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Help Bill Beat Cancer

Team Member: Kris Brown

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November 18, 2016

In case this is confusing for others like it is for me, this is not a seperate fundraiser than Jen's. This is part of a team effort, the amount See More

THE STORY:

Jennifer Gast wrote -

Pastor Bill Gast is our dad. He along with our mom have been in ministry for 30+ years, and the last 23 years in the same small church in West Haven, CT. Our dad is a big guy, with a firm handshake, a welcoming face and an open door. And our mom is a servant-hearted woman who loves deeply and has been by dad’s side in ministry every step of the way. Over the past decades, our parents have supported families, including many of you who are reading this now, through illness, sorrows, times of doubt, and times of need. And they have celebrated new life, great accomplishments and successes. Our father’s door and his phone are never closed to those who need him. They are human, and makes mistakes - but anyone who has met them knows they are quick to admit those and quick to reconcile or grow from them. And they have lived their life, and raised their family, to love God and serve the church and others as much as possible. In early October, dad was diagnosed with aggressive stage 3 bladder cancer. Prior to that he had been misdiagnosed with UTI’s but with continued issues and more investigation, the Urologist found a growth on his bladder on a scan in October. It may have been growing a long time, and had not been visible before, but it was not miss-able now. As a result of the biopsy, and multiple scans Dad received news that he had stage 2 bladder cancer, however when we met with the Surgical Oncologist it was determined that it was actually stage 3 due to multiple other factors and potential spreading. This has led to the decision to receive a 12 week chemo regimen, with an extensive surgery following. In the past couple weeks, he has started chemotherapy, and what was supposed to be an easier therapy regimen has hit dad hard. His kidney function is decreasing and white count is already lowering. What was supposed to be one session a week has turned into fluids every other weekday alternating with blood work before his chemo day at the end of the week. Mom and Dad would never ask for help, but we kids are doing it for them. They have given their life for others, and live comfortably on little (like every single truck dad's ever driven - and many of you have borrowed them at one point or another for the big and dirty stuff because it wouldn't matter if anything happened to it, lol). Will you join us in showing them how much they mean to us and to bless them in the same way that we have been blessed by them. While we have created this as a fundraiser, because the bills are going to be large, we also recognize the power of connectedness, encouragement and prayer and we covet those things from you as well. Please don’t feel shy about giving the support in whatever manner you can, or however God leads, we just know we need our “extended family” as we battle this. For the fundraising part, we have established a private account just for these donations to keep everything accountable and above board. Thank you for being willing to battle this with us. Bless you all.

$1,925

 

19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Paul & Andrea Gast

    $50

  • Kristin Schulz and Family

     

  • ❤️

    $200

  • Al and Kathy Sullivan

    $100

  • Fred & Melissa Panas

    $50

  • Lorenzo Family

     

  • Brian, Melissa, & Brody Cohen

     

  • Maurice and Rose Muir

    $100

  • John and Debbie Beauvais

     

  • Ron and Danielle Woodruffe

    $100

  • Steven and Allie Johnstone

     

  • PB fan club

    $100

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Organized by

Jennifer Gast

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

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The Team: $3,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kris Brown

Amount Raised

$1,925

 

19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Gast

Amount Raised

$1,890

 

19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

PB fan club

PB fan club

DONATION: $100

Thanks PB for all that you do. Hang in there 1 year ago

Steven and Allie Johnstone

Steven and Allie Johnstone

2 years ago

Ron and Danielle Woodruffe

Ron and Danielle Woodruffe

DONATION: $100

Praying for Pastor Bill and an amazing recovery! 2 years ago

John and Debbie Beauvais

John and Debbie Beauvais

2 years ago

Maurice and Rose Muir

Maurice and Rose Muir

DONATION: $100

Speedy recovery 2 years ago

Brian, Melissa, & Brody Cohen

Brian, Melissa, & Brody Cohen

2 years ago

Lorenzo Family

Lorenzo Family

2 years ago

Fred & Melissa Panas

Fred & Melissa Panas

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Al and Kathy Sullivan

Al and Kathy Sullivan

DONATION: $100

Praying for your quick recovery. We love you. 2 years ago

❤️

❤️

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

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