Bob Lockyer Medical Fund

On June 26, 2018 Bob was diagnosed with AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). He was experiencing a strange pain in his side that was bothering him for two days prior. He managed to get into a night clinic in St. John’s and was directed to have blood work the next morning. Bob and his wife Patricia went the next morning and had his blood work done, thinking it may be appendicitis. Once the blood work was completed the Health Science Center contacted Bob and his family 30 minutes after arriving home and told him he was being admitted immediately. Upon arrival, he was told his spleen was over enlarged and that is what was causing the pain. When the doctors came in and spoke to Bob he was told that the enlarged spleen was caused by a blood condition called AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia, which is one of the most aggressive cancers you could have). The doctor told Bob and his family he had 2 weeks to 3 months to live…at best without treatment.

He started what the doctors called “the most aggressive” Chemotherapy he could have on June 29th. 186 Hours of Chemotherapy in total. He was not allowed to leave the hospital again for another 8 weeks. Anyone who knows Bob knows he is not a quitter and he is not giving up anytime soon with his battle. Bob is having on-going stem cell test procedures done, continued chemotherapy and other intense and aggressive treatments. He will still require more treatments and Bob and his family are praying that in the coming weeks Bob will be stay in remission and be eligible to travel to Ottawa or BC for a Stem Cell Transplant.

Bob’s family and friends have all rallied behind him for financial support as they will have a very long and costly road ahead of them.

Thank you in advance for your help and support.

Leona Hearn and Sharon Thistle
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Organizer and beneficiary

Leona Hearn 
Mount Pearl, NL
Patricia Lockyer 

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