Supporting Parker, the IWK Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network

by MARIA on June 13, 2012

This is my final post as a #MiracleMoms, in support of the IWK Foundation Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network.

During this campaign, I have been supporting Parker, a 10 year old from Halifax who was diagnosed with Leukemia. He is a cutie and a very determined young man, who can write a great speech, as you can see in this excerpt below:


My name is Parker and I’m 9 yrs old.  In July of 2010 my life changed…I was diagnosed with Leukemia, a form of blood cancer.  The first 6 months of my treatment were intense, tough and sometimes painful but I needed to do all this stuff to clean up my blood.  I’m now on a maintenance program until Sept 2013.  Until then, I’ll take chemo pills daily and will go to the IWK monthly to get chemo in my port-o-cath.

The good thing about my cancer is that it has a cure.

Although my energy level is a little low, I did not miss too much school last year and I was able to continue playing hockey and lacrosse.  I decided not to play hockey this fall because skiing and curling are my real passions.   Maybe I should take up cycling!

Another good thing about my cancer is that NOW, I only do what I’m passionate about.

He is such an inspiration.

This is why I was so excited to become a part of this campaign and spread the word – it’s such a worthwhile cause.

As it is coming to the end, I am asking you to work with me to support this wonderful hospital. Every dollar donated counts and helps support this hospital. My personal goal is to raise $1000 and I need a lot of help getting there. The great thing is you can now donate via Paypal as well as the other standard forms of payment.

Please consider supporting me, the IWK Foundation and the Children’s Miracle Network!!

Disclaimer: I am part of the MiracleMoms program and receive compensation for my participation in this program.  All thoughts and opinions reflected in this post are my own.

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1 SassyModernMom June 13, 2012 at 11:09 pm

What an amazing young man! Such a sweet little boy who has had to deal with so much. Really makes you count your blessings and be thankful for our incredible Children’s Hospitals. Thanks so much for sharing his story with us. :)


2 MARIA June 14, 2012 at 10:37 am

Thanks Steph!


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