May you rest in peace
May 24, 2006 – August 11, 2014

A Letter from the parents

Dear Family and Friends, For ten months, we fought for our daughter’s life. This time was very difficult for us but because we had hope and your support, we did not give up. Up to last day of Laura’s life, we believed that God would let her stay with us. We were wrong. It was […]

In God’s Hands

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Laura who has lost her battle with the brain tumour and passed away on Monday August 11th. She went peacefully at home, surrounded by her parents, Janusz and Mira, who never left her side. She held her parents hands until the peaceful end. […]

UPDATE – April

Janusz and Mira wanted to first and foremost once again thank everyone for the generous support in this ever going battle. Laura is still waiting approval from the Special Access Program to receive the ANP, which the government continues to deny. We would like to encourage you to keep spreading the news about Laura’s battle […]

Zumba Fundraiser

A couple of months ago I was invited to teach a Zumba class at a fundraiser for Laura, a beautiful, smart and compassionate 7 year old girl who has been diagnosed with a rare, inoperable and basically untreatable brain tumour. The event was a great success but because of the short time to plan and […]

Benefit Concert for Laura – pictures & thank you

On behalf of Janusz, Mira and Laura, we would like thank all of YOU who came out to Laura’s Benefit Concert to support Laura and her parents in such a difficult time. A special thank you to Mrs. Christine deHaas, school committee, all the performers, and everyone who helped promote and organize this fundraiser in […]

Benefit Concert for Laura – Jan 16th

Dear Families, Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas time and that the New Year is full of hope and believe, love and union in the family. Thank you all for your support on the Zumba for Laura, we achieved our goal thanks to the generosity and participation of you, moms from neighbour schools and […]


An MRI was done on December 20th and showed that the tumour did not grow, which is hopefully a good sign that it’s not getting worse. Another MRI is scheduled for the end of January. We will keep you posted as we receive more information.

Thank You Letter from Janusz, Mira and Laura

December 16, 2013 To All our Friends, Laura, our little daughter, is our world.  She is the one we always wanted to have and share our lives with. Laura gives us happiness, joy, energy, and strength for every single day like any child for any parent. She is the reason why we work, why we […]
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“The world of human suffering somehow unceasingly summons a different world: the world of human love …”

~ Pope John Paul II

Laura is a beautiful, smart and compassionate 7 year old girl. She enjoys swimming, soccer, reading books, playing with animals and spending time with family and friends.  Recently, Laura was diagnosed with a brain tumour ( Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), known in the medical world as DIPG. It is a rare, inoperable and basically untreatable brain stem tumour that would take her life in months.

Her parents, Janusz and Mira, are an amazing couple whose lives got shattered in an instant. Laura is their only child and their whole world. They couldn’t believe that this is happening to their little girl; they were hopeful that the doctors made a wrong diagnosis and went for a second opinion. Unfortunately, this diagnosis was confirmed. Words cannot explain the feelings of hopelessness, frustration, and terror they felt when they had to be faced with the truth.

Janusz and Mira are not giving up hope! They have taken Laura to The Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas. This clinic has seen significant improvement in patients facing similar diagnosis as Laura, using alternative therapies not available in Canada. However, the treatment is very expensive. The initial visit costs $25,000 and each month after is $30,000.

The whole family will be in the US for at least 3 months, perhaps longer. Living arrangements have consisted of a room in a local church. They hope to move into a motel/hotel shortly. However, as you can imagine, the costs are increasing and the financial burden is numbing. This kind of medication is not covered by any insurance. They need our help!  We are very grateful for each and every dollar donated. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

This is our appeal and a petition to give generously and pray earnestly for Laura! Each and every initiative is priceless because it saves her life.

Please help by donating

The Charitable Foundations of Canadian Polish Congress
Fundacja Charytatywna KPK /
The Charitable Foundation of Canadian Polish Congress

Konto / Account: Polish Credit Union (Polish bank) #24583

Address to send cheques to: 3055 Lake Shore Blvd. W. Toronto, ON  M8V  1K6

Na czeku prosze napisac haslo / On the cheque please write: (przyjmujemy ze bedzie to Laura)


If you deposit cheque in person please call: 416-532-2876 so that they know who to send the receipt to.

Direct Bank Transfer - CANADA
2208 King Road, King City, Ontario. L7B 1G3 .Canada

Formal Trust in the name of Janusz Nowosad in trust for Laura Nowosad 

Account# 9922113
Transit# 5742
Institution# 010.

Swift Code: CIBCCATT

Direct Bank Transfer - USA
CHASE BANK – Houston

Formal Trust in the name of Janusz Nowosad in trust for Laura Nowosad 

Account# 532787905
Transit# 111000614

Email Transfer
Please send email transfers to:
PayPal - Donation
Please help save Laura by donating.

We setup an email for this purpose.

* Please note that PayPal takes 2.9% + $0.30 from each transaction so a $50 dollar donation = $48.25 after PayPal fees.

You can drop off donations at Laura’s Parish:

Our Lady Queen Of Poland Parish
625 Middlefield
Scarborough, ON M1V 5B8
(416) 332-0724