I was nervous and proud as Bob began, allowing himself to be so incredibly vulnerable. Only a few minutes into things, when a tasteful image of Bob’s above the heart Be Brave Be Strong tattoo was displayed, the audience cheered. I had planned to look around to observe reactions but instead found myself glued to the little girl on stage, staring up at her dad with so much love and admiration.
“Here in the heart of me, that’s where you’ll always be.” I am told that one of the greatest fears of families who lose a child to cancer is that their child will be forgotten. More than anything, they want to keep their child alive, if not in body, then at very least, in their hearts and in the hearts of others.
Having a better understanding of childhood cancer and how it affects children and parents gives me a better idea of how important Kids Cancer Care is for these families. I was blown away by just how many programs and different aspects of support the foundation offers.
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This has been an amazing experience. I feel that I have brought some awareness to this cause and that makes me feel great! I have no regrets.
Both Danny and Tyler have been involved in the Shave Your Lid for a Kid!® program through hosting events at Calgary school shaves. Kids Cancer Care knew it wouldn’t be too long before we could take the razor to their “virgin” heads!