For 5-year-old Khyrstin Andrews, better known as Kyssi, and her mom,
Marla, it was just as tough when Kyssi lost her hair the third time as
it was the first.
In 2012, Kyssi was diagnosed with a Wilms' Tumor, a type of childhood cancer that affects the kidneys. After undergoing chemotherapy and radiation, she was declared cancer-free. But not long after that, her Wilms' Tumor returned and metastasized to her lungs. She underwent...
Everyone loves a parade. And there's something special about the
processions of patients that occur on Floor 18 (G18) in the Main
Building four times a year -- at Easter, Independence Day, Halloween
"The tradition started here long before I did," says Katherine Beetle, clinical nurse on G18, where most of the patients have had stem cell transplants. "They're immunosuppressed and sometimes very sick...