Lilia Nicole was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on May 30, 2019. This normally happy and busy little girl had been experiencing pain in her leg, became uncharacteristically needy, and wanted to be held all the time. The change had her parents, Eric and Kaitlyn Wiebe, feeling something wasn’t right. After several doctor visits and trips to the lab they got the news to head straight to the Emergency Room in Salmon Arm, BC. Their worst fears were confirmed. Lilia was immediately given a blood transfusion and transferred to BC Children’s Hospital via Air Ambulance. After a busy night of tests and a spinal procedure the doctors re-confirmed the diagnosis of ALL.
Lilia’s path to recovery will be a long and painful one. Doctors anticipate it will take three years to beat this condition into full remission. Initially, Lilia requires six to eight months of rigorous, but hopefully lifesaving, Chemotherapy treatment at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.
Lilia is engaged in a battle for survival. At only two years old, she already faces the challenge of a lifetime. She will need much support from those around her. Primarily, she will need the focus and attention of her parents in order to pull through.
Eric and Kaitlyn are a hard working young couple. Eric works in construction and Kaitlyn works at the Shuswap Pie Co. and has started a new business of looming rugs in their home to supplement their income and make ends meet. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to continue working at their current employment during this time due to the distance between their home and the Children’s hospital. This leaves them without a family income on top of the extra expense of travel and living in a city five hours from their home.
We (Eric and Kaitlyn’s family) have started this page to help relieve some of the financial strain on Eric and Kaitlyn, so that they can focus on Lilia. We are asking for help from you to accomplish this.
Thank you for your support. Don’t forget that prayers are also needed and hugely appreciated!