Woodmass Family Fund

$69,406 of $70k goal

Raised by 244 people in 9 months
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Peter Wiebe  Steinbach, MB
Earlier this year, Lena was diagnosed with advanced cancer after giving birth prematurely to their fourth daughther Julie at 11 weeks premature. Lena's confirmed diagnosis is "high grade signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma of unkown primary (CUP)". The oncologist is saying that Lena's cancer is not curable and is recommending palliative treatment only when or if symptoms get out of hand. For more details, you can read the 'Woodmass Family Blog' at woodmassblog.wordpress.com.

Lena and Matt are still fighting the cancer through a special diet, exercise and supplement plan, with the help of a naturopathic doctor and a lot of research. Alternative therapies are also available through their naturopathic doctor, but are privately funded.

As Matt is a self-employed construction worker, he is not able to take any paid leave in order to devote his time to fully take care of the family. Along with help from family and friends, Matt has been in charge of running the household, researching and cooking for Lena's special diet, looking after their young daughters and trying to maintain a family income. At this point Lena is focusing primarily on taking care of Julie and keeping her weight up while attending ongoing appointments for both herself and Julie.

Please help us raise enough support for the Woodmass family so that Matt can care for his family during the next year without feeling the weight of providing financially. Our goal amount is $70,000, based on estimated need for the coming year. These funds will help with the general budget, increased grocery bills, quality time for the family (vacations), alternative treatments (like intravenous vitamic C), and any other needs that may arise.

We would also like to urge you to keep the Woodmass family in your prayers and earnestly ask God for healing.

The Harder Family
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Update 1
Posted by Peter Wiebe
8 months ago
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Thank you all so much for supporting the Woodmass family! Here is a short update:

Lena and Matt continue to update their blog (woodmassblog.wordpress.com) with the latest news. Some highlights are:
-We are thankful beyond words for all the support that has come in! As a result, Matt has already been able to stop working in Winnipeg full time.
Lena was also approved for some CPP disability benefits, which will further lessen the financial load. These gov’t funds are very helpful, but more funds will still be needed to reach our goal of enabling Matt to care for his family at home for one year.
-Lena has two tumors growing rapidly under the skin of her abdomen which will be receiving radiation starting Monday, August 29th. This radiation is just for symptom control, but if the tumors respond well it will hopefully bring great relief for the time being.

Please continue to encourage and pray for them.
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$69,406 of $70k goal

Raised by 244 people in 9 months
No Longer Accepting Donations
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Created July 27, 2016
TE
$100
Taylor Enns
1 month ago
$1,000
Anonymous
1 month ago
SP
$100
Susan Pompu
1 month ago
JN
$200
John & Nelli Nickel
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
$1,000
Anonymous
1 month ago
JT
$100
Janet Thiessen
1 month ago
RL
$200
Rudy and Annie Losch
1 month ago

With love and prayer for you, Matt, and your girls!

$100
Sarah Boyle
1 month ago
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