Please help Kathy with health care

Our sister-in-law Kathy is undergoing cancer treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma. She has been unable to work and is not eligible for CPP or Old Age Security pension.

Kathy and her husband Dick need help with payments for medication and ongoing household expenses.

Evelyn and Michael are asking you, if you can, to help support Kathy as she undergoes cancer treatment.

Kathy Bocking is our sister-in-law. Earlier this year, she was broadsided with a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer which affects the lymphatic area of the immune system. She is receiving chemotherapy treatment and has very little energy. Kathy and her husband Dick live in Chemainus, Vancouver Island.

Since being diagnosed, Kathy has been unable to work. My brother Dick is retired and has a small pension income. He is helping Kathy at home.

Kathy has been the main breadwinner in their household. She is now on long-term disability, and her income has been reduced significantly. Because she is not old enough, Kathy is not eligible for the CPP or Old Age Security pension.

Right now, Kathy and Dick's needs are to help with payment for medication (recently doubled in cost), to help with their on-going household costs (they have been using credit cards to make ends meet), and needed repairs to their roof before the next winter rains set in. 

Kathy is a very skilled home designer, and we want to see her returned to good health so that she can continue to share her talents.

This GoFundMe initiative is being undertaken to reach out to family and friends who are able to help Kathy and Dick during this difficult time. Donations can be anonymous. All contributions are greatly appreciated. We understand if you are unable to help at this time.

With much gratitude

Michael Bocking and Evelyn Samuel
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Michael Bocking 
Victoria, BC
Kathy Bocking 
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