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Help Jerritt Fight Cancer!
$41,300 raised
138% of $30k goal
216 contributors
0 days left
Ended Dec 3, 2015

Our friend Jerritt Sabiston needs our help. Married to Barb, they are raising 2 great boys. They’ve always been involved in helping make the community a better place and have been there to support their friends and family. In November 2013 when he was 42, Jerritt was diagnosed with a tumour on his spinal cord and underwent surgery.

Oligodendroastrocytoma is the form of cancer Jerritt has. It is very rare, and proving to be stubborn to treat.

With determination and a positive attitude, he has gone through chemo and 2 rounds of radiation treatments here in Alberta, but unfortunately they haven’t had the results hoped for. His doctors have said he is free to pursue other treatments. After researching options, Jerritt has applied to and been accepted into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota starting December 1/15. This will be 5-8 business days for a consult and tests to determine whether treatments can even be offered. Unfortunately, this option is not covered by Alberta Health Care, nor is it covered by his or Barb’s employment health plans. The cost of the consult and initial testing has been quoted at US$20,200 and must be pre-paid. The cost of treatment plus travel and other expenses would be additional and all costs are subject to current exchange rates. You can see that it could add up very quickly.

Here is our chance to help out! Please lets do what we can to help take away the financial burden that Jerritt and Barb face so they can focus on getting treatment. Every bit helps, so please donate if you can and share this story.

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