I am currently visiting my brother Wayne in his final stages of life. My brother has ALS. It has been important for me to be here with my brother. He visited back in 2013 when I battled Leukaemia. Having my return flight taken care of will be a huge financial relief.
Dale was out in the fields with his uncle Donnie. Dale was on the tractor when it stopped, started again, and jerked him off. He fell, got caught in the wheel, and it ran over him. He has broken ribs, hips, and wrist. He has been in for surgery a few times since then and is now on breathing tubes. I am a single mother of two and we are trying to find a way to see him. I am on ODSP and that provides enough for food, shelter, and clothes for our children. I have been informed he is going to be a patient for a while but I am not sure how long that will be. We have no other means of funding our transportation.
With this flight, we are going to see our mother who we used to talk to everyday, but do not get the chance to anymore because of her illness. She is no longer able to pick up the phone and talk to me, or use the computer to talk to me. However, I have been made aware of how desperately she wants to see me for one last time before her passing. She has stage 4 stomach cancer, and the doctor has said that she is looking at weeks left. I hope to be there with her in her final days, and be there at her funeral. The costs of such funeral arrangements, combined with traveling to a foreign country and taking a month off of work with my family, would amplify the financial strain from the recent birth of my grandchild. The support from Give A Mile would go a long way to ease some of the financial burdens, and I would be eternally grateful to Give A Mile for the support to see my mother in her final days.
My name is Neville, I am a 61 year old male with lung cancer. I have not seen my mom in 16 years. She and my stepdad, Vincent, live in Toronto. I am currently at Sarcee Hospice and would greatly appreciate Give A Mile supporting the two of them travelling to Calgary to visit me at this most difficult time of my life.
My name is Kamlakar and I live with my wife Shubhangi in India. Our daughter has been living in Canada since 2003 with her husband and 3 boys.
One of our grandchildren, Govind, was diagnosed with high risk stage 4 Neuroblastoma in April 2013 and underwent one and half years of treatment at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary. He was in remission from October 2014 until April 2016 when he relapsed with same cancer. He has been on treatment since then with oral medication. However the medicine has not shown much effect and the cancer is still growing.
Now they are planning a new treatment which will require him to be hospitalized every month starting from July. We want to visit our daughter to stay with her in this difficult time and support her in every possible way.