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. Now 14 and in grade 9, 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 get involved in creating this event by Randy Roffey, it was an easy "YES!"...and we had a great first year in 2018, raising over $24,000 for oncology support at CHEO. 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.