UConn pitcher, 5-year-old linked by cancer fights

It started as a team effort to help a sick child.Now UConn pitcher Ryan Radue says the boy from Sturbridge, Massachusetts, showed him how to approach battling cancer. The Huskies welcomed 5-year-old leukemia patient Grayson Hand to the team as part of program called Project Impact, which links teams and seriously ill children. Grayson got…

NASA Astronaut Wears Space Suit Hand-Painted by Cancer Patients

Source: The Creator’s Project / Andrew Salomone Surely one of the only downsides to living on the International Space Station (ISS) is the lack of apparel options when it comes to functional space suits! But now, thanks to a collaboration between NASA and the folks at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center, an astronaut on the ISS…

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…

For Dad And Daughter Fighting Breast Cancer, Grit Runs In The Family

Source: NPR Ten years ago, Arnaldo Silva noticed a lump on his chest and decided to get it checked out. “I’m sitting in an office with about 80 women, everybody’s staring at me. And this lady leaned over she says, ‘Are you waiting for somebody?’ and I said ‘No, I’m here for me,’ ” the…

Cancer patients facing hair loss get help

Sometimes, cancer has a look. The chemotherapy that is used to treat cancer often causes baldness in patients. Those patients may then feel as though they’re being judged when they’re trying to live their lives outside of the hospital. Jill Shump of Battle Creek felt that way. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in January…