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Karin Austin " Reach for the top! "
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Family skiing on Mount Royal, happy and healthy in 2017.
Family skiing on Mount Royal, happy and healthy in 2017.
When my son Michael was 17 years old, he complained of back pain.  When the pain persisted, despite physio treatment, he had an MRI that showed a cork-shaped malignant tumor in his spinal column.
We were devastated. We imagined him paraplegic tomorrow... and dead next week.... it was a horrifying experience.
We were so fortunate to be well supported by family, friends, co-workers and an amazing medical team.
With early and effective treatment (surgery and radiotherapy), he was back to full activity in six months. It felt like a miracle!
He proceeded to spend the next few years touring with an Irish dance troupe, travelling around the world. 

Having practiced as a physiotherapist for over 40 years, I strongly believe in the power of exercise in gaining maximum function, wellbeing and connectivity. I couldn’t think of a better way to support this worthwhile cause, than hiking local Quebec trails with Kili Chez Nous!

My son is certainly one of the lucky ones: 19 years later, he has had no recurrence and continues to be active, running his own School of Irish Dance. 

Please help me in raising money for Hope and Cope, so others may find the same level of support we so valued during this hard time.

Karin Austin and the O'Gorman Family

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Recent Contributors

Lizabeth C. Flores Amount: $ 250 Date Received: 12/17/2018
Heidi Lloyd-Price Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 12/7/2018
"Got crampons?!! "
Scott Taylor Amount: $ 400 Date Received: 11/26/2018
Alison Lush Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/23/2018
"Cheering you on Karin!"
Mary And Tony Brebner Amount: $ 200 Date Received: 10/23/2018
Sylvie Plouffe Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 10/22/2018
"Keep on trekking, Karin"
Gabrielle Zacek Date Received: 10/22/2018
Brian Lambert Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 10/22/2018
"Great effort, Karin!"
Beverly Rowat Date Received: 10/21/2018
"Go for it Karin"
Jocelyn Heiget Amount: $ 25 Date Received: 07/2/2018
Lynn Bennett Date Received: 06/4/2018
"Walk on!"
Lillian Fox Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 06/4/2018
Madeleine Guibert Date Received: 05/31/2018
Soryl Rosenberg Date Received: 05/29/2018
"I'll join U any time! It was fun."
Kathleen Dunn Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 05/26/2018
Susan Alain Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 05/23/2018
Barbara Drury Date Received: 04/26/2018
"Go Karin!"
Stuart And Christa Dunn Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 04/10/2018
Kathleen McAuliffe Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 04/4/2018
"“Doing it for those who can’t” Go Karin !... All the best...Kathleen"
Claudia Bierman Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 04/4/2018
"A wonderful cause, happy hiking"
Anonymous Date Received: 04/3/2018
"Congratulations on your great commitment. Good luck"
Shelley Freeman Date Received: 04/2/2018
"Sounds like a great way to keep healthy while supporting a programme that helps family victims of cancer."
Paul Dunne Amount: $ 200 Date Received: 04/2/2018
"Good cause Karin. Break a leg!(actually, maybe not)"
Afric Eustace Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 04/2/2018
"Great cause- Best of luck."
S. Jean Quinn Date Received: 04/2/2018
"Go Karin! "
Peter Austin Amount: $ 75 Date Received: 04/2/2018
"Way to go Karin!"
Maeve Muldowney Amount: $ 50 Date Received: 04/1/2018
"Go Karin!"
Nancy Austin Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 03/28/2018
"way to go Karin, great cause and enjoy your hikes!"
Michael Boer Date Received: 03/28/2018
"Don't give up, GO!"
Lucy Fellowes Date Received: 03/28/2018
"GO Karin! "
Barbara Wybar Date Received: 03/28/2018
"You go Karin!"
Aisling O'Gorman Amount: $ 100 Date Received: 03/28/2018
"Way to go Mum!!"
Anonymous Date Received: 03/27/2018
"Reach for the Top!"
Michael O'Gorman Date Received: 03/26/2018
"Go Mammy!"
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3755, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine E730.1,
Montréal, Québec H3T 1E2