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Friends help family stay together

Two year old receives treatment for liver cancer
Friends help family stay together

Family and friends of a small boy diagnosed with liver cancer are rallying behind his parents and siblings to support them while he is being treated.

Damien Trowsdale-Logan, two years old, is currently in British Columbia Children’s Hospital (BCCH), undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Damien’s mom Krystal is staying with him at BCCH, but his dad, Stu, and three older siblings are living in Powell River.

Volunteers and donors have organized a campaign, Fundraising for Damien, to raise enough money to keep the family together as much as possible during Damien’s four- to nine-month stay in the hospital.

A Facebook page has been set up, with news, events and updates about how Damien is doing and an account has been established at First Credit Union, under Trowsdale-Logan Family Donation Account.

Krystal has been posting regular updates on the Facebook page. She wrote that Damien’s first chemotherapy treatment “went great.” He’s taking it so well the doctors can’t believe it, Krystal reported. “He got a haircut today,” she wrote, adding she just realized he loves Greek salad.

Next Krystal reported Damien was doing so well, “we got kicked off the third floor today” because he doesn’t need a nurse every hour. “Go, Damien, go,” she wrote. The doctors and nurses still can’t believe he has liver cancer because of the way he acts, she added, writing that he’s the hospital’s clown now, not just Powell River’s clown anymore.

The campaign has organized two events in March to fundraise for the family.

The first event is a Burger and Beer Fundraiser, from 2 to 7 pm on Saturday, March 3 at Carlson Community Club.

A burger, salad and beer will be available for $12. The band, Blues Busters, will be playing and there will be a 50-50 draw, as well as a silent auction and raffle.

The second event is a combined garage-bake-hot dog sale from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, March 24 at the former Brick store on Alberni Street and Joyce Avenue.

More information about Damien can be found on Facebook.