To benefit Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Blood Center, Be The Match and Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research at Medical College.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A plea for community members to step forward and help organize next year's run to fight cancer.
A message from Allison Klein for the American Cancer Society: Your time, talents and passion to fight back against cancer are greatly needed to help plan and implement your local American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Wauwatosa. Has cancer impacted your life? For way too many of us cancer hits too close to home. Today is the day to join the American Cancer Society’s mission to put an end to all forms of cancer – help people stay well, get well, fight back and find cures. By volunteering with your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life you will help bring together your community in the fight against cancer, raise money for a cure, and support an organization that provides free rides and lodging for cancer patients going through …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Scientists in Southeast Wisconsin's major medical research center are teasing out the fundamental functions of cancer cells and learning how to defeat them.
The hallways on the fourth floor of the Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin are lined with freezers and refrigerators and big tanks of liquid nitrogen. The laboratories have spilled over with culture samples and specimens, and you go through gaps in the appliances to find the offices of lead researchers. Those offices, not really spacious to begin with, are made less so by the piles of data printouts and stacks of draft studies being conducted at a near-frenetic pace. This is the Cancer Center. It fairly hums, and not just with the white noise of lab equipment but also with the pink noise of conversation, of researchers talking to one another, constantly, excitedly, if in low tones, about discovery — talking about the …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Hailey Roser, 4, of Mukwonago, was allowed to leave the hospital despite the lockdown.
Updated, 5:05 p.m. Sunday: Hailey Roser, 4, has met Justin Bieber. Despite Children's Hospital being on lockdown because of the Brookfield mass shooting, she was allowed to leave the hospital and she met Bieber Sunday afternoon. "Dreams come true," tweeted her family from the account @HealingHailey. A Waukesha Patch Twitter follower told Patch that Hailey's ambulance arrived in Milwaukee for Bieber's concert. "I am here with my daughters and the ambo with Hailey got here about 15 min ago," tweeted @brianokeefemke. A social media campaign was launched last week to encourage Bieber to meet the 4-year-old girl, who is hospitalized in Wauwatosa. A local radio station had provided Hailey with tickets for a meet-and-greet show, according to the …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Hailey Roser can't go to Justin Bieber's concert on Sunday. Will he come to Wauwatosa to visit this young Waukesha County girl at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin?
A social media campaign has launched in the southeastern Wisconsin area to get pop star Justin Bieber to come to Wauwatosa to visit a 4-year-old Waukesha County girl who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer in August. Hailey Roser, of Mukwonago, is a huge Bieber fan. Her parents have tickets, but she’s unable to attend the concert because of her illness. So the plea to Bieber is going out on Facebook and Twitter in attempts to persuade the young celebrity to make a stop at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa to visit young Hailey. “If she would be able to be in the same room as him and knowing that he came here to see her, I know would bring a huge smile to her face," her father, Eric Roser, told CBS 58. Hailey was diagnosed …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The grace and goodness of a community vaults forward to help a family and child facing a brain disease thought to be incurable – but for which there may now be a hope, however slender.
A parent's nightmare is getting a phone call and learning that your child has had an accident and been taken to the hospital. Your heart pounds as you race to the emergency room, fearing the worst, praying for the best. Kathy and Jon Birk experienced it April 3 after their daughter, Kaylen, had a hard collision in kindergarten gym class at Lincoln Elementary School. Kaylen, 6, was taken to Children's Hospital, where she was quickly treated and released for a broken nose and a mild concussion. That shocker would soon enough have become the stuff of lore that a family could learn to laugh over for years to come – "The fright you gave us!" ... "That's why you have that funny bump on your cute nose." If only it had ended so. It didn't. The …