Isabel Alves-Vicente is a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mom and a kindergarten teacher. This summer she was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. This disease is terminal with death within 2-5 years. Currently there is no cure. As with most cases of ALS she is the type of person to put others needs before hers. She spends her days looking after and educating her "children" in her class and her evenings looking after her family at home. She has been a favorite of many students and faculty over the past 24 years. . As per usual with Isabel she refused to take this diagnosis without a fight. Immediately she enlisted her family to find a way to combat this any way possible: naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, respirologists and occupational therapists.
Due to the help of these compassionate professionals she is maintaining a reasonable quality of life but in order to slow progression of this insidious disease, there is an experimental drug that is not available in Canada.
This drug is called Radicava. It was developed in Japan and is available in the US.
The cost is $126,000 per year.
We don't know if this drug only requires one or more years of use. So for now we are asking for your help to get Isabel the first month's dosage.
Please help her as she has helped so many others and never asked for anything in return.


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    • $300 
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    • $50 
    • 30 mos
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    • $100 
    • 31 mos
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    • $100 
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Organizer and beneficiary

Chas Cullen 
Kelowna, BC
Isabel Alves-Vicente 
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