Battling serious illness is a personal strain on individuals and their families, but it can also lead to real financial difficulty.
Cowichan Valley resident Linda Moore, who recently was honoured with a Mr. Mikes SteakhouseCasual Deeds Well Done award (“Mr. Mike’s honours Linda Moore’s deeds”), has stage four colon cancer as well as other tumours that have been discovered, and is in financial need as she prepares for major surgery.
In addition to her stage four cancer, tests have shown two more tumours including spots on her liver and uterine damage. Moore recently completed chemotherapy and is preparing for major surgery to remove much of her colon and get rid of the tumours. Moore will also require a hysterectomy and additional procedures.
Moore’s friend Paula Agnew, who also nominated her for the Mr. Mike’s award, said recovery from the surgery will be six to eight weeks and noted that various serious problems may also crop up after the surgery, in part due to a heart condition Moore suffers from. Both of Moore’s daughters have taken time off work to help her and the family could use a little financial support during the difficult process.
“She will still have a long road to recovery and cure. Due to all of this she has had to take medical leave from work, which has left her with a very limited income,” Agnew said. “I am hoping as a community that we can come together and help ease some of her financial burden.”
To donate to Moore visit her GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/p62w5evg