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Our own CMN ambassador

5-year-old Caden Buth loves singing, dancing and acting—but like a dinosaur or a robot. Any day spent having fun is how he would describe his best day, said Caden’s mom, Christina. When Caden was 4 weeks old, he continued to bleed severely after a surgical procedure.

STOP Children’s Cancer Foundation makes $1 million pledge

Stop Children’s Cancer, a Gainesville-based nonprofit organization, has made a five-year, $1 million pledge to help support UF Health Shands Hospital doctors take part in national collaborative studies and clinical trials, including one focused on improving the cure rates for children with osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma.

Cranes for a cure

2,000 hand-crafted origami cranes adorn the rafters of the UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital Sebastian Ferrero Atrium. The Cranes for Cure Childhood Cancer display was created by the Joey’s Wings Foundation.

Plant-made Hemophilia Therapy Shows Promise

People with hemophilia require regular infusions of clotting factor to prevent ... uncontrolled bleeding. But a significant fraction develop antibodies against the clotting factor... Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and University of Florida have worked to develop a therapy to prevent these antibodies

Teen to donate bone marrow for brother

A city program where Orlando police officers mentor at-risk children has taken a different turn, after one of the kids participating in the program was diagnosed with cancer.