Celebrate National Child Day in Bagotville
Like many kids her age, Janelle attends a camp over the summer, but during the summer of 2016, Janelle was undergoing treatment for her cancer, which made it impossible for her to attend the Winnipeg PSP sports camp, something she was looking forward too.
Before her cancer diagnosis, Janelle was an energetic kid who loved the sports themed camp, where a different sport was played every week. Fast forward to the summer of 2017, with her treatment com- plete Janelle was able to attend camp. However, there were some concerns as her treatment had left her weak and with no stamina. The PSP recreation staff encouraged Janelle’s parents to send her with a promise that they would take good care of her. That promise turned out to be the best thing for her. By the end of the summer, Janelle’s stamina and energy levels had greatly improved, so much so that even her oncologist was impressed. She is now going on two years in remission. Every year on November 20th, National Child Day is recognized across the globe, giving children the opportunity to have a voice, be protected from harm and be provided with their basic needs to reach their full potential. To celebrate National Child Day, PSP will be hosting a free creative workshop for children on Saturday, November 17. The art the children will create will be on display at the National War Museum November 28, 2018. CAFconnection. ca/ child- day for information.