Isla Rahal is a fun-loving 3-year-old girl from Beaver Bank, Nova Scotia. She enjoys playing with her baby sister (Mara), baking cookies with her Mom (Courtney), and being silly with her Dad (Justin).
In August, Isla was admitted to the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax for suspected pneumonia. After noticing minimal improvements in her health, her care team began additional scans and testing to uncover the true route of her health issues.
On August 19th, the family received the devastating news that Isla has a type of cancer called High-Risk Neuroblastoma. Four separate tumours have been found throughout Isla's body, with the largest being located on the back of her chest wall.
With her family by her side, Isla has begun chemotherapy treatments at the IWK before she heads to the Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for a Stem Cell Harvest. After this procedure, Isla will return to the IWK for additional cycles of chemotherapy, followed by surgery. Once she has recovered from this surgery, she will travel back to Toronto to undergo the stem cell transplant.
Please help to support the Rahal family. They will incur countless financial expenses related to Isla's Big Fight, and they need their community's support during this impossibly difficult time.
Isla is a kind, beautiful, silly 3-year-old who is also incredibly strong, courageous, and brave. She is a loving big sister, a friend to many, and an absolute sweetheart.
Please give what you can to help her family while she fights this battle.
Wishing you love & health,