Former Yunesit’in Chief Ivor D. Myers is battling cancer.
“His cancer is spreading, his stomach was removed and he is having problems keeping food down,” said Anaham Chief Joe Alphonse. “They’ve given him three to six months.”
Myers was diagnosed last summer and hasn’t been able to work so bills and payments are causing stress which add to the weight he already carries of not being well among other things.
“He has a young family and unfortunately when you are elected chief there isn’t the big huge pension you’d get if you were a politician in any other area.”
Friends and family have set up a GoFundMe account to help his three small children and his wife Stella who will benefit from any donations.
“It’s a tough thing to see Ivor go through this, aside from everything else he was a really nice guy and wouldn’t hurt a fly,” Alphonse said.
The funds raised will also help with any travel expenses to appointments for medical care.