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 »
Seriously ill children, teens, and their families remain isolated in quarantine, cut off from the support of extended family, friends, and the world around them. CCA is committed to continuing service delivery for this vulnerable population, who are deeply impacted by this pandemic. With physical distancing strategies in place, our team continues to innovate new methods to deliver JoyRx remotely. Here are some of the ways our… Read more »
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 »
Lean on Me: CCA Says Thanks CCA is committed to continuing service delivery for seriously ill children and their families and supporting the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who care for them, all who are even more deeply impacted during this pandemic. With social distance strategies in place, our team is innovating the ways we… Read more »
Rising from the Ashes The phoenix is a mythological bird that rises from the ashes, symbolizing the ability to overcome darkness and rise to any challenge. It’s a fitting name for our January Hero, 12-year-old Phoenix, who has risen above his circumstances with incredible strength and courage. From a young age, Phoenix was always active.… Read more »
For the past eight years, David’s had a friend in his corner to help him through long days in the hospital—his Chemo Pal mentor, Jana. She was matched with David right before his first surgery and has been by his side ever since.