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April 2017

Smashing Walnuts Applauds The Kids First Research Act 2.0

Smashing Walnuts Foundation Applauds Introduction of

The Kids First Research Act 2.0

“It’s a Good Day in the Fight against Childhood Cancer”

LEESBURG, VA— Smashing Walnuts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of, and funds for, finding a cure for childhood brain cancer. Today, Smashing Walnuts Foundation commends […]

March 2017

Ideas On What To Say To A Bereaved Parent

Today I took Jake to a party at the temple that we used to belong to. As soon as I parked the car Jake took off to play and hang out with his friends.

It was a very spontaneous decision to attend. I generally need to psychologically prepare myself to go to places that had been […]

February 2017

Today I went to a funeral…

I went to a funeral today. It was for a little boy that was only seven years old.

I’ve been to more funerals for children over the past four years since we entered this world of childhood cancer than I can count. Viewing the grief of these newly bereaved parents is like […]

Valentine’s Day Hearts from Gabriella

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What holiday could be more perfect than one filled with love and hearts! Valentine’s Day was one of Gabriella’s favorite holidays. Even as a little girl Gabriella would want us to get her flowers and chocolates and things that had hearts on/in them. It was almost as if this holiday was created with […]

December 2016

Our Love Never Dies

I spent time with one of my dearest friends today. She didn’t have an easy childhood. As a matter of fact, it was quite horrible. She is bright and bubbly. She is a friend that you know has your back. You know that you can count on her. We can talk about anything. No subject […]

Smashing Walnuts Commends Congressional Approval of CURES

A bill that will accelerate the delivery of breakthrough treatments and cures to those in desperate need is headed to President Obama’s desk for a final signature. The United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in early December.

Click here to Read the full CURES news release.

November 2016

Between Now and Thanksgiving

Between now and Thanksgiving…

3,000 children worldwide will be diagnosed with cancer. One third (1/3) of them will have brain cancer.

Our family was one of those families. Our perfectly healthy nine-year old daughter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in the days before Thanksgiving. We were told that the cancer […]