Watch the video above: Boy cuts hair to combat ovarian cancer
SASKATOON – Devan Bush, 11, is fighting ovarian cancer – one snip at a time.
“I’m hoping that I’ll raise some money, and raise some hair to make a wig, so that somebody who needs it, has it,” he explained.
His mom Brenda Bush, a single parent of two, has fought ovarian cancer twice in the past three years.
“We went through all the surgery and chemo together, and the recovery and I recovered for a year, and then had cancer again,” she said.
She says Devan has supported her every step of the way.
“I was just overcome with pride, and just how awesome my little boy is,” Brenda Bush explained.
According to Ovarian Cancer Canada, every year over 1,700 Canadian women die from the disease.
“It is a disease that does not have a screening test. Therefore it is up to us to bring awareness to the women we can,” said Helen Ferris with the organization, “so that they don’t end up in the situations that we are, because the survival rate is very low for ovarian cancer when it’s diagnosed at late stages, which is generally the case.”
The organization’s Saskatoon branch set up in the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market Saturday to promote the Walk of Hope, which takes place Sept. 7.