Our Story












Our story began on July 2nd 2016 at the KOA campground in Cardinal. I had looked forward to taking the kids to the local KOA for Canada ever since I booked the camp site way back in Feb as this place is so kid friendly it books up very quickly.  By Saturday however, our world as a family would be changed forever.

Our treatment journey has seen us travel through three tumour removal surgeries at CHEO followed immediatley by three rounds (months) of intense chemo. We then left for three months of stem cell transplants ( Three in total) at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. We arrived back to CHEO and quickly went into  thirty three rounds of radiation treatment. We continue to receive chemotherapy through her lumbar punctures each month and MRI’s every other month to monitor her. Each  LP was followed by two weeks of  oral chemotherapy which we administer monthly at home. Only through the power of prayer, our faith in God and the amazing specialists, doctors, nurses, therapists, nutritionists, case workers and inter link nurses are we be able to claim that Marnie is Cancer Free.

It is safe to say that we have been witness to the system for well over two years now and we have come to realize that there are things that we would like to do to help advocate for some change….I believe that it needs to start somewhere!! We have moved from the red zone into the yellow zone with hopes of remaining in the green zone  for a very long time.

The Miracle Marnie Foundation has been created to aid in making a difference through education, lobbying (both Federal and Provincial Governments), support (both financial and non for families and programs) and providing a voice for the countless hundreds, if not thousands of families who are in the childhood cancer fight.

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