Author: kcc

This is our story

Derek taught me so much during his cancer journey. He taught me courage and strength, perseverance and optimism. He taught me how to grow and learn through adversity. He showed me what is truly important in life. Now, I see the world through his eyes and joy behind every crooked little smile.


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A Breath of Fresh Air for Ava

“My daughter Ava was a very active twelve-year-old from St. Albert when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in March of 2017 in her right leg. Within days of diagnosis Ava was at the Stollery Hospital and we were given the devastating news that it had moved to both of her lungs. It’s been a long journey […]


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Thea’s delight

Thea is a girl who could best be defined by her exuberance for life and her enviable ability to see only possibilities — to see the wonder and awe that surrounded her each and every day. With curiosity as her guide and her infectious energy, she celebrated every occasion, big or small, every relationship, and every moment with a giggle and a Snapchat picture.

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Barley & Smoke: the taste event of the year

What’s better than a 20-hour slow-smoked brisket slider on a barley bun? A 20-hour slow-smoked brisket slider paired with the perfect lager. Nothing beats this combo — except for more ribs and sliders paired with more craft beer. Throw in sunshine and some live indie blues and you have the makings of a perfect summer […]


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Sitting with the unknown: Evie’s journey

Before Evie went into surgery, we realized that there were many details we didn’t know, and most days we had more questions than answers, but we got quite good at sitting with the unknown…. With no timeline in mind, and no expectations of how the surgery would go, we handed our girl to the care of our very capable doctors and prayed for the best.


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