SIX NATIONS – The families of two 11-year-old girls stricken with cancer received cheques for $10,000 each from the Six Nations Police Services last week.
The families of Jada Johnson and Makayla Sault have both chosen to reject chemotherapy and its many negative side effects, and have instead opted to combat their cancer through traditional medicines and diets.
The money was raised by Six Nations Police in their Cuts for Cancer fundraiser, which brought in sponsorship money for three Six Nations Police Officers, who sacrificed their hair for the cause.
“We did really well with it,” said freshly-shorn Constable Jan Low.
Several officers and community members offered up their locks for Jada Johnson and Makayla Sault.
“I really appreciate, again, the community’s efforts, and this time it was initiated by the Six Nations Police Services,” Wahsontiio Deneen Hill, Jada’s mother, said upon receiving the $10,000 cheque. “I appreciate all the effort and love from everybody around us. We really feel supported.”
Chief of Police Glenn Lickers and Const. Jan Low were very pleased to participate and excited to help the Johnson family from Six Nations and the Sault family from the Mississaugas of the New Credit.
“That’s what we wanted these families to know,” said Const. Low. “That the community is standing behind them. It wasn’t just a police effort, it was a community effort who pulled together to make it such a success.”
Standing in for Makayla Sault and her family were her aunt and uncle, Rhonda and Ron Johnson, along with Makayla’s cousin and best friend, Marissa. They had a message of appreciation to the community and Six Nations Police from the family.