Bennie Colbert

$20,525 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 176 people in 22 months
Hello, my name is Karen Conover, lifelong Fairbanksan.  I am setting up a GO Fundme Account for a wonderful friend Bennie Colbert, who is also a lifelong Fairbanksan.  Bennie has recently been diagnosed with an aggressive Prostate Cancer that is advancing quickly, he will be travelling to Houston after the New Year for surgery, depending on outcome he will then have radiation for 7 weeks in Fairbanks.  He will take numerous trips back to Houston for follow ups.   Bennie does have some medical insurance but the costs of his out of pocket expenses will be adding up very quickly. 

 As most of us know medical expenses and travel expenses can place a financial burden on any family.  I am reaching out to our community to help this “Always Smiling” guy through this challenging journey. 

Your donation you choose to graciously donate will be used to help Bennie with his surgery in Houston and the treatments that will follow.

 If anyone would like to donate Alaska Airlines miles or a companion fare please contact me and we can discuss. 

Any help will be appreciated!!
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SORRY FOLKS BBQ IS THIS SUNDAY 6/25....
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Bennie wants to say thank you for all the well wishes , prayers, love and donations that have come his way in his time of need.

Please come and celebrate with him at Raleigh Johnsons house 1129 Coppet Street from 3:00 - 7:00pm so Bennie can show you his appreciation with family, friends. Drinks and BBQ in a garden setting.

He hopes to see you all there.
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This message I got from Bennie and asked to share with everyone:

"I have just finished meeting with the clinician team, I was told the type of cancer that I have can be very strong and aggressive. At this time they're not requiring me to do radiation. But the doctors said I could elect to go on with radiation procedures if I chose to. My number have come out very good and low so I am not required to do radiation at this time, which is very positive. I will continue to be monitored my medical team every 3 to 4 months or until they consider me in remission or cancer-free.

I will also be returning to the cancer treatment center to follow up on complications and side effects from the surgery.

I feel good and this has been a positive trip.

Thank you everyone who has been praying for me and my family.

Love ,
Bennie

P.S. I choose life, and I choose to Live!!
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Bennie asked me to post this:


Greeting Friends and Family,


The Doctors has just release me yesterday to travel. So, I will be returning to Fairbanks on March 4th in the afternoon.
I wanted to take this opportunity to address everybody and personally Thank you all, for your Prayers, Moral support and generous
contributions. One would never imagine the overwhelming feelings one would endure until they're faced with a life threatening illness.
Well, God has answered our Prayers. For now...the Pathology report has come back favorably and the surgery has been deemed successful.
There will be several return visits to Houston for follow ups, before they can give a Cancer free diagnosis. But, God is Good,and he will
walk with me through this emotional journey. There are No Words that I could ever say that would express my Gratitude. Without each and everyone
of you, I don't think I would have been strong enough to do this alone, in fact I know I wasn't strong enough. There are a few of you I need to acknowledge by name. Karen, Amy and John Bachner. Thank you for your Persistence because, I now know, I have been taught what unconditional Love looks like. By way of the Go Fund Me campaign, which I pridefully refused. Love, Blessings and Good Health to All. I will keep everyone in the loop of my progress.

Thank you again and God Bless,

Bennie Colbert
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Shanda McAbee
16 months ago

What day is the BBQ?

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Troi Pull Sun
17 months ago

Lovin' you, brother...

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Mo Nishiyama
19 months ago

Sending you good thoughts and prayers, Bennie. Hang tough!

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Jerrylee Ivey-Bergen
19 months ago

So glad to hear things are looking good. Keep being strong and we will keep you in our thoughts always. ♥ KICK CANCERS ASS BENNIE!

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Stacey DeLeon Wells
21 months ago

Continued prayers Bennie!

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Carol Secor
21 months ago

Thinking of you and praying too that things go well. Prayers for the team working on your care.

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Barb Downs
21 months ago

Bennie, I don't know you, but I'm so glad I saw this story on your GoFundMe Page. I'm a cancer survivor too. I hope your surgery goes splendidly and you're back in the pink of health very soon.

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Rich Harter
21 months ago

Wishing you a full recovery Bennie!

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Kathy Russo
22 months ago

This is not good news at all Bennie! My thoughts and prayers are with you, I am unfortunately battling my own cancer and the bills associated or I would be more than happy to assist. You are a good man, keep your head high and your faith strong.

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Karen Gregory Conover
22 months ago

Victoria please contact me regarding companion fare. 907-460-1056

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Victoria Zalewski
22 months ago

please contact me re companion fare. I am not sure how to donate it but will find out.

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Victoria Zalewski
22 months ago

I have a companion fare with Alaska Airlines

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Karen Gregory Conover
22 months ago

Bennie is so overwhelmed by everyone's contributions he is feeling so blessed. After talking with him tonight his copay for surgery alone is $14,000.00. So Fairbanks let's make it happen!

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Holly Cain
22 months ago

Karen if you can contact me, I can give some advice with state care insurance. Thank you!

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Cathy Herndon Klein
22 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time booger! Love ya! ❤

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Nikki Fields
22 months ago

My prayers are with you my life long fried Bennie! Shocked and saddened to hear the news of this, but KNOWING in my faith that you are strong and cloaked in Gods loving arms. I love you brother!

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Laura Weaver
17 months ago

Glen and I have been following your posts. We are praying that things continue to get better and better! All our love and best wishes, from the Weaver family.

TC
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Terry Cochrane
19 months ago

Hang in there, Bennie. Love you!

TS
$50
Timothy Schmidt
19 months ago

Get well Bernie! !!

$50
Helen Wuorio
20 months ago

Prayers for you Bennie! Helen (Renee) Wuorio

JP
$100
James Perry
21 months ago

Bennie, wish you well and will keep you in our prayers.

RA
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Ronetta Andersen
21 months ago

Bernie, it's hard to believe I moved from Fairbanks 8 years ago. I am sending tons of positive thoughts your direction from Arizona! Keep your spirits up and kick some ass!

Shanda McAbee
16 months ago

What day is the BBQ?

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Troi Pull Sun
17 months ago

Lovin' you, brother...

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Mo Nishiyama
19 months ago

Sending you good thoughts and prayers, Bennie. Hang tough!

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Jerrylee Ivey-Bergen
19 months ago

So glad to hear things are looking good. Keep being strong and we will keep you in our thoughts always. ♥ KICK CANCERS ASS BENNIE!

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Stacey DeLeon Wells
21 months ago

Continued prayers Bennie!

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Carol Secor
21 months ago

Thinking of you and praying too that things go well. Prayers for the team working on your care.

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Barb Downs
21 months ago

Bennie, I don't know you, but I'm so glad I saw this story on your GoFundMe Page. I'm a cancer survivor too. I hope your surgery goes splendidly and you're back in the pink of health very soon.

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Rich Harter
21 months ago

Wishing you a full recovery Bennie!

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Kathy Russo
22 months ago

This is not good news at all Bennie! My thoughts and prayers are with you, I am unfortunately battling my own cancer and the bills associated or I would be more than happy to assist. You are a good man, keep your head high and your faith strong.

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Karen Gregory Conover
22 months ago

Victoria please contact me regarding companion fare. 907-460-1056

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Victoria Zalewski
22 months ago

please contact me re companion fare. I am not sure how to donate it but will find out.

+ Read More
Victoria Zalewski
22 months ago

I have a companion fare with Alaska Airlines

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Karen Gregory Conover
22 months ago

Bennie is so overwhelmed by everyone's contributions he is feeling so blessed. After talking with him tonight his copay for surgery alone is $14,000.00. So Fairbanks let's make it happen!

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Holly Cain
22 months ago

Karen if you can contact me, I can give some advice with state care insurance. Thank you!

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Cathy Herndon Klein
22 months ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time booger! Love ya! ❤

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Nikki Fields
22 months ago

My prayers are with you my life long fried Bennie! Shocked and saddened to hear the news of this, but KNOWING in my faith that you are strong and cloaked in Gods loving arms. I love you brother!

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