Posts Categorized: Cancer

Grateful for Children’s Hospital

By John Carpenter, father of Danielle Rose Carpenter I could list all the reasons that we are lucky to have Children’s Hospital, but I’ll let you read Danielle’s story and I won’t have to. Our daughter, Danielle Rose Carpenter, was diagnosed with Stage 2 Wilms’ tumor (kidney cancer) when she was 2 years old in… Read more »

Nick Overcomes Leukemia

Last winter, Nick Heisler had terribly swollen lymph nodes and tonsils. Captain of his Bethel Park High School wrestling team, Nick was constantly tired. Although he was nearly undefeated in his division, he couldn’t seem to shake the feeling that something was wrong. When his symptoms worsened, Nick went to his family pediatrician where he was… Read more »

Ryder Goes to Washington

Ryder McDermitt’s mom, Karrie, sensed something was wrong with her son from the time he was an infant. She became increasingly concerned when, at 16 months of age, Ryder seemed to be getting sick a lot but not recovering. He seemed to do well when he was taking antibiotics but when he finished a course… Read more »

Genre Baker’s Story

Genre Baker, 9, of Irwin, was diagnosed with leukemia at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC on Memorial Day of 2009. He quickly realized during his lengthy hospitalizations that video games and other distractions helped pass the time in the hospital. So he started Genre’s Kids with Cancer Fund to raise money for hand-held video… Read more »