Grand River Hospital’s POGO Satellite Clinic: a place of healing for local children battling cancer.

Written for and published by Kitchener Today Beyond the revolving doors, past the wheelchairs, resides the entrance to the POGO Satellite Clinic. Like a parent’s bedside after a bad dream, it’s a place where children go to feel safe. These children are battling cancer. The clinic is one of eight in Ontario. Pediatric Oncology Group… Read More

Noah’s POGO story

One cannot comprehend the need for the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario without first living vicariously through the people who rely on them. This is Noah’s POGO story  – shared by his mother, Rachel Wahl. Pediatric cancers receive less than four percent of all research money raised for cancer. Less than four percent for our… Read More

Cancer is a thief that creates unwilling heroes out of children.

Like the true criminal it is, cancer doesn’t discriminate. It cares not about destiny or achievements, nor does is consider purpose. There is no hierarchy or class that is immune. This sweet boy taught my daughter to walk, picking her up every time she fell, both laughing hysterically. When he came to my house he… Read More