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.
The country star asked a fan, Kevin McGuire of Somerdale, N.J., to the awards show. McGuire is 18 and has leukemia. His sister had started a campaign on Facebook to get Swift to go with him to his prom.
When a Long Island contractor heard about the story of a cancer patient, he had to help.
A 5-year-old New Jersey girl with leukemia has received a bone marrow transplant from her older Salvadoran sister whose initial attempt to come to the United States was blocked.
Dianos Guerrero Baez is battling leukemia and the best matches for a bone marrow transplant were killed in the crash of American Airlines flight 587.
“My mother’s death and my two little sisters’ deaths, I would rather get cancer over again,” said Dionis Guerrero Baez.
Mya returned from a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she was successfully treated for leukemia.
An Elizabeth, N.J. girl is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. Her sister Giselles is the only available donor, she has been denied a travel visa to the United States.
A 200-kilometer mega-marathon relay race fundraiser starting in Brooklyn and ending in the Catskills kicks off this week.
They’ve only done it in three patients so far, but the results were striking: Two appear cancer-free up to a year after treatment, and the third patient is improved but still has some cancer.
Lisa’s daughter Bethany was 5-years-old and consistently sick with fevers, ear infections and colds. Now, she is healthy and helping those who are sick.
You’ve been hearing this week about how the Valerie Fund puts young cancer patients at ease, but it also does wonders for their parents.
Even little children get cancer, including those who are barely old enough to speak, and the Valerie Fund is there to help them.