In all, six kids who live in the small town of Highland in Ulster County have been diagnosed with childhood cancers in the past 20 months.
Pelham Bay landfill was eventually designated a federal Superfund site. Twelve children who lived nearby developed cancer — three of whom died.
Among the Valerie Fund’s programs is Camp Happy Times, a summer camp for current and former patients to get away and spend time with other survivors. 23-year-old cancer survivor Lashikeerah Walker spoke with Metaxas about the camp.
At the beginning of the school year Nicole was diagnosed with leukemia and suffered several near fatal medical setbacks including a run in with sepsis, two strokes, organ failure, and paralysis.
A 16-year-old is celebrating her stunning recovery from cancer, chemotherapy, two strokes and that’s not all.
At just 15-years-old, Lisette Watters of South Ozone Park has already spent more than a decade helping in the battle against leukemia.
The Night of Laughter annual fundraiser will be held on April 12 at the Milleridge Inn in Jericho. All of the money raised will benefit the charity.
The New Year is off to an encouraging start for one Freeport, Long Island, family devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
It’s been a very difficult year for the Heckman family on Long Island and, because of Sandy, things are even worse.
For children with cancer and blood disorders, living a normal life is a challenge, but it’s one eased by the people at the Valerie Fund, WCBS 880′s John Metaxas reported.
The Valerie Fund’s help has inspired families and a whole town to come out and rally for the cause of fighting cancer and blood disorders, WCBS 880′s John Metaxas reported.
For teenagers with leukemia, there is hope, and it comes from the Valerie Fund, as WCBS 880′s John Metaxas found out.
For young people with serious illnesses, the Valerie Fund is a becon of hope, WCBS 880′s John Metaxas reported.
She wore white on her wedding day, only to end up in an orange jump suit, charged with fraud. But on Wednesday the bride who lied about having terminal cancer was released from jail and hoping to start her life over.
“By pretending to have a terminal illness, Vega inexcusably took advantage of the community’s hearts and minds, and profited off of their generosity,” said Attorney General Schneiderman.