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Help Orma to Save Her Home While Battling Cancer
$3,300 raised
33% of $10k goal
34 contributors
3 Years running
Tina and Orma are very hardworking, caring women, but they NEED our help! Orma has been battling cancer since July 2014 and now their longterm rental is being sold and moving is not an option. They need to secure a morgage or they will have no home!

There are times in our lives when very bad things happen to very wonderful people and this is one of those times.  I am writing this on behalf of my very close friend Tina and her lovely mother Orma. I have witnessed everything they’ve been through and just knew that something more needed to be done for these amazing women.

Tina and Orma are very strong, hardworking, caring and giving women.  but they need our help. Tina and Orma have lived together for 9 years; Tina’s son also lives with them. They have always been strong supports to each other, including Orma moving to Alberta in 2005 to be with Tina through the birth of her son, Tina’s subsequent divorce, and supporting Tina in being a single parent.

Tragically, Orma was diagnosed with uterine cancer in July 2014. A hysterectomy was out of the question as the cancer had engaged major arteries in that area. Orma underwent radiation treatment beginning in July 2014.  She received a very invasive procedure in September 2014 in an attempt to fight this rare form of cancer.  It was in January 2015 she and Tina learned that the cancer had spread to Orma’s chest and brain.  She started again to receive radiation treatment right away for her brain cancer. Currently, she is undergoing chemotherapy in an effort to slow the spread for the cancer in her lung, and two lymph nodes in her chest.  With the support of her family and friends Orma continues to fight…...

As if this weren’t difficult enough…the long-term rental where they are living will be listed for sale in April. Both Tina and Orma have always maintained full-time employment and have worked hard to remain financially independent. Currently, Tina works two jobs and Orma is on now on disability. This family would love to stay in the trailer but need additional funds in order to secure a down payment for a mortgage. They live in a small town outside of Edmonton where there are few other rental properties and to move to neighboring communities is not an option given the unaffordable rental rates. Aside from that, many of us believe that people who are currently experiencing these enormous challenges should not be also dealing with the prospect of moving from the home that they know and are most comfortable in.

This family has always given of themselves in every way possible and they need and deserve for all of us to rally for them! Any amount will be a tremendous gift to this outstanding family. Please, can you help us to show them just how wonderful they are and to allow them to focus their strength and energy on Orma’s ongoing battle.

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