In 1997, I was diagnosed with stage 4 T-Cell Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and underwent 7 months of chemotherapy before receiving a bone marrow transplant that would finally rid me of the disease. In October 2019, I was once again diagnosed with cancer...this time Squamous Cell Carcinoma in my oral cavity. This time I would have 33 raditation treatments and finally need an invasive surgery to free me of this disease once again.
In 2011, my daughter Valérie passed away just shy of 1 year after she too was diagnosed with cancer. Osteosarcoma is a form of bone cancer that takes the lives of many youngsters, adolescents and even adults. Her foundation that she started (Valérie's Flutter Foundation) holds many events each year (except this year), to raise funds for much needed cancer research.
I will be participating in her Foundation's Rattle Me Bones Run virtually this year and am hoping you can help by making a donation towards the cause by sponsoring me in this event.
I count myself very fortunate to still be here... there are so many that have been taken way to early by this disease. Your donation will go directly to rare cancer research at CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital Reseatch Institute and you will receive an Income Tax receipt for your kind donation.