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Carissa

Caring for the entire family is important at CHEO. Eleven-year-old cancer fighter and hockey player Carissa Marcotte was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on her eighth birthday. Complications from treatments affected her mobility, limiting her ability to walk. As she begins to move forward emotionally and physically, she regularly visits CHEO for psychosocial support. Her brother, Carson, also relies on CHEO, benefiting from the multiple services offered to oncology families.

Watch as CHEO helps these vibrant siblings break down barriers and thrive.