Meet Evelyn Faye Roy, a beautiful little girl from Calgary, Alberta, who loved music and dancing and art and books and Star Wars and her friends and family, whose light was blazingly bright and whose life on earth was heartbreakingly short.  Evelyn was 11 years old when she died of neuroblastoma in February 2020.

This is a conversation about every parent’s worst nightmare, but it’s also so much more than that. It’s about finding a way to hold on in the depths of despair. It’s about choosing joy and light in the darkest spaces of life, about gratitude pulling us through the most traumatic events imaginable and about the power of sharing our stories. It’s about Evelyn, her mom, Heather, her dad, Mike, and her sister, Harper. This is the Roy’s story.

To learn more about Evelyn and the Roy’s mission to better fund research for childhood cancer, go to and follow Heather on Instagram @happilyheath.

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