Medication for Bentley's Cancer

This is a campaign set up for my daughter to help her with the costs of medications for her son and overall family expenses. I am trying to get her 1 year of medications paid for so she can focus on Bentley and his new baby brother without worrying about finances. Here is her story: 

Hi everyone,

For those that don't know me, my name is Taylor, I'm 20 years old and I was blessed 2 1/2 years ago with a beautiful baby boy that I named Bentley. Bentley is the light of my world and the sweetest, cutest, most loving little boy that my family and I are so lucky to have in our lives. Earlier this year I received the devastating news that Bentley has brain cancer. He has a stage 3 astrocytoma tumour to be exact. I can't even begin to describe what life has been like since then, honestly it is sometimes a blur. I am trying so hard to be strong for both Bentley and myself but it's not always easy and we both have really bad days sometimes. After an unsuccessful 13 hour brain surgery to try to remove the tumour, we were told that it was inoperable and that chemotherapy was our only hope. Bentley has been receiving chemotherapy every Friday for about 7.5 months and so far it has had little to no effect on the tumour but we refuse to give up hope. CHEO continues to try different forms of chemotherapy in hopes that eventually one of them will be the right one to shrink and destroy Bentley's tumour. Unfortunately the process comes with many side effects making Bentley exceptionally sick in the days following the treatment. Because of the placement of the tumour Bentley suffers daily, debilitating seizures (sometimes 20 or more a day), that he is on numerous medications to try and control. The newest medications that CHEO believes will help him get back to leading a normal 2 year old life are insanely expensive and I'm just not able to support both us AND the costs of the medications. Right now I'm looking at costs of hundreds of dollars a month to provide the newest medications and they are not covered. In normal circumstances single mothers often have the baby's father around helping to provide for the baby but Bentley lost his father to mental illness while I was 5 months pregnant with him. I am on my own. I am also 8 months pregnant with another son who has cysts on his kidney's and will require medical intervention following his birth. I hate having to turn to others but I don't know what else to do and need help with my overall family expenses in order to provide for all of us. All I want is for Bentley to get better and be able to live a long and healthy life. I want him to be able to run and play with the other kids without getting so tired. I want him to be able to eat without getting nauseated and I just want him to feel better and be healthy again. I want Bentley to get the chance to be an amazing big brother and I want to be able to provide for him and his soon to be baby brother the best I can. Thank you so much for your support.

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Melissa Shaker 
Nepean , ON
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