Welcome to My Personal Page
I’m part of the movement to end brain tumours and I hope you’ll join me in this Canada-wide effort to put a stop to this disease.
Hello and thank you so much for visiting this page and sponsoring me in my walk for this worthy cause. By sponsoring me the money will go toward groundbreaking brain cancer research. The research works toward finding new treatments, new surgical techniques, and hopefully, one day, a cure.
I thought I would tell you why I have decided to be part of the solution to fight and hopefully end brain cancer.
Over 25 years ago my 6 year old cousin, Jamie, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. She endured radiation, chemotherapy, and many other medical procedures. Sadly that wasn't enough and her short life came to an end within 6 months of finding out she had the tumour. Jamie left behind a new baby sister, that she would not get to know, and a devastated family.
Here we are 25 years later and although there have been some advancements over the years, sadly not enough have been accomplished and there are still children not surviving cancer. I would like to tell you about 7 year old Evan Leversage. Unlike my cousin, I never met Evan, nor did I know anything about him prior to last year. Yet his story has touched my heart so much I knew I had to do my part in supporting this worthy cause.
Evan was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour just before his second birthday in 2010. Over the next five years he would endure countless hospital visits, intensive radiation, intensive chemotherapy and numerous medical procedures. All the while being positive, trying to be a kid and having the biggest most infectious smile you have ever saw. Sadly in September 2015, Evan and his family were told that the latest scan showed the tumour had both grown and spread and that there were no more treatment options available for him. This brave young boy who had already endured so much just wanted a chance to keep fighting; which sadly he wouldn't get due to a lack of advancements in cancer treatments for brain tumours. After hearing the news, one of the requests he had was to celebrate another Christmas with his family. So his community of St. George Ontario, came together in October 2015 and gave that Christmas wish to Evan. The whole town decorated, they even brought in fake snow. Evan's smile lit up the town as he rode through the streets with Santa in the sleigh. This amazing sweet little boy who knew he was getting an early Christmas because he would not make it to December 25th, was just so happy and excited to be part of the celebrations.
Evan wanted to keep fighting; he didn't want to give up. However there were no more treatment options available to him.
Evan passed away in his mothers arms on December 06, 2015.
Evan's mother made a promise to him that she would keep fighting for a cure so other children and families would not have to go through the same heartache and pain as they did. I am honoured to help work toward this goal
Together we can make a difference!
Every day 27 Canadians learn they have a brain tumour. By signing up for a 2018 Brain Tumour Walk, I’m making a commitment to end brain tumours and to help provide the essential information and support that every person diagnosed deserves.
All money raised through Brain Tumour Walks strengthen the national movement to end this life-changing disease and bring hope to individuals and families across the country:
Hope for progress in discovering the cause of brain tumours.
Hope for better treatments for every child and adult diagnosed.
And most of all, the hope for a cure.
Thank you for supporting me, and more importantly, for helping the 55,000 Canadians who live with a brain tumour today.