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This fundraiser ended on 07/27/12

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The Gwen Haynes Colon Cancer Fund will be used to purchase a chairlift and eliminate safety concerns by repairing part of the roof.

Gwen Haynes age 61, was diagnosed with Colon Cancer over five years ago. During this time, Gwen had a viable Day Care Business where she educated, loved and nurtured children and parents for over twenty years. Due to the progression of the colon cancer, she received numerous blood transfusions and lost a tremedous amount of weight. Unfortunately, she had to close her business. In Jan.2011 she had surgery to remove a large tumor the size of a honeydew melon from her colon. Her intestines were also resectioned as a result of the operation. In March 2012, we received devastating news, the cancer had metasticised. As a result, this has left her weak and unable to walk up and down the stairs of her home. She is confined to her room upstairs which presents a safety concern. Her husband, Billy, suffered a stroke a few years ago, which left him unable to work. He is the primary caregiver. Because of the lack of finances, they have been unable to make necessary repairs to the home. For instance, it leaks in one of the rooms because the roof needs repair. The potential for moisture and mold is another serious threat to Gwen's health.
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