Friends hope the public will help with surgery costs
Aug 17, 2011 at 10:50 am in Community, News by TheNewsGirl
Friends and family have stepped up to the plate to raise funds for McMurrayite Shane Wambolt, whose family is struggling to make payments after he underwent a life saving, out of country surgery last November.
Wambolt was diagnosed with a pineal cyst, which led to tremors, headaches and seizures, and eventually rendered him incapable of working. Unable to find a Canadian doctor who could remove the cyst, Wambolt underwent surgery in the United States at a cost of $250,000. The family is now struggling to pay the $5,000 monthly loan payments and his parents risk losing their home.
In an effort to assist Shane Wambolt, his wife Lisa and son Cohen, friends have set up a support fund. This is an opportunity to help out one of our own and show the compassion of our region.
Support can be shown by donating to:
The Shane Wambolt Fund
102 Burton Place
Fort McMurray, AB T9K 1W4
Or, you can contact the Government of Alberta and petitioning for the reimbursement of this surgery.