Erjona Belba had had a normal pregnancy and delivery, so she was shocked when baby Melissa was born with blue bruises all over her body and a fever of 104 degrees.
Childhood leukemia survivor Maddie Stanton describes herself as a “mainly regular” kid. “I feel good,” she says. Her mother, Denise, says, “We feel lucky every day to be able to have Maddie enjoying life, and being happy, and living.”
Eighth-grader Cole Eicher says he’s back to doing “regular things.” In January 2014, an MRI found a golf ball-sized medulloblastoma – a tumor in the back of Cole’s brain.