The Erica's Wish Blanket Program was named after a lovely girl named Erica who was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at the age of 12. Erica was a fabulous 12 year old and a provincial gymnast with goals of the Olympics. One fateful day her femur broke during practice and Osteosarcoma was discovered. After several rounds of chemotherapy, a leg amputation and multiple trials; Erica's cancer went into remission. Erica's Wish was her dream to comfort children with cancer and to raise awareness of this horrible disease.
In 2010 the Erica's Wish Blanket program began at SickKids Hospital as a way to comfort children diagnosed with cancer. Upon admission to Oncology, children receive the Erica's Wish blanket. The blankets supplied are a source of comfort for children to hang onto during their tests, trials and treatments. A token of hope.
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