A Message from Former Stollery Patient, Jillian Pineau
I was a typical energetic kid, until one day I felt completely exhausted. When doctors sent me for blood work, the results showed my platelets were dangerously low. I was rushed to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Hours later, a bone marrow aspirate confirmed that I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. My world stopped.
The oncology team at the Stollery met with me and my family and discussed the details of my seven-phase, two and a half year treatment plan, which included both chemotherapy and radiation.
My first year of treatment was an aggressive attack on the cancer cells. It took a toll on me physically and emotionally. I lost 20 pounds and needed feeding tubes for nutrition.
Thankfully, the worst of my battle with cancer is over. I am now in remission and graduating high school with my friends. Because of the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and supporters like you, I have survived cancer and am able to dream about my future.
Today, Jillian is a Stollery Miracle. Your donation during this year’s Astral Caring For Kids Radio Broadcast can make more miracles happen – miracles like Jillian.
Tune in to Astral radio stations 104-9 Virgin Radio, 100.3 The Bear and The Team 1260 on June 14 and listen to the inspirational stories of families who have been helped by the Stollery Children's Hospital.
Since its inception in 2005, the Caring for Kids Astral Radio Broadcast has raised more than $3.1 million for the Stollery.