Gwen's Fight to Kick Cancer

My beautiful and loving sister Gwen Kearney (also wife and mother) of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador (originally of Burin) has been just diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer.  In April of this year, she underwent a hysterectomy to remove two large tumors in her ovaries along with surrounding tissue and appendix which all tested positive for cancer that originated in the bowel. She is now facing the fight of her life.  

What we know so far is that the cancer has not spread to her lungs or liver which apparently is rare for this type of cancer.  Once further tests are conducted to ensure the cancer hasn’t spread elsewhere, she will be assessed to see if she’s a good candidate to receive a potential life-saving surgery outside the province called the Sugarbaker Procedure.  Hopefully this will happen in the next two to three months.  

In the meantime, Gwen will start an agressive six month chemotherapy treatment plan next week.  Alternative cancer treatments outside the country are also being explored.

This fundraiser is to help lighten the financial burden of upcoming medical, travel and other unforseen expenses she and her family will surely incur in the coming months.  

Despite being given the news that her very existence is in peril, Gwen is filled with positivity, bright light and hope.  Please pray that she pulls through this stronger than before.

With much love and gratitude, thank you for your support and prayers.  

This picture of Gwen and her kids was taken a few years ago at Christm as.  Her son Coady is now nearly 17 years old and daughter Julia is now 12.


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Organizer and beneficiary

Cheryl Kearney 
St. John's, NL
Gwen Kearney 
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