Jacob and Jessie Braun’s Story

Jacob and Jessie Braun built their home and long life together in Swift Current.

When Jessie developed a lump on her breast, she delayed getting a diagnosis for fear that it may be cancer. As the lump worsened, she finally stirred enough courage to see the doctor. Unfortunately by then, her breast cancer had progressed to stage 4.

Jessie received chemotherapy treatments at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre and a full mastectomy, and Jacob was right there with her. “The Allan Blair Cancer Centre was very important as it gave Jessie such good treatment and extended her time with me” said Jacob.

Unfortunately, Jessie’s cancer metastasized and Jacob lost the love of his life on June 14, 2015.

Jacob updated their Will to honour the incredible care Jessie received at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre by leaving their entire estate to help other patients on their cancer journey. Their legacy gift came at a crucial moment to support the High Dose Rate (HDR) Brachytherapy campaign to enhance targeted internal radiation for patients being treated at the Allan Blair Cancer Centre.

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