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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Isabelle Cayford, her family, and her friends helped a single mom enjoy her Christmas in 2022 after several fundraisers throughout the summer.

Isabelle Cayford said the family was recommended to her anonymously, and each person in the family got at least five gifts.

According to a Facebook post from Cayford, there was over $1,500 worth of gifts for the single mom and her eight kids.

“I can’t wait for next year. Hopefully, we can raise more money next year and then help a couple more families,” Cayford said.

She thanked a long list of people in a Facebook post, including her daughter’s grandpa, Arthur, Fort City Chrysler and the community of Fort St. John.

The Christmas donation follows multiple fundraiser barbecues held throughout the summer to raise awareness for DIPG, a rare disease Cayford’s daughter, Adaura, passed away from on July 1st, 2020.

The Cayfords held a barbecue on Canada Day, one later in July, and a Show and Shine at Fort City Chrysler in August.

Additionally, Adaura’s Wish Foundation became a registered charity earlier this year.

In 2023, Cayford is planning to host another barbecue on Canada Day.

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Shailynn Foster is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca. Shailynn has been writing since she was 7 years old, but only recently started her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends.