RE/MAX Helps Kids Return Home

Claire with her mom Jacinda.Jacinda Reitsma will never forget seeing her daughter in the recovery room at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre after she had undergone hours of surgery to remove a tumour in her chest. “Most of her hair was gone, she had a million tubes and machines, but it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen,” she wrote in the blog she kept throughout the journey. “I remember so clearly the worry and the fear that led up to the surgery, and the love and pride I felt for her at that exact moment.”

That was July 2014. The previous March, Jacinda and her husband Terry Numan learned that their eight-year-old daughter Claire had Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. After surgery there were months of radiation, additional chemotherapy, exhaustion, sickness and worry. By January 2015, scans showed the cancer was gone. In September, Claire ran in her school’s Terry Fox Run. Today, Claire enjoys horseback riding, running in charity events and playing with her younger sister and big brother. Her difficult experience with cancer has given her new confidence and hasn’t shaken her youthful ability to laugh and play.

In our community, generous individuals are helping to make other kids’ journeys just as happy and successful as Claire’s. With the help of our Children’s Miracle Network partners, like RE/MAX, children and their families receive exceptional patient- and family-centred care at Children’s Hospital. RE/MAX Miracle Agents in our region are investing in kids of all ages. With each transaction, they support the purchase of life-saving equipment, support critical research and enhance health care for children throughout Southwestern Ontario and parts of Northern Ontario - an area of more than 400,000 kids!

Since 1992, RE/MAX has been the exclusive real estate partner of Children’s Miracle Network, raising over $60 million in support of children’s hospitals across Canada. Thank you RE/MAX agents and customers for your dedication to saving and improving kids’ lives. Your support is building a strong foundation for kids today and tomorrow.

How can you help? If you know a RE/MAX agent, ask them to consider joining the Children’s Miracle Network’s Miracle Agent program. You can also choose to work with a Miracle Agent when buying or selling a home. Help make miracles happen with RE/MAX and Children’s Miracle Network! Learn more about the Miracle Home Program.