Please help us "Cheer For Grampy"...
Last Thursday, January 10th, our cherished Mark was diagnosed with lung cancer. Mark, who also goes by Soupy, Marky, Dad, and is most fondly called Grampy by his grandchildren has one great wish... To go see a Toronto Maple Leafs game with his grandchildren and his family.
This fundraising campaign is to help provide four generations; his parents, Mark and Heather's children and grandchildren, along with other family members one instantaneous amazing memory they can hold on to for the present and into forever.
Time is of the essence, and as we all know it's uncertain. The game they are aiming to see is this Sunday's January 20th game - Toronto vs Arizona.
Tickets to Toronto Maple Leaf games are hard to come by, especially for a large group, and do have cost associated with them. The best option is to secure a "box" or suite... so that is the goal - This way the collective family will be able to CHEER FOR GRAMPY and CHEER WITH GRAMPY all together.
Mark is being steadfastly cared for by his wife Heather, children Billi and Scott and their families. Here is Mark's testament to the diagnosis from social media:
"Last Thursday I was diagnosed with lung cancer. I will be in great care especially with Heather and my family by my side. So feel free to be by my side too, we can always think about all the beauty in our lives; the lives we all have. I still am a good audience for laughs. In other moments we can pray, a cheerful peaceful prayer. It’s also ok to feel sad and be comforted through connection and prayer.
I may have weakness inside of me, but I am strong.
I am ready and prepared for a journey that I know I won’t be alone on as I have many loves who will travel this unexpected journey alongside me and we will continue to hold each other close.
I like hugs, many gentle hugs."
So often patients and their families miss out on opportunities to live out a heart’s desire as they wait for answers and by the time those answers come, their Loved One is too weak or unwell to participate. The time is now to help make this happen for Grampy and his family.
Please "Cheer for Grampy" and consider giving towards his wish.
Any donations made in excess of what is required will be donated to the following local charities:
1. PECMH Hospital Foundation in Picton - http://pecmhf.ca/
2. Hospice Prince Edward in Picton - http://www.hospiceprinceedward.ca