Born: February, 1979
- Hometown: Malton, Ontario
- Year of Diagnosis: 1984
- Diagnosis: Right thalmoc brain tumor.
Some facts about my treatment:
I was treated at SickKids Hospital in Toronto. The doctors determined that because of where the tumor was, radiation was the safest way to eradicate my cancer.
What I want people to know about me
My true passion in life is volunteering and making a difference in the community. I love to run, bike and spend time with my niece and nephew.
My favourite day was
When I was finished my treatment, I found out that some friends had sent a letter to the Make A Wish foundation and that I was going to Disney Land with my family.
The worst thing about having cancer
Definitely the worst thing about having cancer for me is dealing with my short term memory loss that was caused by the radiation. Another thing that I struggle with daily is the loss of other children who I have met.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Well, I am 32 years old and after a lot of thought, I have decided on pursuing a career as a Developmental Service worker.
My message to other kids undergoing treatment
I know firsthand that being in the hospital is not a fun place to be and sometimes it can be scary, but the doctors and nurses are there to make you feel better and they care very much about you. Being in the hospital is not all bad, there are other boys and girls in the hospital just like you to talk to and play with. You may even become lifelong friends. I care about you and hope you get well soon.
If you could have one superpower strength, what would it be?
I would have super intelligence so that I could find a cure for all childhood cancers.
If I had three wishes they would be...
My first wish would be to make all children healthy, for no more war and for a successful career where I can make a difference in the lives of children and youth.
I'm involved with Coast to Coast because...
The reason I have chosen to be part of Coast to Coast is because I believe in the work they do. I know of no other charity where 100% of your dollar supports children and their families going through cancer.