Wristbands for Wheelchairs

Teesha Klein with the wristbands that she is using to raise funds to buy wheelchairs and transport chairs for the use of patients at the Cross Cancer Institute. 


    There are six more wheelchairs and transport chairs available for use by patients at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton because Teesha Klein wants to give back. She raised the funds for the chairs through the use of bracelets for donations. 
    It all began last spring when her boyfriend, Brad, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and spent 32 days as a patient in the Cross Cancer Institute. While he was there, the care he received was so amazingly good that Teesha was tremendously impressed, but even more amazing was the way the staff also looked out for her and made sure that all her needs were met. Seeing the way the first class medical care was given with such thoughtful kindness and concern for the whole person, she wanted to give back. 
    Teesha's inquiries led her to the Alberta Cancer Foundation and its representative serving the Cross Cancer Institute, Chelsey Neil. From Neil, she learned that one of the greatest needs was Wheelchairs and Transport Chairs which give the patients a greater degree of mobility while they are in the Cross Cancer Institute. Already excited about providing more chairs, Teesha experienced their importance when Brad was well enough for her to take him outside in a Wheelchair. She also learned that the chairs are the items most often stolen from the Cross Cancer Institute. Teesha's inquiries also included an on-line search for fund raising ideas, and she chose to go with a company in the U.S.A. that sells bracelets and puts 10% of their sales into Hodgkin's Lymphoma research in the U.S.A. 
    The wristbands are in the shade of pink used for cancer ribbons, are stretchy, and have the words "HOPE, FAITH, LOVE" impressed into them with a ribbon symbol impressed between the words. Teesha's donation to her project is the cost of the bracelets and her time and effort to get donations and contributions and to forward them to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. 
    Every cent that others contribute goes directly into an open account with the Alberta Cancer Foundation for the stated use. Because Teesha wants to know exactly how the funds she raises are being used, she really appreciates Chelsey Neil, her discussion of needs and options, and their ongoing communication. 
    She showed me the letter from Neil acknowledging receipt of the funds for the first six Wheelchairs and Transport Chairs, and assuring her that the funds were indeed used for them. Teesha's goal is to raise funds for another six Wheelchairs and Transport Chairs and for an ice machine for the use of volunteers taking cold drinks such as juice and cold water to the patients and their families. 
    She welcomes all contributions, but gives out a wristband for a donation of $5 or more. She works as a hairdresser at Permanentz at 4802C - 50th Ave. in Wetaskiwin, and can accept contributions there. Because she was so impressed with the patient care at the Cross Cancer Institute, impressed by the concern that the patient and family not worry about anything, impressed by the huge difference this quality of care makes for the patient and family, Teesha Klein asks for consideration of donating to her project for Patient Care through the Alberta Cancer Foundation. She says, "All of us will be faced with cancer in some sort of way, a family member, a friend, or ourselves and I believe with faith, prayer, and the kindness and support of the Cross Cancer Institute, anything is possible."

More Stories:
  • Lions' International Life Membership Award The shiny metal Lions’ International Life Membership Card received by Wetaskiwin Lion, Isabel Peters, on November 24, 2014, is a symbolic recognition of her long time, dedicated service to the Club. The card was presented ...
  • Piatta Forma Singers Perform With The Black Gold Community Band Leduc choir Piatta Forma Singers joined the Black Gold Community Band in an outstanding concert held at Peace Lutheran Church in Leduc city’s downtown core, on the evening of Saturday December 6th. Piatta Forma Singers, a ...
  • Ben Turner - Liberal Hopeful A local man wants to change the face of Parliament. Twenty-two-year-old Ben Turner is vying for a Liberal nomination to run in the newly created Edmonton-Wetaskiwin riding in the next federal election. “I’m not too pleased ...
  • 600 & Counting For Telford Singers On a recent snowy and cold winter night, the Telford Singers celebrated an iconic milestone as they presented their 600th performance to a large crowd of appreciative residents, families and staff of Planeview Place. This ...
  • Millet Winter Carnival On Sunday, December 07, 2014 Millet held the second year of its Winter Carnival. At 10:00 am, the Millet Agriplex was filling with participants, volunteers, families, friends and Santa. The day started with a Carnival put ...
  • Leduc Fundraiser Welcomes Danielle Smith Wildrose members and ‘politically-curious’ residents gathered on Wednesday, December 3rd for a fundraiser hosted the Leduc-Beaumont Wildrose Constituency Association, promoting the Wildrose candidate for our region, Sharon ...
  • The Ash Girl The Wetaskiwin Composite High School (WCHS) Drama troupe performed Timberlake Wertenbakers’ ‘The Ash Girl’ running December 46, 2014. During the first couple of minutes of the performance, one was surprised by the sophistication ...
  • Twas The Night Before Christmas (Almost) Submitted by T.A. Phillips Recreation Coordinator, Town of Calmar After two years in the waiting, the residents of Calmar finally had their very own Christmas in the Park last night, December the 4th. Poor weather over the ...
  • CP Holiday Train 2014 The Christmas spirit swung into full force in Wetaskiwin at 5:30 p.m. on December 8th, 2014 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 2014. The train began its journey to raise awareness of the issue of hunger ...
  • A Memorable Ride For the first time this year, Food Bank executives were invited to ride aboard the CPR Holiday Train from Millet to Leduc, representing the Leduc and District Food Bank, Gert Reynar, executive director and Nadine Leming, ...
  • Check Stop On Highway 2A Amid a vast array of flashing lights on Highway 2A in front of the Super 8 Lodge in Wetaskiwin, vehicles were ushered through a Check Stop on December 6th, 2014. Only this time it was a Charity Check Stop where motorists ...
  • 15th Concert In The Country Pig Roast When you combine good food and good music, you have the delightful kind of evening that Millet’s Concert in the Country held for its 15th annual fall Pig Roast. The succulent pork from a whole roasted pig with all the trimmings ...
  • Thorsby Curling Club Donates $27,338 Submitted By Sam Kobeluck Thorsby Curling Club, which has been inactive since the late 80s, has turned over $11,000 to the Thorsby Elementary School for the purchase of a set of handbells for the music program, and a total ...
  • Annual Rotary Cruise Raffle On the bitterly cold morning of Saturday November 29, the exit lobby of Canadian Tire in Leduc saw a table set up with cheerful Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc members selling tickets to the Annual Cruise Raffle, a popular fundraiser ...
  • CHIPS Went Shopping And Found Wetaskiwin Mall The 2014 CHIPS (Children’s Indoor Play Society) Winter Carnival was held on November 29th, 2014 in the Wetaskiwin Mall in the old Canadian Tire / Western RV space from noon till 4 pm. There were many squeals of excitement, ...
  • Danger At Highway 21 A heartbroken mother wants something done about the deadly intersection that took her daughter’s life. Using the opportunity for the public to speak to Leduc County Councillors on any topic at their Nov. 25 meeting, Shelley ...
  • 7-Year-Old Hero A seven-year-old boy continues to receive accolades for his heroism. t the Nov. 24 City of Leduc council meeting, Brandon Irwin was presented with a Leduc Achievement Award for the actions that saved the life of four-year-old ...
  • Local Woman Needs Community Support Imagine that you’re facing brain surgery, with an estimated recovery time of up to six months. Now imagine that you have $800.00 a month to do it on. This is the reality for one Wetaskiwin woman. Tracey Schmidt’s health struggles ...
  • 50 Years Broadcasting The Gospel The annual Far East Broadcasting Banquet in Wetaskiwin celebrated 50 years as a Canadian organization; brought news that Bob Bowman, founder of FEB Radio International in 1945, had passed away on March 12, four days before ...
  • Lakedale LightHorse 4-H Club By Kate Harink, Club Reporter And we’re off! The Lakedell Lighthorse Club has re-united for the 2014-2015 season. We have come to use our heads for clearer thinking, our hearts for greater loyalty, our hands for larger service, ...




 
  • Leduc Radio Ad
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia
  • Industrial Netmedia