Army of volunteers raising money for Saultite battling leukemia

‘Dakota’s Army Fundraiser’ becoming held for 21-yr-aged Dakota Mathieu, who has been living out of a resort while acquiring therapy for acute myeloid leukemia because late August
A smaller military of willing volunteers are pitching in to offset living expenses for Sault Ste. Marie’s Dakota Mathieu, who has been getting remedy for leukemia in southern Ontario since she was diagnosed with the illness before this year.   

Team at The Machine Store will be preparing and selling take-home pasta dinners for two Dec. 14 in an effort and hard work to assistance Mathieu with lodge charges and residing prices which is been dubbed Dakota’s Army Fundraiser. 

Giselle Mathieu, who performs in the kitchen area at The Equipment Store, claims her 21-yr-previous niece was flown from the Sault to London Wellness Sciences Centre in London, Ont. in late August after becoming identified with acute myeloid leukemia, a style of cancer which starts off in the blood stem cells. 

“Unfortunately, she’s only suitable with 1 registered donor globally at this point. She has to go into remission in advance of they even consider the stem cell transplant,” reported Giselle, talking with SooToday Tuesday. “It’s actually mysterious — we don’t know when this will be all more than.”

Mathieu’s aunt is encouraging the community to go to the Canadian Blood Products and services internet site and commence the procedure of turning into a potential stem cell donor.

“There’s so quite a few other folks staying impacted by this as nicely,” Giselle reported. 

These times, Mathieu spends most of her time at the medical center on an outpatient basis, living at a lodge with family members who get turns keeping with her in London. 

“My sister and my Mother are getting turns, taking leaves of absence from get the job done – two months off and on at this issue,” claimed Giselle. “My sister invested the to start with two months down there with her, and now my mom is down there with her for two months.”

Giselle claims that her mother is at the moment paying out for lodge lodging and other residing expenditures out of her very own pocket.   

“We just enjoy it working day by day, and which is what I said to Dakota when she was first identified. We did not know what was heading on, and I reported, ‘you know, you got your army’ — and that’s why we named it Dakota’s Army Fundraiser,” Giselle reported.

The approaching takeout dinner for two remaining held by The Equipment Store features pasta, meatballs, salad and bread for $40. Orders can be placed by calling 705-759-9090 or by messaging Giselle instantly through social media. Orders can be picked up at The Machine Store Dec. 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Financial donations are also staying accepted by way of e-transfer at 

Giselle claims co-personnel, possession and management at The Device Shop have all been “incredibly supportive” of her and her family members.   

“A large amount of the staff are volunteering their time to be in a position to set this on, and The Equipment Store is helping me host it. It is just been really too much to handle,” she mentioned with emotion in her voice. “It’s just genuinely overwhelming that people today treatment that considerably, you know?”

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