MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

September 9, 2013

                 When superheroes meet

Iron Man coming to London Regional Cancer Program to help ‘mini-Iron Man’ celebrate the end of a long battle

 

(LONDON, Ontario) – A superhero will be visiting the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) tomorrow – actually, make that two superheroes.

 

When Carter Robbins, of Courtright, Ontario, was diagnosed with a stage three Anaplastic Ependymoma brain tumour at the age of four, it was clear he would have a tough battle to fight. Five surgeries, a round of chemotherapy and 33 sessions of radiation later, Carter had not only fought a winning battle, but he had also earned himself a nickname from his surgeon – “Iron Man”.

 

After a two-year period free from cancer, Carter – now seven – recently suffered a recurrence of his tumour, and his superhero strength kicked in once again. Staff at the LRCP were so impressed by their “little Iron Man”, that they have arranged for Carter’s favourite superhero to surprise him after his final radiation treatment.

 

          Date:          Tuesday, September 10, 2013

 

          Time:          Media are asked to arrive by 10am. Carter will be surprised

                              by Ironman at 10:15 when his radiation treatment is over. 

 

          Location:     London Regional Cancer Program

                              800 Commissioners Rd. East

                              **Media are asked to meet at the main LRCP entrance facing

                              Commissioners Rd. Please contact Kathy Leblanc if you are

                              planning to attend**

 

Together the two Ironmen – big and little – will sound the ceremonial gong that each radiation patient rings when their treatments come to an end. Carter will also have the opportunity to show his hero the radiation mask, painted in Iron Man colours, which he wore throughout his 30 treatments.

 

For media inquiries contact:                                                                                      

Kathy Leblanc

Corporate Communications and Public Relations

London Health Sciences Centre

519-685-8500, ext. 74772

kathy.leblanc@lhsc.on.ca

 

 

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