Port Elgin family welcomes new babe as mom prepares to fight leukemia
Port Elgin’s Andrea Cardin welcomed a beautiful baby boy, James Ethan, to the world Nov. 21. Dad, Chris Vopni ,and big brother Charlie, 2, were happy to finally meet him.
Just a week before James was born, Andrea was diagnosed with pre-leukemia, which has progressed quickly to Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).
She has a challenging road ahead, staying in hospital for chemotherapy treatments and potentially a stem cell transplant.
What should be a wonderful time in this family’s life has turned overwhelmingly frightening and stressful. James and Charlie are missing their mom immensely, and Chris is worried beyond belief.
A gofundme account in the family’s name raised $9,172 in one day (Dec. 2) towards the $25,000 goal.
Andrea is a freelance sports photographer, and will be off work for months as she fights this illness.
All contributions are truly appreciated, and will help offset Andrea’s lost income and the family’s expenses related to her cancer journey.
The gofundme link is //www.gofundme.com/please-help-andrea-and-chris