The choice of charities we support comes from the very personal experiences of our family since 2006.
In March 2006 our 6 month old son Kaidan was diagnosed with Infant ALL – a rare form of leukemia.
During his year of treatment at the Alberta Childrens Hospital his brother Joshua had to be pulled from his regular preschool due to the risk of passing an infection (even a common cold) to his brother. Jamie’s preschool & the KCCFA (Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta) gave Joshua the opportunity to go to preschool and undertake activities that any 3-4 year old might have.
All of these organizations provide fantastic support to children with cancer, their siblings and families. Without them, our lives – and since their inception the lives of countless other families would have been and continue to be very different.
In March 2007 – 2 weeks before he was due to finish his treatment (during the construction of Yoga Santosha) – tragically Kaidan contracted a bacterial infection and passed away five days later.
The fourth link leads you to a journal of his/our journey and an insight into life with a child who has cancer.
All of the money collected from various advertised events will be donated to these charities.