Help Billy Bounce Back

This GoFundMe is being created on behalf of one of our Vernis & Bowling family members, Patricia a/k/a Tricia Winkler.   She is a hard worker, a team player and a valuable member of the Vernis & Bowling family.   Everyone who knows Tricia can see she is strong willed, independent and would do anything for her family.  Tricia has been happily married to her husband Billy for 35 years.  Billy and Tricia have always been the type to do what needs to be done to provide for their family and help their friends.

On November 30th Tricia's husband, Billy received the devastating news that he has esophageal cancer.  He is scheduled to have a PET Scan on December 11th to determine if the cancer has spread to other areas of his body and at that time they will determine future treatment.  Unfortunately this news could not have come at a worse time. Tricia and Billy recently welcomed their second grandchild, so while this should be a joyous time for them they have been blindsided by this health crisis.

Additionally, due to the increase in his health insurance premiums, Billy recently had to cancel his insurance policy.   Due to his illness he can no longer work which is putting an unnecessary burden on the family considering the circumstances.  We would like to help in any way we can in keeping the family's focus on getting through treatments rather than stressing over the financial strain that this diagnosis is going to cause them.    We ask that you keep Tricia, Billy and their family in your thoughts and prayers.  We realize that everyone may not be able to contribute, but if you are able to help in any way it would be deeply appreciated.

Thank you for your support!
  • David Barton 
    • $100 
    • 38 mos
  • Belinda Scott 
    • $40 
    • 43 mos
  • Teresa Harris 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Donna Waters Romero 
    • $200 
    • 44 mos
  • Darcy, Anabel, Sheridan and Wini Hogan 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Melissa Garwood 
Hollywood, FL
Patricia Winkler 
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