Category Cancer Patient Stories


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…

1963 Chevy Bel Air

Defying liver cancer in style

Every 28 days, a head-turning 1963 Chevy Bel Air pulls up to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Longwood Campus. Out of the forest green classic steps Frazier, a 63-year-old liver cancer patient, who travels from Cape Cod monthly for treatment with Thomas…