Letter to the Editor

Dear Stephanie,

I just wanted to thank you for Racquel Foran’s great article in your May issue talking about the financial hardship faced by Cory and her family at the same time as one of her children faces a cancer diagnosis.  As the President of the Gaby Davis Foundation which provides financial assistance to families who have a child going through cancer in British Columbia, I am all too aware of the impact that cancer can have on a family that already has low income.  

My daughter, Gabrielle Davis, sadly lost her own battle with cancer at age 7 in March 2007, but was the inspiration behind our efforts after she visited the hospital pharmacy one day during her treatment and witnessed a parent in tears because they couldn’t afford the medications for their child.  Gaby committed to help other families when she got better and we have honoured her wish by establishing this charity which has helped over 40 BC families to date.  Each family is referred to us by social workers at BC Children’s Hospital and is provided a financial grant to assist with basic needs and a Gaby Pack which includes some gift cards and gifts for the family.  

Thank you for helping to spread the word about the need of families like this.  For more information about our work and how to support us, please visit www.gabydavisfoundation.com

Tanya Davis
President, Gaby Davis Foundation
Helping Families Affected by Childhood Cancer

Phone: 604.464.GABY (4229)

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