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Melissa Thompson's fight against cancer

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With a heavy heart, we are reaching out to you all today on behalf of our dear friend and colleague, Melissa Thompson, as she faces one of the toughest battles of her life- cancer.

In March of 2024, Mel found a large lump in her left breast. After a series of investigations and biopsies Mel was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast with extensive lymphovascular invasion. On April 19th, Mel underwent a left partial mastectomy but due to a high recurrence rate of the cancer coming back she will have to undergo eight cycles of chemotherapy followed by radiation. Her road ahead will be filled with uncertainty, challenges and life altering side effects.

Throughout Mel's journey so far she has shown so much strength and resilience. Despite facing her own fears and uncertainties her primary concern is for her two children, Hayden who is 12 and has special needs and Van, who is 7. Mel's biggest fear is not for herself but for Hayden and Van. She worries about the possibility of not being there for them, not being able to provide for them, missing soccer games, cheerleading competitions and all the important moments of their lives and futures.

Mel has been a Registered Nurse specializing in Oncology since 2004. She has been there for her patients through the highs and the lows of their cancer journey. She has celebrated alongside them as they ring the bell, marking an end of their chemotherapy or radiation treatments and she holds their hands through their darkest moments, offering comfort as their world is turning upside down. As a nurse, you never expect to find yourself on the other side- as the patient. Yet, here she is, facing her own battle with cancer with the same courage, strength and resilience that she has shown countless times to her patients.

During this difficult time we ask to come together as a community to support Mel and her family. Your donations will provide much needed financial assistance to cover medical expenses, childcare and other essential needs. More than that, your contributions will offer hope, comfort and a reminder that Mel is not fighting this battle alone.

Thank you ,
We are all fighting for you Mel!
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Donations 

  • Anonymous
    • $1,000 
    • 18 d
  • luciano pradal
    • $200 
    • 21 d
  • Miranda Figliomeni
    • $50 
    • 22 d
  • Amanda DiGiuseppe
    • $50 
    • 23 d
  • Dani Garon
    • $300 
    • 23 d
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Organizer

Alicia Langen
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Thunder Bay, ON

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