Thursday, August 15, 2013

An opportunity to bless the Boesten family

Ingrid and Nico
Ingrid Boesten is a woman of tremendous character and poise who has been battling cancer for the past 3 years. Although it has been a very painful road she has remained an inspiring figure, displaying immense dignity in what has been a very perplexing and challenging journey for everyone in the family.

As friends and family of Ingrid and Nico and the children, we all wish we could do more to help. The little things we are able to do to show our love usually seem very trivial in comparison to what Ingrid is battling and yet she assures us that it really does mean a lot to the family and does provide an atmosphere of loving support for them all.  

Many have also asked the practical question, “Do they need money?"  So some of us in our church community asked if there were anything they would like right now that would make things that little bit easier.  Nico assured us that they would never want to milk the "charity case" thing but that there are some things they would love to do as a family together that would take some extra cash to do. These would be special things like travel perhaps or special events which would go towards creating more precious memories together as a family.

The Boesten Family
With this in mind we have created a simple way to donate to the Boesten family. By clicking on the "Donate" button below you can donate to the family directly. We all know that money can’t buy love but in this practical way of showering them with cash we can all demonstrate our love and good will for them as a family.

In the meantime please keep Ingrid in your thoughts and prayers and continue to ask for God’s perfect healing for her.


Graham Ord, Dave Ward, and Cynthia Lees 
Pastoral team at Kelowna Vineyard 

Kelowna Vineyard Church website

This donation button is offered by Paypal who takes just under 4% for admin in this process.  If you would rather not donate this way you can contact Graham via the email address below, and I can pass on the details of how to donate directly to you. Please note that tax receipts cannot be issued.
Knewsense at  (take out spaces and exchange 'at' for @ ) 


Here's a record of Ingrid's treatments to date: 

Feb. 13, 2010
Colonoscopy revealed stage 3 cancer in colon as well as spread into lymph nodes (misdiagnosis of celiac). Found out in front of Choices supermarket.

Feb. 15, 2010
Colon Surgery

Mar. - Sept. 2010
6 months of Chemo

Sept. 2012 (2 days before 2 year anniversary of being cancer free)
Prognosis of cancer in liver (stage 4)

Nov. 2012 - Jan. 14, 2013
3 months of chemo before liver surgery

Mar. 8, 2013
Liver surgery

April 2013
CT scan reveals 3 small spots on lungs (not sure if it's cancer)

June 27, 2013
Prognosis of cancer in lungs (8 visible spots - not able to operate)

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