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12 Days of Kindness: He spent his first year in and out of hospital, we give his parents a much-needed break

BESTECH, Molly Maid, Science North join together to deliver an act of kindness for a family with two very busy little boys

Welcome back to another day of’s 12 Days of Kindness supported by @homeEnergy.

In 2018, Ryan Proulx and Julie Gratto had to put their lives on hold because their youngest son Henry spent his first year of life undergoing chemotherapy due to a tumour on his optical nerve. 

The family spent a lot of time travelling to SickKids Hospital in Toronto where Henry received his treatments. 

There were many complications along the way which hospitalized Henry many times. Last December, Henry became septic and was hospitalized on Christmas Day.

But little Henry pulled through. He finished his chemotherapy treatments this past summer. 

Now a healthy and very active two-year-old, Henry and his big brother Austin are keeping Ryan and Julie on their toes. 

Today, we are bringing some special guests to meet the Proulx family in hopes of making up for lost family time and giving this busy family a little break at home.

Thank you to Science North for giving the family a gift they can use all year round. 

And a very special thank you to BESTECH and Molly Maid for coming together to provide the family with a year's worth of house cleaning services so they can enjoy more time together.  

Watch more of this year's 12 Days of Kindness here:

Day 1: We give a grieving family a helping hand this winter

Day 2: École Ste-Marie students help us surprise their beloved teacher

Day 3: It's a double date surprise at the Inner City Home of Sudbury!

Day 4: Vickie gets a new 'do and fresh start

Day 5: Their son has a rare neurological condition, we surprise them with some financial relief

Day 6: She beat the odds with the help of her best friend and caregiver, we're surprising them both
Day 7: Local businesses shower this beloved Capreol matriarch with gifts

Day 8: Battling illness, Melanie still has a smile for everyone, so we try to make her smile even bigger


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