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July 2012

THOUGHTS FROM A SIBLING

By Jessi Wachtel
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Growing up with a brother who had a brain tumor wasn’t easy. Granted I was very young but I still remember what it was like visiting him in the hospital and taking care of him at home after each and every surgery. My mom was always the one who had to stay overnight with him because my dad had work the next day. I remember crying in the car on the way home with my dad because I wanted my mom...

THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF AMY'S BAKERY

By James McCue
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Many of you might have already had the pleasure of either being a part of or seeing the work from CBTF's teen photography classes. The classes are a partnership between CBTF and photographers Annie Levy and Paul White through a grant given to us through Kathy Epstein and the Fred J.

SOMETIMES OUR PAST IS OUR FUTURE

By Stacia Wagner
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I am not usually a doom and gloom person. In fact for those who know me well, I can almost always find a positive angle. Some of the art behind this is a matter of avoidance. Things which I find particularly scary or emotional, I just stay away from.

Help For Children Who Grieve

By Wade Iwata
Friday, July 13, 2012

Our dear friend Rahmani found this article and was kind enough to translate it for us into Spanish.  Below are both the English and Spanish versions of the article.Help For Children Who GrieveIt is certainly not easy to break the news to an adult about the death of a loved one.But imagine having to tell a child.FOR many children the experience of losing a family member or friend can be

HOW INVOLVED SHOULD CHILDREN BE IN THEIR MEDICAL CARE?

By Kayla Giacin
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

When a child is diagnosed with a brain tumor, the line between how much say they should have in their medical care and how much should be left up to the adults in their lives can be very blurry.This was the subject of a recent article posted by Common Health, written by Lindsey Kempton who was treated for cancer as a child.  She discussed this topic by explaining how her parents discussed...

Student Fundraiser

By Haley Askew
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Ryan H. from Carnegie, Pennsylvania chose to raise money for CBTF as his senior project at Chartiers Valley High School.  Ryan’s mom was telling him about her friend’s son who had a brain tumor.  When he heard about what the boy had to go through at such a young age he decided he wanted to help children so maybe they wouldn’t have to go through the same things.

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