This Thanksgiving we are giving thanks and hope.
To do this, we teamed up our WestJet Cares for Kids charity partner Hope Air to help one of their patients, 23-year-old Leora, say thank you to those who supported her throughout her health journey in a way like only she could.
Diagnosed with two types of bone cancer at age 14, Leora has been cancer-free for eight years.
The treatment that helped cure her cancer caused Leora serious and life-long complications that’s required more than 50 trips from her home in Prince George, BC to Vancouver for specialized medical care. Without free flights provided through Hope Air, Leora says she simply would not have been able to access the medical care she needs, “they saved my life”.
Leora also says that she would not be where she is today, a thriving, vibrant young student, without the love and support of family, friends and the Prince George community. That’s why we helped her bring some of them together for a special day filled with fun, surprises and a celebration of thanks.
Watch the day unfold and learn more about Leora’s journey and you, too, will be filled with thanks and hope.
This Thanksgiving give thanks for all those that have helped you on your journey and join us in giving hope so others like Leora can access the healthcare they need. To learn more visit Hope Air.