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Today we remember Abby and how her action-packed, love-filled, 16-years taught her friends and family to pursue the things that are important and that they love with passion. For her it was swimming, being creative, jumping off cliffs and into pools, and using her authenticity and humor to bring joy to those she loved. ... See MoreSee Less

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For our Alumni Autumn feature, we wanted to share this clip from a conversation between Tracy and Malcolm -- a teacher in the Prince George’s County Public Schools who we met as a 10-year old. He's also an African drummer and DJ NuLife as a side hustle. Listen to Malcolm -- with the perspective of a teacher -- discuss how "Be a Friend" trading cards and "Pen Pals" kept him connected with classmates, helped his friends understand his illness and treatment, and facilitated his transition back into school. “I learned so much from Malcolm, especially how scary radiation treatments could be, because they are invisible, and you don’t feel the effects until later,” says Tracy Councill. ... See MoreSee Less

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And today's Autumn Alum is Harry Weinstein -- who is back at the Univ of Chicago after a year researching in Beijing and exploring China. The college sophomore was diagnosed in 2014 and spent 3 1/2 years with the team at Children’s National Hospital. Harry is thankful that the Art Therapy Program gave the then Sidwell Friends School student the space, resources, and support to find himself creatively and reflect on the turmoil he was experiencing. He is still in touch with friends from the Art Table . ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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More Alumni Autumn -- Greg is an alum from our MedStar Georgetown University Hospital program and is now a Creative Operations Executive at a prominent Hollywood production studio. Tracy Councill says that when she sees Greg's name in the credits for a movie he worked on she does a little happy dance (which will happen again this Thanksgiving). ... See MoreSee Less

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Our mission is to ensure that the children and families we serve are emotionally equipped to fight their disease as actively as possible and prepared for the time when they are cancer free.

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