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Bailey’s Story

  July 8, 2013

Youth Education Award Recipient 2013

Bailey Brothers, 21 (Souris, PEI)
Pursuing a Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Diagnosed with a pilocytic astrocytoma at 14 years old
Education Award generously funded in honour of Nicole Duffin’s 17th Birthday

“I believe that everything happens for a reason, no matter how tragic it may be. After all the great care I received during my many hospitalizations I began to consider nursing as a career path. I want nothing more than to make young children experiencing an illness feel the way the nurses made me feel – safe, loved and appreciated. I have a passion for pediatric oncology and having the chance to give back would make everything I fought through well worth it.

As I attend classes or placements, I consider each day and experience a stepping stone to my goals. Above all, I am thankful – thankful for my health, for the support of my family and friends, for the opportunity to gain an education, and for programs such as this that provide financial assistance to aid survivors in achieving their goals.”