Three-year-old Thariq Daya was an active boy who loved riding his bike and playing soccer. So when he began developing symptoms like a fever and slight limp, doctors attributed it to the effects of cold and flu season.
Then one day in February 2018, Thariq’s heart started racing and he wasn’t able to walk properly. He was rushed to BC Children’s Hospital by ambulance. Within three days, the family received news that brought his mom, Shawna, to her knees – he was diagnosed with stage 4, high-risk neuroblastoma.