In June 2022, I noticed a strange lump on my neck. 6 months later, I had a meeting with my doctor at CHUS Fleurimont. After several tests, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which is very rare in children. On March 22, 2023, I had my operation to remove my thyroid gland and all my lymph nodes on the right side. A few days later, while I was still reeling from what had just happened, a Leucan representative came to see me at the hospital. It was a truly wonderful encounter, and I received some gifts that made me feel so much better. It was the light at the end of the tunnel, because now I knew I was well taken care of.

For me, Leucan is my second family. A family that understands us when things go wrong, but also when things go right. In fact, it’s probably the only family that understands us 100%. This family is made up of children who have been through a similar journey. It’s this journey that defines us as people, it’s our story.

It was during the autumn camp with the Heart of Hope group that I was able, in my own way, to get to know this new family. It was truly one of the best weekends of my life. I was welcomed into an incredible family who opened their arms to me. These are all beautiful people I’ve met. In turn, I was able to create a new family for myself.

I’m here today to give to the next, to give what I’ve been able to receive.

Thank you for giving to the Leucan family.