About the Story This Personal History piece, published in the June 20, 2011 issue of the New Yorker, chronicles the diagnosis and treatment of the author’s nine-month-old daughter’s brain tumor To read more, visit http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/06/13/110613fa_fact_hemon#ixzz1QizFyfiN About the Author Aleksandar Hemon is the author of The Lazarus Project,which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and [...]
About the Project Crammed into the wing of Marie Curie Hospital in Bucharest, 20 children diagnosed with cancer are fighting everyday for their lives. Living conditions in the hospital are harsh, with not enough beds or nurses, no proper medicine or medical instruments. The current conditions offer them only a 50% chane of survival,” says [...]
September 24, 2010 | 2 Comments
The Book My Heart vs. the Real World is a photo documentary volume that explores the lives of children with congenital heart disease (CHD) through striking black-and-white photographs and interviews with subjects and their families. Ten chapters each spotlight a single child and in an additional chapter, the author writes about his own experience of [...]
The Film A LION IN THE HOUSE follows the stories of five exceptional children and their families as they battle pediatric cancer. From the trauma of diagnosis to the physical toll of treatment, this series documents the stresses that can tear a family apart as well as the courage of children facing the possibility of [...]
The Lyngás Day Care Center cares for the full spectrum of disability. The children I photographed ranged from mildly disabled, both physically and mentally, to profoundly disabled. Rather than an experience of despair, the seven weeks I spent with these extraordinary children was one of enlightenment and hope. I quickly discovered that within each child, even those who seemed totally disconnected, there is always a personality and a relationship to be made. I was moved by the children’s inner-strength and was also touched by the devotion of the teachers, caretakers, and families.
Best Friends by Melissa Rodriguez “My mom and I were like best friends who roomed with each other. We were always together, in the night and during the day, through the good times and bad.” About the Project Each year for the last 11 years, Duke Pediatrician John Moses teaches a class called “Children and [...]