The Milton’s Mountain…

Andrew and Leslie Milton have been involved in pastoral or camp ministry for many years which in 2015 lead them and their family to Manitoba from British Columbia. Andrew joined the team at Roseau River Bible Camp as Site Director and Leslie as the Bookkeeper for RRBC as well as a part of the financial team for One Hope Canada. Leslie has a long history of back pain but began experiencing stronger symptoms in 2017. It was discovered that she had multiple areas of mild bulging discs, narrowing of the spinal canal and degeneration which has caused pain and numbness for her on a daily basis. These issues have progressed from mild to moderate and severe over time and in 2020, one of these areas was surgically fused. These issues make daily life difficult. Leslie’s specialist concludes she requires two more surgeries but because of the medical situation in our province and due to covid, these surgeries won’t be able to happen. If left untreated the relentless pain and discomfort will increase along with numbness in various parts of the body serviced by the nerves that are being crushed. Eventually it can lead to paralysis in the parts of the body.

The good news has a cost…

Leslie has been approved for disk replacement surgery on two areas of her spine in Germany at the end of March.  Both procedures will be done under one general anesthetic procedure, in one day. The Milton’s would be deeply grateful and relieved with any help in raising the funds to make this surgery happen. They will need to raise $86,000, which will cover the surgery, hospital stay, rehab, flights, etc. 

Communication…

A Facebook group is being set up: search for Leslie Milton Surgery Fundraiser. People will be able to ask questions, get updates on how much has been raised and in time there will be updates on the journey.  You can also email Leslie at robertslrae@yahoo.com.  Or call Leslie at 204-995-6749.

How to help…

Personal/direct financial gifts: E-transfers can be sent to robertslrae@yahoo.com with a memo: Leslie Milton medical fund. Cheques can be made out to Andrew & Leslie Milton with a memo of “Leslie Milton Medical Fund” mailed to Andrew & Leslie Milton, box 109, Roseau River, MB, R0A 1P0.  Please use priority mail as regular mail from BC has been taking up to a month lately.

Anonymous financial gifts: Please make cheques payable to “Leslie Milton Medical Fund” and mailed to Access Credit Union, Box 730, Morris, MB, R0G 1K0.  Or Emmanuel Baptist Church, box 43, Morris, MB, R0G 1K0. Please use priority mail as regular mail from BC has been taking up to a month lately.

     For you created my inmost being, you knit me together…Psalm 139:13