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Community hosts food drive to support family of child with cancer

January 13, 2020

A local family is experiencing the kindness of Lethbridge community members. Five year old Jennifer Ortega was diagnosed in November with a cancerous tumour on her kidneys. The parents have had to step away from their jobs in order to drive their daughter to Calgary for treatments on a weekly basis.

The community gathered at a church on Forestry Avenue South on Saturday. Within hours, a month’s worth of meals were prepared for the family as well as enough funds raised to cover the family’s mortgage expenses for five months.  

Letters of encouragement were also delivered to the family.  Jennifer says her favourite letters were from local hockey teams and daycares.  

The family is still accepting meal donations.  Those interested can visit www.mealtrain,com

Financial donations can be made to the family at www.lcointernational.com