Kellan Buck

Kellan Buck

September 16, 2009

  • Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
  • Year of Diagnosis: 2014
  • Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The worst thing about having cancer: Being isolated from family, friends and the things that other kids were able to do because of having no immune system and getting sick a lot.  Now I have to catch up with everything four years behind everyone else

My favourite day so far: When they told me I no longer had cancer and didn’t have to take medicine every day. The medicine was very hard on me and changed my life a lot. I wanted to get back to just being a kid with my friends.

My message to other kids on treatment: Never give up, some days will be hard and you want to stop and let your guard down, but never let the Dragon beat you. If you fall, get right back up and fight again. You can win in the end.

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

To teleport myself, so I could go anywhere I wanted to, whenever I felt like it.

If I had three wishes they would be…

  1. Meet Imagine Dragons
  2. Go to Legoland
  3. Donate millions of dollars to find a cure for cancer.

I’m involved with Coast to Coast because… My Mom volunteers on the Tour for Kids to give back to the riders that are helping me go to camp. They train, fundraise and ride in the hard conditions so that I can enjoy family camp in a safe and fun environment. It made my life a little easier during my battle and a great place for my family to enjoy themselves with less of the every day stress.

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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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