My name is Charles, I'm 11 years old and I'm being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
In November 2021, Charles went to hospital with persistent leg pain. Treatment was immediate. The diagnosis: acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Despite it all, the family feels fortunate that the cancer was discovered in time.
The first few months of treatment were very difficult, both physically and psychologically, for Charles, those around him and his family, who remain strong and united in their ordeal. Treated at the Charles-Bruneau Unit of the CHUS de Fleurimont in Sherbrooke, what Charles finds most difficult at this time is having to be hospitalized for a long time without being able to see all the members of his family, including his two little twin sisters, Camille and Chloé.
Now that the aggressive chemo treatments are behind him, Charles remains very resilient and ready to overcome anything. His treatments will continue until early 2025. For this math whiz who loves science experiments and video games, the important thing, as he so aptly puts it, "is to always enjoy the little moments with family and friends!"
Thanks to the Fondation Charles-Bruneau, our family is not alone in all of this!