Community helps support cancer victim

Community helps fund costs for cancer treatment outside of Canada

  • Wed Jun 29th, 2016 8:00pm
  • News

Patricia Jones needs to receive treatment outside of Canada for cancer. Fundraising efforts are continuing

 

The community has reached out in a big way to help one of their own.

Patricia Jones, who has suffered with breast cancer that spread to her lungs, bones and her skin, has now been diagnosed with multiple metastatic tumors in her brain.

The medical system in Canada is not offering any more treatments except radiation.

The family has found a clinic in Mexico offering an alternate cancer treatment that may help save her life.

The cost to attend this clinic is $53,000 and that does not include airfare.

To help surpass this incredible financial barrier, Patricia’s daughter, Carley Jones has started a ‘go fund me’ page.

Jones said the support has been incredible.

Helen Keller once said “Alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much”. I believe that these past two weeks have proved this to be true. Not only have we reached 80 per cent of our initial goal, but we have seen a community come together as one to help out a woman in need; my mom,” said  Jones.

Speaking on behalf of my entire family I would like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who has donated monetarily, items for our online silent auction, bottles for our bottle drive, or even kind words and prayers. We are forever grateful for each and every one of you. We honestly could not have done it without you.”

The grand total of the fundraising efforts so far is $50,086 out of a $60,000 goal.

“It is so amazing to see how far we have come. While my parents are gone, we are going to continue to fundraise. The go fund me account is still active, as well as the trust account at the Servus Credit Union. Seeing the kind hearts of this community, I am positive that we will reach our goal in no time.”