Calixte Després-Smyth

Calixte Després-Smyth

Born: March, 2007

Calixte Despres Smyth

  • Hometown: Prince George, British Columbia
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2009
  • Diagnosis: Histiocytose de Langerhans / Unifocal Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

Some facts about my treatment:

J’ai eu une chirurgie pour faire enlever la tumeur qui était sur mon crâne, et j’ai reçu deux séries de chimiothérapie, qui ont duré 1 ans en tout.
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I had surgery to remove a tumor on my skull and went through two rounds of chemotherapy. which lasted 1 year in total.

My favourite day was

Ma journée préférée était quand nous sommes allés à Disney pour mon voyage de rêve.
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My favorite day was when we went to Disney on my wish trip.

The worst thing about having cancer

Je déteste les piqûres.
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I hate needles.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Je veux être un artiste qui fait des peintures.
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I want to be a painter.

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

J’aimerais être invisible, parce que personne ne pourrait me trouver quand on joue à cache-cache.
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I would like to be invisible – no one would be able to find me when we play hide-and-seek.

If I had three wishes they would be…

1. Avoir un petit chien. (Maman et papa ne sont pas d’accord.)
2. Avoir New Super Mario Bros 2 pour mon Nintendo DS.
3. Faire du judo.
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1. To have a dog. (Mom and dad don’t agree.)
2. To buy New Super Mario Bros 2 for my Nintendo DS.
3. Learn Judo.

I’m involved with Coast to Coast because…

(Remi here.)

Quand Calixte était malade, nous avons reçu de l’aide de plusieurs personnes et organisations charitables – ça nous a vraiment touché. Notre participation avec Coast to Coast est une façon de repayer l’aide que nous avons reçu en aidant ceux qui viennent et viendront après nous.
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When Calixte was sick, we received help and support from a number of different people and organizations – it was nearly as touching as Calixte’s health issues were overwhelming to us. We’re involved with Coast to Coast as a way to pay it forward, to help others through their difficult times as others helped us.

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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