“Why did you wish for something that you knew would never come true? Isn’t that a waste of a wish?” “Well,” smiled Arya, “because there’s always a chance.” This is the story of strong and resilient Arya who definitely lived up to the strength of her name. Arya means lioness and one could always […]
As a six-year-old boy, I had no idea of the severity and the stresses of childhood cancer. I believe I had a very skewed and sheltered perception of the reality of it. However, my childhood was nowhere near normal. My sister Sofia was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a type of brain cancer, when she was four […]
Our journey with childhood cancer began when Sofia was just four years old. The memories we had made until that point were really blissful, and when I look back at them now, they almost seem like a fairy-tale.
Iqra Rahamatullah is looking forward to a bright future in medicine, but a few short years ago, her future wasn’t quite as certain. In grade 11, Iqra was living one day at a time, managing treatments for Ewing sarcoma and juggling the demands of high school. “I was not feeling well,” says Iqra. “I was […]
We are the Haggas family. Parents: Mark and Sue, children: eight-year-old Meghan and eleven-year-old big brother Ryan. Pets: Edalynn the Beta Fish, Toothless the Leopard Gecko, and beloved family dog Nurse Treasure. This is our story of childhood cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. On February 11, 2020, our lives changed the day our five-year-old daughter […]
When I was two and half years old, I was busy playing dress up with her older sister Allison. I squeezed into a shirt that was way too small. When my mother finally rolled it off my arms and head, she noticed it had left little dark spots. Mom immediately booked an appointment with the […]