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To Be Cancer Free!

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Hi Everyone,                                                                                                 October 22, 2018

 

On Oct 2nd, 2018 I had an appointment with my Oncologist to get the results of my latest MRI. My Oncologist said the terminal brain tumor I have is now about 1/8th of an inch long – 4 years ago it was the size of a golf ball. She was very happy with the results – so was I!!

 

My next appointment is now 6 months from now on April 2nd, 2019.

 

Financially, I am living so close “to the bone” (poverty level) it is not funny. I don’t enjoy being on disability, it is a very very limited life experience. Last year I made $16,000 – not very much to live one. My rent is now going up to $1,205 in December 2018 for a bachelor. I have recently put my name on a BC Housing rent wait list (cheaper rent).

 

Thank you so much to those who have financially contributed to my Go Fund Me Campaign. Every dollar I receive makes a profound difference.

Here is the link again to anyone interested in contributing:

  https://www.gofundme.com/wwjvzr-cancer-free

 

With gratitude and thankfulness,

Dave

 





Hi, 

My name is Dave Abbott. I am a 60 year old man who grew up in a small town called Boston Bar, moved to Gibsons and I now live in a small bachelor apartment 5 blocks from the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Just about 4 years ago  (Sept 2014) I was diagnosed with having a brain tumor, a brainstem glioma. I was told by an Oncologist, the tumor is aggressive, inoperable and terminal. I was given 3 to 12 months to live!!

The tumor was the size of a golf ball.

I have since received 15 radiation treatments and 20 months of oral chemotherapy and have been in remission since November 2016.

All the money I had including my locked in RRSP’s which I got access to because of the terminal diagnosis, went to making huge lifestyle changes like losing 70lbs of excess weight; dropping my blood pressure from 180 over 100 to 118 over 74;  eating only organic food, buying certain supplements and paying all my bills and rent which is now $1155 a month for a bachelor.  

As of June 5th, 2018 my last oncology appointment, the tumor is so small it can’t be measured. My Oncologist thinks it’s just a few millimeters across. I AM SO CLOSE!!!!!

However, I have just run out of my money and am now relying on the Government, my small pension ($206/MONTH) and a BC Housing rent subsidy. I am barely scraping by. I can’t work because what’s left of the tumor is still affecting my balance and my eyesight. I will sometimes see 2 images instead of just one. I haven’t driven a car in almost 4 years because of the vision problem. 

I don’t smoke or drink. I now force myself to eat 2 meals a day instead of 3 to save money. I take supplements when I can afford them.

MY DREAM

My Dream is to be CANCER FREE!! I must maintain a very healthy lifestyle and I need organic food and certain supplements to do that.  

The money will be used to maintain a very healthy lifestyle for 1 year and pay all my bills so that I don't become a burden to my family at any time.  If for whatever reason the tumor begins to grow again I will go back on the oral chemotherapy. 

 I can't do this without your support!

Please help me be cancer free!.

With much thankfulness and gratitude!!

Dave
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Hi Everyone, October 22, 2018

On Oct 2nd, 2018 I had an appointment with my Oncologist to get the results of my latest MRI. My Oncologist said the terminal brain tumor I have is now about 1/8th of an inch long – 4 years ago it was the size of a golf ball. She was very happy with the results – so was I!!

My next appointment is now 6 months from now on April 2nd, 2019.

Financially, I am living so close “to the bone” (poverty level) it is not funny. I don’t enjoy being on disability, it is a very very limited life experience. Last year I made $16,000 – not very much to live one. My rent is now going up to $1,205 in December 2018 for a bachelor. I have recently put my name on a BC Housing rent wait list (cheaper rent).

Thank you so much to those who have financially contributed to my Go Fund Me Campaign. Every dollar I receive makes a profound difference.

Here is the link again to anyone interested in contributing:
https://www.gofundme.com/wwjvzr-cancer-free

With gratitude and thankfulness,
Dave
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Hi Family and Friends,

I have started to receive some donations and am using that money to buy organic groceries and certain supplements to really support my healing. The most important supplement is an immune boosting one called Moducare, critical to my health.

For those of you who haven’t donated yet, this is a loving reminder, that any and all financial contributions you donate make a Profound Difference to my life and healing!!!

For those of you more comfortable with sending cheques please forward them on to me at the following address:
Dave Abbott
#307 525 West 14th Ave.,
Vancouver, BC Canada
V5Z 1P5
With great love and thankfulness,
Dave
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Hi Everyone,

Excited to get started.

Dave
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