Among this time of joy as Christmas is approaching, I am continually reminded of how fortunate I am that my family is in good health. I am also reminded of the less fortunate whose lives have been affected by the “C” word. This vicious disease of Cancer has inflicted the lives of so many around me. It seems as though I am hearing about families affected by this disease on a weekly basis, and my heart breaks.
I was speaking with my mom a few weeks back and she told me about a fellow she works with. A fellow who is a hard worker, a fellow who is one of the nicest people you could meet, a fellow that no matter how hard things are, he manages to smile, and a fellow whose life has been overhauled viciously by Cancer. Miguel Castillo and his wife Idalia years ago, tragically lost their only son at the age of 5 to leukemia. Today they are the proud parents of their sweet 16 year old daughter, Lolita. A daughter which they obviously have held so near and dear to them. Recently Lolita had been diagnosed with a brain tumour, a cancerous brain tumour. The news to Miguel and Idalia was devastating. To date Lolita has had 4 surgeries and endured chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The tumour again has returned and she is scheduled for another surgery on December 12, 2012. My heart breaks for this family.
Of course Lolita’s parents want to spend every minute they can with her. Recently being transferred to Toronto sick kids Hospital it has been financially difficult for Miguel and Idalia to be by their daughter’s side. Any way that I can help I will.
Being raffled to raise funds for Miguel and his family is a photo session with myself. Tickets are $10 for 3 ballots and all proceeds will be given to Miguel and his family so that they may be by Lolita’s side. The draw will be on Dec 19, 2012. Tickets can be purchased through anyone who works at “Autoneum” (previously Mastico) here in Tillsonburg, or you can contact me at email@example.com to purchase tickets or call me at 519-842-6782. Payments or donations will also be accepted through e-transfer using the email address, firstname.lastname@example.org
*photo session will be for up to 5 members of the same family.