Thursday, September 28 was a special day for a couple of Drumheller schools as they took part in the battle against cancer.
Greentree Elementary and St. Anthony's Roman Catholic School took part in the national Terry Fox School Run.
The St. Anthony's run followed an assembly that saw students, including Kaia Wilson, give personal testimonials about their own brush with the disease.
"Kids go up and say if they had cancer and tell about if anybody in their family had cancer, and this year I was asked to talk about my uncle Johnny," she told 99.5 Drum FM.
"He wasn't really feeling very well, so my grandma took him to the hospital and the doctors found a tumour in the stomach," Wilson related. "He had to go through surgery on his kidney and radiation and chemotherapy, there was a lot of stuff."
Her uncle, who was only four years old at the time of his diagnosis, made a full recovery. However, Kaia thinks it's important to recognize him and take part in the Terry Fox Run each year.
"Yeah, I do like walking around with my friends, it's pretty fun," she concluded.
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