Give to the Gralls

My name is Emily Gibbons and this is a campaign to help my sister, Erin Grall, and her family. 

Many of you know, and some may not, that my brother in-law, Caanan, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour. He had been having episodes for nearly a year where one side of his body would go numb. After seeing many doctors, and finally specialists, he was sent for an MRI a month ago which revealed a glioma. Though initially they were told that the tumour was inoperable, they met with a neurosurgeon who is confident he is able to operate. The surgery is scheduled for May 24th, 2016.  

Caanan is self employed as a cartoon artist and is also a stay at home parent to my 2 and a half year old nephew, Elias. After surgery, Caanan will likely be recovering until the end of the summer (3-4months) and being that he is self employed he will not receive any government assistance during that time. Our hope is that we can lessen the financial stress Erin and Caanan will face as we know it is already an extremely emotional and stressful time. Eli will need extra childcare and Erin will continue to work as a Registered Nurse, but their income will be reduced significantly without Caanan working.

Anyone who know Erin and Caanan, know how incredibly generous they are. They would probably hate the idea of us starting this campaign, but are the first to lend their help and support to friends and family in need and we want to do the same for them.  Many of you have undoubtedly been affected by their generosity. Erin is ALWAYS starting meal trains, GoFundMe's, and donating her time and resources to anyone she can help.    I was saying to my parents, literally days before Caanan's dignosis, that they must be so extremely proud of my sister as she has the hugest heart and never even questions whether or not to help someone. If she can, she does. She and Caanan had just flown me to New Hampshire with their air miles as I was struggling post-partum with our son and needed the help and support of my parents and sister back home.  

Erin and Caanan's families are helping in any way that we can.  Caanan's mom has come from Australia to help with Eli and provide support before and after surgery. We are all finding ways to provide support to them through this process but are asking for your help as well.

Please consider donating if you can. If you are unable to make a financial contribution please send love, positive energy and prayers, for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Thank you with all of our hearts!

The families of Erin, Caanan and Eli.


  • Steve McSheffrey
    • $20 
    • 6 yrs


Emily Gibbons
Kelowna North, BC

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