Help Transform Gregg Downs' Future

These last 6 years have been one serious health problem after another for Gregg.  It started with a life threatening lung and bowel infection contracted from a home remodeling job, which resulted in Sepsis and a stay in the ICU.  This led to 5 and 1/2 weeks laid up in the hospital due to a colon abscess and infection due to the treatment for sepsis, and then surgery resulting in a colostomy (removal of part of intenstine) and then back for surgery a couple months later to have his colon put back together.  Those surgeries led to 2 major abdominal hernias and surgery to correct them.  During these trying times, he could only work, at best, a few months out of the year.  He kept pushing himself and trying to make it all work and keep himself moving forward.  Medical bills piled up, and daily living expenses depleted his finances and assets.

During all this struggle, a large nodule was found on his thyroid. This caused his thyroid to continually provide health issues and the inability to work consistently.  This past summer, he was told  the thyroid needed to be removed.  At first, they felt it was benign, and removed just the nodule and a small part of his thyroid.  However,  cancer cells were found during a biopsy of the part removed, and he had to return 1 week later to have his neck sliced open again and have the entire thyroid removed.  He is now undergoing a cancer protocol and thyroid replacement treatment.

Gregg has depleted all his resources and assets from 29 years of working as a self-employed Home Remodeling/ General Contractor. The family has depleted their resources in aide as well. 

Gregg’s family is posting this page in the hope that we can ease Gregg's burden and anxiety and find the financial help he so desperately needs to survive the next 5 months of not physically being able to work, strength to heal from thyroidectomy, hormone replacement and cancer treatment.   Any and all monies donated will go toward the following: 

Immense amount of medical bills
Housing expenses 
Daily living expenses 

Any contribution given from your heart is much appreciated and would help relieve the financial part of his anxiety. He knows he will not be able to continue his beloved Home Remodeling business, and must find another way to support himself - he is working on transforming his future!

The goal we've set is just a small amount  of what is needed.   Baby steps to transform Gregg's future.

"When "i" is replaced with "we", even illness becomes wellness." ~Malcom X

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
  • Patricia Lawlor 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
  • Tom Ridgway 
    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Kerri Duffy 
    • $200 
    • 49 mos
  • Rayanne Buchianico 
    • $50 
    • 49 mos
See all


Lisa Downs Osborne 
Haverford Township, PA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more