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: http://supahmommy.blogspot.com/search/label/jaden%20duttine . 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 http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/sherryrogers. 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.

2 comments:

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,

Jeanne

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.
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jacobcooksey
Thank you for listening.
http://jacobsmommie.blogspot.com/
Sara

 
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