Heat For Paul And Karen

Paul was the sole provider of the family. He is a veteran who served in the military for more then 10 yrs. He worked as a crane operator until Sept 2018 when he was diagnosed with stage 4 Adeno Carcinoma Peritoneal of the stomach and Pancreatic Cancer. He is on his third chemo regime and is continuing to fight this incurable cancer. Paul and his wife, Karen, go every two weeks for chemo as long as his body can with stand the meds. Sometimes his platelets numbers are too low and he cannot have treatment. And, now to make matter even more difficult Paul's furnance has broken! Living in Virginia, having a furance and central air is so important!!! Paul cannot recover from chemo treatments if he is cold! Fortunately, Paul and Karen, have been able to get the furnace replaced- but they are facing a $5,000.00 bill that will be hard to pay with the loss of income and increased medical expenses. Please donate what you can and then share this fundraiser to help Paul and Karen!


  • Cheryl Gale 
    • $40 
    • 5 mos
  • Cynthia Sykes 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • April Turner 
    • $10 
    • 5 mos
  • Martha Grant 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Brenda Provencher 
    • $30 
    • 6 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

April Turner 
Hopewell, VA
Karen Thayer 
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