Soula Pavlakos cancer treatments

$37,590 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 266 people in 20 days
Created January 30, 2019
Soula’s story 

Soula Pavlakos is a mother of two young children, Katerina 13 and Steven 11 years of age. She was diagnosed with breast cancer 7 years ago at the age of 40 years old. After doing many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation she had a double mastectomy to help reduce the chances of the cancer ever coming back. However, just over 2 years ago her mother passed away unexpectedly and tragically after having been ill herself for many years. In the midst of all this stress her worst fears had become reality again as the cancer returned even more aggressively and had metastasized to her major organs and bones. The impact of this news has been devastating to her family especially to her 2 young children who have known nothing in their short lives but knowing their dearest mom has cancer. They live in daily fear about her illness. She again began traditional chemotherapy and radiation in Canada but also to explore alternative cancer treatments in other countries as she was not getting any better. In January of 2018 she went to a world-renowned clinic in Mexico and spent 21 days there receiving treatments which started working well and she was feeling a lot better and stronger after that. Before going down to Mexico she could not even walk a few steps to the mailbox without feeling exhausted. After that initial treatment, she was walking briskly around the block. However this treatment requires constant trips to continue the healing and so she made an additional 3 trips there last year receiving treatments that are not offered in Canada. So not only has she been spending precious time away from her young family but they have spent tens of thousands of dollars doing everything they can to get Soula to beat this disease. Unfortunately, OHIP and medical aid do not cover any costs for these crucial treatments. She will now need to go back to a hospital in Mexico where she will need to stay for a month to receive innovative treatments for 6 hrs a day 7 days a week including a stem cell bone marrow transplant which is not offered as a treatment regimen in Canada for breast cancer. This will cost them another $55,000 CDN but as you can see they want to do everything they possibly can to keep their loving mother and wife alive and well for as long as they can.

This disease has been a tremendous financial and emotional burden on this family and I reach out to all to help Soula get the necessary medical treatment to help her in her battle to defeat this dreadful disease. Thank you all for your support to Jack and Soula.
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$37,590 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 266 people in 20 days
Created January 30, 2019
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