Winnipeg charity made a dream come true for a girl with brain cancer

Winnipeg charity made a dream come true for a girl with brain cancer

A girl is fighting brain cancer in Winnipeg and her dream to see her friends has come true.

Kailyn Danielson was diagnosed with brain cancer in December. Since then she has spent many weeks far away from her native home and school.

When a local charity found out about the girl’s dream, it decided to help. So, on Wednesday, Danielson’s class flew all the way from Cranberry Portage to Winnipeg and spent the day with her. It was just amazing. The girl was really happy.

Kailyn left her home, which is located 600 km from Winnipeg, in November and since then she has been in CancerCare Manitoba. She felt very sad and lonely because she was alone. Her whole life was far from Winnipeg. She had no friends and she did not see anyone except the doctors.

Thanks to Calm Air, 17 children from her class and three attendants were able to fly to Danielson. They literally brought a piece of home for the girl.

Calm Air CEO Gary Bell said that when the organization learned about the illness of the girl, it really wanted to help with her at least something. The Dream Factory, a Manitoba-based charity that helps kids with serious diseases, also helped to make the girl’s dream come true.

Dodie Johnston, the principal of Cranberry Portage, said that Kailyn loves her school very much and she always had a smile on her face when being at school. He was amazed when he found out that the girl asked to make a wish that concerns not only her but also her friends come true.

Despite such a terrible disease, the girl continues to study. Her school found a way out of the situation, knowing Kailyn’s love for new knowledge. Now, she has a laptop and she connects to Skype and can be present at classes.

The principal added that Danielson is an example for other children and her classmates were so glad to visit their friend on Wednesday.

Kailyn had her last radiation therapy and now she is preparing to continue her fight against cancer with immunotherapy drugs.

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