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Kelowna DJ raises more than $20,000 for cancer recovery

Wesley Kormos, also known as DJ Wes Please, was diagnosed with cancer this week.
Image Credit: GoFundMe/ Wes Please (Kormos) Cancer Recovery Fund

A Kelowna DJ has raised more than $17,000 through an online fundraiser in one day after he was diagnosed with cancer this week.

Wesley Kormos, a musician and DJ from Kelowna known as Wes Please, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia this week, said Amy Williams, with GoFundMe.

He was immediately flown to Vancouver General Hospital and he began chemotherapy treatment yesterday, Jan. 8.

He is expected to continue treatment for the next 12 months and will need to move closer to Vancouver. His father will be his full-time caregiver and both of them will be out of work during this time, so they are expecting significant financial stress over the next year, Kormos wrote on his GoFundMe page.

"I am young, healthy, positive and full of willpower. Not to mention the amazing support from family and friends. Ultimately that is what is going to get me through this challenge of a lifetime," Kormos wrote.

The fundraiser will help them pay for treatment, medication, transportation, accommodations, food and utilities, "and support has been pouring in by the minute with no sign of slowing," Williams said.

As of Jan. 9, the GoFundMe has raised $23,000. Kormos' fundraiser page can be found online.

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