by Paul Rochon

Three years ago, I wrote a story for The North Grenville Times about Abigail Hosick. Then, she was a young seven years old child suffering from Lymphoma, a complicated type of cancer, which is difficult to diagnose and to treat.

Abigail was diagnosed in January of 2017. Starting in April 2017, a number of Blood Donor Events were held in Kemptville in her name.

Today, Abigail is a normal thriving ten year child living a busy life. After two and a half years of chemo, and over twenty five blood transfusions, she completed her treatments in June of 2019. She has been cancer free for a couple of years now, and her outlook for the future is excellent.

Abigail’s father, Drew Hosick, mentioned, “Without blood donors, I would not have the joy of seeing my daughter today”. He is very grateful there was blood and blood products available for Abigail.

Donors have helped Abigail in her most difficult part of her life. There are numerous children similar to Abigail who require your blood donation. Become a donor. The next Blood Donor Event in Kemptville is sponsored by the Kemptville Players on Monday, August 3, at the W.B. George Centre at the Kemptville Campus. The Blood Event is open from 1:30- 4:00 pm, and from 5:30-8:00 pm. Go to to make an appointment. Due to Covid-19, walk-ins are not permitted.

There is a Blood Donor Event in Kemptville every first Monday of every month. Be part of Canada’s Lifeline.


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