Several dozen vehicles drove past a west end house on Tuesday evening to help celebrate the birthday of a five-year-old with a rare form of cancer.
Brie Hall was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of cancer, on Jan. 6, 2021. She travels to Winnipeg for chemotherapy treatment every two weeks.
Shaleena Bola, one of Brie's moms, said Brie has been doing "amazing" in her treatment so far.
"Considering everything, she has kept an amazing spirit and smiles throughout all of this, so it’s wonderful," she said.
Bola said she saw other families holding drive-by birthdays at the beginning of the pandemic and wanted to do something special for Brie. She posted on the People of Brandon Facebook group asking for people to drive by, and more than 100 people responded.
Brie’s sister, two-year-old Aria, was diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare hereditary brain disease, on March 18.
The couple also has a newborn baby, Cole, who was tested to see whether he inherited the same disease. On April 15, the family announced via their GoFundMe page that he had tested negative.
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