Experimental treatment too late for mother
A woman who was the beneficiary of fundraising campaigns in both Ontario and P.E.I. to help her with treatment for a rare form of cancer has died.
Thirty-two-year old Stephanie Doyle Grady was originally from P.E.I. and was working as a teacher in Ontario.
She succumbed to her cancer, nut midline carcinoma, over the weekend. She was scheduled for a promising experimental therapy in Boston later this month.
"She had a great laugh and I'll miss her laugh, and I'll miss her energy," said friend Melissa MacDonald.
"She was such a positive person. That's what I'll remember about her the most,"
There are only 60 documented cases of nut midline carcinoma.
Neighbours in Cornwall, Ontario and friends in Auburn, P.E.I. held more than a dozen fundraising events in March so that Doyle Grady could take part in the experimental treatment.