EDMONTON, AB - As kids, many of us couldn't wait to grow up and live out our childhood dreams.
For youth fighting for their life at the Kids with Cancer Society, they're forced to grow up too fast.
"I don't know too many adults who can take on what these kids take on. It's so beautiful to watch," Melissa Bandi, mother to Ava DeGannes, a 13-year-old battling cancer, said. "I think the worst part as a parent is you can't help them, and you have to answer questions like, 'Will I die?'"
"These kids become adults very quickly," Val Figliuzzi, Executive Director of the Kids with Cancer Society, explained. "A lot of them endure in a very short period of time what adults won't ever have to face, and they take it in stride."
Taking it in stride with hope on their mind.
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