Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Please help find a cure for Courtney

The heart-rending case of 22-year-old Courtney Render compels us all to pause and try to help. Courtney suffers from Hodgkin's Lymphoma and although she has received much treatment, her disease continues to progress. Now to survive, Courtney must have an expensive operation only available in the U.S. The procedure is  known as an allogeneic stemcell transplant. Two cycles of chemotherapy, four weeks of radiation, an Autologous stem-cell transplant, and a trial drug in Detroit have sustained Courtney’s life. But these treatments have not cured Courtney. Bendamustine, the current drug being administered at a private Toronto clinic will not be the cure. The last dosage of this drug occurs in late May, as Courtney reaches the maximum allowable number of dosages. Two public spirited ladies, Carey Rosenzweig and Jennie Dale have organized a fundraising event for Wednesday June 13, 2012 at The Avenue Banquets, 1600 Steeles Ave. West. Anyone who is able is urged to donate today by going to

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