Lending a helping hand

Long-time Sooke resident needs help with medical expenses

She’s a mother of four, a grandmother of two and has been a teller at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union for the last 25 years and a Sooke resident for the past 20 years.

Debbie Buchanan has just been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she is trying every possible medical treatment. Along with the traditional Western medicine and treatment, she is looking at an alternative form of treatment on Saltspring Island. It’s costly and it involves a lot of travel. She is off work presently and is waiting for a date for her surgery. She goes into Victoria for chemo treatment and has to go in the day before.

“She’s really positive, in her mind she doesn’t have it,” said co-worker Kim Fenner.

Due to the seriousness and additional cost, we are hoping for donations from the community, so Debbie can concentrate on getting well, said Fenner.

There is a Victims Trust set up at Coast Capital under Debbie Buchanan’s name for those who may want to help with expenses.

Friends and colleagues will also be selling at the parking lot garage sale at SEAPARC on April 18.

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