Laura Hillier was 18-yrs-old when she knew she was terminal. She didn’t want to die in vain… she wanted her life to mean something. SO, Laura left a message to you and me and anyone who would listen.
18-year-old Leukemia patient Laura Hillier made her mom promise one thing from her deathbed:
“She made me promise she would not die in vain,” said her mother Frances Hillier. “I am going to carry it on.”
Mrs. Hillier is trying to change the system so that nobody else in Canada will die waiting for a stem-cell transplant that could have saved her life.
At just 13-yrs-old, Laura was diagnosed with leukemia and was put on an aggressive treatments. Within just a few years, the disease returned because the healthcare system in Canada failed her.