Aeson and the impact of cancer research
Aeson and his parents celebrates his last day of chemotherapy with former professional Canadian football quarterback, Travis Lulay.
Five years later, Aeson is in remission and is still as joyful as ever!
“He’s just living life as a normal kid, and that’s what we wanted for him…to just be a normal kid,” says Aaron.
The far-reaching impact of cancer research
Cancer research is vital to helping us better understand how to prevent, detect and treat people living with cancer. That’s why we invested in a study led by Dr Rassekh and Dr Colin Ross to take the research that helped Aeson one step further. With the support of Canadian Cancer Society donors like you, Dr Rassekh, Dr Ross and their team discovered that findings from the childhood cancer research study could also be applied to adults – further expanding the impact of this game-changing research to change more lives.
Canadian Cancer Society-funded researchers are at the forefront of some of the most exciting areas of cancer research today. As we continue to advance our understanding of cancer, we can help more Canadians like Aeson live and thrive beyond their cancer diagnosis.
“Research saved my son’s life,” says Aaron. “If it hadn’t been for that test, Aeson wouldn’t be here today.”
Today, 84% of children with cancer are expected to live at least 5 years past their diagnosis. While progress is being made, there’s still more to be done. An estimated 1,000 children are expected to face a cancer diagnosis this year. We believe that one child with cancer is too many and no parent should ever hear the words, “your child has cancer”.
Together, we can provide comfort, support and hope to families who need it most. With the gift of The Teddy Bear Project, you’ll support research to help detect children’s cancer, improve treatments and minimize side-effects, and help families going through this difficult journey.
Join us in making a difference for children affected by cancer, like Aeson.