Jake is an African grey parrot who our mother raised from a baby. Jake is now 14 yrs old and is Donna's baby, companion, and best friend. However, due to red tape, rules and regulations Jake is not allowed to visit his mother in the hospital. This is also one of her dying wishes as her prognosis and life expency has now changed.
On Friday Oct. 6th, our mother became sick again which meant she needed to remain in hospital a little longer. On Oct. 8th we received a call in the morning stating the doctor needed us to come to the hospital asap. On arrival we were told an xray of her abdomen revealed her bowel was perforated and needed surgical intervention. However, after consulting with the surgeon surgical intervention was no longer considered due to the advanced stage of cancer, stating the tumor has most likely penetrated her bowel. Her prognosis now has been changed to palliative with comfort care. Her life expency now has been changed to hrs to days.
Our mothers dying wish is to spend her remaining days with her baby Jake and surrounded by her loved ones in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. Donna would like the opportunity to be with her 4 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Although some family will need to still travel, Sault Ste Marie is home to us all and centrally located to those from out of town.
Our family has reached out to Angels of Flight to help transport our mother home and grant her dying wish. The travel costs are upwards of $33,000 and this is Donna's only way of getting home.
All it takes is 33,000 people to donate only $1, less than the cost of a Timmies coffee to make Donna's dying wish come true.
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