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Steve McKinion
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Connecting People of Faith and Families with Childhood Cancer
Connecting People of Faith and Families with Childhood Cancer

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Back Pain, Knee Pain, Nausea, 'Roid Rage? #childhoodcancer

I’ve mentioned Harrison’s ‘roid rage before, and had people ask what that means. First, a little background. Part of the treatment for leukemia is a monthly prednisone pulse for five days. I’m not exactly certain the role this steroid plays in treatment,…

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We are hitting Harrison’s first “lasts.”  And I mean “lasts” in the best way possible. Obviously, in the world of childhood cancer far too many children have final birthdays, final holidays, and final goodbyes. Gratefully, Harrison isn’t having those…

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The Countdown to No Mo Chemo Continues #childhoodcancer

Recently Ginger has begun posting a countdown to Harrison’s final chemotherapy infusion. It is amazing to think he has nearly reached that milestone. By the time he finishes treatment, he will have endured three and a half years of toxic drugs pumped into…

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The day we heard "You son will not survive" #childhoodcancer

Three years ago today I listened to a doctor tell me this: “Your son two complete blockages deep in the brain. He has five bleeds too deep to reach. Something is wrong with his blood; it is too thick to even perform a complete blood count.” I asked an…

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You. Have. Cancer. Three years later #childhoodcancer

December 9, 2011, began like thousands of other days in the McKinion household: Ginger took the kids to school and I parked in front of the computer to work. The simple life we knew. a…

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Six month into Harrison’s treatment was a tremendous milestone. Those were the hardest six months of his young life. He was sick, had the miss the second semester of fourth grade, and nearly died several times. When he survived for six months in leukemia…
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