest. The next day, an X-ray revealed a soft tissue mass on his chest. A CT...

BY Amanda Hack

When we noticed a swelling on Sawyer’s jaw, we never imagined he had rhabdomyosarcoma, a rapidly growing tumor that caused a significant malformation...

BY Eva Suarez

Discovering I had bone cancer when I was only 12 forced me to mature very quickly. Doctors found a growth about the size of an orange in my...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Wearing a mask when out in public is one of the easiest ways to help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, especially by those...