Amazing people with inspiring stories are something we see every day at Cohen Children's Medical Center. You can meet these courageous patients and families right here on our website.

Talyn Vankeuren was diagnosed with golf ball sized brain tumor at 18 months of age.
Today, Talyn never skips a beat and is stronger and healthier than ever.
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Gwendolyn Ihm is a typical five-year old: energetic, funny, outgoing and stubborn. She has an older sister and brother with whom she loves to play and whether they’re engaged in computer games or running around the park, Gwendolyn always seems to be happy.
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Imagine being 8 years old and being told you have cancer. Now imagine being told that the cancer you have is so dangerous that you have a very poor chance of surviving and, if you do live, you will probably be a paraplegic.
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4-year-old Laura was not feeling like herself a few days before school was to begin. As a precaution, Ms. Zervas brought Laura to her pediatrician to make sure she hadn’t caught a virus. In less than 24 hours, Laura was met in the Emergency Department by Carolyn Fein Levy, MD, an attending pediatric oncologist at the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, and Jessica Scerbo, MD, a fellow at the center. Together, they determined Laura’s diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and the most common type of cancer in children.
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