Sears National Kids Cancer Ride

Day 8 – Kenora to Fort Francis

Today’s dedication read by Peter Cook was about a little boy named Hugh, who on May 1, 2011 at the age of 4 was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour that had a 30% chance of survival. What started off as migraines and double vision ended with him at Sick Kids for multiple tests only to have his parents hear the words “your son has a brain tumour”. The following week he underwent a 5 hour surgery to remove 98% of the tumour. That was followed by radiation to “clean up” the remaining cancer. Two weeks after surgery he was back playing in the yard, even though he still had to go back to Sick Kids monthly for chemotherapy and follow ups. In February 2012 he received the news he was in remission and started grade 1

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