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A mom’s thoughts on taking care of her daughter – Meet Avaya

Avaya is 11 yrs chronologically but mentally between 4 and 7. In August of 2014 she was admitted to Children's Mercy Hospital and diagnosed with Leukemia (CML), Generalized Epilepsy w/photo-sensitivity, and a heart condition known as Supra ventricular Tachycardia all in the same week. Her cancer type, Chronic Myeloid leukemia, is not one that she [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|childhood cancer|0 Comments

Meet Isaac, a Sibiling

Childhood cancer deeply affects the siblings of cancer patients. When parents hear the diagnosis, suddenly all thoughts focus on keeping the sick child alive. Siblings, although loved, can easily get lost in the shuffle. TNK Children’s Foundation offers support to families, and we often provide special activities and attention to the siblings of sick kids. [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|childhood cancer, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employment Struggles of Parents Whose Children Have Cancer

Families today don’t have a lot of spare time. Even in families with healthy kids, every moment of the day gets scheduled with work, school activities, chores around the house, and the occasional social event. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, demands on a parent’s time increase radically. Suddenly, you have to find time for seven doctors’ [...]

By |January 5th, 2016|childhood cancer|0 Comments

Recurring Donations: Winning the Fight in Bite-Sized Battles

TNK Children’s Foundation fights alongside families to give them a fighting chance. Specifically, we work with families whose children are fighting battles with cancer or other blood diseases. The challenge is great. Every three minutes another child is diagnosed with cancer, which means that every three minutes another family’s world is falling apart. How can [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|childhood cancer|0 Comments

Meet Gabriel and His Family

TNK Children’s Foundation would like you to meet six-year-old Gabriel and his family. Today, he is three years into a three-and-a-half-year cancer treatment program, and things look hopeful. Life, however, isn’t easy for him or his family. His mom, Deborah, refers to the day Gabriel was diagnosed as the day her world turned upside down. In October of [...]

By |December 15th, 2015|childhood cancer|0 Comments