Say hello to the future of cancer treatment. Two babies suffering from leukemia are officially in remission at a London hospital. After running out of treatment options, doctors cured the infants by tweaking T-cells from a healthy donor and administrating the cells into the babies’ bodies. Pretty amazing, right?
Skateboarding star Dylan Rieder tragically died at just 28 years old on Oct. 12 due to complications from Leukemia, which is a cancer of the blood cells. Here’s everything you need to know about the disease that claimed Dylan’s life much too soon.
6-year-old cancer patient Enzo wanted to cook a meal with ‘The Barefoot Contessa’ and she couldn’t find the time. Ina tried to backtrack, but now little Enzo and his family are OVER IT!
Wow, Ina Garten has a real PR disaster on her hands! Last week it was revealed that the Make-A-Wish foundation offered to make a dream come true for adorable 6-year-old cancer patient Enzo Pereda. He asked to cook a meal with Food Network star, The Barefoot Contessa, adding that he loved to watch her show from his bed. Ina responded that she was just too busy. Then, realizing the public uproar that was happening, she tried to backtrack on Monday—calling Enzo’s family and offering for them to come to the Food Network for a cookout. But now the news has broken that Enzo’s family said NO! Wow.
After several criticisms, the Barefoot Contessa has invited 6-year-old Enzo to cook with her on set of her show.
After six-year-old Enzo was diagnosed with acute leukemia, he was approached by the Make-A-Wish foundation to make a wish. Enzo said he really wanted to cook with The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten because he often watched the show from his bed. The foundation approached Ina, but she responded that she was too busy with a book tour. Now, she has made the time to be with Enzo and invited him to the Food Network studios. Great news!
Philip Rice was worried about a rash on his 4-year-old son’s face, so he posted a photo on Facebook—and it saved the boy’s life.
Thanks to his dad’s Facebook friend, 4-year-old Ted Rice is getting treatment for leukemia, a diagnosis that would still be a mystery if it wasn’t for a photo. Ted’s dad Philip was extremely concerned about a rash on his son’s face, so he decided to post a picture of it. A physician friend, Dr. Sara Barton saw the photo on the social networking site. Her reaction was immediate: Get him to the hospital right away.
Rihanna is working with the largest bone marrow donor center in the country — DKMS Americas — and is enlisting your help. What a do-gooder!
Rihanna, thanks for NOT being all talk, no action. The 22-year-old singer is enlisting YOUR help in the battle again cancer, and wants you to become a bone marrow donor like she is! “I first became involved with [bone marrow donor organization] DKMS Americas after hearing about Lisa Flinn. She was a young mother of two, and thinking about her children having to live without their mother broke my heart,” the Umbrella singer told Teen Vogue. “So many young people think they are not important and what they do doesn’t matter, but it is! They need to know how important it is to get involved and start saving lives.”
Learn how to join Rihanna in the fight against leukemia! CLICK HERE!
Have you ever had to say goodbye to someone you loved? Rihanna expresses her sorrow after her young pal Jasmina loses her battle with cancer
Rihanna fought to save Jasmina Anema for the last year, but unfortunately, the 6-year-old died from leukemia on Jan. 27.
“I am incredibly heartbroken that Jasmina has passed away. She was such a brave and special child. She showed more strength and spirit than many adults I have met. I feel blessed that I was able to have her in the my life, and I know that through her example she has saved many lives. She was truly an angel on earth,” Rihanna, 21, said in a statement that she posted on her website Jan. 28.
Celebrity pals like President Obama, Rihanna and Beyonce are going to be sad to say goodbye to the brave 6-year-old they’ve supported through sickness
Jasmina Anema, the brave little girl who struggled to beat leukemia for the past year died on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Her mother, Thea Anema, announced the tragic news via her blog, the Caring Bridge, that was set up to manage the deluge of Jasmina supporters, who included Rihanna, all the members of Destiny’s Child and even President Barack Obama.
The kindergartner was doing well following a successful bone-marrow transplant in 2009, but in