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Team Liz Dunker Gibson

Organized by: Liz Scull

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Directly from the all new Emory Tower
October 18, 2017

I bring you news directly from the patient this morning ... "Dr. Staley was able to get all my tumors out yesterday 😃😃😃.  My surgery See More

EVENT DATE Oct 12, 2016

THE STORY:

This is Liz.

Liz is a daughter to Bette.

Liz is a single mom to Jake.

Liz is a sister to Brad and Janet.

Liz is a self-employed businesswoman.

Liz is a fighter.

Liz Dunker Gibson is an inspiration to everyone she knows.

Be like Liz.

On July 10, 2014, eleven months after a hysterectomy, Liz was diagnosed with a form of soft tissue cancer. Leiomyosarcoma is an extremely rare form of cancer, and accounts for 5–10% of soft tissue sarcomas, which are in themselves relatively rare. Leiomyosarcomas can be very unpredictable. It is a resistant cancer, meaning generally not very responsive to chemotherapy or radiation. The best outcomes occur when it can be removed surgically early, while small. This was not possible for Liz.

When Liz was diagnosed, she had one clear goal in mind. STAY ALIVE to see her son, Jake, a sophomore, graduate from high school. Jake was 15 at the time her battle with cancer began.

During the first year, Liz endured numerous rounds of chemotherapy that included 3 extended stays in the hospital, a brief stay in hospice and numerous infusions at outpatient centers. Over the course of 11 months, Liz amassed over $100,000 in medical bills NOT covered by insurance!

In the second year of Liz’s fight with cancer, she traveled to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to participate in a clinical trial. Her doctors believed this would be her best hope to stay alive long enough to see Jake walk the aisle in a cap and gown. After a few months, Liz left the clinical trial because her tumors were only growing larger. She even traveled to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC to consult with an oncological surgeon, to no avail. Back home in Atlanta, she resumed chemotherapy. Meanwhile, the bills kept mounting.

Now Liz is in the third year of this fight for her life and Jake is a senior at Roswell High School. The newest doctors on her team have decided to perform SURGERY to remove as many tumors as possible. And if she is a good candidate, Liz will receive HIPEC, a form of chemotherapy during surgery. Once her doctors have removed all visible tumors, the surgeon will continuously circulate a heated, sterile chemotherapy solution throughout the peritoneal cavity for up to 90 minutes. The HIPEC procedure is designed to attempt to kill any remaining cancer cells that cannot be seen. The solution is then removed and the incision closed. Liz is scheduled to have this procedure on Wednesday, the 19th of October.

Obviously, this surgery and promising chemo will add an enormous amount to her ever-growing medical bills. During Liz’s battle so many of her family, friends, neighbors and clients have been overwhelmingly generous with meals, gifts, prayers and all manner of kindness. And many of you have expressed a willingness to help her with some of her expenses. Now Liz is ready to accept your financial help!

This is the FIRST fundraiser for Liz Dunker Gibson. If you feel led to donate and are able to … Liz and her entire family will be so grateful! And if you wish to spread the word, please share this fundraiser on your Facebook and Twitter pages. As always, keep Liz in your thoughts and prayers, especially in the coming days while she is preparing for surgery. Thank you all for your consideration.

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To This Fundraiser

$44,314

 

52% Raised of $85,000 Goal

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  • Neighbor to Liz

    $300

  • Sister of Organizer

    $50

  • Roswell - Friend

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • A VERY COOL BENEFIT - RHS BAND

    $1,400

  • Maureen Carlin & Briana Carlin Arnett

     

  • A Very COOL Benefit - The Sequel

    $220

  • Beth Guerra

     

  • Be A Dunker T-Shirts

    $1,570

  • Joanne Fitzgerald

    $25

  • Kelly Ryan

    $100

  • Barry Lindler

    $25

  • Sally Newell

    $100

  • Kurt and Patti Gosch

    $100

  • Julie & Paul Benati

    $100

  • Offline Donation

    $500

  • Offline Donation

    $1,000

  • Offline Donation

    $500

  • Mark & Krystal Diaz

     

  • Vanessa and David Birdwell

    $500

  • Laura Thomas

    $500

  • Liz Scull

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katherine Duley

     

  • Nilesh, Kirti, and Alekh Kasabia

    $50

  • Barbara Dreyer Pomer

    $100

  • Suzanne Johnson Miceli

    $100

  • Karen Murrow

    $50

  • Donna Medlin

    $250

  • Ginny Miller

    $100

  • Marshall & Anne Brown

    $50

  • Kim and Derick Burgher

    $100

  • Ed Maddox

    $100

  • Kelly Barker Crain

     

  • Rebecca Schiffman

    $500

  • Kelly Atkinson

    $100

  • Mac Morris

    $100

  • Bob Allmendinger

    $50

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $100

  • Gene Kantarovich

    $100

  • Jim & Doris Belk

    $100

  • Leslie Gaynor

    $50

  • Honor & Jimmy

    $100

  • Kelly & Kelly Harrill

    $100

  • Elizabeth Poole Spangler

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Phillips

    $25

  • Alan and Pam Duncan

    $100

  • Susannah Thomas Bell

     

  • Karen Fortkiewicz Moye

     

  • Chrissy Billings Verchick

    $50

  • Bill & Elizabeth Osteen

     

  • Trip and Ann Adams

    $100

  • Laura Mount

     

  • Paige Holderfield Anderson

    $25

  • Steve and Carole Loflin

    $50

  • JT

    $500

  • Amy Gardner Garcia

     

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Susan Jacobson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gillian Goodman

    $100

  • Beverly Rollins Edwards

    $25

  • Robin, Dawn and family

     

  • Janet Holderness

    $25

  • BJ Martin

     

  • Mary Dator

     

  • Becky Schiffman

    $50

  • Anne & Sam Hummel

     

  • Elizabeth and Edgar Fisher

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Ellen Kelly

    $100

  • Karen Zucca

     

  • Jackson Bass

     

  • Greensboro Yard Sale

    $7,456

  • FRIENDS OF LIZ

    $50

  • FRIENDS WITH LIZ

    $100

  • Sequel to Greensboro Yard Sale

    $3,572

  • Sherri Hopkins

     

  • Kelly Ryan & Susan Keenan

     

  • Kurt and Patti Gosch

    $50

  • Anne Hummel

     

  • Katherine Duley

     

  • Drena Hollingsworth

    $50

  • Ed Maddox

     

  • Carrington Tarr

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jane Mykleby

    $75

  • Anita Simmons

     

  • Marshall & Anne Brown

     

  • The Johnson's - Darien Park

     

  • Charlotte Sutton

    $250

  • Smyth family

     

  • Susan Jacobson

    $100

  • Elizabeth and Edgar Fisher

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gene Kantarovich

    $100

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Organized by

Liz Scull

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Gene Kantarovich

Gene Kantarovich

DONATION: $100

2 hours ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 hours ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

20 hours ago

Elizabeth and Edgar Fisher

Elizabeth and Edgar Fisher

20 hours ago

Susan Jacobson

Susan Jacobson

DONATION: $100

21 hours ago

Smyth family

Smyth family

❤️ 1 day ago

Charlotte Sutton

Charlotte Sutton

DONATION: $250

My heart is heavy with love, empathy & huge support!! You are certainly a winning fighter so keep up that winning spirit!! 5 days ago

The Johnson's - Darien Park

The Johnson's - Darien Park

We love you Liz! 5 days ago

Anita Simmons

Anita Simmons

Sending prayers and positive thoughts for your upcoming surgery. 7 days ago

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