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Backup for Brad

$9,380 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 77 people in 2 months
After a lifetime of service to country, community, family, and friends - I am Requesting Backup for retired Lt. David "Brad" Newell who was just diagnosed with stage 4 Kidney Cancer. My name is Kim. I am asking for your help for Brad who is not only one of my best friends, he is my big brother. I want him to be able to focus on himself and his family and not mounting medical bills.

Things are moving very quickly with the rapid progression of this awful disease. My goal is to raise $50,000 for Brad. Brad's health insurance does not go into effect until the first of the year. Even with insurance, the cost of the insurance and co-pays will be enormous. Brad had to resign his bailiff's position with Gem County reducing their monthly income. In the few days since he was diagnosed with cancer, the costs are already in the thousands of dollars with appointments and tests. We want to be able to help him cover these unforeseen expenses and loss of income as he fights this battle.


Me with my big brother fishing off the coast of Oregon May 2017.

 Brad is that guy you hoped would drive by if you need help along the roadside. He will change your tire in the pouring rain on highway 16 between Emmett and Boise, or he will stop along the freeway when it is 102 degrees and give you a bottle of water to drink while you wait for a tow truck. He has served so many for so many years, I am hoping we can serve him and be there for him now. Brad always knew he wanted to be a police office. Graduating from high school at age 17 he was too young to go to work in law enforcement, so he joined the US Army in 1975. He served as a Military Police officer for 4 years prior to becoming a civilian police officer for over 33 years. Brad retired a few years ago, but went back to work part-time earlier this year as a court bailiff for Gem County, Idaho.
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Just finishing up week 5 of the target therapy drug. Hoping we can get the nausea under control. We appreciated your thoughts and prayers. Please continue to share this.
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Please continue to share this post. Brad started the oral therapy target drug January 23rd. Still having some issues with getting the nausea under control. Your shares and donations are greatly appreciated as he continues this unforeseen journey.
4 generations; Dad, Brad, Barry, & Logan
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Please continue to share this post. Brad started the oral therapy target drug this week. Still have not gotten the nausea completely under control. Your shares and donations are needed. We hope to see all of you from the Treasure Valley area at the spaghetti feed fundraiser at the Methodist Church in Emmett tomorrow January 26, 2018 from 4-8 pm.
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Thank you all so much for your support. Brad finished radiation last Tuesday. Not sure what happened regarding the order for the oral therapy, but he will not start that until next Tuesday. He continues to have a lot of nausea and is worn out from the radiation treatments. He will see the oncologist tomorrow. Please keep sharing our post. I know that there are thousands of good-hearted people out there. If we could get this message shared and 880 people donated $50 we would meet our goal.
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TP
$500
Treasure Valley Lodge 11 Fraternal Order of Police
9 days ago (Offline Donation)
BN
$500
BK Newell
18 days ago
SL
$200
Shirley Lindstrom
19 days ago (Offline Donation)
ME
$200
Mary and Eve
24 days ago (Offline Donation)
CP
$100
Carolyn Patrick
28 days ago (Offline Donation)
AV
$50
Ann and Terry Vahlberg
28 days ago (Offline Donation)
ML
$115
Members of Oriental Lodge No.60 Masonic Lodge
28 days ago (Offline Donation)
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