Gore Bay woman completes chemotherapy treatments

GORE BAY—“It’s good to be home,” stated Theresa Rideout, a Gore Bay woman who is battling a rare form of cancer. She has now finished her chemotherapy treatments.

“I’ve just completed my chemotherapy treatments and am just home and resting,” Ms. Rideout told the Recorder on Tuesday. As reported in the November 13, 2015 edition of the Recorder, Ms. Rideout has  vulva cancer. She has now undergone six weeks of radiation treatment five days a week and chemotherapy one day a week.

Ms. Rideout, who was first diagnosed with cancer in May, told the Recorder, “now I will have to wait for the test to be done to see if I am cancer-free. I’m not feeling too bad, but I am tired.”

“Yes, the doctors are happy so far with the ways things have gone,” said Ms. Rideout.

This weekend (December 18-20), proceeds from funds raised at the annual Frosty Cup hockey tournament in Gore Bay will be going to Ms. Rideout and her family, which includes her husband Barry and their two children, Kaylub who is 16 and Tyannah, age 11.

Ms. Rideout again acknowledged brothers Kurtis and Kyle Noble and all the volunteers for their efforts in putting on the tournament. “What they are doing is amazing, they are making such a difference in the community.”

The tournament will have the same format as last year with eight open men’s teams, four open women’s teams and four over 40 men’s teams.

The Gore Bay Rotary Club will be providing refreshments upstairs in the Gore Bay arena during the tournament, while the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 514 will be hosting a licenced dance on Saturday evening.