Medical fund for Bruno Francois

$22,760 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 28 months

Our dear friend, Bruno Francois, of The Old Third Winery, has just been diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma. Bruno has been very ill for quite a while now, and diagnosis has been difficult, but last week it was confirmed. Bruno needs to begin treatment immediately. Luckily, the cost of cancer treatment is covered in Canada, but the area where help is needed is in covering costs to keep the winery afloat while he undergoes treatment and recovery. Bruno and his partner, Jens Korberg, have been managing their beautiful vineyard and winery on their own for years now, but at this time, Bruno is simply too ill to deal with the arduous physical demands of a vineyard, and it is simply impossible for Jens to handle the workload on his own. If they were able to hire help for the vineyard, it would help to ease their burden tremendously at this most difficult of times. I ask that you please give what you can to help them through this very tough time. They are facing a tough road, but they are determined to get through it with flying colours. We can all help them to do that, by making this period of treatment and recovery somewhat easier in knowing that their business that they've put their blood, sweat and tears into will be kept afloat along this journey. Please know that they will be incredibly grateful for whatever help you can offer. Thank you so very much!

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A big hello to all of the supporters! It's been a while since I've posted anything, but Bruno would love me to bring you all up to date. Not only did Bruno and Jens get married this weekend (WOOHOO!!!!), Bruno just got fantastic news today, so I wanted to give you all an update. I am pasting his facebook post here so you can read the news in his own words. Much love, again, to all who supported Bruno and Jens through this ordeal. xoxoxo

And now, I give you Bruno's news in his own words:

Just saw my lymphoma specialist and my CT scan results are amazing according to him! All the cancer masses in my marrow are gone. My bones are healing! There is talk that my chemo cycles may be cut short. My nightmare has come to an end and this sword of Damocles no longer hangs above me. The cancer has gone to Hell where it belongs!!! #FuckCancer
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Hello all!!
A piece of good news to share with you today. The results came back from the Lumbar puncture, and although the cancer is in Bruno's skull and spine, it has not penetrated the fluid, and therefore not in the membrane of his brain. I thought you'd all be so glad to hear this bit of news! The guys are beside themselves with gratitude for all you've done here! Thank you. Xo
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Once again, I am here to thank you all so much for the outpouring of support and incredible generosity. I also wanted to update you all on Bruno's situation. Bruno and Jens had their treatment plan consultation with the team at Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday, and it was a rather rough day. They informed Bruno that they lymphoma is in his brain and his bone marrow as well as on his spine. They asserted that it was treatable, but that it's a rare and complicated form of lymphoma, and that he will require two types of chemo as well as radiation. Bruno was scheduled to have three days of treatment next week, but the team is trying to move that up to later this week. He has a difficult battle ahead, but he is being bolstered by Jens and by you, all of his amazing friends and family, who are being so supportive and loving. I thank you all on their behalf for what we've achieved here, and for keeping this campaign going. xo
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On behalf of Bruno and Jens, I want to thank you all so much for the overwhelming support. The guys are incredibly moved by everyone's generosity and messages of love and support. The campaign did so well in just one night, so I have increased the goal to keep the momentum going. What we achieved last night was fantastic, and I'm hoping we can reach others to continue to help to further ease their burden over the next while. Thank you all again so much!! xoxo
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Andre Gratton
28 months ago
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great news and soooo happy to see how everyone has been so generous in helping these guys out and hoping that all this will help keep them and their business strong and going ....;-)

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Kevin Korslick
28 months ago
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Everyone from the restaurant loves you guys and we're thinking of you.

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Brian Schmidt
28 months ago
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Stay Strong... I cannot imagine how difficult this must be..

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Diane Rheaume
24 months ago

Bravo Bruno!!! Et félicitations!!!

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Andre Gratton
27 months ago

Amazing to see this level of donations, including as I drove to work to notice last weekend the number of folks out helping you in the field....great stuff .

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$22,760 of $18,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 28 months
Created April 23, 2017
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KJ
$50
Karim Jina
27 months ago

Thanks Albert for bringing this to my attention.

GC
$50
Gary Chappell
27 months ago

Sending positive thoughts and love

CH
$100
Carolyn Hurst
27 months ago
SL
$100
Steven Lovelace
27 months ago
JW
$200
Jacob Wharton-Shukster
27 months ago

Get well soon!

DL
$200
Dave Lyons
27 months ago

Keep love and positivity all around you. It makes a massive difference.

DO
$30
David and Kathie Oliver
27 months ago

Best to you both.

ZR
$30
Zac & Leanne Rhem-Kenny
27 months ago

Wishing you guys love and strength in this challenging time.

AS
$200
ALEXANDRA Szabo
27 months ago
DW
$200
David and Marilyn Warrick
27 months ago

Much love from David and Marilyn....

Andre Gratton
28 months ago
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great news and soooo happy to see how everyone has been so generous in helping these guys out and hoping that all this will help keep them and their business strong and going ....;-)

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Kevin Korslick
28 months ago
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Everyone from the restaurant loves you guys and we're thinking of you.

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Brian Schmidt
28 months ago
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Stay Strong... I cannot imagine how difficult this must be..

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Diane Rheaume
24 months ago

Bravo Bruno!!! Et félicitations!!!

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Andre Gratton
27 months ago

Amazing to see this level of donations, including as I drove to work to notice last weekend the number of folks out helping you in the field....great stuff .

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