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Jeff Labine - August 2014
Timminspress.com tells the courageous story of a mother and son, both battling cancer, who came up with a creative way to help get them through their treatment and help cover the cost of traveling for treatment. They both took time off from work to manage their treatments and turned to art to help cover costs and take their minds off of treatment.
When Chad Girard was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his doctors recommended that he take a year off from work since he had a high risk of relapse. His mother, Angel, took time off from work to take Chad to his appointments before her own diagnosis. Many patients and survivors who need some time off of work after a cancer diagnosis, which often raises financial concerns. The Girard family needed to figure out how to cover the costs of travel for their treatments, which is when Chad learned how to blow glass. He is now selling his work to help cover medical expenses, and said that the work also helps to keep him busy and take his mind off of his treatment.
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Original source: www.timminspress.com