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Les 40 G\u00e9ants<\/h4>\r\n\t

Danielle Lysaught,<\/h2>\r\n\t

Director, Fonds Hamelys<\/h3>\t
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Leucan has been a part of my life for more than 15 years. In October 2000, the youngest of our three sons, Antoine, then aged four, was diagnosed with a rhabdomyosarcoma in his inner ear.<\/p>\r\n

That was the beginning of a year marked with treatments and a roller coaster of emotions. I remember that at the time of diagnosis at the cancer centre of the Sainte-Justine Hospital, Dr. Jocelyn Demers told us, \u201cYou are now members of Leucan\u2019s family.\u201d Still in denial, I thought that since I already had a family, I certainly didn\u2019t need one more\u2026 but Dr. Demers was right.<\/p>\r\n

The services and support provided by Leucan and the bonds we formed truly helped Antoine and our family to get through this turbulent year.<\/p>\r\n

I\u2019m lucky: my son recovered and grew to become a thriving young man with a mind full of projects and unbridled energy. He only suffers a few physical sequelae for which he requires some follow-up.<\/p>\r\n

Another lucky moment in my life was meeting my husband Paul Hamelin, who was CEO of a Quebec software company, Giro Inc. Together, we created Fonds Hamelys to support the causes dear to us. It was only fitting to join the 40 Giants for Leucan campaign and to be part of this gigantic initiative to fund clinical research and resources for childhood cancer survivors.<\/p>\r\n

We are taking this action with great humility, as it seems like such a small gesture compared to the momentous task undertaken by the devoted staff and valiant families of Leucan.<\/p><\/p>\r\n<\/div> <\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n<\/div>"}