Lois Tretiak Health Fund

In January 2018, Lois Tretiak was diagnosed with cancer and surgery to remove it was performed.  Starting in March she underwent seven sessions of chemotherapy.  Then a PET-CT scan in June detected no cancer in her body. 

However, today she is in a state of anxious limbo because while the PET-CT and succeeding CT scans found no evidence of cancer, the July and August blood tests to detect tumor markers gave high numbers, suggesting there may be cancer cells in her body.  A radiation specialist studied the PET-CT scan report and feels a small lymph node might be malignant although the PET-CT scan radiologists did not describe it as cancerous.

Doctors are now considering radiation but Lois’s age (79) and other aspects of her health could mean the potential benefit of radiation is outweighed by possible harm to her system.

So Lois continues to face scans and tests and possibly further treatment (e.g. radiation, chemotherapy), all of which is very expensive.  And she must continue to pay daily costs of living.

She is deeply grateful for the contributions that she has received.  She finds herself again with very little money but very big expenses.  She would be very grateful if you could contribute to this fund.

Donors    $72,543 raised by 83 people in 9 months, Jan to Oct 2018
$500                Theresa Mumford

$2,000             Anonymous

$5,000             Leslie & Richard Martin

$200                Rebecca Keller

$1,000             Steve and Gay FitzGerald

$2,000             Anonymous

$200                Anonymous

$150                Man Lai Li

$200                Anonymous

$150                Anonymous

$50                  Leona Shapiro

$100                Judy & Ted Direnfeld

$2,000             Anonymous

$200                Anonymous

$1,000             Susan Dang

$500                Anonymous

$200                Anonymous

$100                Anonymous

$500                Anonymous

$200                Mary Anne De Cotta

$200                Anonymous

$50                  Anonymous

$500                Jack Harris

$50                  Anonymous

$300                Anonymous

$1,000             Stephen FitzGerald

$700                Rupert Pennant-Rea

$200                George and Janet King

$1,000             Clark and Sarah Randt

$1,000             Anonymous

$1,000             Tom Gorman

$5,000             Allan D Heskin

$50                  Anonymous

$333                Anonymous

$500                Nicky Saunter

$250                Anonymous

$250                Anonymous

$500                Andrew Mcgregor

$50                  Chuck Newton

$230                Graham Cheung

$100                Julie Blatter Pierce

$200                Megan Ho

$1,932             Anonymous

$3,000             Adit Jain

$388                Tania Shao

$300                Mateo Eaton

$200                Sonia Yao

$1,000             Sean McDermott

$1,000             Arthur Kroeber

$50                  Diana Lipka

$500                Barbara Thole

$200                Alison Nankivell

$2,500             David O’Rear

$500                Greg and Selina Wajnowski

$500                Anthony Venus

$200                Babar Ayaz

$500                CJ Hwu Peter Baldwin

$200                Rachel Morarjee

$50                  Brenda Vinson

$500                Laurel West

$300                Catherine Wong

$1,000             Anonymous

$500                Charles Goddard

$2,000             Miguel Ko

$1,000             Stuart Spiteri

$30                  Liz Luya

$2,500             Bill Emmott

$30                  Sally Bibb

$2,500             Derek and Helen Smith

$1,000             Anonymous

$100                Anonymous

$100                Anna Szterenfeld

$250                Anonymous

 $1,000            Leslie Behr

$5,000             James Castle

$1,000             joe hyrkin

$1,000             Richard Payne

$500                Maggie Gisel

$1,000             Timothy Wong

$2,000             Sheila Bong

$500                John Chan

$1,000             Daniel Franklin

$5,000             Mark Langhammer

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $2,000 
    • 14 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $2,000 
    • 19 mos
  • coonoor kripalani 
    • $2,000 
    • 21 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $500 
    • 23 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer

Lois Tretiak 
Organizer
San Jose, CA
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