We are reaching out to you on behalf of the Nadeau family from Sarnia, Ontario. On December 9, Stephan and Jessica were given very devastating news; their beautiful five-year-old son, Lucien, was diagnosed with a massive tumour (larger than a grapefruit) inside his brain.
Their always energetic and smiling little boy had started showing signs that something wasn't right and his parents brought him to the Children's Hospital in London Ontario. CAT scans and MRIs confirmed that their little boy was gravely ill.
Lucien will undergo a very lengthy and complex neurosurgery on December 12. Depending on what the doctors find (cancerous versus non-cancerous as well as the severity) will determine how long the surgery will last; the longer the surgery, the better! A surgery of over 20 hours means they are able to remove as much of the tumour as they can.
Lucien's recovery will be long and arduous. His tumour is so large and invasive that the doctors have warned his parents that he will be hospitalized for sometime and will require extensive rehabilitation and therapy.
As you can imagine, this will cause a huge emotional and financial strain on the Nadeau family. They need your help.
If you are able to donate, even a small amount, to help support Stephane, Jessica and their three beautiful children, through this difficult time, it is greatly appreciated.
It is at times like these that we rely on the support of others to make it through a very difficult journey.
Please keep Lucien in your thoughts and prayers.
With much gratitude,
(On behalf of) The Nadeau Family
Please help spread the word!
Please hold his family in your thoughts and prayers as they grieve the loss of their beautiful boy whose beautiful smile brought joy to all who were graced to see it.
Rest peacefully Lucien. A Superhero on Earth; an Angel in Heaven. #Luv4Lucien
His parents want to fill whatever remaining time he has with as many awesome experiences while he still has the ability. They truly appreciate any ideas, suggestions or invitations to bring Lucien joy and laughter.
His father, Stéphane, has been working far from home but has returned to be with his family. They would really like to be together as a family surrounding Lucien with love.
This means they have limited income at this time, and could once again, benefit from the generous donations from near and far. If you are able to contribute, your financial assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for caring and sharing.
fyi the sarnia boys black atom hockey team donation of 52.00 was made with sticker sales!!
Is this Dennis's grandson by chance ?
My thoughts and prayers are with your little guy and your entire family, stay strong and know he is in the best of hands and everything will be done to make sure he has a full recovery, God Bless you all during this difficult time
Thoughts and prayers, everything is going to be alright . G-d bless
Prayers for your little man
Amazing news. Lucien is safely out of surgery and it has gone better than expected! The surgeon feels it isn't cancerous but they have to wait 10+ days for tests to confirm this. He is in a medically induced coma for the next several days. Tomorrow he will have an MRI to determine if they got all of the tumour and to assess his brain for the impact of the tumour. Once he starts waking up they will know the extent of the damages (possibly deaf, blind and paralysis). For now though, the news is uplifting. The Nadeau Family is extremely humbled by and gracious of all of your generosity. Your donations have raised almost $10000 on the first day alone.
Last night, the Sarnia Legionnaires taped their sticks orange in support of Lucien. The Legionnaire family(executive, players, parents, fans and 102 Sarnia army cadets) raised $1080. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. The boys would love for Lucien to come to a game when he feels up to it!!
Mom and Dad may want to investigate St Jude's Hospital, if they dint already know about it. https://www.stjude.org/about-st-jude/history/how-we-began.html
My heart breaks for you. God be with you and comfort you.