In like the Lions
Dominic's journey with AML
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2w ago
Ten years ago, Dominic was the poster child for the Country 105 Caring for Kids Radiothon. A big part of doing that was telling our story publicly, even as Dominic was in the midst of his cancer journey. Speaking about him is always something I jump at the chance to do, and back then there were lots of opportunities. We spoke at a high-falutin event for Children's Wish, plenty of times on camera for news stories, and again for Helping Families Handle Cancer at an art show. Six months after he died we were on stage in Orlando at Extra Life United. But the speeches are fewer and further between ..read more
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Back to basics: Game Day 11
Dominic's journey with AML
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4M ago
Looking back on our first ever Extra Life event in 2013, a couple of things stick out. First, my goatee was a different colour. Feels like it's been white forever! But they say trauma can turn your hair white prematurely. I think it's a safe bet that's what happened. Second, it is absolutely incredible that most of the people involved in that first 25-hour marathon will again be with us this Saturday at 8 a.m. when we do it for the 11th time. Chris didn't even create a fundraising page for himself until 2021, and I remember him passing out with a controller in his hand at 7 a.m. that first t ..read more
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Auction totals and the plan for Game Day
Dominic's journey with AML
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5M ago
  Once again, our community came through. This past weekend's ninth annual #Dominicstrong online auction raised a whopping $9,639, which I should note is $350 more than we announced during a live video reveal Monday night. Why the discrepancy? Turns out I had a mistake on my auction spreadsheet, not counting the last four items until one of them gave a few dollars more than they'd bid, prompting me to notice that the official total didn't change when I entered it. Yes, I've gone back and checked that this has never happened on any of the other auctions we've run. The total of the 10 ..read more
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Auction 2023: Generosity, love, and a bit of retail therapy
Dominic's journey with AML
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5M ago
Welcome to the ninth annual #Dominicstrong online auction in support of the Alberta Children's Hospital. Every year I get stressed about whether we'll have enough items, and every year donors come through. Every year I worry we won't have enough people to bid on the items. I'm doing it now. And every year, they do. I really should worry less. This year's auction started off with a bang. I got a call from a fellow I'd known when he wrote a bowling column for the paper. His son, an adult with autism, had grown disinterested in a bike built for two they'd bought, and they wanted to donate it. We ..read more
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A good reason to miss school
Dominic's journey with AML
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5M ago
We took Samantha out of school for a couple hours today to do something important. It was a chance to tell Dominic's story. A couple weeks ago our friends at the Alberta Children's Hospital asked if we'd be able to represent them for a cheque presentation at the local Save-On Foods here in Medicine Hat. We don't get asked to do much anymore with regards to him, so it was an obvious reply: yes! We've done a few of these over the years. I remember one of the first ones was at Costco. And in every case, it's supporting various initiatives which wind up raising money for the hospital. Usually th ..read more
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Missing you
Dominic's journey with AML
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6M ago
  The anniversary of Dominic's death is always bound to hit hard. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Kids are going back to school. All these reminders that he's not here for it. Trish and I handle Sept. 3 differently. She's strong all year and allows herself to fall apart today. Doesn't eat much, barely gets out of bed, turns her phone off. If it's a weekday, it's a mental health day. This year it's on the weekend so there's not much impact. Me? I have moments here and there. Maybe it's a song, maybe it's the reminder in the calendar, or just looking out at his bench and see ..read more
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Auction 2023: Better late than never?
Dominic's journey with AML
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6M ago
It's that time of year again! Time to ask dozens upon dozens of individuals and businesses whether they'd like to support the Alberta Children's Hospital through the annual #Dominicstrong online auction. This year's auction will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29 and end at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. As always, it'll be run through our Facebook page. Same system as always. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! We raised $9,407 last year so it's hard to complain about. So far we have... OK honestly I know we've got a few things, but it's been a crazy summer and we are way, way behind on this. If y ..read more
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Hats off to all the superheroes
Dominic's journey with AML
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8M ago
We do our charity work in Dominic's memory, but events like Superhero Night are a good reminder that we do it for all the kids who get help from the Alberta Children's Hospital. Although we're no longer in the loop when it comes to being hospital parents and knowing lots of kids there, we know there are plenty from southern Alberta who travel to Calgary for specialized care. Meet Reid (wearing the Red Sox hat in the photo above). He's a Little League player and was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Even though he just finished his first round of chemotherapy, he was a ..read more
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Superhero Night June 24
Dominic's journey with AML
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9M ago
  Here we are, halfway through the year, and a week away from Superhero Night with the Medicine Hat Mavericks, and this is the first you're hearing from us. Better late than never? We haven't had much to say, since we didn't participate in Extra Life United (no online tournament, during tax season so we couldn't go to Orlando) and haven't done much else in the way of charity work. That's changing, starting with Superhero Night on Saturday, June 24. The Mavs sold jerseys the first few years, but last year went to socks which we sold them out of and made a few hundred dollars on for the ..read more
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'Twas the night after game day
Dominic's journey with AML
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1y ago
'Twas the night after game day and all through the land, Our dozen or so gamers did lift up their hands, And extended a thumb for it's true you should know, Our community rose up and gave the kids quite a show. Some wore makeup or a mask of a velociraptor, Others sucked on spicy candy and definitely swore, It was all for the cause of the Alberta Children's Hospital, Every dollar raised was influential. The total, you ask? Well, when we started Saturday, It read just a bit more than $14,000 and change, Today now it says we're $18,240, But keep in mind that's United States currency. We got ..read more
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