Your Stories

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Maddie’s Gratitude

It all started in 2013 with extreme pain in my back and knees. What I thought was just an injury from playing volleyball turned out to be a tumour in my abdomen. The tumour was massive. It was 20 by 10 cm—about the size of a cantaloupe. I was 15 and had to quickly come […]


Remembering Jason

This is the story of my sweet nine year old boy Jason Conrad Mejia –Jason to his friends but to mom and dad, he was JC. On August 27, 2015, doctors at Sick Kids diagnosed Jason with stage four metastatic clear cell sarcoma of the soft tissue, bones and lungs. Our world was turned upside […]


A Sippy Cup of Chemo

Our son, Shawn, was diagnosed with a brain tumour called an ependymoma at 16 months of age. He had been sleepless and irritable and after four different doctor visits over a month’s time, we finally received a diagnosis. Shawn was rushed to SickKids Hospital where he had surgery the next day. The surgery removed 99% […]


Noah’s Blue Ribbon Brigade

In January 2012, our son Noah was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. At eleven years old, he was given a 50% chance of long term survival. He bravely underwent grueling treatment for nine months and then eagerly jumped back into life.  He had a zest for life and a mischievous spirit, with […]


Harmony’s Story

On September 1st, 2015, we welcomed Harmony, our third child, into the world. Ten fingers, ten toes, she was absolutely perfect. We did notice a small bump, just under the skin next to her left eye. Concerned, I asked our pediatrician and he assured me it was a tiny cyst, very common and nothing to […]