Our community is showing their love yet again.
11-year old Olivia Hazen is a name that is pretty well known.
She’s a brave little girl who at the age of 7 was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
During that time, the community rallied together through Go Fund Me account and a campaign arranged by Domino’s in Simcoe that saw all proceeds raised that day go towards supporting much-needed surgery and chemotherapy.
Sadly, after all this, the cancer returned, and now she is going to move forward to Car T cell therapy.
This weekend, to help the family, a Simcoe woman named Mary Field who had no connection to the Hazens organized a fundraiser at the St. John’s Anglican Parish Hall.
It ended up being standing room only.
She said when she first came up with this idea; she just wanted to lend a little support.
The Hazen’s are off to Philidelphia now.
In a post online, mom Lauren thanked the community for once again showing their support saying “Our hearts are full as we begin the next phase of this journey. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
Olivia was also selected to flick the switch this Saturday along with her brother to start the Simcoe Christmas Panorama.