Elena Nodel cancer relief fund

$29,519 of $50k goal

Raised by 477 people in 5 days
Elena Nodel  Sicamous, BC
On March 22, 2017 my loving wife, Elena, was told her cancer is back, worse than before and is now inoperable and she has less than a year to live. She is only 42 years old. Our family is devastated, and our ten-year old daughter, Maya, still does not know how serious the situation is.

We live in a small beautiful town where we are raising Maya, and were building a successful family business. Never had we thought of being in a situation where we would be forced to ask for help.

It began about a year ago when Elena was diagnosed with cervical cancer Stage 1. We were given hope that this form of cancer is very susceptible to treatment, with a high success rate. We closed our business for without her it could not operate. We had to go to the big city for nearly three months of radiation and chemotherapy. Throughout the first round of treatments she stayed positive and hopeful, never once complaining about her condition - absolutely astounding for someone in her position. Following a three-month recovery, she was declared clear of any cancer. Even with the help of family and friends this last year has nearly broke us. We used up all our savings, but we thought it was well worth it for Elena could be given a clean bill of health in the end. However, the cancer returned and this time very aggressively. Shortly after we found ourselves at the BC Cancer agency, sitting in a room with a strange doctor, feeling disembodied from the news that Elena’s life will end far too soon.

The only chance my wife has now is another brutal six-month round of chemotherapy, which will not cure her, but there is a very small chance it might shrink the tumor enough to make it operable. She is already in great pain, and the next chemotherapy treatments will make her very sick. My wife needs me, and I cannot be parted from her in this difficult time. I need to take care of her. We are asking you to help us, so we are not separated and that I can be there for her to the very end.

If the cancer does not respond to chemotherapy then we at least might buy her a little more time to be with me and our daughter. We are asking for urgent help with the costs associated with further treatment: travel, medication, living expenses and other medical needs. These funds will be of great use during this difficult time, and we hope that in the end Elena will receive her surgery and enjoy a long life. Elena's kindness, strength of spirit and generosity for those around her are these rare qualities we all love about her. Whether you know her or not, we hope you will find in your heart to help her in any way you can.
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Posted by Peter Sims
1 day ago
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Thank you everyone for with your help we have surpassed the halfway mark in our campaign. Elena's kidneys are slowly recovering. She is starting to feel better. Tonight may be her last night in the ICU, and hopefully the hospital will release her soon after. I continue to read your comments to her daily, for they truly encourage her to keep fighting. I would like to show you the most recent picture of Elena so you all can see the great improvement.
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Posted by Peter Sims
3 days ago
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Thank you so much everyone for your love and support. Your donations could not be more timely. The cancer proved to be more aggressive than expected, and has grown so much it blocked kidney drainage and damaged Elena's bladder.

My wife was rushed to emergency surgery with less than 5% kidney function. Surgery happened yesterday and was successful in bypassing the blockage so her kidneys can drain properly. Elena is currently recovering in the ICU. We hope by early next week her kidneys will have recovered enough to proceed with chemotherapy as planned.

Once again thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support. It lightens our spirits to know that we are not alone in this situation.

-Peter, Elena and Maya
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Francis Adams
4 days ago
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Oh! I don't know how to help other then to tell you that Medical pot has cured more people then Chemo. plus not near as expensive. Chemo kills cells that are need to fight the cancer, where medical marijuana kills the cancer cells. PLEASE get in touch with reliable people that know which product to use. I have friends who were told that they had a very short time to live and are cancer free now. They were just about down and out , so thought why not give it a go. Most were against pot because of the bad name rec. pot has. But medical is a far cry from rec. and very effective. If you wish I can put you in contact with people from our church, that have gone through this and were so against pot before. But are cancer free now without the danger of the cancer coming back because of the cells killed by Chemo. Frank Adams

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Cindy Lou Chiasson
4 days ago
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Please please go to the compassion club and get some help with Medical Marijuana. You dont have to smoke there are tons of other ways to use Marijuana medically and have a way better chance at survival than with Chemo which will kill you long before the cancer does. Get help hun before it is too late. For your families sake.

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Mugdha Shankar
19 hours ago

Stay strong Elena. We hope you get better soon! Take lots of care and stay positive. Best, SS

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Suzanne Cavin Ledbetter
2 days ago

Please look into Gerson Therapy. Worth a try. So sorry!

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Kayla Fitzpatrick
4 days ago

So sorry to hear of this Elena, peter and maya :( I hope you make it through this and I agree with trying medical marijuana...it is worth a go! If there's anything phil and I can do to help please let us know. Thinking of you all ❤️

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Katrina Frances Foster
5 days ago

We love you ♡ let me know if you need ANYTHING.. I will try to help. You have always been there for Angela (and the rest of us). So sorry you are going through this!!

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Dagmar Hondong
5 days ago

I would like to help. I know your situation very well. I survived breast cancer. Is there another possibility than credit card, because I don' t have one? My thoughts are with you

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$29,519 of $50k goal

Raised by 477 people in 5 days
Created April 20, 2017
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Sending prayers and well wishes from a Raveller who saw Melanie Berg's post. Hoping for the best possible outcome for you!

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Francis Adams
4 days ago
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Oh! I don't know how to help other then to tell you that Medical pot has cured more people then Chemo. plus not near as expensive. Chemo kills cells that are need to fight the cancer, where medical marijuana kills the cancer cells. PLEASE get in touch with reliable people that know which product to use. I have friends who were told that they had a very short time to live and are cancer free now. They were just about down and out , so thought why not give it a go. Most were against pot because of the bad name rec. pot has. But medical is a far cry from rec. and very effective. If you wish I can put you in contact with people from our church, that have gone through this and were so against pot before. But are cancer free now without the danger of the cancer coming back because of the cells killed by Chemo. Frank Adams

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Cindy Lou Chiasson
4 days ago
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Please please go to the compassion club and get some help with Medical Marijuana. You dont have to smoke there are tons of other ways to use Marijuana medically and have a way better chance at survival than with Chemo which will kill you long before the cancer does. Get help hun before it is too late. For your families sake.

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Mugdha Shankar
19 hours ago

Stay strong Elena. We hope you get better soon! Take lots of care and stay positive. Best, SS

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Suzanne Cavin Ledbetter
2 days ago

Please look into Gerson Therapy. Worth a try. So sorry!

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Kayla Fitzpatrick
4 days ago

So sorry to hear of this Elena, peter and maya :( I hope you make it through this and I agree with trying medical marijuana...it is worth a go! If there's anything phil and I can do to help please let us know. Thinking of you all ❤️

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Katrina Frances Foster
5 days ago

We love you ♡ let me know if you need ANYTHING.. I will try to help. You have always been there for Angela (and the rest of us). So sorry you are going through this!!

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Dagmar Hondong
5 days ago

I would like to help. I know your situation very well. I survived breast cancer. Is there another possibility than credit card, because I don' t have one? My thoughts are with you

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