Frank's Fund Pal

On March 4, 2018  our friend Frank went to the ER with crippling back pain.  Frank had been braving this excruciating pain for months and by month six, was using a walker to get himself to and from work.  The ER physicians discovered multiple fractures in his back and ribs, he was also in renal failure.  Frank was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.  

Multiple myeloma  is a blood cancer; it causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells.  It is most often discovered in advanced stages of the disease and while there is no cure, there are many incidences of remission and beating the odds.  We want to help Frank beat the odds. To allow Frank this opportunity, he needs your immediate generosity.
 
Frank is in the hospital where he has undergone surgery to repair broken bones, chemotherapy, drug therapy and radiation treatments in hopes of achieving remission.  For the immediate future, Frank will need rehabilitation and aggressive chemotherapy, so despite his eagerness to get back to work, he will not be able to do so for the foreseeable future.  His disability doesn't kick in for months from now and will be meager.  

Without our collective support, Frank has no way to meet even his most basic needs.  He will be discharged on Friday and then seen on an outpatient basis at the hospital for ongoing chemo.  But going back to his home alone is not an option.   So, not only does Frank have to worry about fighting his illness and paying medical bills, he also has massive stress about how he will manage for the next three to four weeks.

All who know Frank know that he is an extraordinary giver.  He would give his coat to a cold person even if it meant he would personally freeze to death.  In the few hours I've spent here in the hospital with him, I observe that as always, his sole focus seems to be for those who visit him, not his current personal condition and needs.  He is at the core, a dyed in the wool caretaker.  

This is where we come in, Frank's friends and those who have benefited these many years from his brilliant Car Pal work.  Through our collective generosity, each of us has the power to give Frank our help and support, to be there for him and with him in this difficult time.    Please donate as much as you are able.  Kindly share this with others who may have been lucky enough to encounter Frank kindness on their life's path.  Let's help Frank!

28553162_15216505250_r.jpegFrank in 2015 bidding goodbye to a very happy Car Pal client who received out of state dealer to office concierge delivery of her brand new Mercedes under Frank's ever capable and doting charge.

Donations

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  • Deb & Chris Ferrero & Conover 
    • $55 
    • 16 mos
  • Amy Vlietstra 
    • $55 
    • 16 mos
  • Marcia Conner 
    • $55 
    • 16 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 16 mos
  • Joe Cerrell 
    • $110 
    • 17 mos
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Organizer

Lindsay Fass Graham 
Organizer
Mebane, NC
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