Hi my name is Ava, I’m going to start with a joke! Knock, Knock “who’s there” Hey I just told you my name is Ava! Me and my family were able to go to some really awesome places because of “Help a Child Smile” Marine Land, Canada’s Wonderland, African Lion Safari, Disney on Ice, Magic...

Dear Everyone at Help a Child Smile:  Words cannot express how grateful we are to have received such an extravagant gift from you. We are forever thankful for the kindness and generosity we have received from you and all the people that allow for families like ours to go on this trip.  We were forced...

Pablo was diagnosed with AML and for the family, it seemed like their world had come to an end. There didn’t appear to be any light at the end of the tunnel, but as he progressed with his treatment with favourable results, the families hope and faith was restored. Not only for Pablo, but for...

“We had a fantastic trip! Thanks for making it possible. We would have never imagined it to be as perfect as it was. It was like living in a fairy tale for a week! We are so grateful for all that Help A child smile did for us. No words can ever express how we...

Justice, Ceryne, Brodie, Grandma Barb and mom (Melanie) had a great time at Give Kids the World Village in Florida. The family was unable to find the words to express their gratitude, saying it was the best vacation they had ever been on. “Unbelievable” was how they described their time at the theme parks and...

Santino was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma a few years ago and is now off treatment. As you could imagine, this was a difficult time for the family. On January 1st, 2012 we arrived in Florida. Wow…. Amazing… Unbelievable… Awesome. These are just some of the words to describe our feelings and what the trip was...

On September 24, the anniversary of Jordan’s last day of treatment, NHL hockey legends (such as “Man of the Year” award winner Brad Park) presented the Ace Bailey Award of Courage to HACS family member Jordan Thorne. In recalling the evening, Tina (Jordan’s mother) was “so proud” of Jordan and noted no one in their...

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