To Be Cancer Free!

Hi Everyone,                                                                                                 October 22, 2018

 

On Oct 2nd, 2018 I had an appointment with my Oncologist to get the results of my latest MRI. My Oncologist said the terminal brain tumor I have is now about 1/8th of an inch long – 4 years ago it was the size of a golf ball. She was very happy with the results – so was I!!

 

My next appointment is now 6 months from now on April 2nd, 2019.

 

Financially, I am living so close “to the bone” (poverty level) it is not funny. I don’t enjoy being on disability, it is a very very limited life experience. Last year I made $16,000 – not very much to live one. My rent is now going up to $1,205 in December 2018 for a bachelor. I have recently put my name on a BC Housing rent wait list (cheaper rent).

 

Thank you so much to those who have financially contributed to my Go Fund Me Campaign. Every dollar I receive makes a profound difference.

Here is the link again to anyone interested in contributing:

 https://www.gofundme.com/wwjvzr-cancer-free

 

With gratitude and thankfulness,

Dave

 





Hi, 

My name is Dave Abbott. I am a 60 year old man who grew up in a small town called Boston Bar, moved to Gibsons and I now live in a small bachelor apartment 5 blocks from the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Just about 4 years ago  (Sept 2014) I was diagnosed with having a brain tumor, a brainstem glioma. I was told by an Oncologist, the tumor is aggressive, inoperable and terminal. I was given 3 to 12 months to live!!

The tumor was the size of a golf ball.

I have since received 15 radiation treatments and 20 months of oral chemotherapy and have been in remission since November 2016.

All the money I had including my locked in RRSP’s which I got access to because of the terminal diagnosis, went to making huge lifestyle changes like losing 70lbs of excess weight; dropping my blood pressure from 180 over 100 to 118 over 74;  eating only organic food, buying certain supplements and paying all my bills and rent which is now $1155 a month for a bachelor.  

As of June 5th, 2018 my last oncology appointment, the tumor is so small it can’t be measured. My Oncologist thinks it’s just a few millimeters across. I AM SO CLOSE!!!!!

However, I have just run out of my money and am now relying on the Government, my small pension ($206/MONTH) and a BC Housing rent subsidy. I am barely scraping by. I can’t work because what’s left of the tumor is still affecting my balance and my eyesight. I will sometimes see 2 images instead of just one. I haven’t driven a car in almost 4 years because of the vision problem. 

I don’t smoke or drink. I now force myself to eat 2 meals a day instead of 3 to save money. I take supplements when I can afford them.

MY DREAM

My Dream is to be CANCER FREE!! I must maintain a very healthy lifestyle and I need organic food and certain supplements to do that.  

The money will be used to maintain a very healthy lifestyle for 1 year and pay all my bills so that I don't become a burden to my family at any time.  If for whatever reason the tumor begins to grow again I will go back on the oral chemotherapy. 

 I can't do this without your support!

Please help me be cancer free!.

With much thankfulness and gratitude!!

Dave

Organizer

Dave Abbott 
Organizer
Vancouver, BC

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