On October 26th, 2010, at 9 weeks old, Phoebe Rose was diagnosed with high risk MLL + Infantile Leukemia. On November 18th 2015 , she took her last breath. This is her story of hope and love in the face of cancer and despair. Phoebe always brought the joy and continues to inspire us to make a difference. It is best read from the beginning. Thank-you for visiting.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Go team Phoebe!

This is a busy weekend for team Phoebe Rose Rocks.  On Saturday, we are holding a garage sale with all proceeds going to support our fundraising efforts for pediatric oncology at CHEO and Sick Kids.  If you are in the area, and would like to shop fabulous treasures and/or munch on delicious baked goods, please visit us at 35 Crichton St. in New Edinburgh.

Or, if music is your thing, A Night To End Kid's Cancer, happening on Saturday night at Zaphod's in the Byward Market should not be missed.  Doors open at 7pm, tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, and we have a wonderful line up of performers.  Once again all proceeds from ticket sales will go to this wonderful, very worthy and needy cause.

In other news, I have now rolled just over $300 in pennies (with more to go) all of which is going to support out fundraising efforts for CHEO and Sick Kids.  That is a lot of pennies, so thank-you very much to all of you out there who donated. 

I believe that a cure will be found and I also believe in the doctors that we have met on this journey who are working to make it so.  So many work tirelessly to make life better for children with Cancer.  While we were in Memphis, one of our transplant physicians came to visit St. Jude to learn about the natural killer cell therapy that Phoebe received with the hopes of bringing it back to Canada.  We met with her while she was there and I remember her telling me how excited she was to do this, and how it would mean that now there will be something else to offer families who find themselves where we were a year ago.  Sick Kids is going to be one of only four hospitals in Canada and the US to be offering this groundbreaking, promising and innovative treatment and this is just one of the positive steps that they are taking forward and towards a cure.

This makes me happy beyond words because it means that the treatment that Phoebe received is recognized as a viable option, but also that the next family like us will not have to travel so far from home to find their cure.  Progress is being made.  Wonderful progress, and it is because of this progress and these determined doctors that I am running in the Sears Relay to end Kid's Cancer.   

Please come out this weekend, help us give back to CHEO and to support Sick Kids in their efforts to find a cure for children's cancers.  Help us make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. 

If you are unable to come out and would like to donate, you can do so at  http://searscanada.akaraisin.com/Pledge/Participant/Home.aspx?seid=4840&pid=893841&mid=9

Finally, a fellow Sears runner,  member of our team "Phoebe Rose Rocks, and mother to Cole who is an amazing and very brave childhood cancer Survivor,  made this beautiful video that I think everyone should watch.  It is called CHEO Warriors and offers a glimpse into what these tiny fighters and their families go through each day.  Please watch. 

Happy day +288 for Phoebe Rose.

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