Grandma appeals for sick child

My 10½-year-old grandson, Corbin Lew, was diagnosed last month with anaplastic large cell lymphoma, which is a cancerous tumour in his brain.

The treatment for this type of cancer is chemotherapy, which has a very high success rate. However, due to the treatment, Corbin will have to remain in the Lower Mainland for the duration of his six-month treatment.

As such, his brother Chris and mother Connie will travel to B.C. Children’s Hospital and back to Castlegar, taking turns with the boys’ dad to be with Corbin. Assistance to help with travel costs, necessary medical treatments or supplies and food expenses would be greatly appreciated.

There are two fundraisers being held in the area for Corbin, one is tonight in Castlegar called Comedy for Corbin (Fireside Inn at 6 p.m.). Then on March 26, the Rossland Eagles Auxiliary is hosting a borscht luncheon from 1-4 p.m. (contact Terry at 362-9562 or email rbrinson@telus.net for information).

A trust fund has also been set up at Kootenay Savings Credit Union in the East and West Kootenay areas.

Our family has received a lot of support from friends, relatives and our community, and we thank everyone for their generous donations of money, time, and supportive thoughts and prayers.

Marion Bullanoff

Winlaw