Why amy's house?
In May of 2018, 37 year old Amy Alain, a young mother of two children and loving wife to husband Phil Alain, was diagnosed with stage 3b non small cell adenocarcinoma lung cancer. Amy was a fitness instructor, triathlete and an Ultra-Runner so the diagnosis came as a shock to her and her family. Throughout her journey she made it a mission to help others and started the campaign Lunges for Lung Cancer awareness. For 8 months she did lunges to raise awareness of the seriousness of lung cancer and how it does not only affect those who smoke. If you have lungs you can get lung cancer. Even in the last month of her life she continued to do lunges from her hospital room. Unfortunately, Amy passed away on February 22nd, 2019 after inspiring thousands through her efforts while she fought so hard to beat her own cancer.
One of Amy's wishes was to someday set up a home for people who are going through cancer treatments that are from out of town. So many times she sat and talked with people while getting her treatments who drove hours daily just to receive radiation or chemo therapy treatments then have to return home just to do the drive all over again the next day feeling so ill from the cancer already and now coping with the side effects of the treatments.
Amy’s House will be a place of comfort for patients and family members to help ease their emotional and physical discomfort while they carry on with their personal journey battling cancer. Amy and their family were very fortunate to live close to the Cross Cancer Institute and had remarkable support form so many friends and family while Amy went through her cancer treatments. It was Amy’s wish that one day she could provide the same for many others by creating a home that would provide convenience and comfort for families in need.
Therefore....Amy’s House will become the realization of Amy’s Dream.