Cancer Awareness Month

We are Roni and Terrence Dyke. You may not know us, but one thing we have in common is that we all know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer.

On November 24th, 2021, we heard the dreaded words “Terrence has cancer”.

Within 10 days we had both put our jobs on hold and headed into St. John’s for treatment.

Terrence underwent 6 weeks of radiation and 2 cycles of chemotherapy. Before the treatment even finished, they were seeing fantastic results!

But, as the tumors were shrinking, our bills were growing.  

As you can imagine, 6 unexpected weeks relocating your life to St. John’s comes with a hefty price. Accommodations, groceries, gas, parking, all while still paying our bills out in Eastport. We quickly spent what savings we had put away and the bills started adding up quickly.

When we received Terrence’s diagnoses, we were ready to face cancer head on. We expected the appointments and treatments.

What we didn’t expect was the financial stress that comes along with the cancer diagnoses.

With the cost of gas rising and inflation on everyday items, it is just one expense after the other.

We are grateful the Patient and Family Support Fund was there for us when we needed it.

Today, we ask if you could please make a gift to the Patient and Family Support Fund to help families like us.

The Cancer Care Foundation has a goal to raise $20,000 before April 30th for the Patient and Family Support Fund.

Newfoundland Power’s corporate charity, Power of Life will MATCH donations up to $10,000 made to the Patient and Family Support Fund until April 30th, 2022.

YOU can have DOUBLE the impact here

With our thanks,

Roni and Terrence Dyke

Eastport, NL  

All contributions to the Cancer Care Foundation of Newfoundland & Labrador directly support patients here in our province.