Com­mu­nity ral­lies in sup­port

Auc­tion for ail­ing Pinette boy raises more than $19,000

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HOT ONLINE -

The on­line auc­tion for a Pinette boy re­cently di­ag­nosed with APL leukemia was a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

More than $19,000 was raised for the fam­ily of eightyear-old Cal­lum Thom­son.

Cal­lum was di­ag­nosed on New Year’s Eve at the Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal and was taken right over by am­bu­lance to the IWK Health Cen­tre in Hal­i­fax.

That’s where he will have to spend the next eight to nine months in treat­ment, putting an ob­vi­ous fi­nan­cial strain on the fam­ily.

A ben­e­fit con­cert, fea­tur­ing lo­cal en­ter­tain­ers, will be held Sun­day at 2 p.m. at Belfast Con­sol­i­dated School.

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