Aaron Plourde was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2017, which was a stunning blow for a man so young. Since then, he has been fighting, undergoing months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Recently, after months of treatment, Aaron and his family learned that despite this, his cancer is growing quickly and he is no longer a candidate for potentially life-saving surgery. Aaron is now receiving palliative treatment so he can enjoy the limited time that he has left with his wife, his young children, and all the friends and family who know and love him.
As you can imagine, the financial burden from the cost of Aaron’s medical care is significant. In addition to this, Aaron is now too sick to work, and his wife cares for him and their children almost full-time. Once Aaron is gone, she will bear the cost of end-of-life expenses, home repairs, and all of the monthly expenses to keep their family afloat for years to come. The burden is immense, and as members of their circle of friends, we so want to give this hard-working family the financial freedom to live together now and to take time to grieve together, without worrying about how they will keep their home and provide for their children.
The goal of this fundraiser is two-fold: 1) to decrease the stress this family is feeling so that they can focus on making memories during the time they have left together, and 2) to give Aaron some peace of mind that his family’s financial burden will be lightened.
Please join us in making a donation in support of the Plourde family, and help provide #PeaceforthePlourdes. No amount is too small! Donations will go directly to the Plourde family, to give them peace of mind and alleviate some of the financial burden that comes with a devastating diagnosis like this one.
Donate using the button on this page, or you can mail a check to: Julia Monley Plourde, 5014 Green Oak Drive, Durham, NC 27712.
Here's how you can help:
- Make a gift if you can. Any amount helps!
- Spread the word! Share this link on your social media channels, email to your family and friends, or ask just one other person if they can make a small (or large!) gift.
- Take to your community! Are you a member of a church family or other community group? Ask if they would consider directing a portion of weekly donations to the Plourde family, or donating as an organization. Do you have a neighborhood message board, or are you in a particularly active Facebook group? Post there! We need your help in connecting with the broader community to help us relieve some of the financial burden for this sweet family who is already facing so much.
THANK YOU for helping provide #PeaceforthePlourdes!