POLITICS

Rob Ford's Family Gives $90K To Hospital After Cancer Treatment

12/17/2014 08:46 EST | Updated 02/16/2015 05:59 EST
TORONTO - Rob Ford's family has given a $40,000 cheque to a Toronto hospital — proceeds from the last sale of the former mayor's bobbleheads.

His mother, Diane Ford, and his brother, former city councillor Doug Ford, delivered the cheque Wednesday at Humber River Hospital, and the family also made a personal donation of $50,000.

The donations are in recognition of the care the hospital has given the former mayor during his battle with cancer.

“After 42 years of having my children here and using emergency services ... doctors have been wonderful, and it’s our hospital,” Diane Ford said.

Doug Ford confirmed Tuesday that his brother's tumour has shrunk by half, and said the former mayor will soon finish his fifth round of chemotherapy.

Rob Ford was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of abdominal cancer in mid-September and dropped his bid for mayoral re-election shortly afterwards.

Instead, he ran for a seat on city council and was voted in during the Oct. 27 municipal election.

The Rob Ford bobbleheads have proved a popular item, with hundreds of people lining up at city hall to purchase them, and the money raised earmarked for charity.

(680News, The Canadian Press)

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