Aly Davis

Aly Davis

Born: October, 2008

Aly Davis

  • Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2011
  • Diagnosis: I was diagnosed with ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA when I was 2.5 years old .... I am now 4.5.

Some facts about my treatment:

My treatment began with a 28 day cycle of steroids (and IV chemo). This was a really hard time for me and my family. My moods were intense and my appetite was worse. I gained over 10 lbs in that short period of time. The early days were really tough for me and I fought a number of blood infections over the first year of treatment which lead to numerous admissions. I didn’t lose my hair until right before Christmas in 2011 during the most intense phase of my treamtment. I am now on maintenance and doing well. I continue to take oral chemo daily and visit the cancer every two weeks for bloodwork and chemo. My treamtent will end in early 2014.

What I want people to know about me

I want people to know that I am a fighter.I have good days and I have bad days …. but I get through them all. It took me a while to adjust to treatment, but I love the nurses and doctors that care for me and look forward to seeing them every 2 weeks.

My favourite day was

My favourite day was when I received a package in the mail just before Christmas (2011). My favourite movie is Wall-E … and I love it so much that I named my port ( and the IV pole) Wall-E. The people from PIXAR heard that I called my port Wall-E and how Wall-E really helped me through the bad day. He was always right by my side. They sent me a an awesome package filled with stickers, books, toys and a special copy of the DVD. I was so happy! I still watch the movie at least once a week!

The worst thing about having cancer

The worse thing about cancer was having to leave all of my friends at daycare. I used to see them everyday, but after I got sick – it was just me at home or in the hospital. I missed my friends.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to be a nurse or a geologist ….or maybe an artist – I love to paint!

My message to other kids undergoing treatment

I would like other kids to know that they should be brave and that clinic can be fun. I love all of the friends that I have met there and the nurses and doctors are the best! And don’t forget to be a kid and have some fun!

If you could have one superpower strength, what would it be?

I would like to be able to fly!

If I had three wishes they would be…

I wish kids didn’t have cancer
I wish I had could get a kitten
I wish I had realy Wall-E

I’m involved with Coast to Coast because…

I want to help raise awareness of childhood cancer. Too many kids are being diagnosed with Cancer, and not enough research is happening to make progress. I don’t want other kids to have to go through what I am going through.

Our Featured Ambassador

This is Josh Nelson – a childhood cancer survivor. He knows about facing all the challenges of childhood cancer:

“I know first-hand how it feels to be a prisoner in the hospital and endure the surgeries and the endless needles and treatments. I know how it feels to lose my hair, throw up regularly and watch other kids around me earn their wings. I lost a part of my childhood that I will never get back. I know how it feels to look different and to be different. That’s something that I wouldn’t wish for any other kid to go through, and that is why I do what I do.”

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