Tracy's battle against cancer

Rick & Tracy Choptuik (Ernie + Margaret's eldest son and daughter-in-law), have just gone through 8 months and are still going through, a traumatic and financially draining experience.

Late Feb. 2018, Tracy was diagnosed with multiple cancers in numerous parts and organs in her lower body resulting in 7 surgeries and 28 radiation treatments in Regina. Treatments ended September 20th, 2018. One more surgery is required once Tracy has gotten over the fatigue from surgeries and radiation, and from the radiation "burns". 

Rick & Tracy live in a rural area in Saskatchewan, and had an approximate 3-hr drive to Regina for appointments with specialists and surgeons, resulting tests, scans, and surgeries. A P.E.T san was also done in Saskatoon, a further distance away. There have been many, many trips to and from Regina creating large gas expenses, with some trips requiring hotel stays as well. There will still be more trips made during the coming months. 

Radiation treatments were in Regina incurring further expenses for Tracy's accommodation at the Cancer Care Lodge for 5 weeks. There were also expenses for prescriptions, ostomy supplies after release from hospital, plus various cremes for the radiation "burns", and painkillers. 

In addition to medical-related expenses, there was also a substantial loss of wages for Rick since he missed many days of work driving Tracy to and from Regina, and staying in Regina during surgeries. 

All of the above expenses have created huge financial burden and stress for Rick & Tracy.

They still have a lot to deal with in getting Tracy to her "old self"; with hopes and prayers that there will be no future incidents. 

Our family can't express how grateful we'd be for your support in donating to this cause. Our goal is to raise $15,000

PLEASE pass on this message of a plea for donations to family, friends and others you know. Sharing the Go Fund Me with your social network would mean so much! 

Heartfelt thanks in advance to all of you for your compassion and anticipated donations. 

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Margaret Choptuik 
Veregin, SK
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