by Aislin Ryan
4 days left to support "Coeurs de lion - Aislin"
In January 2021 our lives were turned upside down when our 11 month old baby boy was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Over the next weeks the hospital became our home as Leon went through countless blood tests and scans, difficult treatments and procedures, and finally, successful surgery to remove his tumour.
Six months later Leon is in remission and on the road to recovery but every day we think back to those dark and heartbreaking days and how fragile life can be. We also know we are extremely lucky that Leon’s cancer was caught at an early enough stage and treatment was available to us. We know this is not the case for all babies and children. This is why we are doing this run.
When we chose the name Leon we didn’t think much about the lion comparisons but these became very meaningful after his diagnosis. We are running not only for our lionhearted boy but for all the other incredibly brave boys and girls, and healthcare professionals, fighting the cancer battle every day.
We have a mission. A beautiful mission. We want to cure every child’s cancer.
Find new treatments, improve existing ones, and kick children’s cancer to send it far, far away forever and may it never come back! We therefore financially support scientific research, and bring together the drive, inspiration and knowledge of everyone involved. From researchers, doctors and parents to politicians and pharmaceutical companies. Only a joint effort can ensure that children with cancer are cured and better cured.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of the funds raised by you will finance innovative research projects selected thanks to the European FIGHT KIDS CANCER initiative.
FIGHT KIDS CANCER is a European call for projects that we launched together with Imaginefor Margo (France) and Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner (Luxembourg).
Our second FIGHT KIDS CANCER call for projects lead to the selection, by independent international experts, of 5 new innovative research projects of European scope for a total amount of 3,45 million euros of which KickCancer will finance 800 000 €. Through these projects, we hope to foster improvements in the knowledge and treatment of the following diseases: B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (clinical trial), ewing's sarcomas (clinical trial), medulloblastomas (translational project), neuroblastomas (2 translational projects).
There is ONE EXTRA project we would love to tell you more about… but we need to raise more funds than initially planned. Are you in to help us reach one million euros to fund this mystery project?
What a worthy cause! Wishing you the best of luck on the run - Rachel & Tamara x
Love you three so much. ❤
We are so proud of the strength that you displayed during Leon's treatment. Love to you three. Mom & Dad
Enjoy the run
Lion Heart Leon was born into the most beautiful family ❤️ We love you three so very much! Love, Jen & Marc-André xxoo
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