Matt and Carolyn Krawzcyk's youngest daughter, Halle, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Chordoma. They have found a tumor in her C1 vertibrae, and Halle may have to have chemotherapy before radiation treatment. Because of where the tumour is located, they cannot perform surgery and the family will have to travel to Boston, MA, for a procedure called 'proton beam radiation'.
The family has been housed at the Ronald McDonald House in Vancover, BC for the last two weeks. They anticipate their stay at RMH in Vancouver could be as long as six months, with an additional 9-10 weeks in Boston. Carolyn has been off of work for over a month now, and Matt has been flying back and forth between Armstrong and Vancouver to try to continue to work as bills pile up. It breaks Halle's heart when her Dad has to leave.
Halle is 8 years old and full of life. She loves to climb trees, run, bounce, and play. She is very active in gymnastics and loves hiking with her parents and her big sister, Hunter. She has a heart of gold and is not afraid of anything. She is quiet and shy at first, but will become your dearest friend once she gets to know you.
Please, let's join together to help our friends cover their expenses so they can concentrate on what's most important; Halle's health and the four of them being together as a family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all at this time.