Peter's Fight with Cancer

$4,730 of $10k goal

Raised by 64 people in 1 month
MJ
Michelle Jones
on behalf of Iwona Staniszewski
 Burlington, ON
Dear family, friends, and friends of friends,

Peter and Iwona Staniszewski need your help...  

Peter and Iwona have two children, Ewa and Mitchell.  They have lived in Burlington, Ontario, for the last eleven years,  and both children have attended St. Gabriels Catholic School.  Mitchell has gone on to graduate, and is currently attending University of Toronto.  

In October of 2016, Peter was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colorectal Cancer.  He was only given 2 to 24 months to live. His doctors immediately started aggressive chemotherapy in an attempt to slow the cancer down.  Thankfully he was able to enjoy Christmas surrounded by his family.  Early in 2017, his condition began to worsen.  The doctors increased his chemotherapy, but his cancer did not respond to it.  He was recently admitted to hospital, and his prognosis did not look good.

On March 15, 2017, Peter was moved to The Carpenter Hospice here in Burlington, a place specializing in Palliative Care.  He is in good spirits, but his health is deteriorating quickly.

Peter worked as a truck driver, and only earned a moderate wage.  To help make ends meet, Iwona runs a home daycare for a number of local children in the community.  Because Peter has not been able to work since getting sick, Iwona has been the sole supporter of the family, and unfortunately the bills are beginning to pile up.  

Although the family is always supportive of their local community, they are also proud and do not like to ask for assistance themselves.  We are asking for them.  This family needs your support.  Even if it is only $5, $10, or $20 it would be appreciated.  Anything you can donate to help them get through this, and get back on their feet again...

Thank you for your support!
And thank you for being part of our caring community,

Michelle.
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Update 2
Posted by Michelle Jones
13 days ago
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The Staniszewski Family would like to wish you Happy Easter and send blessings to you and your family.

Peter is currently resting comfortably at the Carpenters Hospice. His treatments have been deferred, as they are no longer effective. He has been prescribed morphine to assist with the pain. Peter is trying to remain in good spirits.

The family would like to thank you for your ongoing thoughts and prayers.
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Update 1
Posted by Michelle Jones
1 month ago
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Iwona and Peter would like to thank everyone for the support and generosity they have received. Both have been touched deeply by the kindness of friends and strangers. Peter remains in good spirits, despite his deteriorating condition. For now, the family is trying to spend as much time together as they can.

Thank you for your ongoing support.
Peter waving hello!
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$4,730 of $10k goal

Raised by 64 people in 1 month
Created March 8, 2017
MJ
Michelle Jones  
on behalf of Iwona Staniszewski
DJ
$50
David Jay
6 days ago
RR
$50
Ron and Kathie Rouse
13 days ago
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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

RR
$100
Rudolf Resetka
20 days ago
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$25
Sandy McMahon
20 days ago
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(((Hugs))) and prayers to you and your family.

TB
$70
Thierry Mangwa batomen
26 days ago
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May God put is blessing hand on you and help you win this battle.

JD
$100
Jennifer Dean
26 days ago
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DC
$50
D. Crowe
27 days ago
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SM
$50
Stephen Mustata
28 days ago
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MZ
$50
Mary Zvonar
28 days ago
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TD
$100
Tina D
29 days ago
1
1
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