Kristy and Dustin gave birth to a wonderful handsome boy in January of this year. His name is Luke. A few weeks later, Kristy and Dustin received news that no parents ever wish to hear...they found out that their son Luke has a fatal disease called cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis, "is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. At present, there is no cure." (Cystic Fibrosis Canada, 2018).
Not only are they dealing with this new diagnosis, but the medical costs associated with the medication Luke will need to breathe better and improve his quality of life are very expensive and not currently covered by the Canadian government. For the next two years, Luke will require a $6000 injection per year. Kristy and Dustin will also need extra funds to cover extra childcare support as Luke will not be able to attend a daycare due to his vulnerable respiratory system. Once Luke is 2 years old, they hope to start him on a medication that could prolong his life and significantly improve the quality of his life. This medication will cost them $300,000 per year, which is about $25,000 per month.
We hope to raise $20,000 for the Williams family to cover the $12,000 cost of injections and the cost of extra childcare for the next two years, and to start a savings fund for the experimental medication Luke will start taking in a couple years that could greatly and positively change his life.
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- Russell Powell
- Patricia Tennant
- Krysia Zurakowski
- The Coulas’s
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