Robot helps Clark County boy, 6, attend school
SOUTH CHARLESTON, Ohio (AP) — Levi Suttles is just like any other kindergartner. He learns numbers, plays with friends during recess and enjoys listening to his teacher read Dr. Seuss...
WWE’s Roman Reigns announces leukemia in remission
ATLANTA (AP) — The Big Dog is back.
Professional wrestler Roman Reigns says his leukemia is in remission and he'll be returning to the WWE ring.
Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee diagnosed with leukemia
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese swimming star Rikako Ikee has been diagnosed with leukemia less than 18 months before the Olympics in Tokyo.
The 18-year-old Ikee won six gold medals at the Asian Games in Jakarta last year and was tipped to be one of the faces of the 2020 Olympics in her home country.
She posted on her verified Twitter account Tuesday that her illness surfaced when she got tests after returning from a training trip to Australia.
Girl fights leukemia with Christmas wishes from thousands
BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A southeastern Michigan girl who is battling leukemia has thousands of fans and the number continues to grow.
Emma Roberts of Brighton has received more than 4,500 Christmas cards since late November. It began as a social media campaign by a fellow Brighton resident who wanted to boost the 13-year-old's morale.
"I feel bad for the mail lady," said Emma's father, Tom Roberts, who noted that deliveries sometimes come twice a day.
Texas G Andrew Jones faced “biggest fear” in leukemia fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Even when his whole body ached just to walk, and everywhere he went meant taking along a chemotherapy bag attached to a tube going straight into his body, Andrew Jones had a goal: Get back to basketball.
That included a mission to dunk, which took about two weeks or three weeks and was celebrated with a video on social media.
WWE star Roman Reigns announces he has leukemia
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — WWE wrestler Roman Reigns says he will step away from the ring because he has leukemia.
The 33-year-old Reigns, whose real name is Joe Anoa'i, made the announcement Monday night to open the episode of "Raw."
He was originally diagnosed in 2008 at age 22, though he quickly went into remission. He's been fighting the disease since.
Texas guard out with toe injury following leukemia treatment
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones has fractured a toe in practice, and the school says there is no timetable for his return.
Jones had rejoined the team following his diagnosis of leukemia, which occurred in January. He sat out most of last season while undergoing treatment.
A statement from Texas says Jones fractured a toe on his right foot on Thursday but is expected to make a full recovery.
Artist’s exhibit shows her journey through cancer treatment
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — When her cancer treatment isolated her from the world, Longview resident Anne-Marie Carr used her art to reach out.
Carr created a piece of art every day for 100 days during her treatment and recovery in 2016 and posted each piece on Instagram. Her "100 Day Project: An Art Journey Through Leukemia" exhibit is on display in the Rose Center for the Arts gallery at Lower Columbia College.
Jones practicing with Texas after leukemia treatments
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas junior guard Andrew Jones is a limited participant in practice as he continues to regain strength following his diagnosis with leukemia, coach Shaka Smart said Monday.
Although Jones would probably like to play this season, Smart wasn't ready to say if he will be able to get on the court in a game. Jones is a full-time student.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — With a contagious smile, a sense of humor and a deep determination to keep playing golf, Jarrod Lyle endeared himself to people around the world during a long struggle against cancer.
The 36-year-old Australian golfer died Wednesday night at his home near Melbourne among family and close friends, the week after opting to forego further treatment and enter palliative care.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has opted not to seek further treatment in his long fight against leukemia and will receive palliative care at home, his family announced late Tuesday.
The 36-year-old Lyle, who won twice on the Nationwide Tour in 2008, was first diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager and suffered recurrences of the disease in 2012 and 2017.
BEIJING (AP) — At least once a week, Su Lingmin films herself singing, sharing health tips and chatting with hundreds of fans from her hospital bed.
"Now I'm a professional livestreamer," she said with a smile in a video last week. "What else can I do?"
Diagnosed with leukemia four months ago, the 27-year-old native of the northern Chinese city of Harbin is helping give a human face to the struggle for more affordable cancer drugs in China.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton goalkeeper Carl Ikeme retired on Friday, a month after revealing he was in complete remission from acute leukemia.
Ikeme spent the past year fighting the disease, and decided to heed medical advice that the toll of recovering was too much on his body before trying to play again.
The last of his more than 200 appearances for Wolves was in March 2017.
Dad Dances to Ciara Song for Son with Leukemia
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Jarrod Lyle's wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a "really scary" period in his third battle with cancer.
Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia.
Jones enrolls in online classes at Texas
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been approved for online-based coursework for summer school and will move into a dorm, big steps toward an eventual return to the program as he continues treatment for leukemia.
Longhorns coach Shaka Smart announced the move Thursday. Jones was diagnosed in January and he spent weeks in Houston for treatment. He eventually started posting on social media videos of himself shooting baskets.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As a doctor injected cloudy fluid into Makena Eighmy's intravenous line, it looked like the 13-year-old animal lover from near Watertown was getting a standard procedure for her cancer.
But the infusion this month at UW Health's American Family Children's Hospital was far from routine.
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Doctors have performed Idaho's first allogeneic stem cell transplant.
During a routine physical, Kayla Griffiths nurse was listening to her heart when she heard a murmur.
Greyson Kapes was a miracle, said his mother, Amanda Kapes.
Born by emergency C-section on Jan. 5, the preemie battled against all odds.
Not only did he have a congenital heart defect that would require open heart surgery, he had leukemia and Down syndrome.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and has started treatment.
"I found out a few weeks ago that I had developed leukemia lymphoma (AML, ALL)," Azab wrote in a Twitter post Saturday morning. "I have since started treatment and am working through the process, but I wanted to spread the word and ask for prayers to help strengthen me in this journey."
TORRINGTON — When the leadoff hitter looks out next week at Brian Bassler, whether he’s from Holy Cross or Oxford, he is going to see eyebrows. Yeah, a full pair of eyebrows.
“The eyebrows were the last to go,” Bassler said. “And the first to come back.”
VENLO, Netherlands (AP) — German forward Lennart Thy will miss a week's training with VVV-Venlo and the Dutch side's next league game in order to help a leukemia patient.
The club says Thy, who is loan from German side Werder Bremen, requested the week off so he can donate blood to enable doctors to generate stem cells that could make a transplant possible for a leukemia patient and possibly save their life.
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Texas guard Andrew Jones released from cancer center
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas sophomore guard Andrew Jones has been released from the hospital and will continue his leukemia treatment on an outpatient basis.
In a statement released by the school, Jones said he left the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Saturday, a move he called a "great night and a big step for me and my family."
Jones said he's encouraged by reports from doctors telling him he's showing improvement. He will stay in the Houston area for his outpatient treatments.
Hatchell helping to give others ‘new life’ after cancer diagnosis led to search for marrow donors
In 2013, UNC Women’s Basketball Coach Sylvia Hatchell was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. She thought she would need to receive a bone marrow transplant as a form of treatment for her cancer, so Hatchell organized multiple "Be the Match" events.
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Nebraska Medicine offers new treatment for lymphoma, leukemia patients with no other option
When Amy Cheese came to the Nebraska Medical Center in October 2016, she had a tumor the size of a grapefruit in her chest, next to her heart and lungs.
She’d already been through three rounds of chemotherapy over the course of a year, but her non-Hodgkin lymphoma had rebounded.
DARLINGTON, S.C. — Several organizations and community leaders partnered on Saturday to put on the the second annual benefit concert for the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.
Deportation stayed for dad of sick boy who sought sanctuary
PHOENIX (AP) — An immigrant man with five children and a pregnant wife said Monday he was granted a last-minute stay of deportation after he sought sanctuary in a church saying he needed to remain in the United States to support his family, including a 5-year-old son with leukemia.
When everyone else rushes away from an emergency, firefighters are often the first ones rushing in to help.
The Latest: Father of ailing boy gets deportation stay
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the immigrant father who sought sanctuary in a Phoenix church (all times local):
An immigrant father of five children including a 5-year-old boy with leukemia was granted a last-minute stay by immigration authorities after he took sanctuary at a Phoenix church to avoid deportation.
Lincoln Elementary students raising funds for leukemia, lymphoma patients
Students at Lincoln Elementary School in Gering are donning super hero capes and coming to the rescue. During the month of February, the students are holding the school's annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
Texas guard Jones engaging public as he battles cancer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The announcement that Texas guard Andrew Jones was diagnosed with leukemia prompted concern and well wishes from across college basketball.
STAMFORD — When Mary Pat Caldwell and her 5-year-old twin boys Zach and Teddy pulled into their driveway last week for the first time in six months, the first thing she did was get out of the car and kiss the ground.
Texas star Andrew Jones progressing in leukemia treatment
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of Texas basketball star Andrew Jones says he is making "positive strides" in his leukemia treatment.
The sophomore guard was diagnosed in January and is at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
The family says in a statement Saturday that Jones recently was able to get out of bed, a "huge difference" from when he was first diagnosed.
Jacob Munoz has gone from being a teenager in the locker room surrounded by football gear and friends to dealing with IV bags in a hospital room.
St. Mary’s first-graders rally around classmate diagnosed with leukemia
DeKALB – Marissa Dobie said the outpouring of love and support from St. Mary Catholic School in DeKalb and the community has been overwhelming after her son Jake’s leukemia diagnosis last year.
8-year-old with leukemia signs on to college softball team
HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Finally, McKenzie Woods broke into a smile.
After spending the first 13 minutes of her signing day ceremony inside James Madison's Memorial Hall with her eyes firmly locked on Dukes interim softball coach Loren LaPorte and her mouth closed straight across her face, the 8-year-old from Churchville flashed a wide grin. Her eyes lit up when JMU sophomore outfielder Michala Pellegrino walked to the table.
"She's like another little sister," Pellegrino said.
Greyson Kapes isn’t yet a month old, but he’s already battling for his life.
The son of Amanda Kapes, Greyson came into the world with a congenital heart defect, leukemia and Down syndrome.
It’s been touch and go since his premature birth Jan. 5 — and his health isn’t improving.
There are stories in sports that are easy to get excited about when it comes to matchups of intriguing players, coaches and teams.
Then there are stories that just tug at your heart make you want to root for someone, support them as they go through something nobody should ever have to experience.
ST. LOUIS -- Christmas Day marked exactly one year since Auggie Powers, 4, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Delaware researchers examine cancer’s effect on siblings
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Every now and then, Ali McDonough wakes from a nightmare about her brother.
There's the one where she relives the last moments of Andrew's life. He died in July 2007 in his hospital bed while Ali was holding him.
Or the one where Andrew dies from cancer, but in a different way. Or the one where she has to tell Andrew his leukemia has come back, a moment that never actually happened.
Illinois AG says girl can use medical marijuana at school
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois attorney general's office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders
Fund-raiser website started for Texas guard with leukemia
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas has announced a fund-raising website for Longhorns basketball player Andrew Jones as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
The site's donation tracker showed more than $32,000 pledged within the first few hours after it was launched.
The Latest: AG: Girl can use medical marijuana at school
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit to allow 11-year-old to receive marijuana treatment while at school (all times local):
The Illinois attorney general's office has told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her for seizure disorders.
Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones flirted with leaving Texas for the NBA before returning to school for what he hoped would be a big sophomore season and a splash in the next draft.
He was on his way. The shooting guard was the Longhorns' leading scoring through the start of what looked like a big season. After a wrist fracture sidelined him for a few games, his return to the lineup was going to be big: the Big 12 season opener against Kansas.
Girl fights Leukemia for 2 years
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Whether you know her as Annabelle Thomas or Anna Banana Awesome Sauce, the 6-year-old has been kicking cancer's butt since her diagnosis in 2015.
The Houma native was diagnosed with high-risk B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia just after her fourth birthday in November 2015.
For the past two years, Annabelle has been undergoing chemotherapy, steroid and other treatments at Ochsner's oncology unit in New Orleans.
Tour starts fund for Jarrod Lyle in leukemia recovery
KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has gone through a third round of bone marrow transplant, and the PGA Tour wants to help Lyle and his family cope with the medical bills.
The tour announced "January for Jarrod," and part of the program includes a non-tax-deductible gift that can be made at www.youcaring.com/januaryforjarrod. All proceeds go directly to Lyle family to offset daily living, family and medical expenses.