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UsedVancouver.com Assists Mom Undergoing Treatment for Breast Cancer

Vancouver, B.C. – April 17, 2013

UsedVancouver.com is honoured to working with Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery (SPUD) and a local holistic nutritionist to provide a three-month-old baby girl with donor breast milk while her mom undergoes chemotherapy.

UsedVancouver.com’s Community Angels recently spotted a Facebook post from the mom (Kathryn) looking for donor breast milk for her baby (Linnea), while she is undergoing chemo. The Angels immediately moved into action and teamed up with SPUD Vancouver. Together UsedVancouver.com and SPUD.ca will donate eight weeks of organic food boxes to the family.

“We are humbled by this generous gift by SPUD and UsedVancouver.com to make life easier during this challenging time. Thank you so much!!!” said Linnea’s dad and Kathryn’s husband Tom. M.

Crystal Di Domizio, a Vancouver childbirth educator and holistic nutritionist, has been the quarterback helping this mom find donor breast milk for her baby. The goal is to ensure the baby receives donor breast milk until the age of six-months.

“It’s been a special opportunity to help this family by working with local resources like SPUD Vancouver and Crystal who are working towards providing the gift of health to clients everyday,” said Suzanne Bertani, UsedVancouver.com Social Media Producer. “We will keep a watchful eye on this family’s needs and hope they feel the warmth of the community while they tackle this difficult journey.”

When Crystal is not collecting milk for a mother and baby in need you can find her mentoring pregnant women through their journey to motherhood through Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis classes.

Those who can assist with breast milk donations are encourage to contact Crystal: crystal@cultivateyourhealth.com. Crystal’s website is www.cultivateyourhealth.com.

The well-documented benefits of breast milk consumption in early life are present in all human milk. When a child is unable to thrive solely on the milk of their biological parent, human milk is available as an alternative via milk banks, wet nurses, or parent-to-parent milk sharing groups like Human Milk for Human Babies. For more information on donor breast milk visit the site Human Milk 4 Human Babies.

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About Used.ca:

Used.ca was founded in 2003 with the vision that an effective, free, online marketplace for the sale of used goods would reduce landfill content, benefit the environment and save people money. It is now Canada’s biggest Canadian-owned online classified network with local city sites across the country, including UsedVictoria, UsedVancouver, UsedOttawa, UsedPEI and more. Our network of over 55 websites has now become the most efficient platform for buyers to connect with private and commercial sellers to find what they want in their local community.

Media Contacts:

Lacey Sheardown, Used.ca
250.381.3633 ext. 3291
Media@Used.ca

Scott Ledingham/PR MediaNow
613.806.7135
Scott@PRMediaNow.com