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…

Michigan woman engages community to fight Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

In December 2010, Susan Wit’s 28-year-old son, Adam, was diagnosed with Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia (WM), a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The Michigan-based family soon found themselves halfway across the country at Dana-Farber’s Bing Center in Boston, the country’s largest WM referral center, and the only center in the world dedicated exclusively to advancing the understanding of…