I have a personal connection to childhood cancer. My son, Cole, was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma at age 5. They found a 12 cm tumour in his abdomen which had also grown up a vein into his heart, filling it to the point that it was ready to stop. It had also spread to his lungs and liver. Against the odds and with help from the caring team at CHEO, Cole is with us today. This year was a special milestone...on July 4th, 2021 we celebrated 10 years cancer free. What an amazing thing. Now 17 and going into grade 12, he's a daily reminder of how important it is to have a facility like CHEO in our community to take care of our kids.
When asked to initially get involved in creating this event by Randy Roffey, it was an easy "YES!"...and now we are in our fourth year, with over $130,000 raised for childhood cancer research at CHEO in the past 3 years! This year, we think we can do more...a lot more. But we need you to get involved, to donate...or BOTH! 🙂
Cole Neville at 5 years old, about 3 months into his 14 month treatment. CHEO was central to his life-saving treatment and recovery.