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Family asks for prayers, support for Dylan WalkerBy Jeff Green
Five-year-old Dylan Walker, of Plevna and Northbrook, has been fighting cancer since being diagnosed with neuroblastoma on Remembrance Day of last year. His treatments have taken him and his parents to Kingston for months, and now to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
Dylan has been weakened by the chemotherapy, and now his treatments are getting even more painful as he undergoes stem cell therapy. He is also facing radiation therapy after that.
“He is very weak,” said his grandmother Debbie MacLeod, who has been taking care of Dylan's three-year-old sister, Emily, at her home Northbrook. “He's been so upbeat throughout all of this nightmare, but now he is feeling weak, but they say that is necessary for this treatment.”
Debbie is asking people to keep Dylan and his family in their thoughts and prayers.
There are also financial considerations, because Dylan's mom and dad have not been able to work since his ordeal began 5 months ago. Donations to help the family cover their costs can be made at any Bank of Montreal branch to a trust account that has been set up by Debbie MacLeod. Anyone wishing to donate at the Northbrook Branch of the Bank of Montreal should ask for the account of “Dylan Walker, in trust”; if donating at another branch, people should ask for the same account, but specify that it is at the Northbrook Branch.
Cheques should also be made out to “Dylan Walker, in trust” and can be mailed to the Frontenac News, Box 229, Sharbot Lake, ON, K0H 2P0. We will also be accepting donations through VISA or Mastercard. Phone us at 613-279-3150 to donate.