He is now enduring an exhausting 7 week treatment plan at Sunnybrook Hospital which entails Radiation every day and Chemotherapy once a week.
Shawn has been unable to work since his heart attack in July and has since lost all of his medical benefits as the company he was working as an Electrician for has filed for bankruptcy. His treatment and medication (including the heart medication he still requires) has put him into a financial hardship. He required preventative dental surgery and had 2 extractions prior to his treatment which was not covered by any benefits. His daily commute incurs expensive fuel and parking fees. Although he receives some assistance from Trillium, it is not enough to cover all of his medical obligations and he is also faced with his regular cost of living while he is too ill for employment.
He is starting Week 3 of treatment (Monday Dec. 18th). While the process has been taking it's toll on him physically and mentally, his upbeat personality has been keeping him positive and very grateful to the medical staff who have come to know him well. Here is what his exhausting schedules look like...
Although it is very difficult for us to reach out and ask for assistance, any small support would be extremely helpful to relieve some of the financial burden that has been accumulating since July.
We are truly grateful for any help.
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