Midnight Musings from our CEO
As many of you know it has been a very difficult summer for our colleague, my dear friend, and Chair of the TOTA Board Frank Antoine, his wife Bonnie and the entire family.
Several weeks ago, Riel, their 8-month baby boy was admitted into Vancouver’s Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with cancer and more specifically a malignant brain tumour. Surgery was able to remove some, but not all, of the tumour, and as a result, Riel is undergoing chemotherapy treatments which doctors have indicated will continue into at least January 2020. A long and difficult road.
To be sure, this is every parent’s worst nightmare and extremely emotional and stressful time for the family. Frank has rarely left his son, spending each day with him and every night sleeping by his side. On the few occasions when he has left the hospital it is to briefly spend time with their other two young children, who are being cared for by family and friends, or to take a much-needed run to help cope with the overwhelming worry.
A GoFundMe page has been established to help support the family and take away at least part of the financial burden. If you are able to support the Antoines in whatever way you can, thank you… no amount is too small and every gift is greatly appreciated.
Please keep their family in your thoughts and prayers.