Sue R.

  • Grand expedition
  • I speak english
  • 59 years old
  • My child participated: 14 to 18 years old
  • When my child took part in the expedition, he was: in remission
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia



Rhabdomyosarcoma in the nasal pharyngeal area.

What were your fears or your doubts when we offered your adolescent to take part in an expedition with us?

Yes, Nick was one of the younger ones to go on the expedition and we had not been separated since his treatment had ended. I was nervous that he would get homesick or feel nervous as his treatment had only ended 7 months before and he was getting tested every 3 months to ensure his levels were still ok.

Tell us about the reunion with your adolescent at the end of the expedition.

Great! He was more confident again in himself, he had made great friends and he was full of his old adventurous self.

What benefits did you get from the experience with the foundation and/or what benefits do you think your adolescent took back from it?

It was good for Nick and I too be separated and with others that had gone through something similar. He was able to share things that maybe he could not with me. He gained his confidence back. When he left on the plane he phoned me constantly up until they took the kids phones away. On the way home he called me once to let me know he was ok and how awesome the trip had been.