Ten years after a mother lost her only daughter to cancer, the disease has crept back into her life. This time, it has hit her son.
Many of us have friends and family who have battled cancer. And many of us have lost loved ones to the disease. But not many of us are in the shoes of Louise and Bernie Mercer of Conception Bay South. Cancer has already caused a huge loss for the Mercers. And now, the disease has returned.
In this combination of audio and photos, the CBC's Caroline Hillier tells the Mercers' story. The photos have kindly been supplied by the Mercer family.
Louise's Facebook blog: Friends of Riley Mercer