February’s CCA Hero, Hannah, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, but she’s never let that define her or break her kind spirit.
In 2018 you invested more in the community than ever before. With your help, CCA provided world-class programs to children and teens in the hospital and explored the future of joy in healthcare. 2018 was the year we decided transforming a moment isn’t enough – we need to transform the entire experience.
Joy for the Holidays (formerly known as Hope for the Holidays) was another resounding success for 2018’s season of giving. Lead by the Children’s Cancer Association’s (CCA) Link Program, and generously supported by Fortis Construction.
This is the story of my son Jack’s short, wonderful life, my enduring friendship with Children’s Cancer Association (CCA), and the difference your gifts make in the lives of families like mine. Thank you for your support.
“Two days after my daughter’s second birthday, I was handed a teddy bear and told by a doctor, ‘I’m sorry, it looks like Heaven has blood cancer.’ I hate that bear.” – A letter from Heaven’s mom about the struggles of life with cancer.
Seventeen-year-old Dawson doesn’t speak much, but his giant smile says it all. This good-natured guy has had to face a number of medical challenges, including diabetes, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and pulmonary hypertension.