Distler Medical/Funeral Fund

Over two weeks ago, my friend Bill Distler, Vietnam Veteran and founding member of Bellingham's Veterans For Peace, received a CT scan which revealed a significant tumor in his temporal lobe. The diagnosis, glioblastoma, an aggressive, malignant brain tumor. Bill's wife Lisa and daughter Lily were devastated by this life-threatening prognosis and have been navigating nonstop a crippled healthcare system, including the Veterans Administration and Medicare, at all levels. These agencies haven't made it easy. While cutting through some red tape many unexpected medical expenses were mounting elsewhere and will remain on the family's side of the ledger.

Bill is under hospice care and his time is growing short, but Lisa is still fighting the good fight. Her courage and persistance have been inspirational but now surmounting unplanned funeral expenses will also further deplete limited finances.

I've created this page to provide some financial relief for a special friend's family. If you would like to help the Distler's, please donate what you can. Any amount will help. And if you are unable to do so at this time, please share widely.

For the Bill Distler Family, thank you so much.

                        Bill Distler, Phuoc Vinh, Vietnam, 1968
  • Merrill and Lorene Lewis 
    • $200 
    • 53 mos
  • Patricia Dalton 
    • $50 
    • 57 mos
  • Jim McLaughlin 
    • $50 
    • 57 mos
  • Linda Murphy 
    • $50 
    • 58 mos
  • Anne Brown 
    • $40 
    • 59 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Gene Marx 
Bellingham, WA
Lisa Distler