A mother’s fight to bring an understanding of autism outside of the clinic

\From last century’s fears surrounding poor parenting to modern vaccine hesitancy, persistent misconceptions about the causes of autism have often resulted in the developmental condition being wrongfully associated with moral panic. During a recent talk hosted by McGill’s Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry for the Culture, Mind and Brain Program’s Speaker Series, Marga Vicedo, an associate professor at the University of Toronto…

After young daughter’s death, Trumbull dad rides for cancer research

When Jim McCaffrey lost his 6-year-old daughter Mia to a rare form of pediatric cancer in 2017, the pain of that loss was acute, and not just for the family. “I think people struggle to connect with us sometimes about Mia,” said McCaffrey, 41, a Trumbull High School English teacher. When McCaffrey decided to get involved…

Author writes about late husband’s journey with cancer

With a grim medical prognosis in November 1995, Jim Kiel’s final wish was to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding the following July. With a grim medical prognosis in November 1995, Jim Kiel’s final wish was to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding the following July. He fulfilled that…

Georgia mother, toddler fighting cancer together

Dealing with even a single loved one battling cancer is tough for any family, but one in Georgia must now stay strong for a young mother and her 14-month-old daughter. Source: Georgia mother, toddler fighting cancer together | Fox News

After breast cancer, mom and daughter get tattoos they hope to never see again

Source: Today / Lisa Flam A Texas mother and daughter got matching tattoos, but they hope you’ll never lay eyes on them. During Veronica Quintanilla’s second bout with breast cancer, her daughter shaved her head in solidarity as she took her mom to nearly all of her medical appointments. And after Quintanilla’s last chemotherapy treatment, her…