In February 2002, former US President Bill Clinton paid a visit to 13-year-old at the time, Thomas Bloemendaal, who was undergoing treatment at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children for lymphoblastic leukaemia.
The former President was deeply moved by the courage of Thomas and his family in their struggle against cancer. Clinton held his hand and said to Thomas, “I like the look in your eye … you will get there.” The former president said that visiting the young man was an incredibly humbling experience.
“Children in that position have a certain way about them and it is extremely humbling,” Bill Clinton said.
What a poignant moment to see a former president humbled by a young boy fighting for his life.
Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation Inc. are continually humbled by the strength and bravery of children and their families who fight cancer. It is because of their courage that we fight so hard to raise money for children’s cancer research.
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