On Nov. 21, 2013, my wife suffered seizures that would ultimately lead to surgery and her eventual diagnosis of an oligoastrocytoma tumor located in the left temporal lobe of her brain.
Valiantly, my wife, Melissa Gobbett, has just finished her seventh treatment of radiation at the cancer clinic located in Kelowna and has 21 more to go.
Upon hearing/reading/seeing the news about my wife's situation, we have been inundated with support from our entire community (from friends, family, strangers and local businesses alike).
The response has been, to say the least, absolutely overwhelming.
Because of your acts of kindness, prayers and donations, my wife has been able to find the courage to endure the long road ahead and allow our family the hope to fight along side her.
As a young family, we would never have expected to need this kind of support.
However, having already been through Mel's first surgery and the beginning of her radiation treatment, it has proved itself invaluable. We are completely astonished that so many people in one small town could spread word so quickly and respond with such genuine compassion.
What you have done for Melissa, our sons - Kaiden (four) and Carter (one) - and myself have left us truly humbled.
Though, we can never simply describe in writing what your support has meant to us over the last few months, this letter is to express thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
The Gobbett Family