I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2018. Like so many others, I had surgery, and then 3 weeks of radiation in Saskatoon, SK. This, of course, meant taking up residence in Saskatoon for those 3 weeks. We were fortunate to be able to find an AirBnB to rent short term. We really had no idea how we were going to meet our financial obligations.
Then we received a call from Brandy and she said she wanted to meet with me. Brandy and her team came and gave us a cheque! What a surprise and blessing it was! Not only did it help so much financially, but it gave us the feeling we were not fighting this battle alone.
I just want to thank I Love Alberta Boobs and their members for this timely and heartfelt gift. Keep up the great work.
I found a lump in my right breast February 23, 2019. It started a whirlwind of medical appointments, and also a whirlwind of emotions. Not just for myself, but also for my husband and children. This past year has been one of the hardest years we have ever lived through! It is a feeling of being totally lost in an emotional vortex with medical terminology that you either DON’T want to hear or DON’T understand.
And then you stumble on someone… a group of people who give you a lift up or give you an emotional hug. That is what I Love Alberta Boobs did for me. Having to be off work and then having extra bills, struggling with my self-image for the first time in my life, feeling overwhelmed with everything, and then you receive a donation – WOW! We have been SO blessed by the kindness of this group. We met Angela once at Cheers and she got to meet our family. We were able to touch hearts. Even though it wasn’t a long visit, it impressed me how much someone cared!!
Then on Christmas Eve day, Brandy and her children drove all the way out here to our place to give us another donation. It made our Christmas just that much more special. Not just because we could do extra grocery shopping, but also because a group of people cared so much.
I will never be able to repay you all for the money and financial comfort you have brought us, but I will never forget I Love Alberta Boobs and what you did for our family at one of the lowest times in our life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2019. September 5, 2019 I had a lumpectomy removal surgery in Edmonton, Alberta. At the time I decided to stay in a hotel to recover in Edmonton. After I got back to Lloydminster I recovered from the surgery.
On November 13th I was back in Edmonton to start my radiation therapy at the Cross Cancer Institute until December 5th. I stayed at Compassion House in Edmonton, Alberta this time. I would recommend this house for all cancer patients. I got the chance to meet great women from all parts of Canada and the support there was phenomenal. Everyone had a different journey.
I found dealing with my journey at the age of 52 and being on Canada pension disability very tough to get by. When Brandy came to me on Christmas Eve with an envelope of $1000 dollars I felt so much stress freed from me. I really felt very appreciative and cried.
It’s still a bit of a challenge at times, but I am taking everything day by day. I do my follow up with the Cross Cancer Institute in April 2020 and I am hoping I am cancer free. I just wanted to thank all the donors from I Love Alberta Boobs that have helped me through my journey.
– Tina Thain, Lloydminster, AB
Being a past recipient of the I Love Alberta Boobs Assistance Fund helped offset the costs of being away from home during treatments. It is a blessing to receive something like this when a person has to go through it, because there is so much focus on finding a cure, but those who are actually going through it need the funding more. There’s so many little expenses you don’t think of until you have to. I am grateful that I Love Alberta Boobs chooses to support those of us actually fighting this disease.
– Anonymous, Kitscoty, AB
We would like to thank I Love Alberta Boobs very much for the help they have given Charlene. Starting in March 2020 will be 5 weeks of radiation. This donation will greatly help with the cost of staying in Saskatoon for those 5 weeks. Again, thank you so much and keep up the great work!
– Pat McLaren, Maidstone, SK