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Hello, my name is Patricia, and I am in need of help with expenses related to my cancer treatments.  I got the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in September of this year and I have already had surgery for ovarian cancer. During my follow-up appt with ... More ...

Hello, my name is Patricia, and I am in need of help with expenses related to my cancer treatments.  I got the diagnosis of ovarian cancer in September of this year and I have already had surgery for ovarian cancer. During my follow-up appt with my gyne-oncologist, I received another diagnosis of appendix cancer, which I have been told is rare, and was referred to another doctor. I still need at least one more surgery for appendix cancer and my new oncologist stated that I needed to recover more from the surgery i had done on October 2/14, so my next surgery will be later this month (January) or next month.

I live in the northern Ontario city of Timmins and I am an unemployed single mom on a tight budget; even tighter since September.  I have had to travel to Toronto for consultations, tests, and surgery/treatments.  My next procedure will have me staying in Toronto for two weeks, maybe more if there are complications.  During this time, I will be away from my 7 year old daughter, who will be here in Timmins with a sitter, as I do not want her to miss too much school. With that being said, I will have to pay for the sitter, food, and transportation costs to and from school for my daughter for that time as well. The school my daughter goes to is out of district from where she will be staying. I am looking into options that may ge available so that my daughter doesn't miss that much school and effect her progress.

As I had stated before, (previous to this edit) that finances are tight and that basically I have been robbing Peter to pay Paul where bills are concerned. My previous post, I had also stated that Christmas was going to be pretty much non-existant as a result of this. With that being said, my daughter had an awesome Christmas thanks to generous, kind people and organizations here in Timmins and family from out west, that came forward to make sure my girl recieved from Santa what she wanted. I can't express my gratitude enough for the wonderful gifts that we received.

Now my goal is to ensure that I am able to purchase a prescription that is not covered by NIHB (it will be a meal replacement called Optifast and it will cost $100/wk minimum (plus tax) and I will be on that for a minimum of 2 wks and will be my only form of nourishment during that time....I would also like to make sure my cell bill is paid (only form of communication I have other than email, and I would love to be able to be able to call my girl while I'm away), and have funds for the sitter, food, and transportation costs to and from school for my daughter.

Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

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