Kaeleigh Barney

Kaeleigh Barney

Kaeleigh Barney

  • Hometown: London, Ontario
  • Year of Diagnosis: November 2000
  • Diagnosis: Ewing's Sarcoma

What would you do differently if given the opportunity?

I wouldn’t do anything differently or change anything. Although my battle with cancer was very challenging at times, it made me who I am today.

What are some key books you feel I should read, and why?

“Childhood Cancer Survivors: A guide to your future There are Survivors”

What are some of your side effects?

Some of the long term side effects that I experience today include radiation colitis, osteoporosis (from radiation), risk for secondary malignancy, nerve damage from chemotherapy, possibility of fertility issues.

What values are you committed to?

Family, Strength, Knowledge, Hope.

Why are you involved with Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation

I am involved with Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation because I hope to inspire others to give to their community and support those fighting cancer, or those who have fought cancer.

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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