Helena hopes to help kids get better access to cancer treatment

East York resident Sarah Calderwood thought her then three-and-a-half-year-old daughter Helena Kirk had an earache. It turned out to be something much more serious. Helena was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a disease that would put her through 841 gruelling days of chemotherapy. “It was shocking and terrifying to know that our little three year old was going to be […]

St. John shows support for Elina

When Elina Anker found out she had cancer, she didn’t react with sadness or fear. Instead, she named her tumour “Juan.” As in, Juan be gone. This remarkable humour and optimism in the face of a scary diagnosis are just two of the traits that make the Grade 8 “class clown” arguably one of the […]

Cooper lops long locks for wig

                        Eleven-year old Cooper Custance grows long for a good cause. Cooper’s hair was already getting long-ish over a year ago, when a friend suggested he could grow enough for a wig. “I actually looked into it,” said Cooper. After reviewing a few charities, […]