‘Chemobuddies’ Help Breast Cancer Patient Heal

“What should I bring with me to chemo?” It’s a common question. For many cancer patients, the answer is books, puzzles, or a good movie. For Monica Wright, it was her “chemobuddies.” Wright, 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2015, and quickly found how comforting a friend’s presence can be during a scary…

Sarcoma Patient Sets Sights on Nursing Career

Twenty-one-year-old Amanda Lee has always wanted to be a nurse. But after a life-changing diagnosis in 2012, Amanda suddenly had a more personal motivation to pursue her career goals. After seeing her primary care doctor for pain in her lower back, doctors determined Amanda had a tumor that was causing internal bleeding. Amanda, then 17,…

Jimmy Fund Clinic kids connect during spring training trip

Kenny Barton wasn’t a big baseball fan before last weekend’s annual Jimmy Fund Clinic trip to Boston Red Sox spring training in Fort Myers, Florida. The 16-year-old cancer patient still can’t tell most ballplayers apart, but he did trade identities with Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes during the trip. “He took a selfie of us…