Julie Fournier understands the meaning of giving back to those which have helped her on the road to recovery.
The 16 year old Pierrefonds resident, recently recovered from a benign brain tumour, when after four months of misdiagnosis, received the proper treatment from the Montreal Neurological and Cardiology department of the Montreal Children’s hospital.
Fournier, an aspiring singer, manned with 25 volunteers between the ages of 14-17 showcased a benefit concert at Ecole St-George, Senneville to give back to people that aided her. Fournier reached out in recruiting Mojo Express, a rock and roll tribute band to complete the concert.
“Getting to know these kids who put organized the show, along with the crew and the other performers was actually a very pleasant experience. The fact that it was all for such a great cause made the experience even more valuable and important,” Dominic Valela, Mojo Express cover band told The Suburban.
“It was a challenge and at first I wasn’t really sure how things would work out, but I was surprised at how much talent our small school has and without a doubt though, this event was a fun and learning experience that I’d love to be a part of once again. I’m hoping all the funds we were able to accumulate will help the children’s hospital.” Said event co-ordinator, Anna Shopova.
“Over 100 people attended the concert and $830.00 was raised. If one good thing happens out of seven billion, then it is all worth it,” said a beaming Fournier.
The division of the Montreal Children’s hospital neurological and cardiology department was founded in the 1960s, and was one of the first pediatric neurology divisions to be established in Canada.
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