Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

HUMANS OF OTTAWA

This series focuses on telling stories of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

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“I kind of have a dual role. The role that we are assigned and the role that I actually do. Here at Child Life If I can put a smile ...
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“I’m a cancer survivor and I work here at CHEO. I had a soft-tissue tumor in my right cheek when I was 2-years old. I completed the treatment when I ...
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“He had a bit of a rush with his initial protocol. He’s the one on the right. He was diagnosed with a rare form of Leukemia – called philadelphia chromosome ...
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“I look at my son everyday not thinking that anything like this could happen to him. I’m married to my wife, and we have two children and were expecting our ...
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“I’ve always wanted to become a doctor. I’m an oncologist – the head of oncology here at CHEO. I look after patients with cancer. The biggest areas that I work ...
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“Seeing a child with cancer is the worst nightmare that a family can have happen to them. Because your job a parent – me being a mom myself - is ...
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“It sucks - because you can’t do the things that you used to do.” “It’s surreal. When somebody asks you, ‘what’s going on with her’ and you say ‘it’s brain ...
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“She was 9 weeks old at the time and had a disease called infant Leukemia. It’s one – if not the hardest leukemias to treat. It has a prognosis of ...
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“She had a skin infection. They did a blood test and they found leukemia. We thought it was a joke because how could a skin infection be leukemia. We had ...
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"Being a clown is my job. I do this for the kids." So, I’m in the elevator going up to the office. I’m the only one in the elevator standing ...
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“He lives with a lot of the side effects from the cancer treatments that he received. He was diagnosed with brain cancer when he was 5 years old. It’s been ...