Kenora student and cancer survivor honoured by City Hall

Chloe Poirier has been battling cancer for 12 years and recently pulled off a victory — getting Kenora City Hall to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Week.

The grade 9 student from St. Thomas Aquinas High School has been fighting her own battle with myofibroblastic sarcoma, a rare form of lung cancer since she was two years old. This summer, Chloe spent some of her time writing to city councillors and asking them to dedicate a week to raising awareness about childhood cancers, including her own personal reasons on why it was so important. The councillors agreed and invited Chloe and her friends to celebrate the official declaration of September 24-28 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Kenora.

“Chloe continues to inspire us with her strength of spirit,” said Phyllis Eikre, the Director of Education for the Kenora Catholic District School Board. “For Chloe just coming to school and feeling good is an achievement for her, that so many of us take for granted.”

It’s resilient and fearless students like Chloe, who continuously remind us how important it is to work together to make a difference in our communities.

Please join us in congratulating Chloe on her fight to raise awareness about childhood cancer.