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The Family of Ruth May Delisle asks for your support during this difficult time..


Ruth was diagnosed with in-operable (not curable) Lung Cancer in Early February 2012. After three rounds of Chemotherapy and weeks of Radiation ending in late August 2012 there has not been much improvement and she continues to decline. 


She is currently admitted to Lowell General Hospital fighting an aggressive infection that has affected her entire system.


Ruth has been an active blood and organ donor for many years and donated blood as often as she was able... In fact, she was only one pint short of an entire gallon when she received the grave news of her illness. This and the fact that they will no longer be able to use her organs have depressed her very much. Ruth and her Dr.’s are optimistic that after stabilizing her condition she will be able to participate in alternative treatment programs in the hope that she will be able to in someway contribute herself towards a cure.


Ruth has always been very generous. Giving aid to friends and family alike with rides, babysitting, cooking meals and (in more instances than I can count) the comfort of her own home to those who had none.   


As the matriarch of a large family, as well as extended family, the unexpected and late diagnosis of her cancer has hit us all by surprise. She didn’t seem to be at all sick and was generally her feisty self… and I do mean feisty. 


Upon discovering she has no funds for final expenses a member of her ‘extended’ family came forward with a link to this website. So now we are hoping to ‘buy more time’ with her through treatments and hopefully ease her financial concerns which will give her peace of mind to truly enjoy the time she has. 


There is no hope, in Ruth’s case, that they can slow or cure the form of cancer that will eventually take her life, but we can follow her example of perseverance in helping those in need and someday find a cure.


 The Founding of the Ruth May Delisle Foundation will be celebrated by holding


 It’s First Annual Charity Benefit Dinner and Bachelor Auction on:


 September 29, 2012 At the Lowell Elks Club 40 Old Ferry Rd. Lowell MA.


                                                6pm – 11pm


 Thank You all for your donations, support and most importantly Prayers.


Please belive in miracles and pray for one each day.



 If you would prefer to mail a check, you may do so in Ruth’s name and send to:

Dwight Breen

70 Moore Street #6

Lowell,Ma. 01852 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to a family representative,please call:

Mary Lavoie at: 508-451-2457









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