Tomorrow, 8-year-old Sebastian Yanquelevech will undergo brain surgery for the second time in his life.
When he was 4, he was diagnosed with a large brain tumour. Surgery removed most of it, although he recently started suffering multiple seizures a day, making a second procedure necessary.
The North York, Ont., boy says there’s one way people can help him and his family get through this difficult time: hug.
Sebastian and his mother, Nadine Weis, are asking people to show their support by hugging their loved ones on surgery day, March 5.
told CTV News.“I want to tell them so they can hug each other and that will make me feel awesome,” Sebastian
Weis told the Toronto Star that she came up with the hug idea after her son told her, “I don’t want you to be alone while I’m in surgery.”
While she insisted that her husband and family would make sure she wasn’t alone, Sebastian wasn’t reassured — until Weis suggested recruiting the power of the hug.
“I urge everybody…on March 5…to hug theRead More »from #GiveAHug: Toronto boy fighting cancer is asking people to hug on March 5