CORNWALL, Ontario – We were so happy to help this family who have gone through so much. A wish come true through our Small Moments of Joy program.
Meet the Lapierre family, our most recent recipients of Small Moments of Joy.
Alexandre, 5, and Leo, 3, are brothers who suffer from a condition called Primary Immunodeficiency (PI). There are over 300 genetic defects and disorders of the immune system that can be recognized as a primary immunodeficiency disorder. Alex and Leo’s case is still a mystery as doctors are still trying to determine the type and cause of their disorder.
“When we chose to help the Lapierre family by granting them a wish of this magnitude, we knew this family could certainly benefit from some quality time together to recognize the sacrifices they have had to make for their sweet boys.” Dr. Rachel Navaneelan, Founder and Chair of Rachel’s Kids. “But we were not expecting the outpour of support and gratitude so many people from the community expressed on our social media platforms thanking us for granting this wish. It’s really humbling to witness how important this wish is not only to the family, but to all who are aware of their very difficult situation.”
“Despite their illness they are typical boys enjoying typical boy things. They love the outdoors, the beach, to play with cars and trucks. They have a great sense of humour and are living a very full and fun life.” writes dad, Rob Lapierre
This family was extremely excited to learn that they were selected to be recipients of our Small Moments of Joy initiative and Rachel’s Kids will be sending the boys and their parents on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise this fall.
“The boys have been asking to go on a cruise ever since they saw Hotel Transylvania 3. Their wish will now come true thanks to our amazing community and their generosity.”
Our Small Moments of Joy program could not be possible without the support of our amazing community! Funds raised throughout the year in various efforts such as Rachel’s Kids Garden Party and Charity Auction and 100 Souls with a purpose to name only a few, are what make these special moments possible for so many deserving local families. Contact Rachel’s Kids at 613-933-3946 or visit our website at www.rachelskids.com to learn more about how you can donate.