$19 for Garrett

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Goal: 100%

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Janine Cox Winkelmaier

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Garrett, 20, lost his father, George Winkelmaier Jr.(54), on December 27, 2011 to cancer. Sadly two weeks later Garrett was told that he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes... more


Updated posted by Janine Cox Winkelmaier 16 months ago

Happy New Year to you all.
A year ago, we lost a wonderful Man, Husband, Father, Son, Uncle, Brother, Friend, Boss and life Coach. There is not a day that goes by that we don't think of George. We remember the great life he lead and not the illness that ended it. Enjoy everyday with your loved ones and families, they are all treasures. Remember God will want your loved ones back some day, so tell them you love them everyday.

Again, I can hardly begin to Thank all of you for
your support this last year. You keep me in good spirits and surrounded by love.

2013 will be the celebration of life and health.



Updated posted by Janine Cox Winkelmaier 18 months ago

Hello everyone, it's been awhile and I want to share our good news with you! Garrett has just received the results from his latest Pet Scan and there were no signs of cancer!!! We want to thank YOU for all the positive energy, thoughts, prayers and assistance that helped lift Garrett to this point!
I also want to sincerely thank the medical team that oversaw his care and treatment and for their personal concern, dedication and continued support.
Garrett is now carrying a full load of 15 credits at UNR toward his engineering degree. He is also dedicating his spare time as assistant baseball coach for the Reno High School JV team.
I am so profoundly proud of both my sons and all they have endured in the past 10 months.
Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers and share our news to continue the hope and power of positive energy!
It's not what you say, it's not what you do, it's how you make people feel that will be remembered.
It does take a village, bless you for being in ours!
Sincerely, Janine



Updated posted by Janine Cox Winkelmaier 22 months ago

Thank you Summit Racing for sponsoring a fundraiser for Garrett. What a fantastic group of people that loved George and would do about anything to help his family.

We had a great time seeing all the employees, co-workers and car club buddies.

Thank you...Amber, Rhonda and Stacey!


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Created by Janine Cox Winkelmaier on January 24, 2012

Garrett, 20, lost his father, George Winkelmaier Jr.(54), on December 27, 2011 to cancer. Sadly two weeks later Garrett was told that he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes). Our family has been overwhelmed with medical care and expenses for the past 8 years and now with the loss of his father's income we are again faced with continued medical expenses beyond our resources! $19 for Garrett is our campaign to raise funds to provide for his medical expenses and continued health insurance.

Your $19, $190 or $1,900 donation or anything in between will be sincerely appreciated! Any amount is cheerfully accepted, thank you!
Garrett is an alum of Reno High School and currently attending UNR as an engineering major.

Due to the overwhelming amount of loving support we have been able to increase our goal to meet the overwhelming demands on our family. We are so deeply touched by everyone's sincere love and concern and will be forever grateful. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.

If you would prefer to send a check, card or letter our mailing address is:
19 for Garrett
P.O. Box 5774
Reno, NV 89513-5774

Donations are accepted at any US Bank Branch:
$19 For Garrett - Donation Account Name

Right at Home ~ In home care and assistance of Reno held a fundraiser and funds raised by the office staff were matched by the owners. Thank you!!!!!
If your business would like to hold a fundraiser please contact us for assistance.


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Happy Birthday Big Guy! Can you feel the hug!!?? Twenty and Terrific! We're so proud of you! You're in our hearts and prayers today! Love Lynni & The Wobbit

posted by Lynette Schweigert 25 months ago

It is amazing to see all of the love and support from your family and friends during this on going battle. Even people you have never even met before, but are bonded through a similar story! Stay strong and know that you are never alone! Thinking of you and your family- Molly Carling

posted by Molly Carling 26 months ago

We are happy to see how much Garrett and your whole family means to everyone! You are all in our prayers and will do anything to help make this easier on you all.

posted by Cece Zumtobel 27 months ago

It is heartening to see the willingness of friends and strangers willing to help in a time of need. Wishing you the best in your battle.

posted by Thane Keith 27 months ago

I am so happy to see the generosity and love everyone has shown your family. It is very inspiring!! Reno is a wonderful place!

posted by Jan Rudd 27 months ago

Garrett. The Decker family will be praying for yours and for a speedy recovery for you. My 16 year old son Anthony is fighting his second battle of cancer right now. He has had four tough rounds of chemo and now has a fifth big one with stem cell rescue. It is a battle, but with faith and prayer and digging deep within yourself, you will find the strength to get through this. If you need anyone to talk to, he is on facebook. Anthony Decker. God Bless you!!!

posted by Kimmy Decker 27 months ago

While I do not know your family, I do know what it is like lose a husband to brain cancer. I do know what it is like to have a 23 year old son diagnosed with leukemia. I watched him go threw the highest doses of chemo and full body radiation. Then on to a bone marrow transplant. Garrett you can and will get threw this, I would like to quoit my son. "while this is difficult, it is not impossible" Dig deep get it done and please know your community will help you.. and your family! You have a Mt. to climb, but I know in my heart you will reach the top!

posted by Laurie Herring 27 months ago

G- stay strong man, hope you have a painless recovery.

posted by Nick Lighthouse 27 months ago

Robert and I, and even Ruby and Meggie, are praying for Garretts swift and painless recovery. With all of our love you are all in our prayers and on our minds. A big hug!!!

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Dear Janine, We have been out of town since January, just found out from Sam about George and Garrett. I can't express my sorrow enough and hope to pass on our love and support to you and your family. Much love, Amy




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Touching story,.... thanks to Terry V. for sharing it on FB. Best of God's will for Garrett's health and nice job on this video, Ky.

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Much love, and many blessing! The Johnson's

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