Danielle’s Story

  August 17, 2015

Youth Education Award Recipient 2015

Danielle Swant (Cobden, ON)
Pursuing a diploma in Practical Nursing
Diagnosed with a PNET brain tumour at the age of 2
Generously funded in memory of Dorothy Hughes

“Although I was very young [when diagnosed], the memories are very vivid and I continue, still today, to have many health and learning challenges as a direct result of the treatments.

As a brain tumour survivor, this award means the world to me. It will give me the chance to give back to the profession that impacted and improved my life so much – pediatric nursing. I really believe that it is the support we receive while on our journey that eases the struggles we as childhood cancer survivors face.”