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.
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 […]
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.
My journey with Stollery Children’s hospital began in February 2002, when I was only eight months old. It was a very cold Friday in Northern Alberta. My family had just moved into a new home and the movers were moving our belongings into our home. I was crying hard and my mom was holding me in her arms to calm me down. A few minutes later, I stopped crying and my face turned blue.
Davis was 10 years old when he was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Davis used to call March 8, 2006 “the stupidest day ever,” but it wasn’t the first time he’d been diagnosed and it wasn’t the first time he’d battled cancer. Davis just didn’t remember the first time because he was so young.
“For a month leading up to the diagnosis, Lily had been complaining about soreness. After the first of several doctor visits, we were told it seemed like a muscle issue so we treated it with Tylenol and Advil. After a few more days without the pain subsiding, she was given muscle relaxers. Three days later, Lily and her father, Jeff, were in the ER at 11:00 PM getting an x-ray for sore knees. This was a girl who wasn’t ill very often and always very full of energy. This wasn’t our Lily!