September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Edmonton’s own Spidermable will soon be celebrating the anniversary of her last cancer treatment, that will be in November.
Mable Tooke had undergone two years of grueling treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which is cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
Pediatric Oncologist Maria Spavor from the U of A tells Global News 20 percent of children with cancer do not survive, and two thirds of those who do will suffer effects of the treatment later in life, including issues with fertility and heart function. Improved treatment has reduced cognitive effects but…
“Some of our patients, though, do still struggle with some subjects in school. Math is probably the most common one that we see.”
Mable’s Mom, Lisa Tooke can see that herself.
“There’s no way to escape that. Her medicines have left a mark, but they’ve also saved her life, so…”
An online fundraising campaign to help make Spidermable the film a reality is into its second week, and has only raised 2% of their $175 thousand goal.