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Triplets Fighting Cancer Need Housing!
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I do not know this family - I read their story on Huffington Post Canada and knew I had to help.  I live in Toronto.  I have lived here for over a decade and recently we have not been represented in the best of ways by certain leaders.  This is ...

My name is Matt - I do not know this family - I read their story on HuffPost Alberta and knew I had to help.  I live in Toronto.  I have lived here for over a decade and recently we have not been represented in the best of ways by certain leaders.  This is our chance to show exactly what Toronto is made of - we are a big city with a small town feel.  We look after each other and we look after those that are visiting our City and are in need.  I know we can do this - at the end of the day, I just want to hand these people a cheque and say "Here - this is from us.  I don't have a condo to rent to you, but maybe I can help pay for a few nights in a hotel or buy you a hot meal while your children are in surgery."  

From HuffPost Alberta:

The family, originally from Cardston, Alberta, consists of the two parents, Leslie and Richard, older child Benson, and their three six-month-old identical triplet boys, Thomas, Mason and Luke — all three of whom have been diagnosed with retinoblastoma, an incredibly rare cancer. As the triplets go for chemo treatment, as well as possible marrow transplants and radiation at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital, they need accommodation for the three of them and four adults.

The family came to attention in March thanks to the terrible rarity of their case. As it says on their family blog, there is a one in 1,000,000 chance of having identical triplets without in vitro fertilization, and the chances of all three of those boys having retinoblastoma is "unheard of."

Richard was able to help diagnose his babies on the advice of an eye doctor friend, reported Global News. After Richard had noticed the strange shape of Mason's pupil, he was told to take a picture and look for the red reflection. When he saw only white, he took Mason to a retina specialist and got the diagnosis. Luke and Thomas' conditions were found shortly after.

Retinoblastoma is the most common type of eye cancer in children, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, but still only occurs in one out of every 20,000 births. Early detection of the disease means a 96 per cent survival rate, though not necessarily thepreservation of sight. The disease also varies significantly from case to case.

For the Lows, each boy's treatment is different, and therefore, potentially dozens of appointments in Toronto are needed.

Since their diagnosis, Thomas and Mason have each had an eye removed.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/alberta-family-with-triplets-battling-cancer-appeal-for-temporary-toronto-home-1.1932024#ixzz38XmHHu1X

http://globalnews.ca/news/1201606/identical-triplets-receive-chemo-in-fight-against-rare-eye-cancer/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2581298/Identical-triplets-born-extremely-rare-eye-cancer.html

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