Derek was diagnosed with cancer recently and is scheduled for surgery in December 2020. Derek needs financial support to cover medical, medicine and travel costs associated with the surgery, treatment and recovery. The funds raised will also include wage losses for Derek and his wife Heather and help with living costs in the winter of Northwestern Ontario. The need is urgent.
His treatment includes surgery, chemo and possibly radiation therapy. As some of you are aware, recovery from cancer treatment is not easy or comfortable. It will be difficult for him to earn a wage to cover his living costs over the winter since he is self-employed and not covered by Employment Insurance.
As you are aware, COVID shut down the Canada/US border and he and Heather lost the majority of their clients at Cozy Camp, a little gem they purchased a few years ago north of Ignace, Ontario. They worked hard to keep their investment above water. Cozy Camp still has operating costs during the winter and the funds raised will help Derek and Heather cover the costs for the winter and ensure Cozy Camp is open for you next summer and for years to come.
If you know Derek, he will be the first person there to help you. A big man with a bigger heart will pick you up when you are down. It is time for us to help him.
He's not asking for help - we, his family and friends, are asking for your financial support to help Derek beat cancer and cover his expenses for his treatment and recovery.
Your support will also help keep Heather and Derek's gem, Cozy Camp, available for everyone to enjoy for years to come.
- Wayne Lemire
- Nicola Ochab
- Julie Geller
- Mary Principe
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