Childhood Cancer Awareness Month – September 2015


While things have been quiet over here on the business front, I wanted to share something very important and near and dear to my heart.

Back in November of 2014, my cousin Lina checked her son Markus into BC Children’s hospital for what they had discovered to be a brain tumor. He was to have surgery immediately, and they would wait to find out if it was a cancerous tumor, or benign. They soon found out that Markus did in fact have Cancer, Medulloblastoma. Medulloblastoma is a fast-growing, high-grade tumor. He was to have 6 months of extremely intense Chemotherapy, and lots of therapy to recover. Markus Marinelli was only 4 years old at the time, and weighed barely 30 pounds. He was extremely ill, and in need of serious medical treatment and prayers. He survived his surgery and the intense chemotherapy, and is currently in remission while him and his family heals from the trauma that this has caused them. He will continue to need medical treatment and some corrective surgery, but he will soon attend Kindergarten and try to get back to “normal” life with his supportive family and friends. Markus is a hero, and has taught many people about life, love and family.

I wanted to share this story to everyone as September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases, and help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting our ground-breaking research.

Here is a link to Global News information about the cause.

You can also find out more on how to help here:

Childhood cancer can affect anyone, at anytime. It will change a family forever!

Show your support by sharing a story (increase awareness) , donating time, donate money, wear a ribbon, hug your children, help a family, show your support!

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  1. 29 years ago sept 2 I lost my 5 year old son to cancer. He also had a medullablastoma. He was sick for two years with it returning two more times. The difference between now and then is that so much more is known about this tumour than was known 29 years ago. Makes me happy to hear how well this little guy is doing. May he always stay in remission.