Hello everyone, this Gofundme page is for our wonderful mom Wendy Power. Wendy is a daughter, mother, nana, aunt, sister, cousin and friend to many. She has dedicated 20+ years of her life caring (and singing) for others as a certified dental assistant in West Kelowna, B.C.
In August 2017, with her daughters by her side, Wendy was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer. The cancer has unfortunately traveled to several of her left lymph nodes, as well as behind her left breast plate. The formal diagnosis is called “localized advanced ductile carcinoma”. Wendy is a fighter and didn't think twice about beginning chemotherapy treatments in September. She will be continuing chemo into January 2018, followed by a series of aggressive treatments. These treatments include a double mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and radiation therapy. For the next 5 years she will be put on hormone therapy and several other medications.
Cancer has not only had a physical, mental, and emotional toll on our mom, but it has also been an enormous financial burden. Her prescriptions are not covered and they are quite costly. Some medications as much as $200.00 for 3 pills. Wendy has not been able to continue working throughout chemotherapy which has forced her to use medical EI to help pay for part of her living expenses.
If you've ever met Wendy you already know that cancer is not getting her down. Her ability to roll with the punches and see the good in any situation is one of the many, many reasons why we love her so much. Our Mom has always been the light of our lives and has been there for us through everything. We are doing everything we can to provide the same love and support that she has shown us and all of the people around her over the years. We know she will get through this. She's far too stubborn to let cancer win.
We would like to help reduce her financial stress and ease her worries as much as possible. Anything helps! All donations will go directly to her prescriptions, medical, and cost of living expenses. We will provide weekly updates and pictures of Wendy as she continues her battle. All kind words and advice are always appreciated.
Thank you for your love and support, Kaylee, Shannon and the Power Family
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