Welcome to Our Site!Our Story
One ordinary day our two year old son Jordan woke up in the morning and said that he could not walk. From this point on, our lives became much less ordinary. This day marked the beginning of our fight against Neuroblastoma.
Initially, the doctors told us Jordan had a serious bone infection, but his illness did not respond as an infection should have, and we soon found out this tentative diagnosis was wrong. About a week later, after further testing, we were devastated by the diagnosis of Stage IV Neuroblastoma.
Jordan had an advanced stage of cancer. It had initially spread from his left adrenal gland to his bones. At the time of diagnosis, the tumor had spread from head to toe and his prognosis was grim.
Neuroblastoma is the most common of what is known as childhood solid tumor cancers. It affects about 70 kids per year in Canada. That is about 10% of the incidence childhood cancer, yet it results in a disproportionate amount of deaths because it has such a poor prognosis. Jordan’s prognosis for survival was less than 20%, and this survival rate has not changed significantly in the last 20 years.
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- Team 4 Hope
1175 McMorran Pl
Victoria , BC V8Y3E9
While there is a standard of treatment, it has yet to be refined. Children are typically administered the maximum dosages of chemotherapeutics, typically used in adult cancers, in the hope that the drugs will kill the cancer cells before the treatment kills the child. Our hope is that through efforts supported by this fund, more children will have an outcome that is as good as or better than Jordan’s.
Meet the Team!
Team 4 Hope is a group of women who are dedicated to raising awareness about childhood cancer especially Neuroblastoma through running marathons across Canada and the US. view team members
To mark the tenth year of Jordan’s remission, we are celebrating with a “Campaign for Hope.” This is to remember the hope we received and to pay it forward to other families who are still clinging to their own hope for the future.
- Galloping Goose Relay - details