Reid family miracle

Rebecca Reid was diagnosed with Neroglastoma cancer when she was just 16 weeks old. Neroglastoma is a cancer of the nerve cells.

For Rebecca the disease started in her gland and spread to her liver. When the problem was diagnosed, Becky was already in stage four of the debilitating disease.

The Reid family had to travel one week to the Janeway in St. John's and then back to Stephenville for two weeks during the chemo therapy treatment that Rebecca was receiving. "This was our cycle for an entire winter," said Rochelle Reid, Rebecca's mother.

Thanks in part to the Bay St. George Sick Children's Foundation the cost of the regular visits to the Janeway was one less stress on the first time parents. "We wouldn't have been able to do it financially without them," said Reid.

During this time Rebecca's abdomen was one large tumor. "She looked about nine months pregnant and the straps of her car seat hurt her we think, so a drive wouldn't have been possible," said Reid.

The Bay St. George Sick Children's foundation helped the Reid family with this problem, covering the cost of the plane tickets and accommodations for one parent to go with her.

When a child is sick and requires hospital stays and extensive treatment there are many stresses and pressures on the parents. "These are all things parents in Bay St. George don't have to deal with thanks to the foundation," said Reid.

The Reid family also donates to the foundation every year. "We fund-raise all summer for the foundation and we ourselves personally donate," said Reid.

"We are very lucky," said Reid. "Jack makes himself very accessible. If we called and needed it, he'd have us on a flight the next day."

The Reid Family make a donation to the Bay St. George Sick Children's Foundation every year, and you should too.  Give, for Your Children's Helping Hand.