Wings of Hope for David Gagnon - Cancer

$6,908 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 62 months
"Wings of Hope for David Gagnon -
   Fighting Cancer Every Step of the Way"


Help us raise money to support David in his fight against Cancer & Life without a Stomach!

David was diagnosed with Stage III Gastric Cancer; Esophageal & Stomach Cancer called, "Mucinous Adenocarcinoma", Apr 9, 2014. His tumor was over 8cm located in the Esophagus & Stomach. He's being treated at Smilow Cancer Ctr, Yale New Haven Hospital. David’s 1st Chemo began May 12, 2014 for 9 weeks. David had a major & very difficult 11 hr surgery Sept 9, 2014 to remove 3/4 of his esophagus & total removal of his stomach (gastrectomy).

David was in ICU from Sept 9 to Oct 9, 2014 with many issues & complications from the surgery & chest tubes. He also wound up with pneumonia & a collapsed lung. He had another surgery on Sept 16, 2014 to repair his lung & was intubated (living on a ventilator for 18 days) from Sept 12 to Sept 29, 2014. On Oct 10, 2014 he was moved to the Smilow Bldg at Yale & had to undergo another surgery to install a stent in his esophagus to assist in repairing the esophageal leak into his chest.  David stayed in Smilow until Oct 23, 2014 then moved to Gaylord Rehab Ctr in Wallingford. He came home Nov 12, 2014 then had Surgery to remove the esophageal stent Dec 4, 2014. As of Dec 15, David was able to eat a clear liquid diet by mouth & completed clean up Chemo for another 9 wks that ended Feb 2015. His feeding tube was removed in late Jun 2015 as he can now eat very small meals.

In Mar 2016 we were advised the Cancer has returned in his lymph nodes, so now he is considered a stage 4 Cancer patient. David started a Clinical Trial of Chemo called, the Rainfall trial on May 5, 2016 and this will continue until he goes into remission again...

We created this group to support David in his time of need and to keep him positive and moving forward to heal. For all of those who know David, he is always someone you can count on. From his normal work related engine builds to tech calls, helping out at the race track or off to help build a friends’ shed or even helping out a neighbor stuck in the snow, you can always count on David to assist you.

David didn’t attend any fancy schools or even have the opportunity to finish High School; instead when his father passed from a heart attack at 41 yrs, David took the road to get a job to support his Mother & brother. Things were not easy especially when his brother (Daniel) was diagnosed with Cancer. David took the time to do what any brother would do & take care of whatever needed to be done for Daniel. After Daniel’s passing at 16 yrs old, he continued to support & assists his Mom with everything she needs.

Let’s all get together & heartlessly support David in his fight with Cancer as he has done for others. Wings of Hope for David Gagnon Race Against Cancer Fund will assist with any of David's home financial and medical needs, prescriptions, special food needs, proteins drinks, trips to doctors and their facilities outside of CT, basically whatever is needed to get him back on track, healthy & working again. Every bit helps. Many thanks for your generosity & support!

Fighting Cancer Every Step of the Way!!!

You can also donate directly, please make checks payable to:  “Dawn Siedlarz-Aponte”

Mail checks to:  Dawn Siedlarz-Aponte, 7-B Stonegate Circle, Branford, CT 06405

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

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Hello Everyone: Cheyenne and I are still trying to pay off David's funeral bills. Nothing has really changed since David has passed away, there is still too much going on to explain. The feeling of unsettledness is awful, very hard to begin to move forward until a lot of this is behind us. Our biggest concern and help we need with to move forward is to pay off the funeral, then we can work on getting him a head stone.

This original gofundme site is active for donations. You can also still send them to Cheyenne's or my paypal accts or mail a check to me... There are well over 800 people on this Wings of Hope site, just $10 to $15 could help us pay off this unexpected dept. David did not have life insurance or anything set aside for an event like this.

Please know, every single bit counts towards Cheyenne and I being able to move forward. Anything you can assist us with at this point is completely helpful.

No more donations have come in since last I wrote and we're still not yet near the half way point of the funeral costs which was ($10,500). We still have to work towards the plot & headstone cost as well.

We would really like to try to get his headstone ordered for the Spring. That's the hardest because you have to come up with a hefty deposit before that will even begin.

Many Blessings Cheyenne and I send to those of you who have assisted us. We don't know what we would do without your help. Enjoy every day, every moment you have with your families, you just never know when something like this will happen.
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Hello Everyone: Cheyenne and I can't begin to thank all of those that continue to assist us with trying to pay off David's funeral bill. Since David has passed there is so much going on. More than I think any of you would care to know. It's not bad enough we had to fight Cancer these past 3 1/2 years BUT At this time, we are not being allowed to move forward with our lives because of all the unsettled craziness that is occurring.

We will keep this original gofundme site active for donations. You can also still send them to Cheyenne's or my paypal accts or mail a check to me...

Please know, Every single bit counts towards being able to move forward and to pay off these existing funeral and plot debts. Anything you can assist us with at this point is completely helpful.

We're still not yet near the half way point of the funeral costs which was ($10,500). Then we still have to work towards the plot cost as well.

In the Spring we will try to get his headstone ordered. That's the hardest because you have to come up with a hefty deposit before that will even begin.

Many Blessings Cheyenne and I send to you. We don't know what we would do without your assistance. We just ask, Enjoy every day, every moment you have with your families, you just never know when something like this will happen.

There is no turning back, only to look forward to what we have with each other now.... Blessed Be and {{HUGs from us to all of You}}.
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As most of you are aware, David passed away from Cancer on December 25, 2017... Unfortunately David was not able to get life insurance and he did not do any pre-planned funeral arrangements... At this time we are still collections Donations for his funeral.

We are accepting donations here on the original gofundme site, to Cheyenne or my paypal accts or check mailed to me...

Anything you can give at this point is completely helpful as the final $5500 balance is due this week for just the funeral alone (which was just over $10,500). That balance due does not include what’s on my credit cards as payments
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#FuneralCosts #Donation #CancerSucks #Cancer #Help #Donate #Assistance - We are nearing the half way point to pay off the funeral home... I’m reposting because we still desperately need assistance to finish paying for at least the funeral home & plot.

In the spring, we will focus on donations to buy a head stone because we need actual funds in hand to do that...

At last check there are still 897 people in just Wings of Hope group alone, if we were to collect $15 to $20 from each of you. We could pay for everything. Please consider helping us out as David had no life insurance or pre planned arrangements.

We hope you consider helping, Please even share our story with friends & family. I would not ask if we didn’t need help - thank you so very much...

Checks can be made out to the "Washington Memorial Funeral Home" and mailed to me so I can keep track of payments or made out to me and I can bring there... Many thanks
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$6,908 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 70 people in 62 months
Created May 22, 2014
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EA
$100
Ellie Alterman
17 months ago

Dawn, I hope you can reach your goal. It must be awful to have to raise money, while trying to mourn David’s death. I am so sorry.

DD
$25
Denise Dow
18 months ago

I wish I could do more.

LS
$25
Lisa Siedlarz
18 months ago

. Wish it could be more.

SS
$50
Steve From SAAC
18 months ago

God Bless you Dawn and Cheyenne.

EA
$100
Ellie Alterman
18 months ago

Dawn, God bless you and your family.

JO
$50
Julie Ovian
18 months ago

Dawn, your strength and unwavering love for David has been inspirational. I wish you peace and comfort as you mourn.

SG
$100
Sharon Gagnon
25 months ago

Be well.

EA
$50
Ellie Alterman
25 months ago

Wish I could do more.

AF
$50
Anthony F.
25 months ago
KM
$50
Kimberly Marcello
25 months ago

I know it's not a lot but I hope this helps and hopefully will be able to donate more in the future. David stay strong and Dawn you are an absolutely amazing person. Your love and devotion is endless. You are both in my thoughts and prayers! XOXO

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