Category Cancer Patient Stories

Keene and Heeth

An unbreakable brother-sister bond

Keene, 11, and Heeth, 9, were a typical sister and brother pair. Keene found her younger brother annoying at times for being too loud or messy, but she loved him as any big sister does. In February 2021, when Heeth…

Lane family

Doctor’s compassionate care inspires family to give back

For nearly 40 years, Jeffrey Wisch, MD, dedicated his career to providing compassionate care for patients. When he retired from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2021, dozens of former patients and families came forward to express their gratitude, including the Lane…


Meet Avery, the face of the 2022 Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl®

Avery Paananen, an ice cream–loving 3-year-old from Cumberland, R.I., was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in February 2021, after her parents, Matti and Liz, noticed some bruising and a hard lump on the back of her head. Her pediatrician…