Henry is a wise soul. He is sweet and sensitive. His sense of humour is amazing. He giggles.. oh does he giggle.. when he finds something funny – like Bugs Bunny cartoons or a funny joke. He loves sports and is a huge fan of all of Toronto’s major league teams. He is musical, and plays the piano and ukelele. He is a kind older brother and he is loved loved loved by his family.
Henry was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on April 27, 2016. Before his diagnosis he had a lump on his hip, leg pain, elbow joint swelling and ankle joint swelling. ALL has a long treatment plan that includes killing the current cancer cells, riding the body of any future cancer cells and finally to kill any cancer cells that might still remain after those first two phases. Chemotherapy is usually the standard approach to kill ALL cancer cells and Henry has had lots of it! Even in his sickest, weakest moments, Henry has been good spirited and brave. We’ve been so proud of his strength.
Cancer has changed so much for our family. Our family has faced many struggles: worry, stress, depression, (temporary) loss of income. But it has also slowed us down. It has made us grateful. We don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. We appreciate our family, friends, and community so much more. It has taught us to appreciate the important things in life.