Help Brenda Kick Cancer in the BUTT

Together we can make a difference – Brenda’s Story

Nobody wants to hear the words "you have cancer". Our dear friend Brenda heard those terrifying words for the first time in December 2017.  She was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer and like a trouper, she is ready to fight this thing she calls the "demon" head on.  She has so many people who have showed her much love and support since being diagnosed with rectal cancer and is forever grateful to all of you for your kind words of wisdom, encouragement and support given so far. 

Brenda is a wife (married 25 years), mother of 2, aunt and sister with a love for family and her friends.  She has the biggest heart and willingness to give back to the community through her numerous volunteer hours in various activities and programs. Over 15 years, Brenda has dedicated her life to learning more about health and wellness.  As an entrepreneur in the heath and wellness industry, Brenda has attended several health seminars, conferences and read numerous wellness articles to stay educated and informed about nutrition and the correlation lifestyle plays on disease and illness. Without this knowledge, she believes she would not have gained all this valuable information about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle through proper nutrition and exercise. She is thankful for the relationships she has built within her nutritional community especially the physicians who have inspired and educated her along the way.

Since being diagnosed, Brenda has received various treatments, sought advice from numerous doctor's and specialists and has done her own share of research as well. Some of the treatment options and long-term effects terrify her but after much consideration and input from those that have experienced something similar, she has made the decision to seek treatment at the Baja Medgate specializing in inclusive care for cancer patients.  However, to attend this facility, she will need all our help, through your generous donations, to make this possible.

Brenda's husband was unemployed for a 1 1/2 due to the downturn of the economy in 2016/2017. Unfortunately, they depleted their savings and RRSP's to support their family during this time.  Although, outside of his expertise, Brenda's husband has recently found employment but with a significant reduction in income and is out of town 95% of the time. Therefore, she relies on her support group to take her to weekly doctor's appointments and treatments.

100% of the funds that will be raised through donations will be used for treatments she will be receiving.  Brenda is eager to begin this treatment at the Baja Medgate facility as soon as possible.  Therefore, every donation that is received will be beneficial to her healing and length of treatment available.  The cost of attending this facility while under strict guidance and intensive care is $7900 USD/week.  Her recommended treatment could take up to 4 weeks, therefore every dollar donated is appreciated! Please consider making a difference and supporting Brenda's journey towards a cancer free life.  Every dollar will count towards her treatment to "kick cancer in the BUTT - literally!"

Thank you for taking the time to read her story and for your generous donation.  

"It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.".... Mother Teresa

Lynn & Trina

Organizer and beneficiary

Brenda Fishley
Calgary , AB
Trina Balderston

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