Gerhard learned that he had stomach cancer in late 2016, about six months after becoming a parent to his son, Gerhard Gross IV. Doctors originally offered palliative care and a 6-8 month life expectancy. Twenty months later, his fight continues because Gerhard, his wife Kristen, their parents, and an exceptional collection of doctors, nurses and friends, have pulled out all the stops to give the Grosses a chance at having more time together and defeating his disease.
I've been fortunate to be able to offer a lot of hands-on support to the Grosses during this time, and suggested the idea of a legacy video to Kris a few months ago. I worked with Billy in 2017 and learned about ShineLight, a fledgling business that he and his wife had just started.
Frankly, I'm hoping that the Grosses, and particularly young Gerhard, never have to watch this video, but it seems a priceless thing to be able to leave behind - the chance for GIV to hear his dad's voice, see him speaking, and learn about his father's life, directly from his dad - as well as the chance for Gerhard to speak directly to his son and wife, forever preserved.
I'm hoping that we can reduce the financial burden of the video for them. If you share the notion that the Grosses need this gift, please consider donating to the campaign. If you have already contributed to any of the previous fundraisers for Gerhard, Kris, and GIV, please know that they appreciate it from the bottom of their hearts, and don't expect any more.
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