Something that isn’t often talked about is what happens after cancer. Especially in young people, who’s bodies and minds were still growing and developing during treatment. Oftentimes, children must be monitored for long-term side effects of their treatment. These are different for everybody, depending on the type of cancer and its location, the treatment andContinue reading “Life After Cancer”
This picture was one of the very first photos I had taken when I had just gotten my first DSLR camera. In November of 2019, I took it outside of the sunshine room on the oncology unit at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. These bunnies love to hop around outside the windows of the main floor,Continue reading “The Bunnies”
The charity I will be donating to this month is Make-A-Wish! They grant wishes to children and youth who have a critical illness. The wishes they receive range from trips to Disneyland, to room redecorations. While I was in the hospital, I was granted a wish. At first, it was to travel to Paris andContinue reading “March Update”
The month of February is over! In total, we have raised $213.64 for Kids Cancer Care! This money will go towards supporting families who are dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis, and providing the programs and events that they have available for these families. Thank you everyone for all of your support!
On November 1, 2019, I was diagnosed with cancer. At the time, I was 15 years old and had been searching for an answer to some medical issues for a few months. Nobody ever expects to be diagnosed with cancer. It’s not something that happens to you. Until it is. The person I used toContinue reading “Why I Started Golden Sparks”
Today is World Childhood Cancer Day. Together we can defeat childhood cancer through awareness, research, and donations. Treatments for childhood cancer can be toxic, and life-threatening. Together, we look forward to a future full of hope, and where the word cancer doesn’t exist. Worldwide, only 4-5% of funding for cancer goes to childhood cancer. ChildrenContinue reading “World Childhood Cancer Day (Feb. 15)”
Did you know that worldwide approximately 300,000 children and youth are diagnosed with cancer per year? And that only 5% of Canadian funding for cancer research goes into childhood cancer?On November 1, 2019, I was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma. I was 15 years old. Nobody ever expects to hear that they, or theirContinue reading “Introduction to Golden Sparks Photography”