The family of a Central Alberta youngster with cancer is gratefully accepting donations toward the various expenses associated with his treatment.
One-year-old Lincoln Airriess is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton as he has hepatoblastoma — a cancer of the liver.
His parents Nathan and Paige Airriess have been with him in the hospital to take care of their sick son, as his cancer was caught in its early stages.
The family is from Lacombe, and Nathan has had to spend more time in hospital with his son and less time at work, diminishing the family’s cash flow.
Receiving donations lowers the stress of paying bills and helps make it possible for Nathan to be with his wife and son during this time.
“We’re extremely grateful for all of their help, and they are making it possible for us to be here constantly with Lincoln,” said Paige Airriess. “They make it so we don’t have extra worries.”
Lincoln also requires specific medication and a special diet, all costing a significant amount of money, which means making financial ends meet is that much harder.
They have received financial help from family members and have had a donation website set up for receiving funds.
The money this family receives will help a great deal and will be used to pay for the expensive medications and food Lincoln needs.
Receiving donations will also help to put the couple’s minds at ease, and Paige said she and her husband feel happy and blessed to receive donations.
“There are people out there that are willing to help my family even if they don’t know who we are,” she said.
She said watching her son suffer from cancer is awful, especially when there isn’t much she or her husband can do about it except love him and to try and make him feel better.
She added they try to stay positive by playing with him to keep him smiling and laughing and feeding him good food.
“We’re grateful for all the help that people give.”
Donations can be made online at www.gofundme.com/v4xtffpg.