Kiera's Cancer Fundraiser

$5,430 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 31 months
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A long-time Gordon Head area resident and student, grade 11 Mount Douglas Secondary School student Kiera O’Connor, after an exciting night of performing in the “Evening of Dance”, discovered an unexpected lump in her leg.  It was the end of June, exams were looming for this serious, motivated student, a highly anticipated school trip to Italy was weeks away, and the doctor visits started.  The initial speculation was cancer, but more tests needed to be conducted and results needed to come in.  Kiera was stoic and positive from the get-go and really just wanted to finish up her school year strongly.  However, within 10 days, the gravity of the diagnosis sank in and Kiera was exempt from her grade 10 provincial exams and had to cancel her Italy trip.  The focus now turned to Kiera’s health and beating the cancer (a rare form of Hodgkin’s Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant  Lymphoma).  Kiera started chemo at Vancouver Children’s Hospital in July and she continues to receive chemo every two weeks.  A recent PET scan was very positive and once Kiera finishes her last cancer treatment around the end of November, Kiera will be cancer-free.  Kiera has had loads of family and friend support, and she has been the ideal patient.  This recent event in Kiera’s life has impacted our school community and thus, in the spirit of ‘Cops for Cancer’, we plan to raise both awareness and funds through a 'Kaps for Kiera' campaign at both Gordon Head Middle School and Mt. Douglas Secondary School.  





All proceeds raised, will be donated to BC Children's Hospital (Pediatric Oncology) and Ronald McDonald House.
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As one of Kiera's former teachers, I am overwhelmed by the incredible response from our school communities. Gordon Head Middle School, Torquay Elementary and Mt. Douglas Secondary raised close to $13,000.

Once the funds we raised by GoFundMe are deposited in my account, I will be withdrawing them and splitting the amount between the Pediatric Oncology Department at the British Columbia Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

A record of those transactions will be forwarded to the school office.

Thank you for your support.

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We did it! Thank you everyone for your support and generosity. While we have met our goal, please feel free to continue to donate as all the money raised will be donated to two worthwhile organizations; the BCCH paediatric oncology unit and Ronald McDonald House.
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Jay O'Connor
31 months ago

Thank you Nadine for donating the perfect amount to reach goal. You are and have always been amazing. Kiera loves you!

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Lisa O'Connor
31 months ago

As I sit with Kiera today at the Ronald McDonald House after being back and forth to the BCCH 4 times today I feel blessed. This is home away from home. I am alone with kiera as Jay is. back in Victoria very ill but feel surrounded by family. Thank you all for donating. Please watch Our interview with Global news Thursday October 20 6:00-7:00.

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$5,430 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 82 people in 31 months
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MH
$200
Mirai Hayashi
30 months ago
BK
$50
Brent Kelly
31 months ago

Wishing you and your wonderful family all the best.

TF
$50
The Millam family
31 months ago

Well done to all of the participants of the GHMS head shave! Especially Jevin... Way to go team

AD
$30
Aline Dumalski
31 months ago

Kiera, I couldn't be prouder to have such a strong, beautiful friend. So much love to you. Looking forward to brighter days and endless memories together :)

JM
$50
Jan and Fernanda de Medeiros
31 months ago

Wishing you continued strength and grace. Live your life to the fullest.

MS
$50
Mrs. Solis
31 months ago

What a brave, courageous and beautiful young lady. Sending you a big hug! Xo

NN
$295
Nadine Naughton
31 months ago
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I am so incredibly proud of you Kiera (and always have been) as demonstrated by you giving back in your own time of need. You are truly a courageous young woman. People like you bring hope to our world. Much love and respect~Mrs. Naughton

DM
$25
D & M McNeill
31 months ago

Prayers to you and your family.

MG
$25
Morag Granger
31 months ago
RT
$50
Rick & Jo Tonita
31 months ago

Sending love and thoughts of strength. Thank you Jevin for your display of empathy and support!

Jay O'Connor
31 months ago

Thank you Nadine for donating the perfect amount to reach goal. You are and have always been amazing. Kiera loves you!

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Lisa O'Connor
31 months ago

As I sit with Kiera today at the Ronald McDonald House after being back and forth to the BCCH 4 times today I feel blessed. This is home away from home. I am alone with kiera as Jay is. back in Victoria very ill but feel surrounded by family. Thank you all for donating. Please watch Our interview with Global news Thursday October 20 6:00-7:00.

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