Staff Photo - Emily Rico

Meet Emily Rico, MyMusicRx Specialist

A bright spot of musical talent in the hospitals is non-other than Emily Rico. With her degree in music and passion for working with children and teens, she never fails to bring a little more laughter and happiness to everyone she meets!

August CCA Hero - Sol

Meet August CCA Hero – Sol

Sol is the perfect name for this two-year-old ray of sunshine. Sol loves petting farm animals, pretending to be a dinosaur, blowing bubbles with her Chemo Pal, Emily, and her rubber boots. “She’s all about those boots”, laughed her mom, Ruth. “She even sleeps in them!”

Meet July CCA Hero – Irving

Irving is a cheerful young man who has crammed a whole lot of living into just 12 years. He’s a talented artist and an accomplished musician who plays guitar and accordion. He loves to listen to music, and when he can he loves to play basketball.

Mason and Eileen - Chemo Pal Match

Chemo Pal Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Eileen Shattuck

It’s said William Shakespeare first penned the phrase “I will wear my heart upon my sleeve,” but Eileen Shattuck took it to the next level when she tattooed the Children’s Cancer Association’s heart logo on her arm. We are incredibly grateful to Eileen for her support of CCA and inspired to know someone who has so much love and dedication for a cause that we all hold close to our hearts.

The Alexandra Ellis Caring Cabin 2017 Refresh

After years of love and use, the Caring Cabin needed some TLC. Thanks to many incredible partners, this renovation became reality. View photos of the renovations and hear direct quotes from families who have stayed at the Caring Cabin.

CCA Heroes – Where Are They Now?

Each year the Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) recognizes 12 local children and teens for their outstanding heroism in the face of serious illness. This month will mark the 20th year of the CCA Heroes program. Before ushering in our newest 2017 Heroes, we checked in with a few from years past.

MyMusicRx Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Matt Berning

Since becoming a MyMusicRx volunteer in 2015, Matt Berning has played an amazing 112 hours of music for kids and staff at Randall Children’s Hospital. However, music isn’t the only reason he’s involved with CCA. Matt himself has been living with a cancer diagnosis, and this inspired in him a desire to connect with children and families on that same journey.

Meet Caitlin Broderick, MyMusicRx Specialist

Caitlin joined the MyMusicRx In-Hospital team just over a year ago. Already, she’s made a huge impression on the children and teens CCA serves by bringing music to their bedside. We sat down with Caitlin to ask about some of the various aspects of her job and what brings her joy! What inspired you to… Read more »

Meet CCA Hero, Joshua

When we say that Joshua has a winning smile, we mean it literally—this cheerful little guy actually won a trophy at his school for having the best smile. His contagious grin lights up his entire face and delights everyone around him, from his family, to his teachers, to his medical team.