FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Professional Fire Fighters will match donations up to $5,000 for 4-year-old Natalie who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.
In a post on Facebook, the group said they would match up to $5,000 with a goal of raising $10,000 to help Natalie’s family with the cost of travelling to Vancouver during her treatment. A GoFundMe campaign was also created for the family but is only halfway to the $20,000 goal.
Donations made to the Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society can receive a tax receipt. To make a donation, contact Adam at 250-264-2857 or call the Fire Department at 250-785-4333.
Several groups and residents created fundraisers for Natalie in December to also help the family. The Professional Fire Fighters Charitable Society also made a sizeable donation at that time.
The Fire Fighters also shared the following update from Natalie’s mother.
“Natalie has recently started round 4 chemo, and is tolerating things quite well. Most days her energy level and appetite are back full force. She is well on her way to finishing the first part of the treatment plan which consists of 2 more rounds of chemo and a major surgery to remove her main tumour between her liver and kidney. After that point, we are moving into the second phase which is bone marrow transplants, and radiation. As a family we are doing ok with things, she misses her sisters and misses mom when I am back in FSJ with the other two girls. They haven’t seen her yet but hopefully, we can get them down there soon to visit unfortunately the cost of extra medications and living down there is proving to be a bit challenging without the weight of flights added as well. All in all, she is an incredibly strong-willed child and is starting to come back to her normal self which we are all grateful for no less! “