Jaxon Dowden

Jaxon Dowden

October 15, 2012

  • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2017
  • Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

What I want people to know about me:  I’m generally a happy, goofy outgoing boy but sometimes cancer makes me very shy and moody.  I’m one of three boys in my family.  I have a big brother and I am a twin.  It’s really neat to be a twin, we love each other lots. I love riding my bike and playing dress up.

The worst thing about having cancer:  The worst thing about cancer is that it makes you very sick and makes other people sad, I don’t like it when my family is sad but we’ve been ok for a while.

If you could have one superpower strength, what would it be? I would want super speed like Dash in the Incredibles.

If I had three wishes they would be…

  1. Get rid of all cancer forever for everyone
  2. Eat sonic ice cream for dinner
  3. Make my family happy

I’m involved with Coast to Coast because:  We feel as a family that this is the best way to pay it forward with all the support we’ve received and to honour all of the loved ones we’ve had and friends who’ve lost a loved one too soon to cancer.  If we can lend our story and our voice to the cause maybe we can see some momentum towards more pediatric cancer research.

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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