Community challenged to raise surgery money in one week

Local multi-millionaire and marijuana advocate Bob Erb is challenging people to step up to help a woman in need of major dental surgery.

Local multi-millionaire and marijuana advocate Bob Erb is challenging people to step up to help a woman in need of major dental surgery after her cancer treatment.

Erb has matched the $3,300 that Juanita Nuyens’ son Andre has raised online and wants others to follow suit.

Juanita Nuyens, diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma in the right side of her jaw, recently finished chemo and radiation in Prince George that came after the December 2014 surgery in Vancouver to remove part of her jaw and replace it with a piece of bone taken from her leg.

She needs to have dental surgery to reconstruct her gums and new dentures, which altogether will cost $20,000.

The Canadian Cancer Society has indicated it could pay up to half of that amount.

Erb says people can easily help her raise the amount she needs by the end of the day August 14.

Donations can be made online at GoFundMe under Juanita Nuyens Major Dental Surgery and the address is http://www.gofundme.com/uh3pw4.