2019 Renewal W1 COH
Support kids like Carter through their long road to recovery
Imagine being told your child has cancer.
Imagine the shock you would feel, the fear. Children aren’t supposed to get cancer. And yet, sadly they do. Each year there are more than 140 newly diagnosed cases of childhood cancer in BC.
In 2015, 11-year-old Carter was diagnosed with stage four Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. His parents felt the shock and the crippling fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis. But they also had hope. Even when the first course of treatment didn’t stop Carter’s cancer from spreading, his doctors at BC Children’s Hospital had another plan to save him.
Carter was put on a newly-approved drug targeted specifically to his type of cancer. The drug, combined with more chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant worked. Today Carter is back to living an active life. Best of all, there’s no evidence of cancer in his body.
It’s vital research that gives families like Carter’s hope to hold onto. Thanks to your generosity as an esteemed Circle of Hope supporter, world-renown doctors and researchers at BC Children’s Hospital are working to find better, safer cancer treatments. They’re collaborating with other leading academic hospitals around the world to help more children like Carter survive cancer and live long, healthy lives.
As we begin a New Year, we need your leadership to help fund research and give researchers at BC Children’s Hospital the chance to build on the incredible advances they’ve already made. By renewing your support at the Circle of Hope level, you’ll also invest in new equipment, better technology and everything we need to support kids like Carter through their long road to recovery.