In February, Sarah gave birth to Abigail and Jonathan, two totally weird and hilarious and absolutely beautiful little humans, who are now closing in on eleven months old. Two months later her husband Jeff was diagnosed with advanced Burkitt’s lymphoma, a brutal form of cancer which had by then spread to several of his organs. After putting up a serious fight for most of 2020, in and out of hospital for chemotherapy treatments, Jeff passed away on December 15th, about a week short of his birthday.
Sarah is now adjusting to having become a single mother of twin infants on scant financial resources, and will need to find new housing within the coming year (with a vacancy rate below 0.5% in the Comox Valley rental market). She is holding it all together like a champion, but her situation is precarious and the stress and worry are taking a serious toll on her mental health.
Sarah, Abby and Johnny need support to make it through this difficult period of transition. Before the pregnancy, both Sarah and Jeff worked as freelance greenery harvesters on Vancouver Island, an industry that comes with just about nothing in the way of maternity leave or unemployment protection. She has been able to receive some financial support from the federal government, though this will be ending very soon. Friends and members of our small family have been doing what we can, but our resources are also quite limited.
If you can help in any way, no matter how small a donation you can spare in these harsh times, it would be greatly appreciated…Please click on the picture or follow this link to get more details: