I am very disappointed that our city council decided not to make a donation to the Cancer Society Lodge in Prince George. In January 2009, my daughter Valerie had to have radiation for a tumour at the Vancouver Cancer Clinic. We stayed at the J.C. Barber Cancer Society Lodge.
During our two month stay, there were four patients and two caregivers from Terrace plus patients from Vanderhoof, Topley, Houston, Smithers, Hazelton, Kitimat and Prince Rupert. We all felt very fortunate to stay at the lodge – a real home away from home.
The Prince George lodge is definitely for everyone in the north.
I commend Councillor Brian Downie for his effort to donate the money to the lodge.
To the rest of the council and the mayor, cancer may sometimes strike you or your family. I am sure you would be more than happy to stay at the Cancer Society Lodge.