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Instagram Inspiration

BY Jeremy Shatan

Social media outlets like Instagram are often seen as frivolous, just endless selfies or pictures of glamorous meals and travel. But in the world of childhood cancer and blood disorders, these channels can be a lifeline. When a child is treated for a serious illness, an extended network of patients, families and medical professionals is created. Social

The Extra Mile

BY Jeremy Shatan

The extra mile is the road always taken by our doctors, nurses, and staff. There is  very little they won’t do to make our patients’ lives easier. Take Dr. Jennifer Levine, one of our oncologists and the Director of the Center for Survivor Wellness. In talking to one of her patient families, she learned that their son

Our Wise And Wonderful Nurses

BY Jeremy Shatan

It’s National Nursing Week so we’d like to take a moment to recognize the extraordinary professionals who take care of children with cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center. If you’ve ever met any of our nurses, you probably already  know about their endless dedication and compassion, and their tireless work on behalf

History, Still Being Written

BY Jeremy Shatan

We recently met the family of a newly diagnosed Hodgkin’s lymphoma patient. They told us that when researching where to go for treatment, “all roads” led to Dr. Kara Kelly, the Associate Director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & Stem Cell Transplantation. This didn’t surprise us as we have heard from many patient

Welcome!

BY Jeremy Shatan

Welcome to the Hope & Heroes blog – a feature of our new website. Hope & Heroes is at center of a wide range of activity. Doctors stop in to our office to discuss programs. Social workers call, seeking help for families in need. Donors are thanked for their commitment by phone, email and letters.