Hi, my name is Dana Anderson-Helstrom and my proudest accomplishment is being the mom of Tucker, Kayci and Siera. Career-wise, I was a school psychologist, special education teacher and coach for over twenty years. That is where I honed my skills of working with kids and parents who were facing challenges. In 2015 I was confronted with my most horrific challenge: Tucker’s diagnosis of bone cancer. I led my 9 year old son, daughters, their friends, and the entire community through Tucker’s battle with one philosophy: there’s nothing we can’t do. Tucker and I made quite an impact on those following our story. That inspired me to start a nonprofit to continue Tucker’s legacy of helping children, and to create Dana Cares, to branch my career onto a new way to help parents and families facing challenges.
I have written a book about the battle Tucker and I waged against osteosarcoma called There’s Nothing We Can’t Do. I hope you read it and get inspired to face your challenges by focusing on what can be done, adjusting your plans based on the new information, being determined to overcome it, and building a support system around you. My book will inspire you to define your values, fight for your kids and get clear on what matters most, no matter the circumstances.