Posts Tagged ‘ kids with cancer ’

Music Video Lifts Young Cancer Patients’ Spirits

Friday, December 27th, 2013

This holiday season, the staff at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU did something extra special for their cancer patients. They created a music video to Katy Perry’s song “Roar.” The video features dancing, lip-synching, and general excitement from the kids, the staff, and even the VCU basketball team. It was a special treat for the patients and an inspiration to other children who have cancer.

The idea to create the music video came from 8-year-old Campbell, a leukemia patient at the hospital. Campbell is a huge fan of Katy Perry and listens to her during treatments to fight the pain.

You can watch Campbell kick off the video below.

Learn about the top children’s hospitals for cancer care, and get advice on what to do when a child’s sibling is sick.

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Poll: Should Mattel Mass Produce Bald Barbie Dolls?

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

A Facebook group dedicated to the creation of a “Beautiful and Bald Barbie” is campaigning for Mattel to mass produce hair-less Barbie dolls as  “a great coping mechanism for young girls dealing with hair loss themselves for a loved one,” whether from cancer or other autoimmune disorders.  Scarves and hats would be ideal accessories for the Bald Barbie.

Both DigitalJournal.com and the Huffington Post reported on the growing campaign, which has over 48,000 “likes,”  and a petition at Change.org has 1,478 signatures (just 122 votes away from its goal of 1,500).

In 2011, CBS New York reported that Mattel made a unique bald Barbie doll for 4-year-old Genesis Reyes, who sufferend hair loss from chemotherapy. Another Facebook group campaigning for a “Bald and Brave G.I. Joe” action figure currently has over 2,000 “likes.”

As a parent, do you think having a bald Barbie will be beneficial for young girls who have a difficult time understanding and accepting hair loss? Take our poll below.

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