Medical fund for Bruno Francois
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!
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
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
Bravo Bruno!!! Et félicitations!!!
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 .