Born: November, 2009
- Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
- Year of Diagnosis: 2009
- Diagnosis: Neuroblastoma Stage II Group B Adrenal tumour
Some facts about my treatment: Underwent surgery on December 30th 2009 at 6 weeks of age to remove right adrenal gland that was engulfed by neuroblastoma tumor. Surgery also removed abdominal lymph nodes that were cancerous. Following surgery, I spent a week in Sick Kids hospital regaining my strength until I was able to feed again. In the first year following my surgery I had very frequent visits to Sick Kids hospital, starting every 3 weeks then gradually increasing to every 2 months by the time I turned 1. Each time I went to Sick Kids I would have a CAT scan and ultrasound done, in addition to a special urine test to determine if the neuroblastoma cells were active again. I followed this maintenance schedule for 5 full years, slowing gaining more time between appointments and eventually transitioning to only ultra sounds every 6 months. January 2015 I was officially cancer free and discharged from Sick Kids.
What I want people to know about me: I like to paint pictures and play with my pet cat Dexter. I like to watch movies and I like talking to my friends and playing dress up. I like to eat every night, especially pasta, grapes and watermelon. I like music and playing my violin but mostly I like to play in the playground.
My favourite day so far: My favourite day so far is when I get to go on trips with my school.
If you could have one superpower strength, what would it be? I would want Ice power to freeze all the people who are bad in the world and turn them to ice.
When I grow up I want to be: A doctor and an office lady.
If I had five wishes they would be…
For it to be Halloween everyday and to have a giant costume.
To be able to do better drawings.
To have a big bunk bed.
To go to the zoo.
To play my violin everyday.
My message to other’s on treatment: If someone was at the doctor’s and I was at the doctor’s too I would ask them to play with me. I would say I had cancer too and that everything is going to be alright.