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by Mario Bartel - New Westminster News Leader
It will be a few years yet before Calvin Basran can pour his daughter Alexa a craft beer at the Queensborough pub he owns. But thanks to the hard work and caring of doctors and nurses at BC ...

by Mario Bartel - New Westminster News Leader
It will be a few years yet before Calvin Basran can pour his daughter Alexa a craft beer at the Queensborough pub he owns. But thanks to the hard work and caring of doctors and nurses at BC Children's Hospital, he's confident he'll get that chance.

On June 14 he's going to give back to the hospital that put Alexa on the road to recovery from leukemia by hosting Casks 4 A Cause, a celebration of small craft breweries from around the province, in the parking lot of his Frankie G's pub. All the money raised from ticket sales, a barbecue, raffles and a silent auction will go to Children's Hospital.

Alexa was two-and-a-half years old when she was diagnosed last year. She seemed susceptible to bruises, so her mother took her to the doctor. He ordered blood tests and when the results came back, Calvin got a call every parent fears.


"Your heart sinks to your stomach," said Basran of getting the news of his daughter's illness. "It's tough with kids, it really hits you hard."


Basran's doctor advised they get Alexa to Children's Hospital as quickly as possible. And a year-long journey of appointments, hospital stays, tests and chemotherapy treatment began. At one point the entire Basran family encamped in Alexa's hospital room for two weeks as she endured a rigorous regime of chemo drugs.

But through the ordeal their spirits were buoyed by the empathy and professionalism of the hospital's staff. With Alexa's condition now stabilized and her treatment in "maintenance," Basran decided it was time to give back.

A beer event will be hosted on Saturday, June 14th at Frankie G’s Pub in New Westminster.  Click to purchase tickets to: Casks 4 A Cause 

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