Joy is Everywhere: Spencer’s Story

When Janalyn’s son, Spencer, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma just before his 13th birthday, she saw firsthand how powerful and healing Joy can be. During his first prolonged hospital stay, Spencer shut down. He refused every comfort, interaction, and activity offered—until CCA’s trained MyMusicRx® musicians, Cameron and Jean, walked through the door. “I remember when we… Read more »

A Bright Spot in Bo’s Journey

The pandemic has left many of us experiencing heightened feelings of anxiety, stress, uncertainty, and isolation—feelings incredibly familiar to Lance and Chloe, whose son, Bo, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) when he was just nine months old. Between four inpatient stays totaling 166 days away from home and extra precautions during and after… Read more »

Nine Ways to Choose Joy

As an organization focused on Joy as a pathway to greater emotional well-being, we want to share a few ideas to help you find Joy in this moment. Physical distancing, isolation from friends and family, an increased focus on hygiene and sanitation, feelings of anxiety and worry over an uncertain future—these have all become partNine Ways to Choose Joy”>… Read more »

Friendship and Music Keep Kailanie Smiling

Kailanie has been through more yucky stuff than most kids her age—19 surgeries in her first three years of life. But no matter what, she makes the best of everything. Preferred to be called by her nickname, Unicorn Superhero Warrior Princess, this unstoppable little girl has lateral meningocele syndrome (LMS), a rare disorder that affects… Read more »