FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of a 15-year-old girl who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. (GoFundMe image)

Funding sought for family of 15-year-old Summerland girl with cancer

Treatment will involve two weeks in hospital, followed by eight to 10 weeks recovery at home

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help a Summerland family dealing with a serious illness.

Two weeks ago, Judy Kurulak learned her 15-year-old daughter, Ocean, had been diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer.

The treatment, scheduled for mid-January, involves the removal of half the pancreas and possibly the spleen as well.

READ ALSO: Scientific advance delves deeper into cancer than ever before

READ ALSO: BC Cancer Foundation raises record $63.7 million

This will involve a two-week hospital stay in Vancouver, followed by a recovery period of eight to 10 weeks at home.

To assist with the expenses, Debbie Ramsay, a friend of the Kurulaks, has set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $5,000.

The page was set up on Dec. 12 and by noon the following day, more than $1,500 had been donated.

Ramsay said the financial expenses will be difficult for the single-parent family.

“It will be very hard for her to make ends meet while she takes care of her daughter. Ocean is trying to find small jobs just so she can help her mom financially,” Ramsay said. “We are asking for your generosity and kindness to help this family, anything helps.”

Donations can also be sent to ralphdeb77@gmail.com.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Community musicals return to Revelstoke 11 years later

Shrek the Musical is showing in Revelstoke Feb. 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Jan. 23

120 years ago: Revelstoke Herald, Jan. 20, 1900 Mr. Fayette Buker opened… Continue reading

Snow angels: Revelstokians shovel for those who can’t

‘They’ve helped me make it through the rest of the winter’

Officials reaching out to those in contact with Canada’s first coronavirus patient

The illness has sickened at least 1,975 people and killed 56 in China

North Okanagan youth ready to make some NOYSE

Showcase of excellence features talents of young local performance

Canada’s basketball community mourns Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash

Bryant was an 18-time NBA all-star who won five championships

Rockslide obstructing traffic on rural Shuswap road

Large boulders rolled onto Sunnybrae Canoe-Point Road in the South Shuswap.

‘Devastated’: Fans, celebrities remember Kobe Bryant after his death

Bryant played all of his 20-year career with the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers

Investigation launched after six dead puppies dumped in Richmond hotel parking lot

RAPS reminds people they can always give up puppies they can’t take care of

Canadian Lunar New Year celebrations dampened by coronavirus worries

But Health Minister Patty Hajdu said today that the risk of infection is low

B.C. VIEWS: New coronavirus outbreak an important reminder

Walking the line between cautious and alarmist

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in California helicopter crash

Bryant entered the NBA draft straight out of high school in 1996

Most Read