Harvard grad creates musical thesis on surviving cancer

  • Not so much a lifesaving prescription as it was a lifesaver in the dark, music is what fed Taylor Carol’s hopes.
  • “In that painful darkness, music really became a savior, a crutch for me,” said Carol, who had Dave Matthews Band, The Who, and John Mayer in heavy rotation.
  • That experience formed his forever connection to music, one he would follow to becoming an ambassador for children’s cancer, an aspiring singer and songwriter, and to producing a profoundly personal senior thesis in the form of a record album held together by his experience of facing pediatric cancer.
  • Wanting his senior thesis to expound on his passion for music and his dream to help young cancer patients, he petitioned to write an album of songs that served as a sort of “mentoring” on end-of-life issues.
  • Carol said his goal for the album is twofold: to prove the merit of song on an academic level and to have an impact on young patients.

Childhood cancer survivor Taylor Carol found hope through music and turned it into his thesis.
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Ohio child cancer survivor kills herself over bullying

  • The, and her curly hair, led to bullying, said Bethany’s mother, Wendy Feucht.
  • Triad Middle School was aware of the bullying problem, Feucht said.
  • Bethany and her friend went to administrators with anti-bullying posters on Bethany’s last day at school, and were told they couldn’t be used, Feucht said.
  • “There’s a piece missing, I’ve had this constant in my life for 12 years and now it’s gone,” Feucht said. “
  • The raffle dinner event raised over $5,500, in addition to $2,000 offered in donations, said Ashley Cozad, a family friend who organized the event.

Bethany Thompson, 11, survived cancer but couldn’t live with the bullying over its aftereffects.
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Ohio child cancer survivor kills herself over bullying

Ohio child cancer survivor kills herself over bullying:

  • The, and her curly hair, led to bullying, said Bethany’s mother, Wendy Feucht.
  • Triad Middle School was aware of the bullying problem, Feucht said.
  • Bethany and her friend went to administrators with anti-bullying posters on Bethany’s last day at school, and were told they couldn’t be used, Feucht said.
  • “There’s a piece missing, I’ve had this constant in my life for 12 years and now it’s gone,” Feucht said. “
  • Her family and friends remember Bethany as generous and loving, and full of life.

Bethany Thompson, 11, survived cancer but couldn’t live with the bullying over its aftereffects.
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Ohio child cancer survivor kills herself over bullying

  • The, and her curly hair, led to bullying, said Bethany’s mother, Wendy Feucht.
  • Triad Middle School was aware of the bullying problem, Feucht said.
  • Bethany and her friend went to administrators with anti-bullying posters on Bethany’s last day at school, and were told they couldn’t be used, Feucht said.
  • “There’s a piece missing, I’ve had this constant in my life for 12 years and now it’s gone,” Feucht said. “
  • Her family and friends remember Bethany as generous and loving, and full of life.

Bethany Thompson, 11, survived cancer but couldn’t live with the bullying over its aftereffects.
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Advice and tips for kids on how to deal with stress

Talking about mental health with your child? Some tips on how to deal with stress >>

  • Everyone feels stress differently and stress is different for different people.
  • The charity Young Minds has provided this information about what causes stress and how to deal with it.
  • Image caption Doing something relaxing can help with stress
  • Feeling alone can make stress harder to deal with so if you are stressed don’t suffer in silence, tell someone you trust how you are feeling, like a teacher or parent.
  • Advice and tips for kids on how to deal with stress

The charity Young Minds has given Newsround some information about what causes stress it and different ways to deal with stress
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