A 9-year-old Alberta girl has been diagnosed with the "Highest grade of brain cancer known to man" according to her GoFundMe page entitled Arizona's Fearless Fight.
The young girl was just diagnosed days ago, on October 27, and has been given a life expectancy of six months, says her fundraising page.
According to Global News, Arizona was surprised by a special Halloween parade in her honour and hundreds of people visited in costumes and dropped of treats from a social distance. On top of all that, Ryan Reynolds sent her a heartfelt video message.
“You’re obviously going through a lot. And the reason that your story got all the way over to me in New York is because you are surrounded by people that are immensely in love with you. There is probably no greater gift in this world," said the celebrity.
“I’m thinking about you, I’m sending you tons of love, and I hope that I am lucky enough to get to get to meet you in person one of these days,” he continued.
Arizona's GoFundMe is raising money for her and her mother.
"We ask you to consider a donation to help Sharice, Arizona and Arizona's sibling's who she adores and loves greatly. We also understand times are difficult for many people so no matter the amount, we greatly appreciate your support," it reads.
There is also a message from her mother, Sharice, below.
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On Sunday morning, May 16, Pastor Henry Hildebrandt led a service outside of the church at 10:30 a.m. The Church of God at Aylmer posted on Facebook the building "may be locked, but our God deserves all honour, glory, and praise."
A live stream was posted to YouTube and its Facebook page, which CBC News reports had 200 to 250 churchgoers present at the service without masks. In a court ruling on Friday, Ontario Superior Court Justice Bruce Thomas instructed that the church remain closed until the provincial government permits public indoor gatherings at a 30% occupancy rate.
Pastor Hildebrandt apparently commented on the locked doors during his sermon, saying that churchgoers are at the service today "because we have the authority of God on our side."
David Musyj, CEO of Windsor Regional Hospital, reached out to the Public Health Agency of Canada to push for the ability for residents to travel to Detroit, MI, to receive a vaccine dose, or to have excess vaccinations be sent up to Windsor.
We’re still waiting to hear back on @WRHospital’s proposal to @GovCanHealth to allow Windsor to receive vaccine sup… https://t.co/hWJIWfUNaH
In an email sent to Narcity, Musyj confirmed anyone who travels to the U.S. for a vaccine may not have to quarantine for 14 days when they return as it is considered an "essential medical service or treatment."
PHAC wrote to Musyj saying travellers must provide certain documentation to border control when crossing.
Written evidence from a licensed Canadian healthcare practitioner that states medical services or treatments outside of the country are essential is required. A traveller also needs written evidence from a licensed health care practitioner in the U.S. to verify these services are able to be provided.
Anyone travelling to the U.S. for a vaccine must also ride in a private vehicle, have a vaccination appointment, and cannot stop for any other reason.
According to CTV News, Mayor Drew Dilkens proposed a motion at the city's council meeting Monday, May 17, asking the federal and provincial governments to work with public health officials in Detroit. He wants them to allow Windsor-Essex residents to "take advantage of numerous offers from U.S. officials to make surplus vaccines available to Canadians without a requirement to quarantine."
Mayor Dilkens is hoping Windsorites can have a "fully vaccinated" summer, instead of the one-dose summer that has been promised by the federal government.