To further celebrate the end of his treatments, Henry smashed his pill bottles. He is still getting used to the new routine of not having to take medication every day. Henry is now finding his new normal by continuing the activities he loves, like soccer and going to school. He continues to do physio at home to build more strength in his legs.
Henry and Bristol will need to travel in future again for medical follow-up. Every three months, Henry will fly to Vancouver for his checkup appointments with the oncology team at BC Children’s Hospital.
Hope Air provides free flights and accommodations to help patients in financial need get medical care. Hope Air has provided Henry and his mother with approximately 30 flights. “It’s nice to know that I can go through the process now. It takes two minutes. I get the flight details and then we fly, travelling can be so stressful and knowing we can fly helps us breathe a little easier.” says Bristol.
The two have continued taking commercial flights arranged by Hope Air to reach Henry’s appointments during the pandemic. Although she says it can be overwhelming to travel during this time, Bristol says it would have been more difficult to drive.