Good Hood Club
The Dylan Hoodie
The Dylan Hoodie is named in honour of POGO ambassador, Dylan. Dylan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Dylan’s cancer journey was not without many complications, including a hip and back fracture (resulting from chemo and steroids) that put her in a wheelchair and leg brace for two months.
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A month before her diagnosis, Dylan’s parents noticed she was having joint and stomach pains, she was moody and tired, and she had lost her passion for horseback riding. Her mom, Melissa, thought she might have appendicitis and took her to a local hospital. Eight hours and many tests later, they were rushed to Toronto. Dylan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and she spent the next month in the city with her mom, dad and sister Josie visiting on weekends.
Dylan’s cancer journey has not been without many complications, including a hip and back fracture (resulting from chemo and steroids) that put her in a wheelchair and leg brace for two months. The POGO Interlink Nurse assigned to the family helped secure special accommodations at home and a private teacher for Dylan to continue school at her own pace. Throughout all of this, Dylan has kept a positive attitude and when things get hard, she has a motto that she recites to herself:
“I tell myself to just keep going, just keep swimming,like in Finding Dory, and it is going to be okay.” - Dylan
POGO Interlink Nurses provide excellent nursing support to the young cancer patient; work with schools to educate and support faculty about the special needs of the ill child and facilitate the child’s return to the classroom; and help families identify useful resources and services in the community, including the POGO Financial Assistance Program.