There are many sad situations out there, however this one is a little closer to home as it involves a family within the football community as Brody’s father, Jordan Birrell, played with the Fort Garry Lions Major team this past season.
Below is one of these situations that we would like the Falcon families to consider supporting. We often assume that our health care system will look after the costs involved when a young child becomes very ill, however the circumstances surrounding Brody require that the family move, replace most belongings and his parents have had to put work and education on hold to be with their child. Due to the seriousness of Brody’s illness and the susceptibility to environmental threats, he needs to be in a special environment to avoid avoidable health complications. Brody has been diagnosed with a large wide-spread inoperable tumour.
Please take a few moments to read up on this family’s story and consider a donation of any size to help them out. The link provided will take you to Brody’s “gofundme” web page where you can see more and make a donation to help out.
Thank you to all Falcon families for your time and the generosity of those who are in a position to help.
Brody was like any other 2 year old until he very recently became ill. After multiple hospital visits he has been diagosed with a large wide-spread inoperable tumour and requires aggressive chemotherapy and radiation. Results from the biospy should be back on Christmas Eve and I will post an update.
We are heart broken and frustrated as to why this is happening. Why does this happen to sweet innocent children?
Brody’s mother had just began furthering her education to make a better life for their little family. Due to the circumstances she has been cut off all funding and income sources at this time. While family is contributing what they can it’s just not enough to build a safety net so that they don’t have to worry while they are going through this.
The doctors have advised that once Brody starts his chemo treatments he can return home in between sessions but their home is not safe enough due to the poor air quality as it is a basement suite. They must move to a newly renovated suite and replace all furniture, linens and other items.
Thank you in advance for your donations, anything helps!
Please continue to follow us on Brody’s progress and long road to recovery!