Frankie Gavin My Father Has Esophageal Cancer S 3

My name is Julian, I am the first son of Frankie Gavin, and I am starting this GoFundMe Page in the interest of helping my father, Frankie. He has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Esophageal Cancer, as of March 2022.
 
This year, in January, he started having trouble keeping his food in his stomach. As of February, he started to struggle to eat solid foods consistently. My sister has been visiting with him in Galway, Ireland, and they visited the doctor together. After some testing, it was revealed that he has Stage 3 Esophageal Cancer, and the area in his esophagus is not easy to reach without some challenges in surgery.
 
I want to send Frankie to the Norfolk And Norwich University Hospital in the UK, for its very high success rates in treating Esophageal Cancer. A Link To A NNUH Page about its success rate in treating patients for Esophageal Cancer : https://www.nnuh.nhs.uk/news/2016/02/nnuh-top-in-the-south-of-england-for-its-oesophago-gastric-cancer-centre/
 
In these tough times, Frankie has been isolated away from where he thrives : In very social musical environments. The Covid 19 Pandemic is phasing out, but my father has just learned that he is dealing with a potentially life threatening condition that will involve months of Chemotherapy, and the doctors that he has spoken to so far, don't feel certain that they can do the surgical procedures necessary.
 
While $88,000 is my goal to help him in the long term overcome Esophageal Cancer, and pay for his medical expenses, even just a percentage of that would be very, very helpful for Frankie, to help him survive Esophageal Cancer, and to continue to provide people around the world with uplifting and liberating Irish Traditional Music for many years to come.
 
 
My father, Frankie and my self, as a young boy in Ireland.
 
 
 
My father, Frankie and my younger sister Ruby, who has felt most overwhelmed by news of Frankie's situation, as she is helping him, currently.
 
 
A family photo ; Frankie is on the right side of the photo, my self right center in the photo, younger brother Ronald, middle center, and my mother, Tracy, left in the photo.
 
 
 
Frankie and my younger brother Ronald, with a pet chicken.
 
A video is included of Frankie, playing music with the musical group De Dannan, 1988.
 
 
An Interview with Frankie on Irish TV :
 
 
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 4 hrs
  • Andrew Nagy 
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Patrick Gillard 
    • $50 
    • 2 d
  • Marie Annick Desplanques 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Barbara Barnes 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
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Fundraising team (3)

Julian Harris 
Organizer
Raised $3,819 from 56 donations
Santa Monica, CA
Ruby Harris-Gavin 
Team member
Raised $1,260 from 12 donations
Tracy Harris 
Team member
Raised $150 from 1 donation