Today Marco and I went to the Valour FC soccer match. Valin was sitting with his soccer team as they all got a free ticket for winning the provincials the other day, so his aisle seat next to us sat empty.
As we were watching the game, in the row in front of us, a man leading his son then wife were trying to walk out of their middle seats to get snacks before half time. It was clearly a struggle for them to try and move between people in the row. Marco made a sad noise as I looked up and saw their sweet little boy. He reminded us so so much of Madox when he was going through his battle. This little guy was a little unbalanced with his walk, and had the typical moon face caused by steroids. To add to our heartache for this cutie, he looked at Marco and apologized for standing in his view. Marco immediately said “don’t worry about it buddy. Take your time”. I felt Marco’s body sink in sadness that this boy felt he needed to apologize for nothing he did wrong. After they left, we just sat there in silence, sad for that young boy and sad for his parents.
Eventually as I was going to the washroom, I saw them standing near the top of the stairs holding snacks. I couldn’t help myself and approached them, offering them our aisle seats to make their game more enjoyable. They were kind enough to take me up on my offer and we began talking. This cutie and his family were thrown into a brain cancer diagnosis, eventually figuring out it is DIPG (doctors called it midline glioma but we know it’s a new term for dipg). It is no wonder he reminded us so much of Madox. Then as if I had known them for years, I grabbed dads drink and food so he can concentrate on his son, and started walking them to our seats. 🤣 G
lad he didn’t slap me for just taking his food. Luckily, the 2 seats in front of us were empty so we sat right in front of this sweet family and were able to get to know them a little more.
I don’t know what the odds are that we bumped into a family whose child was recently diagnosed, but I am happy we did. I just hope we were able to make their day a little bit more comfortable and maybe helped them by sharing a few things we knew worked for Madox.
It doesn’t take much to be kind to people. Paying It Forward can even be just sharing your heart with someone. We don’t know everyone’s story, so be gentle. If you take the time to talk to people, you may end up meeting some pretty amazing humans.
We advocate everyday for awareness and more funding towards childhood cancer. Before everyone goes pink for October we should encourage everyone to GO GOLD for children!
We miss Madox everyday and will always continue this fight.
Help us bring awareness and help us fight!
We are roughly 8 weeks out from our 2nd annual Superhero Run to fight Childhood Brain Cancer and we are so appreciative of the sponsors that have committed to support us so far this year!
We have some repeat sponsors from last year and some new ones as well.
THANK YOU to:
24-7 Intouch Iron Man sponsor
Lehigh Cement Wolverine sponsor
Kelleher Ford Sales Wolverine sponsor
Subterranean Ltd. Spider-Man sponsor
Trottier Piling Spider-Man sponsor
Discovery Automotive Centre Spider-Man sponsor
dconstruct jewelry Spider-Man sponsor
If anyone knows of any other companies or individuals that would be interested in supporting us a race sponsor please pass our info along or let us know and we can forward our sponsor request letter on.
Thanks again to these sponsors for committing their support to us and we hope we can count on your continued support for this event annually!
Thank you so much to Lexie and Jennifer Dubois for organizing and working the bake sale at Ecole St. Germain on March 23, 2016!
As written by Jennifer for the school website:
“Thank you to all the families of ESG for your donations of time, baked goods and money yesterday raising funds for Madox’s Warriors! With your generosity, we were able to raise $1,150.45! Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!”
AMAZING!! They raised THAT much for Madox’s Warriors while every item on sale was just $1! ONE DOLLAR! That truly blows us away.
We want to send a special thank you to Lexie. When your mom contacted us back in December about your idea, we were touched. We love that it was planned for Madox’s birthday week. You remembered his birthday and that meant the world to us because it tells us he is not forgotten. Now we know why Madox called you friend. You have a heart of gold!!
We are only 3 weeks out from our Kids Dance Party and we have only 90 tickets left. Very exciting!
We are hoping to sell out by May. I know many of you have already done this but if you all can share this event that would be awesome.
Thanks to all those who have supported!