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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:25 pm
 


I hope this young lady is able to battle as hard as those in the NHL battle to possess the Stanley Cup.

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he Stanley Cup will be on display at a sports bar in Ottawa this afternoon to help raise funds for a nine-year-old hockey player battling a rare form of brain cancer.

Vienna Arbic, 9, is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation after being diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer. (CBC)
Vienna Arbic was practicing with her novice hockey team, the Cheetahs, in November when she fell and suffered a concussion.

In the weeks that followed, Vienna felt sick, tired, and kept getting headaches. Doctors said she had colds or flus, but the symptoms never stopped.

She was finally diagnosed with a brain tumour after visiting several physicians.

"It's hard, because I can't go to school, I can't play hockey," Vienna said in an interview Friday inside her room at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. "I never used to go to the hospital. Now I'm in here a lot."

"It was terrible," said Richard Arbic, Vienna's father. "It was the blackest moment of my life."

Tumour inoperable, doctors say

Vienna Arbic, middle, sits in her CHEO hospital room with parents Sherry Arbic, left, and Richard Arbic, right. (CBC)
Doctors can't operate on the tumour because of its size and location. Instead, Vienna is undergoing chemotherapy, which will be followed by radiation.

"That's the worst thing you can be told, that your child has an inoperable tumour," said her mother, Sherry Arbic. "But there's hope. They are fixing her."

Vienna's doctors say the tumour is shrinking. She has two more rounds of chemotherapy remaining before she starts her five weeks of radiation.

"I'm feeling better because now I know I might survive this," Vienna said. "I'm surviving right now, and I'm doing really good."

Stanley Cup on display at Tailgators

Her hockey team is playing in the Nepean Girls Hockey Association playoffs this weekend. They've been rallying around her, organizing "Victory for Vienna" fundraisers.

The Stanley Cup will be on display at Tailgators, a sports bar on Merivale Road, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Vienna and her family will be there.

And she says she hopes she'll be playing hockey again soon.

"I really miss hockey," Vienna said. "Hockey was a big thing for me, because I played all the time.

"All my family and everybody's been helping me and supporting me, and helping me get through this. And that's what I'm also thankful for."


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:28 pm
 


Wow what a wonderful young girl, positive attitude and great for on sending the Cup to help raise money for her treatment. :rock:


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I still think it is ridiculous people need fundraisers to pay for medical bills. ESPECIALLY when it comes to sick children.

I sure hope she makes it and will be back on the ice in no time.


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Brenda wrote:
I still think it is ridiculous people need fundraisers to pay for medical bills. ESPECIALLY when it comes to sick children.

I sure hope she makes it and will be back on the ice in no time.


Yeah, that's one thing that pisses me off with Canada's health care system, especially when it comes down to young children.

Single mom pleads for help to pay for son's cancer meds

Where is that winning 649 ticket????


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Hyack wrote:
Brenda wrote:
I still think it is ridiculous people need fundraisers to pay for medical bills. ESPECIALLY when it comes to sick children.

I sure hope she makes it and will be back on the ice in no time.


Yeah, that's one thing that pisses me off with Canada's health care system, especially when it comes down to young children.

Single mom pleads for help to pay for son's cancer meds

Where is that winning 649 ticket????


I know right? It makes me SO mad. Rich or poor, meds like these, wheelchairs etc should be covered. What are you supposed to do? Buy the meds and not eat, or eat and not buy the meds? :evil:

I personally think EVERYTHING kids (including dental, vision, meds) should be covered by the provincial health insurance.


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