Jadyn was diagnosed with a brain tumour, Anaplastic Ependymoma, when she was 5 ½ years old. She went through treatment – surgery, chemo, and radiation, but the tumour returned. Over the years, Jadyn endured many surgeries and more radiation than any other child in Canada. After conventional treatments were given, the tumour persisted. Jadyn was put on different trials, and though those gave her more time with her family and friends, she spent much of her life in and out of the hospital.
When allowed to travel, Jadyn loved to go to Disneyland Park, California, and other warm places. She loved meeting celebrities and considered Kim Coates BFF #1 and Billy Baldwin BFF #2. Of course, she had many lesser-known friends, and they all miss her.
Jadyn was bubbly and bold and would not take no for an answer – not for anything. She went into each surgery with a smile and kept that positive attitude for radiation and chemo. She loved MBF and spoke on behalf of the other ambassadors on many occasions. Spreading awareness about paediatric brain tumours and childhood cancer was very important to Jadyn, and she accomplished that with the help of her mom, Christie, who was always by Jadyn’s side.
Jadyn passed away on March 6, 2018.
At her surprise 15th birthday party, shortly before she passed away, Jadyn was asked who her favourite superheroes were. She quickly responded with, “Me, myself, and I!” That was Jadyn, a.k.a. SuperGirl.