Evan Conway home from hospital as community support continues for toddler

To his family’s delight, Evan Conway was released from hospital  and spent Christmas at home.

The three-year-old, who was diagnosed with leukemia in October, has been receiving treatment as an in-patient at McMaster Children’s Hospital since his diagnosis.

“Christmas was wonderful and we are very happy to be home. Evan is enjoying playing with his brother and sister,” Maggie Conway said in a recent interview.

The day Evan and his mother came home was also the final day for ticket sales for an autographed Pittsburgh Penguins Jersey donated by the family of Penguins winger and Drayton native Nick Spaling.

The raffle was one of the many fundraisers in the community in support of the Conway family.

“Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the jersey. Also, to everyone who worked behind the scenes, selling tickets and all the other ways needed, to make the raffle a success,” said Maggie.

Evan will continue with his treatment on an out-patient basis.

Twice a week he will travel to McMaster to get a needle/shot in his leg muscle for cancer treatment. The treatment consists of 60 shots in total.

He will also get chemotherapy and a finger poke to check his blood counts every week. The feeding tube will remain as part of Evan’s routine for a long period of time.

“We have been blessed by this community. The support shown our family has been overwhelming and we can never thank everyone enough,” said Maggie.

The family is accepting donations at the Royal Bank in Drayton. A bank account has been set up in the family’s name.

Anyone wishing to help the family during this difficult time can contact the bank for more information.