Cara Roemmich and Family Support

$16,115 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 2 months
Created June 2, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Cara Roemmich
When my family and I moved to the community of North Glenora in Edmonton almost 5 years ago, Cara was the first person we met. The kids and I were at the park and Cara and her four beautiful children were there as well. I remember that Cara was so welcoming and full of love and so were her kids! Her four-year-old son offered to give my then two-year-old son the ride-on toy he had brought along to the park and with which my son had instantly fallen in love.  And that’s just who they are. Warm, loving and so giving; they’re the kind of people that create a community in the truest sense of the word.

Cara is a pillar in our community and anyone who knows her knows that she will go above and beyond to help a friend or neighbour. Her kids are her everything and it shows in the love, patience, and genuine interest that she raises them with every day. She has an amazing way with all kids. She makes each one feel special and important and plays all the right games, makes the best jokes, and gets them smiling every chance she can. Cara actively reaches out to new people and families in the neighbourhood, connecting people, helping them get settled, and welcoming them with those same open arms she had for my family that day in July when we first met.

Cara and her family and friends were blindsided last month when she was diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer. She is now facing a challenging journey and will require treatment for several weeks, which will then be followed by surgery this coming fall, and then possibly more treatment. As Cara currently works on contract without medical benefits or sick leave, the financial stress of raising four children as a single parent while undergoing treatment and dealing with the various accompanying symptoms, is a burden that we hope we can help to lessen for her during her journey back to full health.

We humbly ask you to offer what you can to help lessen this financial burden. Your support will help with any medical expenses that are not covered, as well as basic living expenses for herself and her four children until she’s back on her feet.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for supporting Cara and her family. Please share using the links provided to help spread the word!

If you would prefer to make a direct donation by interact e-transfer, please send it to Cara at cjroemmich@gmail.com.
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I'm starting week two of five today. I have definitely appreciated having a weekend off going in every day for treatment, but I'm back to five days a week. (After today my treatment is always at 1:45 p.m. But some days I have other appointments tacked on.)

Your support means everything to me, and I can't tell you enough how much easier this is knowing that my family and I will be ok financially through this, and that I don't have to try and figure out how to work in the midst of everything else.

Besides saving my life, this treatment is also fascinating! For anyone who wants to geek out on this with me, check this link out. It's a video on how the linear accelerator, the radiation machine that I lie under for five minutes every day, works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSgnWfbEx1A

X-rays were only discovered in 1895 (that's only 125 years ago) and even in the 1950s people were still putting their feet in unsafe, unshielded "shoe-fitting fluoroscopes" (x-ray boxes) to see how well their shoe fit ( https://www.wired.com/2010/11/vintage-shoe-fitting-x-ray-machines-will-zap-your-feet/). But incremental changes have brought the technology so far that between my radiation oncologist, the medical physicists, the computer programmers, and the radiation technicians, the linear accelerator can accurately maneuver around my organs to precisely target the tumour and lymph system, while leaving everything else relatively untouched. It blows my mind!

So, besides final exams, year-end parties, sports winding down, summer plans, treatment schedules, and a low-fibre diet, I get to ponder the wonders of technology. And I'm thankful for every person who has gone into making this treatment possible, and who has made this process bearable.

I appreciate you!
Cara
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I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to this campaign so far. We have raised almost $5000.00 in just a few short days and that is just incredible. Your support, love, and kind words are deeply appreciated.
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$16,115 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 2 months
Created June 2, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Cara Roemmich
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