« There is never too much involvement! We are fortunate to be a big family united in its values both in our personal lives and at work. We have been implicated in our community for a long time but we want to get even more involved, on behalf of the children we love so much. » — Eve Benjamin
Olivia-Rose, 8 years old, Brossard
Olivia-Rose has had acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the blood, for almost two years.
She lives alone with her mother, Julie, who combines three jobs: translator, massage therapist and employment insurance agent. She has a 17-year-old brother who’s with their father.
Olivia-Rose loves ❤️: dancing, coquetry (manicure, pedicure!), all animals specially horses and insects, creating with her beautiful imagination, reading (she reads a lot! It’s a great passion) and music (she has just started violin lessons).
A Word From Julie, Olivia-Rose’s Mother
Our reality for the last 19 months is very different from what it used to be. I have just returned to work gradually, adjusting to Olivia-Rose’s needs, but I was off work for many months to take care of her. Olivia attends school depending on her condition. So far, two out of four weeks. There is a medicine that she has to take 5 out of 21 days that puts her in a great state of depression and during which she cannot go to school. Fortunately, she enjoys reading a lot and it changes her mind and helps pass the time.
Being a single parent, I had to change my lifestyle to be able to stay with my daughter during her fight. My journey being a little more than two years, we are necessarily exhausting our resources, so I had to move into a 3 ½. I see my 17-year-old son living with his father much less often during this time of COVID, since it was too risky with my daughter who is immunosuppressed. We live very modestly, but our little nest is filled with love and laughter.
Olivia found it difficult to lose all of her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, but they started to grow a bit again. Our financial situation is not easy, but I try to make her see our situation in a positive light all the time.
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