How Dana-Farber gave my family hope

On November 29, 2011, cancer changed our lives. My son Richi was diagnosed in our home city of Barcelona with a high-risk medulloblastoma, one of the most aggressive brain tumors. From that day on, we did not return home. We could never imagine what awaited us. Richi endured a total of eight operations. He entered…

‘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,…