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    You Can’t Spell Love Without L‑E‑O

    Milane, this year’s Mois des Câlins ambassador, was diagnosed with bone marrow aplasia in 2021. If she had been born only a few years earlier, she would’ve been prescribed a drug regimen to manage what was then considered to be an incurable condition. But today, thanks to the latest research advances and a bone marrow transplant from her big brother, she has a whole new blood type — not to mention a whole new lease on life!

    Author: CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation
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    The Hope of a Brighter Tomorrow for My Children

    My children — 12-year-old Lou, 10-year-old Paul and 7-year-old Jules — are my life. Lou and Jules were born with an extremely rare genetic disorder known as DADA2 (deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2). The odds of them both having it are astronomically slim: there are only 650 cases in the world.

    Author: Emily, mother of Lou, Paul and Jules
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    An Unexpected Trip to the Big Village

    Marie-Fée Pellerin and her father, Fred Pellerin, are proud ambassadors of the 16th annual Sainte-Justine Tree of Lights campaign. Marie-Fée, now 18, is opening up for the first time about her Hodgkin’s lymphoma, diagnosed on December 24, 2019. “My time at Sainte-Justine was as necessary as it was devastating to my life as a teenager, which I had to say goodbye to.”

    Author: Marie-Fée Pellerin, Sainte-Justine patient and Tree of Lights ambassador
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    An Obstacle Course for Raphaël

    Ten-year-old Raphaël has been through more than his fair share of challenges over the past decade. Fortunately, with every new barrier that he has come up against, Sainte-Justine’s healthcare professionals have been right there by his side, giving him and his family the strength and the courage to carry on. And they can do that because of your generosity.

    Author: CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

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