Posts tagged "leukemia"

Texas Town Makes Batman Boy’s Dreams Come True

All young leukemia sufferer Kye wanted was to get to play his favorite comic book character Batman. So the town of Arlington, Texas, got together and put together an adventure for Kye. Kye and his team of do-gooders encountered rascally criminals like The Joker and The Riddler, detonated “bombs” and recovered stolen money. The day…

Julie Gerstein / April 17, 2012

Girl Talk: On Being “That Young Guy With Cancer’s Wife”

When I married Jason on August 7, 2010, the same day as his 29th birthday, we didn’t feel that marriage would change our relationship dramatically. After five years of dating, we were true partners-in-crime who had traveled the world together, raised two small dogs as though they were our children, and enjoyed daily debriefing sessio…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 6, 2011

Monster Portraits Do Good

When 5-year-old Aidan was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia this past September he didn’t freak out. Instead, he found solace in one of his favorite activities: drawing monsters. And now those monster pictures are being put to good use; they’re for sale on a special Etsy shop. And money from the sale of his monster…

Julie Gerstein / October 28, 2010

Woman’s Leukemia Lie Gets Her A Free Wedding — And A Divorce

Some women will go to extreme lengths to snag a man and have the wedding of their dreams. Jessica Vega, for instance, of Yonkers, New York, told her husband and countless others that she was dying from leukemia when she was perfectly healthy.

Julie Gerstein / September 9, 2010

RIP: Mary Travers Of Peter, Paul And Mary

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary passed away from leukemia yesterday at the age of 72 and I teared up several times last night and this morning just thinking about her.

When I was 14 years old, my Girl Scout leader, who also happened to be the editor of our dinky local newspaper,…

Jessica Wakeman / September 17, 2009

Eight-Year-Old Boy Redefines Romance

The following story turned even my black heart into a marshmallow rainbow where unicorns can prance. When we read about the eight-year-old British boy who proposed to his best girl at a laser tag party, we got so many warm fuzzies we nearly melted our plastic covered PC. After battling leukemia for four years, Reece…

Simcha / July 24, 2008

Rihanna Really Is A Saint

Yesterday we anointed Rihanna one of the Patron Saints of The Frisky. Turns out, we weren’t just being cute! The singer put out a plea for a bone marrow donor for 41-year old leukemia Lisa Gershowitz-Flynn and as a result 5,000 people contacted DKMS and a donor was found. Way to go Ri-Ri! [Digital Spy

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 7, 2008