A broken wrist & giving back…

Tyler's broken arm

Tyler’s broken wrist :(

Today we spent the morning at Alberta Children’s Hospital (ACH)…again.  But today was different in that we were there for Tyler.  After a snowboarding accident on the weekend, we found our very active young man had broken his wrist… this will sure make his busy hockey & basketball schedule challenging :(

Once again we received the utmost in care at ACH and as I sat there I realized I need to update you on some of the things we’re up to.

Our family is very proud to support the following three truly wonderful events:

1. Alberta Children’s Hospital 11th annual Caring for Kids Radiothon

ACH has been our second home over the past year as Kayla underwent 6 brain surgeries, radiation, chemo and IV antibiotic therapy.  We are incredibly grateful for this amazing hospital full of such brilliant & kind heath professionals….I’m convinced there are angel wings tucked away under their surgical scrubs and nurses uniforms. :)

We have been asked to be one of the Feature Families for the Radiothon.   Tune in to Country 105 on February 5, 6 and 7, from 6 am to 7 pm to hear our story being broadcast at different times throughout the day.  We are also looking forward to participating in a live interview to close out this amazing event Friday, Feb. 7th at 5 pm.   Tune in & become a Miracle Maker by making a donation at   http://www.kidsradiothon.com/

2.  ‘It’s a No Brainer’ at Blues Can in support of the Brain Tumor Foundation

This promises to be an amazing afternoon of diverse musical talent and awesome silent auction items.  This incredible event is part of a drive to raise funds for young brain tumour survivors and provide them the option to further their education.  Kayla will be speaking and sharing her story at approximately 2:30.  Poster with deets at bottom of this post.

3. Kayla’s El Salvador trip with Kids Cancer Care Teen Leadership Program

Kayla is working very hard in preparation for her trip to build homes in El Salvador during Spring Break.  See her previous blog for details at El Salvador Trip or donate directly by clicking through to Kayla’s Kids Cancer Care fundraising page


We’re so glad to have you along with any of these initiatives that we are so proud to support.

Carpe Diem!  Shannon, Kayla & Tyler


It's a No Brainer at BluesCan.  Kayla speaks at approximately 2:30

It’s a No Brainer at BluesCan. Kayla speaks at approximately 2:30

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  1. Becky Shaw says:

    Oh my! Send our love to Tyler!!! Can’t believe you were back at Children’s again. Hope he heals fast!

  2. Endless Love to all 3 of you spiritual warriors !!!!!!!!

  3. Heal well Tyler. I don’t think this will slow you down too much. Seems like you’re a tough guy based on the way you play all your sports – with passion.

  4. Michelle Richardson says:

    Hope Tyler is back in action soon. So wonderful of all of you to give back and share your inspiring stories. Much love to you all. Michelle oxoxo

  5. Sending all my love and healing wishes to Tyler The Brave, Shannon The Queen of Courage and Kayla Warrior Princess !!!
    You are the bravest family I know !!!
    Much much love,

  6. Lisa Benitz says:

    Sending you all love and a speedy recovery Tyler. Hugs to you all on your brave journey.
    Xoxo love Lisa

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