“They were so wonderful. With everything they were going through, they took it upon themselves to reach out and find us. We expected to go home the next day, so we had nothing with us. Lyle brought us pajamas and clothes and shoes. They brought us supper.” ~ Rheanna Deboer
“To receive an award in the name of Terry Fox, who has impacted the lives of so many people, is an incredible honour. I was shocked when I received the call and incredibly humbled to know I had won it.” ~ Campbell Laidlaw
“When the kids come into the clinic and I tell them I used to go to camp too, they don’t believe me, so I show them my leg and then they believe me. And there’s an instant bond. They call me Penguin, my camp name, because penguins also have a little waddle to their step, like me!” ~ Samantha Andres
At a time of year when Canadians are still wearing their winter jackets, snow tires are still secured on their cars and the ground is just beginning to thaw – the last thing you think hockey players would be thinking about is summer camp. But that’s exactly what this month’s Kids Cancer Care champions were thinking about in March, April May and all year long.
Longtime volunteer Diane Exner sat down with Tara and Jonathan Brown to discuss their journey with childhood cancer. They shared with Diane why they volunteer each year for Tour For Kids Alberta, a multi-day cycling event that raises funds for Kids Cancer Care and Camp Kindle.
Dr. Sorana Morrissy is one of Calgary’s newest recruits to the Childhood Cancer Research Lab at the University of Calgary. She is investigating a devastating children’s brain cancer and predicts that one day we may be able to monitor a child’s risk of relapse with a simple blood test.