childhood cancer

Reach for the STAR

September 10, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 10: Step Up and Into the Political Arena On 07/29/2015, the bipartisan, bicameral Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act was introduced to benefit children with cancer, children living with cancer, and children who have survived cancer. I would even argu …

Lift the Veil of Cancer Survivorship: Yoga

September 7, 2015 mhyh 1

Day 7: Lift the Veil of Cancer Survivorship through Yoga Today, I invited Lisa Z. Hughes, my yoga coach, to post on the role of yoga in what she refers to as the lifting of the veil of cancer survivorship. I have learned so much from Lisa in my pursuit of chronic WELLNESS and …


September 5, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 5: Live-Love-Laugh Live with Intention, Urgency, Fully. Love with Abandon. Laugh until tears roll down you leg! Simply Stephanie

Amazon Smile and MHYH

September 3, 2015 mhyh 0

Day 3: Designate myHeart, yourHands (MHYH) as your Amazon Smile Charity by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3807854 As we continue with our Survivorship: 30 Days of ACTION series, we’d like to invite you to designate MHYH as your Amazon Smile Charity. Here’ …

Survivorship Care Plans

September 2, 2015 mhyh 0

*Day 2: Request a Survivorship Care Plan from your treatment center if you do not already have one. Today is Day 2 of MHYH’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and our Survivorship: 30 Days of ACTION series. Today’s post is ALL about survivorship care plans Survivor …

Part 3: My Donor, Our Hero

June 2, 2014 mhyh 0

Five months to the day after I received my new heart, I received yet another blessing. In the mail was a letter from my donor family. Before I even opened the envelope, I was overwhelmed with tears. Amidst their pain, they had reached out to me, and I knew that in a moment I …

Part 2: My Diseased Heart

May 30, 2014 mhyh 0

Six hours after receiving the call, stating that a heart was gifted to me, we arrived at the Cleveland Clinic. I walked into the ICU at 8:30am where I was prepped for surgery. They placed IV and arterial lines, drew several tubes of blood, and we spoke with my surgeons. My f …

Part 1: Unwavering Gratitude

May 15, 2014 mhyh 0

Unwavering Gratitude Part 1: The Call   Allow me to re-introduce myself. I am Judy Bode, Co-Founder of myHeart yourHands, kindred friend of Stephanie Zimmerman. Together we founded MHYH while I was in end stage heart failure, awaiting heart transplant. My heart failed du …

I Will See You Again

August 21, 2013 mhyh 0

As a lot of you know from various sources whether our Late Effects Fan Page, Twitter, or our Second, Second Chance Fan Page, I spent last weekend with my donor’s father. The moments that I was able to spend with him introducing him to my husband, our son, and my dad and …