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Brother and sister put on their hiking boots for the Lighthouse! 

Charles-Éric and Laurie-Eve, a bold and daring brother and sister duo, truly believe in the importance of supporting The Lighthouse Children and Families.  

Over the years, little Maélie Langlois has stayed at the Lighthouse many times. Her family has grown to develop a very special connection to the team at the Lighthouse. For the past 4 years, they regularly enjoyed respite services, never hesitating to turn to the dedicated team of care professionals to help with Maélie’s complex needs. In fact, Maélie's mother, Karine, even considers the Lighthouse team like a second family!  

When Laurie-Eve and Charles-Éric enthusiastically undertook to climb up to Everest Base Camp, they also decided to make a fundraising activity out of their experience.  By helping to raise support for the Lighthouse, they wanted to contribute in their own way to the cause! They hope that through their hair-raising and fund-raising adventure, they will be able to raise community awareness about the daily lives of families with a child in need of pediatric palliative care.   

Propelled by a shared passion for nature trips and bold endeavours, the Langois family promoted their project throughout their network and raised an impressive amount from their extended family, friends and colleagues.   

On October 12, Laurie-Eve and Charles-Éric, motivated by the community’s support and their yearning for excitement, took off for Nepal to begin their ascent. As they overcame obstacles and reached new heights, the funds for the Lighthouse increased too. What an encouragement for the hiking duo, but also what a wave of support from the community! 

To this day, the Langois family has raised nearly $4,500 to help finance the Lighthouse's mission, to accompany hundreds of families through the storm they face, by providing personalized pediatric palliative care. That simple thought of being able to help hundreds of families like theirs was enough to cheer Laurie-Eve and Charles-Éric on. What better way to celebrate the success of reaching the base-camp of the world’s greatest peak, then to share this story meant to inspire struggling families to hold on, and to invite a community to lend a hand. 

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