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Gary's Medical Fund

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On April 15th Gary Finnigan suffered a fall at his home that left him on ventilator support and paralyzed from the chest down with limited mobility in his arms and hands. He was taken to UT Medical Center in Tennessee where he received the best care they could provide. Around 3 weeks later he was moved to Shepherd Center for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA where he remains for now. As one can imagine healthcare costs are adding up rapidly and arrangements for the future are currently unclear. Just before his fall Gary and his wife were scheduled to move to New York where he had taken a permanent job. You can only imagine they were in the process of packing up their house in Tennessee excited for a new chapter in their lives to start when all of a sudden everything changed in an instant. Gary has a long journey ahead of him but remains positive that things will work out. He is ready and eager to gain back strength and mobility.

I am starting this on behalf of my Uncle Gary and his wife Triste. He is one of the most selfless individuals that you will ever meet. He was a caregiver for his parents till they passed away and was taking care of his father-in-law for the last 15+ who is handicapped until his accident. The whole 22 years Gary and Triste have been married they have put their needs on the back burner in order to care for others friends and family alike. Gary is always eager to lend a helping hand no matter what no questions asked and I believe now is the time he gets that in return. His wife is not currently working in order to be by her husband’s side and to help with his therapy. This puts additional strain on everything. To help with Gary’s medical expenses we need family, friends, and our community to pull together! Any amount donated is beyond appreciated. All donations will be going directly to Gary’s medical care expenses, travel bills, if need be-preparing a home to be handicap accessible, appropriate transportation (wheelchair accessible van), specialized wheelchair, and a long-term rehabilitation plan.

We ask that everyone continue to pray and send good vibes his way. We will update Gary’s progress as he continues to heal. Thank you!



  • Greg Gazda
    • $100 
    • 7 yrs

Organiser and beneficiary

Ashley Cannon
Oliver Springs, TN
Gary Finnigan

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