When The Rain Just Doesn't Seem to Stop

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Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

We ask for help to bring out the sun for a much deserving family

When it rains, it pours.  At least that’s what it feels like any time the going gets tough.  And for the Gregory family it’s been a bloody monsoon of a year.

The eldest of their two young boys continues to battle a rare brain disorder, causing neurological deficits, PTSD, and a load of pain that would bring down the strongest grownup, let alone a 8 year-old child.  At the same time, their youngest son is experiencing health issues and is being tested for a possible heart defect.

Medical challenges like these have a way of wreaking havoc on all areas of life.  A fact that the Gregory family knows all too well after having to sell their family home this year to keep up with raising medical debts.

But, this is not a family down-and-out by the storm they face these days.  Rather, they have significant gratitude for the team of 15+ doctors from Sick Kids Hospital who are working hard to give their boys the medical care they need.  They also value the support they receive from the folks at Boost Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, the registered charity sharing the family’s story in hopes of finding good neighbours to help alleviate some of their financial pressures.  Well, darn-it-all, we happen to know some good neighbours.

How you can help

Preparing for Christmas isn’t a priority for this family, but we all know that these boys deserve some love from Santa (heck, so do mom, dad and the family dog!).  You can purchase an item from their wish list below or pool funds with other caring neighbours to provide a little relief from the storm for the Gregory family.  The pooled funds will go towards purchasing the remaining gifts on their wish list and Walmart gift cards.

 

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This need closed:
December 16, 2019

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$1,135.65 of $250.00 target

2 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
December 16, 2019

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More Details: Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre

Boost believes that every child deserves to be safe. They are dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education, awareness and collaboration with various community partners. Under one roof, they work with police, child protection, medical and mental health agencies to provide an individualized and child-friendly response for every child who has experienced abuse.

Since 2015, Boost has been supporting youth under the age of 18 years who have been trafficked or at high risk of being exploited. All of the youth they support live within the GTA, where the trafficking also occurred. These youth are from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds, from single-parent families to duel-parent families; from low-income households to high-income households; anyone is at risk of being trafficked.
Location: 
245 Eglinton Avenue East, 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M4P 3B7

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