Young cancer survivors develop lifelong friendship at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic

September 4, 2015

In preparation for his first day of kindergarten, young Michael Sweetman visited his primary care physician. What they anticipated to be a routine checkup left Michael’s parents with more questions than answers. The very next day, the Sweetman’s visited Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorder Center, where they learned Michael was suffering from acute lymphoblastic…

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Team Chickaroo demonstrates that golf truly is a team sport

July 17, 2015

To casual observers, golf is an individual game: just one person, a ball, and a set of clubs. To the Hamilton family of Methuen, Mass., golf is a team sport. In April 2007, 6-year-old Caroline Hamilton, or Chickaroo, as she’s nicknamed, was diagnosed with a Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA)—an inoperable, incurable, plum-sized tumor in her…

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