Hi, my name is Hunter and I cheer for Royalty Elite in Ottawa. I have been involved in competitive cheerleading for 8 years. Each year I cheer for my mom. I was only 2 years old, when my mom was diagnosed with stage 3 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. I don’t remember much about my mom’s treatment but I know she fought hard to beat it. She went through a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, Herceptin treatments and reconstructive surgery. My mom tells me that I refused to leave her bedroom whenever the homecare nurses came for visits so I became their little helper. My brother grew his hair out and donated 12 inches when he was in grade 6. My mom used to push me around in my stroller at Run for the Cure in Ottawa and now I get to cheer for her with my team at Cheer for the Cure. She is a 10 year survivor and doesn’t let anything stop her!