C95 is doing what it can to bring Christmas cheer to a young girl from Yorkton who is going through a tough time.
Payton Hudye, 13, was diagnosed with leukemia back in October.
“From the time she was symptomatic, until she was diagnosed, was probably less than two weeks. So it was very quick. It was a big shock,” said her mother, Kendall Hudye.
Payton and Kendall have been staying at Ronald McDonald House while Payton receives treatment in Saskatoon.
“So the first block of treatments she did was a period called induction. That was 28 days of fairly intensive chemotherapy,” Hudye said. “After that she entered a phase called consolidation, which is another fairly intense series of chemotherapy, which will go on for another six to seven months.”
That is followed by the maintenance period, treatments every two weeks or once every month, “depending on how things go.”
“It’s been kind of tough, but you’ve got to do it,” Payton said.
C95’s Rob and Shauna wanted to do something special for Payton for Christmas.
On Tuesday, they showed up bearing gifts: cozy ready socks, iTunes gift cards, wireless bluetooth headphones tickets to an upcoming Hedley concert, among other things meant to make her stay in Saskatoon a little more comfortable.
It turns out, Hedley is one of Payton’s favourite bands.
“I’m really excited to see them. It’s only my second concert that I’ve ever been to. So I’m really excited to go see them,” she said.
Hedley plays Sask Tel centre in March.