The northwestern Ontario community’s efforts to help a family in need have been outstanding. A GoFundMe campaign for Dustin Moncrief, a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Kenora, has raised over $25,000 towards its $30,000 goal in only two days.

“It is with profound gratitude that we thank you all. Perhaps even more then your monetary gift, has been your gift of love, support, and prayers. All messages of hope for a brighter tomorrow,” said Dustin’s mother Lynda, following the outpouring of support.

Moncrief was diagnosed with an extremely-rare type of brain cancer – a rosette-forming glioneural tumour – which has only 45 known cases world-wide. There is currently no cure, and traditional forms of treatment are ineffective.

“It was heartwarming to have Dustin read the messages to me last night and today as we hung out at Ronald McDonald House. The support and ‘we’re with you Dustin’ truly means the world to us.”

All funds raised will be used for any needs arising to provide care, comfort and medical care for Dustin. The teen is set to continue treatment in Winnipeg, or travel to Mississauga for surgery.

The potential surgery in Mississauga would be performed by a specialized neurosurgeon who has performed a successful surgery on a young woman with the same type of tumour.

For more information:
Tackling Cancer for Dustin Moncrief

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