Help Alison Fight Cancer

Hello Friends, By now you have heard the unfortunate news regarding the health of Alison James.  On September 10th,  Alison was diagnosed with a very serious and aggressive form of cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma - cancer of the bile duct.  This was ...

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Hello Friends,

By now you have heard the unfortunate news regarding the health of Alison James.  On September 10th,  Alison was diagnosed with a very serious and aggressive form of cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma - cancer of the bile duct.  This was shocking news to the James family, as Alison was feeling very well and would never have suspected that something this terrible was going on inside her. 

Since the diagnosis, Alison has gone through an extensive array of tests to determine what treatment options are available.  The best option is offered in Toronto, Ontario, where Alison, Brad and their 5 month old son Rylan will live for the next 6-12 months.  Alison will undergo chemo, radiation, and finally a liver transplant. 

Due to the serious nature of this type of cancer and the time needed for treatment, the James family has had to put their lives on hold. While Alison focuses on her treatment, Brad has taken a year-long leave of absence from work to support her and care for Rylan.  This is not how they envisioned spending the fall with Rylan during his first year of life, but this is the hand they have been dealt.  They will leave behind their home, friends and family in Calgary. Due to the intensive nature of Alison’s cancer treatment, they will be renting a condo in Toronto.  Their cost of living has nearly tripled, while their income has been drastically cut.

Many of you have offered to help.   We are asking you to consider giving whatever money you can to support Alison and Brad during this very difficult time.  These funds will go directly toward the cost of rent, travel, living expenses, and the many other expenses not covered by our healthcare system.  With the generous financial support of family and friends, Alison can focus on healing and not worry about how to cover the cost of her treatment and care.  While your financial support would be greatly appreciated, please don’t feel obligated to contribute if this is beyond your means.

On behalf of Alison, Brad and Rylan, we would like to thank you in advance for your love and support.

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