Bernie La Belle

Hi everyone! I'm a 47 year old full blooded Ojibwa Native Canadian. I have put together this about.me site to help notify my friends and family about the current health issues I am facing, as well as provide an outlet for fundraising and support in the path to my recovery.

Recently I was diagnosed with Cirrhosis of the liver. Doctors tell me its at stage 4. Simply put, medicating this disease with whats currently available is not possible. The pain and side effects of this disease have progressed in recent months, and as a result, I have been on extended sick leave from my job. I've been on the job with the City for 23 years.

Luckily, there are facilities in the U.S. that have worked miracles for people in similiar situations to me, and that appears to be my best bet.

As you can imagine, treatment facilities and new age medications come with a very steep price. Through fundraising, events, and donations I am hoping to raise $75,000

Not an easy task, I know. But through the strength and love of family and friends, I feel very confidant that we will reach that goal!

I am presently in my 16th year of recovery (no drugs or alcohol). I am a husband, father and grandfather and still have lots of memories to create.

To make a donation, please click on the Paypal link below, it will take you to the donation page we have set up.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site, and God bless you Bernie La Belle