Ringing in sounds of hope and healing

It’s a busy Friday morning in the clinics at LHSC’s London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP), interrupted briefly by a small ring that roars with meaning for three-year-old Vanessa Knelsen and her mom, Susie.

Vanessa has just finished four weeks of radiation  therapy, and with her mom at her side, the shy but brave little girl gently strikes the gong that sits in the atrium of the LRCP, marking the end of her treatment. “The gong ceremony represents closure for my family, allowing us to finish that chapter before moving on to the next treatment,” says Susie, amidst the claps and smiles for her brave little girl.

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