The Low family has a tough battle ahead of them as identical triplets Thomas, Mason and Luke prepare for cancer treatment.
But the Alberta family is dealing with another challenge: finding accommodations in Toronto while the six-month-old boys undergo chemotherapy at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
Parents Richard and Leslie Low made an appeal on their blog on Thursday for a reasonably priced condo where the family of six could stay while the boys undergo procedures to treat retinoblastoma — an eye cancer that’s typically found in children under two years old.
The family had looked into staying at the Ronald McDonald House, which accommodates families whose children are receiving treatment for serious illnesses. But the facility only offers one bedroom per family.
“We know this blog has viewers from all over the world. Does anybody have a condo in Toronto that they lease for 6 months’ time??? Or even better, does anybody know the Marriott family?” the family wrote on their blog.
The Lows recently booked a 10-day hotel stay downtown Toronto that reportedly cost nearly $4,000.
“If we didn’t have to worry about housing, I think these trips would be more manageable and a lot less stressful,” the family wrote.
The triplets were born in December 2013 and diagnosed with retinoblastoma about three months later. Doctors have told the family that the chances of all three triplets having the eye cancer is virtually unheard of.
Since their diagnosis, Thomas and Mason have each had an eye removed.
Anyone who may be able to help the Low family with accommodations in Toronto is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published Friday, July 25, 2014 2:18PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 25, 2014 3:58PM EDT