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SF Cancer Patient Files Lawsuit So Her Doctor Can Prescribe Medication To Bring About Her ‘Peaceful Death’

A San Francisco cancer patient and a team of right-to-die advocates are suing to make it possible for a doctor to prescribe medication that induces death to a terminally ill patient without the threat of prosecution.

02/11/2015

(CBS SF)

‘I Give A Damn!’ – Leukemic Marin 1st Grader Pleads For Ban On Unvaccinated Children In Schools

A first grader with Leukemia plead with school board members in Tiburon Tuesday night to get all children vaccinated against the measles.

02/11/2015

Sixth-graders at Ft. Bragg Middle School send their holiday well-wishes to their classmates.

6th Grader Stuck At Stanford Hospital Recovering From Leukemia, Gets A Holiday ‘Get Well’ Video From His Classmates

Roll video: “Hi Iron Man, it’s your friend Jonathan. Hope you get better,” says one young boy. ‘Iron Man’ is Nicolas Queen and his classmates got together and made a video to cheer him up for the holidays.

12/22/2014

Andrew Bogut #12 and Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors high-five during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Oracle Arena on October 30, 2013 at in Oakland. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Sign 20-Year-Old Australian Man With Leukemia To One-Day Contract

The Golden State Warriors will grant a wish to a 20-year-old Australian man with leukemia by signing him to a one-day contract Thursday, team officials said.

12/04/2014

Taylor Swift (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift Sings For Young Cancer Patient

Footage of Taylor Swift singing to young 6-year-old Jordan Lee Nickerson hit social media…

08/05/2014

Ruben Rubio-Reyes (Facebook)

NorCal Teen With Leukemia Gets His Wish To Go See The World Cup In Brazil

The Make-A-Wish foundation is sending a Salinas teen who suffers from leukemia to see the World Cup soccer matches in Brazil.

06/14/2014

A Bay Area man’s fight against cancer unveiled an even bigger problem for his specific ethnic group--the Filipino American community. He continues to work to beat the odds for him and others like him. Ryan Manansala

Man’s Fight Against Cancer Unveils Challenge Finding Asian-American Bone Marrow Donors

Nearly 11 million Americans are registered according to the Asian-American donor program. Only 7 percent are Asian, while Filipino-Americans make up barely 1 percent of that group.

05/26/2014

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. (Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Batkid Returns To Gotham City For Make-A-Wish Fundraiser

The 5-year-old known to friends and family as Miles Scott teamed up with San Francisco police officers for ‘Brave the Bay’, a fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

12/07/2013

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

San Francisco Police Chief Reflects On Success Of Batkid

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said Monday, “It was really unbelievable. The best part about it is, although the little guy had to get sick to get better … there was no catastrophe, nobody had to die for all these people to show up to spectacularly support his victory.”

11/18/2013

Christian Bale in "The Dark Knight Rises" (credit: Warner Bros.)

Christian Bale On ‘Batkid': ‘It’s So Touching’

The actor said the way people came together to help a 5-year-old boy battling leukemia be “Batkid” for a day was “fantastic”…

11/18/2013

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