Karen's Fight with Cancer

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I am setting up this site to offer a means for friends & family to help support Karen Eichler as she fights her battle with Cervical Cancer, and undergoes Chemotherapy and Radiation.

My brother (Richard) and his wife (Karen) live in Gander NL.  Richard works for the Canadian Armed Forces, and Karen is a loving Mother of 4 children and volunteers for Minor Hockey in NL along with starting many local health & wellness initiatives.

Karen found out before Christmas 2018 of the cancer, and has now met with her team of doctors in St. John's NL to understand the treatment plan and challenges ahead over the next few months.  

The funds collected from this site will help the family with travel, family care and incidental costs.  

Every prayer, donation and encouraging word is truly appreciated. Thank you to everyone for your love and support! 

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It has been a busy (and stressful) couple of weeks as Karen has had to make a few additional trips to St. Johns for tests in preparation for her cancer treatment that will start next week on Feb 11th. Karen & Richard are in St. John again today meeting with the cancer team, as something came up on her PETScan last week that may require some considerations to her treatment plan. Your continued prayers and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Karen has been able to change her accommodations from the Daffodil Place to the Homeport, where she'll now have a fully furnished 2 bedroom apartment during her 3-month stay for treatments in St.Johns. This is great news, as this means the kids and Richard can stay with her when they come to visit, and have some genuine family time together! Now that she'll have a place more cozy and with a kitchen, her Mom has graciously offered to prepare home cooked meals for her each week (and we all know how a Mom's home cooked meal is the best for warming our mind & soul)!

Karen and her family are so very appreciative of the outpour of support and generosity by everyone. Below is a THANK YOU from Karen:
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Valentines Day will take on a different meaning this year with the outpour of love from Family & Friends!!

Karen has received confirmation that her treatments will start on Feb 11th. She will be able to stay at the Daffodil Place nearby the the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre and the St. Clair’s Mercy Hospital. This will be a huge benefit as she will be only minutes away from her doctors and treatment facility, along with not having to travel during the winter months on the very long and sometime treacherous highway between Gander and St. John's. Her family will still need to travel the 7 hour drive (to and from) to visit her on a weekly basis, but they can now plan around the unpredictable weather conditions known to Newfoundland.

Karen is still experiencing a lot of pain as she is waiting for her treatment to start. Your continued thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated.

Thank you,
Elizabeth Kitt
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A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed and/or shared information on Karen's Fight with Cancer. Karen, Richard and family are extremely grateful for the generosity given by you all.

With your help, we are able to make things a little easier on the family during this difficult and emotional time. The last thing they should be worried about is the travel expenses and other costs (as it is a 7 hour drive from Gander to St. Johns and back, where Karen will have her cancer treatments for 12 weeks). Easing this burden will allow them to focus on the most important thing: Having Karen fully recover and return to her family to enjoy life to its fullest!

A heartfelt thank you for your love and support.

~Elizabeth Kitt
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