Bringing graduation home to seriously ill children


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What do you do when Starlight children and teens aren’t able to have a proper school graduation ceremony due to COVID-19? You bring it home to them, of course!

Bringing graduation home to seriously ill children

Children and teens across the country weren’t able to have a proper graduation ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Graduations from school are an important milestone in everyone’s life. For seriously ill children and their families though, these moments of celebration are a bit more meaningful. With doctor’s appointments and hospitalizations often making it difficult to attend school regularly and complete homework, Starlight children and teens face more obstacles than most when it comes to crossing this finish line.

Despite these extra challenges, our Starlight children continue to show resilience, and we wanted to take a moment to recognize all their extraordinary academic accomplishments! So, last month Starlight Canada hosted a virtual graduation ceremony to celebrate just how far they have come! They might not have been able to walk across the stage, but we are so glad Captain Starlight and L’il John could give them the send-off they deserve.

Just some of our incredible Starlight graduates recognized during the show!

For one randomly selected child, Starlight Canada with Experiential Experts brought more than just a virtual show home for graduation. A 14-year-old girl, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour, may not have been able to have a party herself, so we brought the party to her.

Thanks to the generosity of Experiential Experts, Jaimelee was surprised with a drive-by, DJ pop-up party! As friends, neighbours and family members all cheered from a distance on the street, this grade 8 graduate got to dance and sing on her front lawn to celebrate all her academic accomplishments.

Once again, congratulations to all the graduates in our Starlight family! You did it! To see all of the amazing children and teens who graduated this year, check out the virtual show recognizing their accomplishments here!

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