Local cancer free after successful surgery

A local man is now cancer free after a successful surgery in Vancouver.

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A man in a hospital bed with tubes up his nose and a surgical wound on his lip. A woman is leaning in with a mask on.
George Crummey and his wife at the hospital. (George Crummey)

FORT ST JOHN, B.C. — A local man is now cancer free after a successful surgery in Vancouver.

George Malcolm Crummey, who was diagnosed with lip cancer earlier this year, said he is now on the road to recovery. 

Crummey was fortunate to be bumped up the surgery list and had the cancer removed in Vancouver on Tuesday.

After arriving home on Thursday, Crummey said he will now be focusing on his follow-up appointments in the coming weeks.

Prior to his surgery, the Fort St. John Royal Canadian Legion started a fundraiser for Crummey, raising $3,100 so far.

Crummey said it cost over $2,000 for flights, $800 for hotels and about $300 for food while he was staying in Vancouver.

Kelly Smith-White, general manager and event coordinator of the local legion, described Crummey as a compassionate person who has been heavily involved in the legion’s activities.

The Legion is accepting donations for Crummey for his medical expenses until the end of April through e-transfer or in person by cheque or cash.

E-transfers can be sent to [email protected], or cash or a cheque can be dropped off at the local legion located at 10103 105th Avenue in Fort St. John during business hours.

The legion is open from Wednesday to Saturday. The doors open at 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. on Friday, and 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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