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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

Cancer is wicked. Having been diagnosed with cancer, I have kept hope that maybe I will be the only one in my family to have to go through this stuff, but that may not be the case. I now know of two moms that are not only battling their own cancer, but also that of their children.
Unfortunately, there are probably many more, but I found these amazing women by looking up ACC in the news.

The latest is Julie Duttine, and her son Jaden. If you are anywhere near South Hills (Pleasant Hills, PA, I think) on February 13th, please get some tickets for the show "'Til Death Do Us Part", the latest in the Late Night Catechism national shows. I think the take on both the matinee and the evening performances will go to the Duttines to TRY to offset the cancer treatment costs. Here is a link to the pdf of the order form, and here is a link to more on the Duttines, halfway down the page under "Catch the catechism". Julie also writes a blog, and posts updates on Jaden here: . I will add her blog to the blog roll on the right side of this page. I wish for them standing room only crowds.

The other momma that is dealing with not only her ACC but her child's cancer is Sherry Rogers The great news on her blog is that her son's and her latest scans are looking good! Thank goodness, and I wish for them all a very boring and love-filled spring ahead.


Jeanne said...

Teri--thanks for posting this. I will write something about them as well and hope that our generous readers will be able to give this family some financial support.

These stories are just heartbreaking. A 2-year-old with cancer!

Love you,


Sara said...

I just started a blog for myself. My son was diagnosed with ACC this week. I am struggling with sleeping and eating. I dont know what to do. We are waiting to hear from the doctor my son was assigned to at St. Jude, hopefully tomorrow. I would love to hear from anyone that knows about ACC or someone that wants to vent with me. We have a Caring Bridge site.
Thank you for listening.

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