Frederick Law feels better when he's at HopeSpring, surrounded by other children who know what it's like to have cancer invade your home.
"Whatever worries or bad feelings you have really go away," said the 11-year-old Kitchener boy, whose mother is battling metastatic breast cancer.
"Without those services, I go back to being worried about my mom," Frederick said.
HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre has launched a public appeal for support to continue operating.
Donations exceeding $50,000 have come in since the centre announced in late January that it would be closing on March 31 due to increasing difficulty raising the funds needed to be sustainable in the absence of any government funding.
To continue offering services, $400,000 is required for this fiscal year.
"We still are far short of what we need," said board chair Valerie Beyer.
Also needed are funding commitments for the next three to five years. HopeSpring will close unless that is secured by Feb. 27, when the board meets and members make a final decision.
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