A Childhood Cancer Survivor Blogging about the World of Childhood Cancer

Where have you been??????

He he, just a little humor for this Tuesday afternoon. Where the heck have I been?

One thing I surely do not want to forget to tell you is some incredible news I heard today about a HUGE donation for childhood cancer research.


Yes, $30 million dollars has been donated by the Garron family to Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. The Garrons lost their son, Michael Garron, after he battled cancer for ten years– from the time he was just three years old. It has been thirty years since his death, but his family has not forgotten him. Their donation in his loving memory is believed to be the largest private gift ever for pediatric cancer research.

Knowing that there are outrageously generous and kind people who are committing themselves to taking vital roles in supporting childhood cancer research is VERY inspiring! I wish I could put my arms around the entire Garron family and squeeze them:)

I know what their gift means to so many families. I imagine that watching your child suffer is worse for a parent than suffering themself. I am so sorry for the Garron family’s loss of their son so early in life. I am so sorry Michael had to suffer so much and for so long. I am touched to the very deepest part of my heart that the Garrons expressed their love for their son, Michael, in a way that will bless other sick children until the end of time.

If there was any way possible to express my thanks, it would have to be something like this:

Write Michael’s name across the sky and blow him a kiss up toward heaven.

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