Citizens rally to help family

A Facebook site has been set up to help family, whose members are having to live apart. A fundraising bank account is also being set up.

A Salmon Arm family is facing one of the most heart-wrenching of situations.

Aumie Sato, 22 months old, is in BC Children’s Hospital, recovering after having had a teratoma tumour removed Oct. 10.

The tumour has metastasized to her lung so she has been undergoing chemo therapy since Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Aumie is expected to have to stay in hospital for four to six months, which means difficulties and expenses for her family: father Toshi, mother Yuko and big sisters, Hannah and Anjou. It means they must live apart, and they have already had to shut down their restaurant, Sushi Kotan, some days.

Yuko recently posted on Facebook that she needed a nanny for a couple of hours in the morning, which she has since found.

A friend, Ruth Pearce, has set up a ‘YouCaring.com’ fundraising website, http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-aumie-fight-childhood-cancer/252099#.VEln6S6RAtw.facebook where people can donate.

Pearce is hoping to have a trust account set up for Aumie Sato at Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union branches.

If all goes according to plan, the account should be ready to accept donations by early next week.

 

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