It is with sadness and a broken heart that I announced George has been diagnosed with a BrainTumor. He has been part of our South Kitsap High School Family as a custodian. Day in and day out, he had a smile on his face and always told me he was better because I was there. This man would drop anything he was doing to help us or a student in need, and his southern accent was priceless. We looked forward to his smile and will forever cherish his sense of love. He has been suffering from the advanced disease of Ankylosing Spondylitis that he was diagnosed with in 2015. His discs (S1, S2, L4 and L5 need repair.) His back surgery has been scheduled for the end of this month. Yet, everyday he was vacuuming, and taking out garbages. You could see the pain and anguish in his face, yet his smile remained. On Monday he became violently ill and was taken to emergency. He was seen immediately by a neurologist who ran many tests. It was the next day when he was told of the brain tumor and onset dementia. He still managed to come to South Kitsap High School to say goodbye to all of us, and while he held back those tears with such strength, there was his smile. They had recently purchased a small home to be close to their adorable grandson and in a matter of four days, their world has turned upside down. I spoke with George's wife because I know medical bills are exorbitant and cost of living. Humbling herself and afraid to tell me, she did indicate through prayer they would find a way to pay their mortgage and figure out how to pay their medical costs, he can no longer work and she does not know what to do given the time she will have to take to care for George. George has prayed for me many of times, so I would like to help some of their prayers come true. If you could please help our friend George and his family! I know what George would say if he knew I was doing this, "thank you, I'll be awlright."