We could not put on our event without remembering our dear friend Jadyn Schill. As most of you know, Jadyn was and still is the driving force behind our event.
Jadyn Schill was diagnosed with a rare form of brain tumour— ependymoma, at the age of five (5). For more than half her life she battled cancer. Her tumour was surgically removed move then seven (7) times. And she endured 123 rounds of radiation, making her Canada’s most radiated child ever.
Although having cancer was all Jadyn had known, she was so much more than just a pediatric cancer patient. She was bubbly, she was positive, she was a very caring person. She was, in my opinion, the bravest person that I had the pleasure of meeting. Jadyn was also a great public speaker and she was our keynote speaker for many of our events. She had an energy that was infectious, and she was/is a big reason why we continue to run our event each year.
On Feb. 15, 2018 her mom, Christie Joy Chiasson posted the following note to Facebook:
Today is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. I wish Jadyn and I spent the day celebrating the fact that she is over 9 years from her original diagnosis. Instead we spent the morning at SickKids with her oncologist and social worker...Having a talk that should never involve a child’s name.
While we continue to believe in miracles it is looking like SuperGirl will get her healing in heaven with my mom.
Jadyn Schill lived with a form of childhood brain cancer for nine and a half years before she passed away on March 6, 2018. The loss of Jadyn just isn’t fair! With your help we would like to ensure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else.