THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED, VISITED, DONATED, AND SHARED THE HOUSE OF DOOM! WE ARE GRATEFUL!
**Note: To donate in Canon's name please choose the purple 'Donate Now' button on top vs the yellow 'Donate button on bottom- the yellow button will push you back out to a search page**
In March 2021, during a short bout of abdominal pain, a mass was found on one of Canon's kidneys. Initially thought to be a playground football injury, close follow up by our team at the IWK determined it may be more sinister. In May 2021, Canon had a full left nephrectomy, removing his kidney and the tumor with it. Through collaborative programs set up with the IWK and Children's Oncology Group, a diagnosis of a Stage 1 Wilm's Tumor was made and a plan for treatment was determined.
Canon entered his second surgery within 13 days and a central port was placed. The next day he began a 7 cycle, 24 week chemotherapy regime. Canon has been a warrior through his surgeries, hospital stays, pokes, tests, and chemotherapy side effects. We are in awe at his resilience and are grateful that soon he will be able to put some of these big challenges behind him.
We were living through every parents biggest fear. Through some of the most difficult days of our lives, the team at the IWK and our beautiful community of family and friends held us and made us feel supported.
As we approach the last couple cycles of chemotherapy, we also approach Canon's most favourite time of year- Halloween. We have decided this year to combine our gratitude for the IWK with our annual House of Doom on Lindenwood celebration. All are welcome to #enterifyoudare at the House of Doom Sat Oct 23 7-8:30pm or Sun Oct 31 6-8pm.
Canon has been a warrior for himself and our family, and now has become a Warrior for the IWK. This year we ask that those courageous souls who dare to enter the House of Doom on Lindenwood consider a donation to the IWK Foundation.
The patients and families at the IWK are brave—they are fighters—and it’s our job to help ensure they have access to world-class care when they need it most.
Your donation will support the most urgent care needs at the IWK, and make a tremendous difference in the lives of Maritime patients and their families.
As the Maritime region's leading health care and research centre, IWK Health cares for a population of over two million women, children, youth and families throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and provides specialized care to patients from Newfoundland.
**Note: To donate in Canon's name please scroll back up and choose the purple 'Donate Now' button on top vs the yellow 'Donate button on bottom- the yellow button will push you back out to a search page**
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