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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Pediatric Cancer Stories

One of the reasons that I enjoy living in Cincinnati is the wonderful Children's Hospital Medical Center.  Last night PBS had a wonderful program, entitled, "Lion in the House," concerning Children's Hospital and some of the pediatric cancer patients it has treated.  It was a very moving program that addresses the issues facing the children and their families as well as the physicians, nurses and other caregivers who treat them.  Here is a brief abstract of the program:

A LION IN THE HOUSE follows the stories of five exceptional children           and their families as they battle pediatric cancer. From the trauma           of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, this series documents           the stresses that can tear a family apart as well as the courage of           children facing the possibility of death with honesty, dignity and           humor. As the film compresses six years into one narrative, it puts           viewers in the shoes of parents, physicians, nurses, siblings, grandparents           and social workers who struggle to defeat an indiscriminate and predatory           disease.

These are some truly inspiring people.  The PBS website has further information about the program and also provides some helpful biographies.  [bm]

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