The Celebration of Life details have been set for Hayden Foulon.
The 7-year-old girl passed away on Sunday, after a six year battle with leukemia.
The celebration will be held at the Greek Canadian Community Centre, 965 Sarnia Road in London on Sunday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with words of remembrance at 2 p.m.
“After a long, hard, nearly six-year battle against an unrelenting illness, our superhero Hayden hung up her cape and left this world at the LHSC – Children’s Hospital, London (her home away from home) on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at the tender age of 7,” Hayden’s obituary states.
“Much loved and one-of-a-kind daughter of Lindsay (Rawn) and Jonathan Foulon of London. Brave big sister and partner-in-crime of Harlow. Adored granddaughter of Wayne and Ruth-Anne Rawn of Mount Forest, and Remi and Debbie Foulon of Wallaceburg. Dear great-granddaughter of June Holliday of Mount Forest, and Mary Foulon of Wallaceburg. Grateful to call Hayden their niece are Jodie Rawn of Toronto, Brianne and Michael Petrina of Waterloo, and Stacey Foulon of Wallaceburg. Spirited cousin of Tristan, Kendall, Ryland, Cuyler, and Milo. Predeceased by her uncle Jeremy Foulon. Left behind to miss the ear scratches and the big kisses are Hayden’s dog Mitch and Stinson the cat.”
Hayden’s obituary continues: “While Hayden’s battle with leukemia often defined her, she was so much more than her illness and wanted nothing more than to be a kid. She loved going to school when she could and soaked up knowledge like a sponge. She spent hours planting flowers and collecting rocks at grandma & grandpa’s, and trying every possible new experience she could – from bowling and birthday parties to Disney and Niagara Falls.”
“She loved SuperWings and Paw Patrol and was never far from her iPad, but could also spend hours outside on the swing or in the sandbox. She loved belting out the Beatles or Moana with the windows down while driving with mommy and had the best belly laugh this world has ever heard. And she loved nothing more than watching her best friend Mitch 1-6 play hockey (and created a new legion of Maple Leaf fans in the process!). She will be remembered for being easy to love, kind to her core, and someone who refused to quit.”
“Thanking everyone involved in Hayden’s cancer journey would be an impossible task, but we want to say a special thank you to Dr. Alexandra Zorzi, Julie Dowler, Lisa Pearlman, Ollie the Clown, Melissa Zurch, Karina Charczuk, Renee Simmons, and the Camp Ooch team – all of whom loved her like she was their own. And to our extended family in the Children’s Hospital PMDU and to Hayden’s favourite nurses and PSWs on the 6th floor (you know who you are), thank you for making our journey a little more bearable and treating our little girl as your own. You are all truly angels on earth. ‘She will not be remembered for the years in her life but rather the life in her years’.”
“Those wishing to make a donation to support the creation of a Foundation in Hayden’s name to assist those travelling a similar road may do so with a cheque made payable In Trust to Lindsay Foulon. Alternatively, contributions to one of three amazing organizations doing inspiring work – Childcan, TLC Foundation, or the Marner Assist Fund would also be appreciated by the family.”
An online crowdfunding campaign has been launched, to offset costs to Hayden’s family.
“Many of us have followed her devastating journey with cancer from the day she was first diagnosed until the moment that she left this earth,” the GoFundMe page states.
“Her spirit will live on in everyone who was impacted by the love of this little angel. As Lindsay and Jon prepare for a celebration of Hayden’s life, I am asking all of Hayden’s followers to make a final donation to support her family. The costs of a funeral can be extensive and this family has put all all their resources into the last 6 years of battling this horrible disease. So let’s help them out one more time, let’s do this for Hayden!”
In just one day since being created, the fundraiser has raised $7,685 of the $7,000 target.
Many family and friends have posted online tributes for Hayden, including her best pal, Mitch Marner, a forward with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Last night we lost our little fighter Hayden. It breaks my heart to know I’ll never be able to see you again. How you fought your battles always inspired me, you were my hero. I know you’ll be watching me from up above. I’ll miss you. pic.twitter.com/Tk7mxZIXbS
— Mitchell Marner (@Marner93) October 21, 2019