08/02/2017 | Personal
Posted by: Paul Alofs
On Saturday, February 4th, my wife Sheila and I joined a sell-out, black-tie crowd at the Ford Centre for the premiere of the Kiss and Cry movie.
The movie tells the incredibly courageous and moving story of the talented Carley Allison, who had a rare cancer which occurs with the probability of 1 in 3.5 billion
Carley was literally one of a kind and she had a one-of-a kind cancer. Carley's journey through her treatment and her loving support from her family and friends formed the backbone of this loving movie. The cast and crew were spectacular and it was a chance to re-live special moments for everyone who knew Carley.
At the end of the movie, Mark Allison, Carley's amazing father, thanked The Princess Margaret and our remarkable staff for their care, as well as thanking the Foundation for helping to tell Carley's story.
Carley sang the National Anthem
at the Ride to Conquer Cancer and Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer
, even after her extraordinary surgery. Carley was featured in our Doves of Hope Campaign last Christmas
and her story is an inspiration to all who had the good fortune to know her.
You should check out the movie if you get a chance. It will air on the Family Network and is available on DVD.
Carley Allison was a star in life and her motto of "always smile" left a smile on my face. Wonderful story about a life cut short by cancer.
I recommend seeing this film and you can catch this film here