Help Paul B. fight Leukemia

Our friend Paul Bennett was recently rushed to the General Hospital after having regular blood work done. After a month of tests and transfusions he was told he has leukaemia. This means he could not work not only for that month but also until a minimum date of 2019.

Paul is a self-employed professional hair dresser and loves what he does – he carried a special relationship with each of his clients. Not being able to work with his clients was as big of a slap in the face as being told he has cancer. His only income was his hairdressing practise.

He has just started his first round of chemotherapy and in isolation but even when he finishes this first round in a month or so he will be extremely vulnerable to infections of all kinds and has to me limited in exposure to others. If chemotherapy goes well down the line there may/will be a need for stem cell replacements.

Through all of this he is keeping a positive attitude and determined to to beat this. He will need financial help very soon when he returns home next month to help cover his costs of living including, rent, healthy food, medications and vitamins not covered and other miscellaneous expenses. Paul has no way of making any money during his recovery besides social assistance which doesn't even cover the cost of his apartment. 

Besides money, well wishes on Facebook go a long way to help him fell supported.
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