John Gent's wife Pam needs our help

Last November, Pam Mitchell and her true love, John Gent, were engaged.  A month later Pam was diagnosed with Stage Four liver cancer. In February, 2018, they got married.

Pam and John were realistic and optimistic.  They knew Pam might have a shorter life, but dedicated themselves to making it full of family, friends and fun.  They kept camping, hanging out with family and playing music, even in the middle of Pam's chemo. 


Right after the first round of chemo, Pam's health insurance kicked her out.  She had set up an automatic payment system (feeling too sick to write checks and mail bills) but in the process one payment was late. The insurance company considered that a missed payment and canceled her coverage.  Pam went two months without treatment.  Pam and John had no idea whether the chemo had worked and they had no idea what her health status was.  They just knew that Pam was getting weaker and sicker.  Life had become miserable.

After a lot of heartache and weeks of desperate research and effort by John,  Pam's insurance was reinstated.  She is now in the hospital. Her cancer has spread to her lungs, colon and gall bladder.  They know she is terminal but haven't yet been told how long she has to live. She's lost precious months of medical treatment and quality life.

Pam and John's friends have set up this GoFundMe account to ask for donations to pay for several months of Pam's health insurance and for Pam's family members--mostly spread out around Oregon--to visit her to say goodbye.   

Pam--gentle, with a generous heart--has given so much love and care to her children and grandchildren and to those in her community.  John served in the U.S. Navy, and with his big welcoming smile, has nurtured hundreds of aspiring musicians in the bluegrass community.  

John and Pam were just getting started in their lives together. They are open-hearted, steady, hard-working folks. We just want to ease their way.  Your generous donations will help surround Pam with those who love her, and help ease the burden of her insurance payments ($700 monthly) for several months.   Thank you so much.



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    • $100 
    • 49 mos
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    • $2,000 
    • 49 mos
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    • $100 
    • 49 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 49 mos
  • Cheryl Horner 
    • $75 
    • 49 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Catherine Lovekin Finney 
Organizer
Bend, OR
John Gent 
Beneficiary

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