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Billie enfant parrainée 2024

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Billie, in treatment

I'm Billie. I am 3 years old and am being treated for stage 4 rhabdomyosarcoma.

Summer holidays abroad in 2023 turned into a painful ordeal for Billie’s family. Only just arrived at the destination, Billie lost her eyesight. After being rushed to the hospital, a series of tests confirmed the diagnosis: a muscle cell cancer had attacked Billie’s optic nerves, leaving her permanently blind. 

The family was anguished, shocked and rocked by uncertainty by this turn of events. Since Billie reacted well to chemotherapy received abroad, however, the family was repatriated in an air ambulance.

Over the past year, Billie has been followed at the CHU Sainte-Justine, where she received weekly chemotherapy treatments. She had to be anesthetized for each of the 28 radiotherapy treatments she was administered five times a week. 

Charming, curious, with a zest for life and incredible strength of character at only three years old, Billie is without a doubt a go-getter! She started walking at 10 months and skied for the first time at the age of one and a half. She takes ballet classes and will return to swimming, a sport she practiced before her cancer diagnosis, as soon as she can.

Billie has unshakeable determination and a smile on her face when she receives her treatments, which could end in late December 2024 if all goes to plan. After that date, almost at the same time as the 24h 2024, she might be in remission. As Billie would say, “Yahoo!!!!”

Thanks to the Fondation Charles-Bruneau, our family is not alone in all of this!



For the families of our child heroes, participating in the 24h Tremblant is an opportunity to celebrate life, courage and hope.

Thank you for being an important part of this vast wave of solidarity!

You’re giving children hope for a brighter future through various programs and research projects funded by the 24h and its beneficiaries: Fondation Charles-Bruneau, CHEO Foundation, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Fondation Tremblant. 

Your donations matter. They make a real difference in the lives of Billie and thousands of children.


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