Erik

Erik

Born: May, 2007

  • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
  • Year of Diagnosis: March, 2010
  • Diagnosis: Acute Myloid Leukemia

Some facts about my treatment:

AML is very aggressive and needs ongoing back to back chemo treatments. I was an inpatient at ACH for 6 months, discharged in September 2010, and currently in remission. I suffered some side effects from the chemo, isolation and heartache from being away from my dad and two brothers.

What I want people to know about me

I am as strong as Iron Man

My favourite day was

When I got to go home

The worst thing about having cancer

Leaving my dad and brothers Samuel and Alex

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A cop

My message to other kids undergoing treatment

Get lots of hugs and kisses!

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

To punch cancer in the nose

If I had three wishes they would be…

Go to Disney world – and meet Iron Man – which I got to do

I’m involved with Coast to Coast because…

I’m not sick anymore


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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