Stories of children and their loved ones

Raphaëlle Forget

April 28, 2008, I was diagnosed with a blood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) when I thought I was in good health at the top of my 11 years of age.

At that age, it was difficult for me to conceive that I was suffering from cancer, but what I found most difficult was not having a “normal life” anymore.. <span class="su-quote-cite">Raphaëlle</span>

Raphaëlle and her sister Marion in 2008.

I had to temporarily stop school and sports due to chemotherapy treatments and medication. However unlucky I was, I still was lucky enough to have the cancer that has the best healing rate: I had 85% chance of making it (a huge thank you to the research that has increased this percentage considerably over the last decades).

Raphaëlle in 2017.

Obviously, I am so grateful to the Charles-Bruneau Foundation, because without research I probably would not be here now. So, it is so important to raise awareness and raise funds so that all children with cancer can heal as I had the chance to. I am now in good health and I enjoy life as best I can.

I’m Raphaëlle Forget, I’m 21, and I have been cured for 8 years.

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