Leah Cross

Leah Cross

February 23, 2001

  • Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
  • Diagnosis: Bone Marrow Donor, May 2010

Why are you involved in Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation: My sister Megan had cancer (twice) and I was her bone marrow donor. My dad rode across Canada a number of times and I love what the foundation does with the Inside Ride

What’s the first thing you notice about people: How excited yet shy they are around new people, then a few seconds in how much of a good impact they have on you and others

What are some things that make you really happy: Seeing other people happy. When friends are laughing and smiling, seeing beautiful things happen in nature and being around people who love me.

What are some of your major goals in life: I would really like to play at a Division 1 school for basketball and play for the Canadian Women’s Basketball Team. I would also like to be a pediatric nurse

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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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