Jaden Sull understands that she has epilepsy, but focuses on not letting epilepsy have her.
As Purple Day passed, Jaden continually passes on her experiences with epilepsy and how she has not allowed epilepsy to have her.
As Jaden is preparing to turn nine years old in May and nears the end of Grade 3 at Carson elementary she compliments her family, teachers and friends for learning and understanding her condition and making the last few years easier after she was diagnosed with epilepsy.
As Purple is the colour of epilepsy, Jaden was presented with her Purple Belt in Tae Kwon Do by Master Kolenchuk March 26.
Jaden, through school and sports, focusses on using her energy to serve her community.
Recently Jaden was nominated and selected by the Vancouver Canucks and Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis as a Hammers Hero.
In order to be selected, nominees have to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to serve their community and/or have exemplified leadership with a focus on enhancing their local and/or global community.
Hamhuis met Jaden after the hockey game and praised Jaden for her volunteer work and service to her community and importantly helping spread awareness for epilepsy, cancer and B.C. Children’s Hospital. He was impressed how this little girl from Quesnel was not allowing her health struggles to slow her down as she was instrumental in helping
raise $30,937.28 for BC Children’s Hospital, selling rainbow looms and donating her hair numerous times to be made into wigs.
Hamhuis congratulated Jaden on being a Hammers Hero and importantly being an inspiration to her community and being a role model and leader.
Meeting Hamhuis, receiving the game puck and seeing the Sedin twins in passing left this little Hammers Hero smiling and inspired to continue giving back to causes that are important.
–Submitted by Amarjit Singh Sull