Gary Distad cancer Victory-1000 Friends for Gary

This is my friend Gary Distad. I’m not his only friend, Gary has many friends that he has worked with for the last 22 years at the Lewistown Public Schools Transportation Department in Montana.

Just this summer our friend Gary was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. It is nothing short of miraculous that the cancer is treatable, but cancer treatment is 750 miles away in Seattle Washington. The combination of chemo therapy treatments, surgery, then more chemo treatments…are expected to take at least six months.

Gary is an ace mechanic keeping all vehicles running through all kinds of weather. He is also an exceptional bus driver having won top honors at our state bus drivers road-e-o. He is a devoted husband, a loving father, and a caring grandfather. Gary has used his talents to keep thousands of students safe. He has also kept all of the rest of us safe by serving for 39 years, 3 years Active Duty in the US Army and 36 years in the US Army National Guard with a deployment to Bosnia.

Now is our time to help Gary. The goal is to raise $30,000. This will cover Gary's $1500/month rent in Seattle and lost wages during six months of treatment (about $25,000) He has already been in Treatment for a month and sick leave and vacation time are depleted.

The request for funds is urgent. And filling this need will remove a tremendous weight of stress from Gary and his wife.

Please join with us, and be one of the “1000 Friends for Gary”. We need just 1000 friends to give $30 each to support Gary in his battle with cancer. Gary is ready for victory.

Please help Gary today!


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  • Sandra Armstad 
    • $40 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Dory Maubach 
    • $500 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Gordon Odermann 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Cheryl Hardwick 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
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Greg Mikat 
Lewistown, MT
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