Light The Night brings communities across Canada together for one magical evening to share stories, remember loved ones lost and pay tribute to our heroes, bringing light, love and hope to dispel the darkness of blood cancers.
I am taking the first step and showing my support for my mom Carolyn. She has been battling AML (FLT-3 mutated) since January 2021. Induction chemo put her cancer into remission and like a true warrior she opted to fight through an allogenic stem cell transplant in the hopes of being cancer free. She was well on her way to a good recovery when a fall resulted in surgery to repair a hip fracture and while recovering her AML relapsed 4 months post transplant. She is still fighting and her strength and determination are helping her to power through the next course of treatment. Without the constant research and advancements in these cancer treatments we would not be where we are today. My mom will continue to fight and defy the odds and averages but more funding and more research is needed to improve these treatments, find a cure and to ensure my mom and all cancer patients have access to these life saving drugs.