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Easier than Chemo!
On May 23, 2007 my son Beckett was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a blood cancer that affects 7 out of 100,000 children and is the most common form of childhood leukemia. His diagnosis was truly a surprise as I expected my son to potentially break an arm or leg but not cancer at age 3!
Beckett endured 40 months of chemotherapy, where he was often isolated from everyone except our family. Beckett is in remission however, we can't say "cancer free" until September 2017.
Most of us think of chemotherapy as medicine for cancer but for Beckett now 9, he is still trying to understand why he had to be careful of germs, why he felt so tired, why he lost his hair, why he had a surgically implanted port in his chest, why so many needles, and is it normal to go to the hospital all the time?
I often tell Beckett that he can do anything as everything is "easier than chemo." This is what I thought about when trying to climb at high altitude to Everest Basecamp (November 2010) and the peak of Kilimanjaro in Africa (October 2012) to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research with Summits of Hope.
I truly believe that Beckett is alive today and aiming for a complete cure because of BC Children's Hospital. I'm hoping to share Beckett's experience so that everyone knows that the donations made to BC Children's Hospital Foundation save lives like Becketts.
Please donate to BC Children's Hospital on behalf of my Summits of Hope Climbs (100% of donations go directly to BC Children's Hospital Foundation with a tax receipt - I pay my own travel and climbing costs!)
Better yet, join Summits of Hope, climb a mountain and raise money for BC Children's Hospital!
I can't wait for my next climb!
2010 Everest bc & 2012 Kilimanjaro
Beckett and many other children fighting pediatric cancers
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