Camper Stories
Meet #irongabe and the Crimeli Family
Meet #irongabe and the Crimeli Family

Why CampOut for Cancer?

We are camping out for cancer to help bring awareness to how much value camp plays in the lives of children and families affected with cancer. We didn’t realize what impact Camp Trillium had on families until we recently became part of it all. (more…)

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Camper Story – Ashlynne
Camper Story – Ashlynne

My name is Ashlynne. I am a strong healthy 11 year old but I am also a cancer survivor.  I was diagnosed with Wilms Tumour when I was only 4 ½ years old. I had a major surgery to remove my left kidney and then 5 months of chemo. (more…)

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How The Hull Family Is Celebrating Camp Trillium
How The Hull Family Is Celebrating Camp Trillium

I’ve been thinking hard on how best to CampOut for Cancer. I’ve considered camping out in a yurt, going backpacking up north, having a giant bonfire or just camping in the backyard. But something wasn’t working for me, wasn’t connecting and feeling right. I then started to reflect on why I’ve been having so much trouble coming up with a place to celebrate Camp Trillium for the day. I couldn’t find a place that would help me feel like I am at Camp Trillium. Camp Trillium isn’t just a place for me and my family. Camp Trillium isn’t just a place for kids and families with cancer to go, get away and enjoy the outdoors. Yes, Camp Trillium is a beautiful place, but that isn’t what calls to me. Camp Trillium calls to my heart. It speaks my language of love—one full of joy, laughter and fun. It is home. (more…)

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The Hope Family’s Story
The Hope Family’s Story

On August 31, 2004, our family was changed forever. Our youngest daughter, Kristen Hope, then 19 months old, was diagnosed with Leukemia —cancer of the blood. That day we embarked on a journey that has taken us places we never would have imagined, and sometimes pray to forget. Childhood cancer is one of life’s cruellest tragedies, innocence is stripped away, families are thrown into turmoil, siblings are devastated, finances are uncertain, and life will never be the same again. (more…)

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We CampOut for Rowan Langille!

Rowan Langille’s journey began May 13, 2010 at the age of 18 months. Rowan was diagnosed with an Ependymoma brain tumour and severe hydrocephalus. He immediately had surgery on the 14th to resect 95% of it. (more…)

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Camp helped bond the Gilman Family together

In September 2007, our lives were ripped apart in less than 24 hrs. After what I thought was a routine doctors appointment and blood work, we received a call. “A bed is ready at McMaster – you need to get your child to the hospital ASAP”. (more…)

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