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Erick Rivas, Nearly Cancer Free

Of all the trips the Rivas family has made between Santa Cruz and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford over the past year, the one they made recently ranked among the cheeriest. In celebration of the season of giving and the one-year anniversary of the last day in the hospital for their oldest son, Erick — who was diagnosed with spinal cancer — the family made the familiar trip just to deliver a [...]

Lori Butterworth Returns

Jacob’s Heart founder Lori Butterworth has returned to the helm of the nonprofit she started in 1998 to help children with cancer and their families. Butterworth, a longtime Soquel resident and former high school Spanish teacher, left the Watsonville-based organization about 12 years ago to pursue another health care initiative centered on kids — the statewide Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition. She resumed the full-time executive director position of Jacob’s Heart earlier this [...]

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