Leukemia

Jeanine Walsh

Stranger Donates Stem Cells In Hopes Of Curing New York Woman With Leukemia

A New York woman battling leukemia was especially grateful this Thanksgiving, as she credited the kindness of a total stranger with helping save her life.

11/27/2014

Gary Docks and Jordan Davis meet for the first time after a life-saving bone marrow transplant (Credit: CBS 2)

Ohio Man Travels To NJ To Meet Bone Marrow Donor Who Saved His Life

Both men said they wanted the public to know the benefits of donating bone marrow, and so they brought their message to the Walk for Life event at Saddle River County Park.

10/26/2014

"Give Cancer The Red Card" T-shirt (Credit: New York Cosmos)

Schwartz: Looking To Give Cancer The Red Card

Eskandarian has accomplished a lot in soccer. But his effort in the fight against cancer makes him a true winner. Please join him and his team in their efforts to “Give Cancer The Red Card.”

04/30/2014

A new form of gene therapy could offer new hope to cancer patients. (Credit CBS 2)

Dr. Max Gomez: Gene Therapy Could Be Lifesaver For Cancer Patients

A study released on Wednesday, found that modified T-cells achieved complete remission in 88 percent of advanced leukemia patients treated.

02/19/2014

7-11 store (file/credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for 7-Eleven)

Leukemia Research Donation Jar Swiped From Long Island 7-Eleven

A donation jar for cancer research was stolen from the counter of a 7-Eleven in Lindenhurst, Long Island.

02/07/2014

Possible cancer cluster being investigated in Highland, N.Y. (credit: CBS 2)

Health Department Investigating Possible Hudson Valley Cancer Cluster

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.

10/30/2013

Brookhaven Town landfill in Yaphank (file/credit: CBS 2)

City, Parents Of Cancer Kids Reach $12M Settlement Over Bronx Landfill

Pelham Bay landfill was eventually designated a federal Superfund site. Twelve children who lived nearby developed cancer — three of whom died.

08/12/2013

Lashikeerah Walker and friends (credit: Valerie Fund)

Valerie Fund Holds Camp Happy Times For Young Cancer Patients

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.

06/12/2013

Nicole Graham, 16, spent her junior year of high school battling Leukemia. (Credit CBS 2)

From Intensive Care To The Prom, Teen Faced Death Several Times During Battle With Leukemia

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.

04/27/2013

Nicole Graham (credit: CBS 2)

Local Teen Cancer Survivor Inspiring Others After ‘Miracle’ Recovery

A 16-year-old is celebrating her stunning recovery from cancer, chemotherapy, two strokes and that’s not all.

04/26/2013

Lisette Watters and her sister Caroline (credit: Twitter)

Queens Teen Hopes To Become Leukemia And Lymphoma Society’s Youngest Woman Of The Year

At just 15-years-old, Lisette Watters of South Ozone Park has already spent more than a decade helping in the battle against leukemia.

04/08/2013

Sarah Grace Foundation (credit: Sarah Grace Foundation website)

Long Island Charity That Helps Kids With Cancer To Hold Annual Fundraiser

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.

03/31/2013

Elijah And Nathaniel Blades

Boy Suffering From Leukemia, Family Return Home After Sandy Damage

The New Year is off to an encouraging start for one Freeport, Long Island, family devastated by Superstorm Sandy.

01/01/2013

Water line at the Heckman's home after Sandy (credit: Danielle Heckman)

Long Island Family Struggling To Survive And Treat Sick Son After Sandy

It’s been a very difficult year for the Heckman family on Long Island and, because of Sandy, things are even worse.

11/27/2012

Valerie Fund Logo

Valerie Fund Helps Young Cancer Patients Live More Normal Lives

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.

06/08/2012

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