After losing both their home and livelihood in one horrific fire one year ago, life was finally beginning to get back to normal for Hannah and her family. That was until Hannah started getting sick. Dozens of doctors visits and just as many misdiagnosis left the family feeling confused and frustrated, but it wasnt until Hannah's stomach began to grow that they got really concerned.
After a handful of doctors visits and diagnosis' like bad posture and constipation the frustration was starting to set in, but it wasn't until Hannah started having trouble breathing and was airlifted to Vancouver Childrens Hopsital that the real nightmare began.
First a tumor in her stomach and a biopsy which showed that it wasn't a tumor, but inflammation left Hannah in critical condition for several days. Than the possibility that she may have lymphoma, then leukemia and finally, after almost a week of tests there was a diagnosis.
Stage 4, Rhabdomyosarcoma Cancer
What your contribution provides
Because Hannah's family is from Victoria B.C. and she is being treated in Vancouver at B.C. Children's Hospital there is a great deal of transportation expenses.
Hannah's mother will be arranging accomodations in Vancouver B.C. for herself and Hannah's baby sister Hailey, while her father will have to travel at times to and from Vancouver and Victoria in order to maintain their home there.
Brooke, Hannah's mother, who was a daycare provider in the family's home has lost her only source of income as Hannah is far to frail to be able to play with the other children normally. Brooke needs her full attention to be on caring for Hannah and the extra burden of transportation costs is putting strain on an already tight budget.
Your dontations will also afford the family the ability to take Hannah on outings when her health allows (a generous construction contractor donated One Year Passes for the whole family to the Vancouver Zoo). These outings allow her to get her away from the hopsital, even for a few hours and live a "normal" child's day. By helping this family you are eliminating the worries of financial stresses and allows Hannah's mother and father to focus solely on caring for their daughter every step of the way as she battles this horrific disease.
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you yourself aren't able to contribute, please share this story with your friends and family. Every penny counts and you are truly making an amazing difference in this little girls life.
Donations can be mailed to:
C/O 2714 Sooke Road
Victoria, BC V9B 1Y7
Or donations are being accepted at a Trust Fund set up in the Day Family name at:
By helping support this family you are helping them to eliminate the worries of financial pressures and you are allowing them to focus solely on being by Hannah's side giving her love and support as she battles this horrific disease.
pictures of Hannah's progress
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