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Terminally ill woman assaulted in Shuswap too traumatized to go home

A 59-year-old woman with terminal cancer was the victim of a targeted home invasion in Sicamous on Oct. 24, 2018.
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October 29, 2018 - 4:35 PM

SICAMOUS - The son of the terminally ill woman who was attacked in her Shuswap home is trying to relocate her, so that she can try to heal from the traumatic event.

On Wednesday Oct. 24 a 59-year-old woman with terminal cancer was the victim of a targeted home invasion in Sicamous, where two men forcefully entered her home and assaulted her while a woman suspect watched outside.

Her son, Myc Paluka, writes on a GoFundMe campaign page that she is traumatized and consequently does not want to return to the location of the home invasion.

Paluka says the family has been putting her up in a hotel closer to the hospital since the attack, and have had to replace all the medications the attackers stole.

Many of the woman's treatments are located in Salmon Arm and Kelowna, which is difficult for her to get to when her condition restricts her from driving, he says.

Now that she no longer feels safe in the Sicamous home, Paluka is raising funds to get her to Cranbrook where she can have easier access to treatment and family support.

Paluka did not respond to an interview request in time for publication.

Anyone with information about the home invasion is asked to call the Sicamous RCMP at 250-836-2878 or go to the Crime Stoppers website here.

Go to the GoFundMe page here.


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