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Tears Mean Love



Through our Tears Mean Love program, OPACC is able to provide childhood cancer families in the Bay of Quinte, Ontario area with family support including financial support, gas and grocery gift cards, sibling gifts, scholarships, bereaved family support, and more. If you are a Quinte area childhood cancer family in need, please contact us for more information at

You can also donate to our Tears Mean Love fund on our donation page.

About: Tears Mean Love was founded in loving memory of 15 year old Katie Wilson, who passed away from osteosarcoma on Feb. 10, 2011. The Quinte area where Katie was from rallied around her and her family during her battle with cancer. The family wanted to pay it forward to other local families facing childhood cancer. The name Tears Mean Love was chosen as that had become the family's motto when they were told Katie was palliative, since you only have tears because you love. Because of that love, the family created Tears Mean Love to provide Quinte area families who must travel between 100-200km for their child with finances, gift cards and support during very trying times. They also provide support for siblings and for bereaved families.

Katie and Evelyn Wilson (Tears Mean Love founder)



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