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Hope On. Journey On.

$16,930raised of $20,000 goal
84%

Organizer: Brooke Gordon Beneficiary: Gary West

In 2005, Gary was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a cancer affecting the blood and bone marrow. In June he had a bone marrow transplant and now has several months of recovery.

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Diagnosis
In 2005, Gary was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a cancer affecting the blood and bone marrow.  

Journey
Over the past eight years, Gary has had ups and downs with his health.  His treatments have included multiple rounds of chemotherapy and many, many blood transfusions.  He has endured eleven bone marrow biopsies and multiple treatments.  But, if you have ever met him and asked how he is doing, his answer is always, "Great!"  His body and faith have been strong.  In June he had a bone marrow transplant.  

Financial Need
Gary's treatment has included intense chemotherapy, lots of bone marrow biopsies, over a hundred units of blood transfused and the bone marrow transplant.  The costs associated with having a bone marrow transplant are great.  In addition to the medical expenses, the doctors have advised Gary that he will be unable to work for four months to a year.  

Hope
All donations will go directly to help Gary with his recovery.  We cannot express how much your help and contributions mean.  Thank you!

Join us on Facebook for updates and news: https://www.facebook.com/GaryWestHopeOnJourneyOn

Please visit www.marrow.org.  You could Be The Match® and help save a life of someone in need. 

We chose “Hope on.  Journey on.” as both the theme of this page and our family motto through Gary’s journey.  This beautiful saying comes from a talk given by a leader of our church, Jeffrey R. Holland. 

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Updates

08/07/2013
by Brooke Gordon
There is an article in the East Valley Tribune about Gary and the upcoming concert.  Thank you all for your support!

http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/gilbert/article_0f48a196-ff0f-11e2-bd02-001a4bcf887a.html
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07/31/2013
by Brooke Gordon
We are excited to announce:  Hope on. Journey on. - A Fundraiser Concert for Gary West.  It will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 6:00pm at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, AZ.  We would love to have everyone join us in support of Gary.  Tickets are $12 and available to purchase at http://hopeonjourneyon-efbevent.eventbrite.com/ .  We have some wonderful performers lined up and it will be a fantastic evening.  There will also be a silent auction taking place during the concert.


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06/27/2013
by Brooke Gordon
For updates on Gary's recovery, please visit us on Facebook:
www.facebook.com/GaryWestHopeOnJourneyOn
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