About me

Hey Everyone,

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My name is Carley Elle Allison, and i’m 19 years old. February 4th 2013, i was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor outside my trachea, after 9 month of intense treatments I went into remission. August 25th 2014 I was diagnosed with Clear Cell Sarcoma in my lungs.

I have undergone six rounds of chemo therapy, tracheal surgery, and i have completed 32 days of high intensity radiation to cure the cancer in my trachea. I am currently going through oral chemotherapy to target the cancer in my lungs.

when i was first diagnosed I was a grade 12 student with quite the busy schedule. along with school i figured skated competitively. I have been skating since i was six years old, and ever since then i have been attached to the ice training six days a week year round. My schedule during the school year is pretty crazy, and most days it sounds a bit like this; wake up, skate, school, skate during spare, back to school, skate, homework, music lesson, bed, and start all over again. So iv’e gotten pretty used to being active almost 24/7.

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Another big part of my life is music. music has been my passion ever since i was young. I started taking guitar lessons when i was 11 years old, and i’ve been singing for as long as i can remember. when I was 15 i started teaching myself how to play the piano and that really opened more opportunities for me musically.

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In the summer time, i get weekends off training, so my family and i go up north to our cottage in Halliburton ON. i think its safe to say, this is my favourite place in the entire world. when i was younger i was always the “tom boy” between me and my two sisters, and i was probably more adventurous then i should have been. At 8, i was already climbing to the top of the cliffs with my 10 year old cousin Jeff to go cliff jumping, while all the other girls were jumping off the little rocks. I always liked to prove i was just as good as my boy cousins, even if i was a bit scared i pretended i was perfectly confident and jumped.

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And that is how i plan to deal with this little set back in my life. Cancer does scare me, but i’m going to be brave, pretend that i’m perfectly confident, and jump.

Donations to Princess Margaret 

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https://pmhf3.akaraisin.com/Donation/Event/DonationAmount.aspx?seid=2117&mid=48

Donations to Sick Kids

http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/donate/tributeCards.asp

Youtube Channel- Carley Allison

Twitter- Carley_Elle

204 thoughts on “About me

    • I was there too and thought she did a wonderful job, absolutely wonderful. I just wish they had given the crowd more of an opportunity to express their appreciation and admiration because she was getting a good ovation and I could tell from the crowd that they were building up to an even bigger one. This wonderful young woman deserved the chance to experience that bigger ovation.

  1. Carley, amazing job last night & thanks for joining us for the 3rd period to watch the Leafs win. I sent one of those backup smartphone chargers over to Larry’s office this morning to give to your Dad for you which you should have soon. All the best, Bruce

  2. You sang the National Anthem beautifully on November 1st at the Leafs game! You are inspiring. You sure made Canada proud.
    Be well and stay strong.
    Allison in Ottawa

  3. Just heard your sing the Canadian National Anthem. Stunning!

    You have an amazing voice, story, and we’re all pulling for you, Carley!

    Matt in NYC

  4. Wonderful job, Carley on the anthem!
    I’ve just finished reading your blogs, such honesty. Your bravery is commendable!
    I am stunned about your situation, why it’s happening when you’re so young, and obviously lead a healthy lifestyle, no time for typical teenage shenanigans! Keep fighting Carley, because the world needs young people like you!
    All the best! <3

  5. Just heard you sing the Anthem at the Leaf’s game – powerful voice, beautiful woman. I, too, am a cancer survivor – two-time survivor. Keep smiling that gorgeous smile and don’t let the scares, setbacks and challenges in life bury you. :)

  6. Hey Carley,
    I came across your Instagram account today, I guess we have mutual friends from the skating world so there was a picture of you in my “explore” section. Anyways, I am extremely inspired by your story, and was immediately intrigued to learn more. Turns out we used to compete against each other, I recognized your name and I remember your beautiful blue dress (and how jealous I was of it) as well as your presence on the ice. I just wanted you to know that your positive attitude about your situation is literally one of the most beautiful things I’ve come across in a while. Positivity is a key attribute to have when dealing with sickness but a very hard thing to keep. I just wanted you to know that even though you don’t know me, and I don’t really know you, I support you and I know you will kick Cancer’s ass.
    Prayers & lots of love.

  7. Carley
    I saw you last night singing the national anthem on Hockey Night in Canada.
    You sang beautifully. It was a wonderful rendition of our anthem.
    Watching you sing brought a test to my eye, and a lump in my throat . You are a beautiful young woman, but much more important, you are so strong and courageous. There is no doubt you will beat this challenge , and one day you will tell your children about your night at the Air Canada Centre.
    Congratulations doesn’t seem appropriate, ( but I can’t think of another word)
    Stay strong , and keep smiling that beautiful smile.

    Doug
    Barrie, ON

  8. Sorry Carley,

    I don’t want to donate to Princess Margret, or anyone else, but directly to you. Is that princess Margret account for you alone?

  9. Carley my name is Jamie I live in Fredericton new Brunswick and was wondering if you could make my dream come true of meeting you in person. your a very nice looking sweet young lady and seeing you sing at the leafs game I was touched it pulled at my hart strings.

  10. Hi Carley,

    I’m with Post City magazines and we’re doing a feature on the Top 20 Torontonians under 20 and we want you to be a part of our list!

    Can you please email me at sachinseth@outlook.com so I can ask you a few questions?

    Thanks!

  11. Carley,

    It was nice to hear about your experience in Florida. Your positive attitude and the messages in your blog are a real inspiration to everyone.

    Wishing you a very happy Holiday Season,

    Vince and Tracey

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  13. Hi Carley, my sister sent a link to me of your blog and the cover you have done of Christina Perri’s song. I watched your video on YouTube first, was amazed. But what really hit close to home was the script at the beginning of the video. My family lives in New Brunswick, my older sister, Laura (28) was diagnosed at 24 with a rare cancer called Ewing Sarcoma. She has a blog which I shared the link to, above. I have so much I want to say to you. I just don’t know where to begin. If you are ever interested, feel free to contact us.
    Keep up your courage, strength and bravery. You are a true inspiration to many. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Keep fighting!
    Take care,
    Alison xo

  14. FactorField is grieving with the family, friends, and community of Carly Elle Allison. Convey your feelings; we are paying attention.

    This is a tragedy of disturbing proportion. One cannot quantify the amount of pain experienced by those survived by Carly. We all extend our deepest condolences, and above all need to remember such a beautiful soul – Share a Story. Comment. Commemorate, acknowledge; lament.

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  15. FactorField is grieving with the family, friends, and community of Carley Elle Allison. Convey your feelings; we are paying attention.
    This is a tragedy of disturbing proportion. One cannot quantify the amount of pain experienced by those survived by Carely. We all extend our deepest condolences, and above all need to remember such a beautiful soul – Share a Story. Comment. Commemorate, acknowledge; lament.

    For more:

    factorfield.com/commemoration_view.php?commid=34

  16. With Angels Wings” The whispering winds, a song they sing A song of sorrow and of a heart so big Your love reaches as far as the eye can see I believe in dreams because in my heart, you beat Just as a gentle breeze shimmers every leaf Your love, in every heart, plants a seed Elegance, love and hope is what grows beneath And this is your gift to us…. For safe keeping. So…if you ever wonder why heaven sings It’s because now you fly…

    R.I.P Carley

  17. My mom is good friends with your Aunt Michele and so in the 5th grade i thought that it was important that people in Calgary know what a strong person you were and i made a presentation about you to my class. I’m in grade seven now and you have changed my life. You were so strong and courageous and an inspiration to me. You will be remembered.

    -K

  18. R.I.P. Carley <3
    I pray that your family will find comfort in knowing that you have touch many lives & you will live in our hearts forever.
    My prayers go out to Carley's Family & Friends <3

  19. Hi Carley.

    I am sorry you have lost your battle with cancer. I didn’t know you. But I hope you test in peace and I know you have touched many people within our family and our province. You are an inspiration. You will be missed.

  20. Your soul has not left us and never will. You have impacted our world to “smile” and enjoy every single moment to the fullest. Thank you for being so amazing, you are in our prayers <3

  21. I never met Carley, but that does not make me any less sad from hearing the news.
    I started following her blog a long time ago. She became part of my life as I constantly checked instagram to see how she was doing.
    My best wishes to her family and friends.
    Carley is amazing and she will continue to inspire many.

    My very best wishes to you all.

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