Help Joel fight [& BEAT] Leukemia

Son, Brother, Uncle, Best Friend. Already an LPN in Kelowna working with those with addictions, Joel is in his 2nd year of his RN and has continued to work throughout his studies as taking care of others is his passion. Now we want to take care of him. In the course of a week Joel went from working towards final exams to being rushed to Vancouver General Hospital's Leukemia ward after a routine blood test came back with abnormalities. Admitted on Sunday April 8th, his life is now on hold - final exams, work, visiting with his new born nephew. Unfortunately, bills and payments are not. Joel, like most of us, never expected to get sick and as a student didn't have life insurance set in place. 
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This fundraiser is to help cover some of those day to day life bills, mortgage payments etc. as well as assist in covering the costs of his stay in Vancouver during his treatments so he can focus on his battle with Leukemia. He will be in Vancouver for the duration of his treatment, they already began an aggressive chemo treatment. By day 3 [Friday April 13th] he will have lost his hair and it won't be until 14 days in that we find out if he has gone into remission.

As you can imagine his family will want to be close to him during his time in Vancouver and without family or friends there to host them we want to try and raise enough funds to help with their costs too.

No family expects this and no-one really plans for it.  Joel does so much for everyone else we want to do our best to be there for him in his time of need. Bills have already started to rack up, so like Joel's treatments, time is of the essence. 

Thank you for taking the time to care and for helping us rally around our Joel.  He's going to fight this and win. 

Joel wants those that donate to know that any additional unneeded donation will go to The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC.
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lucy Hazelwood 
Organizer
Kelowna East Central, BC
Joel Koette 
Beneficiary
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