Help Hubert Pinder Win His Cancer Battle

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Raised by 94 people in 4 months
In June, 2017, Green Turtle Cay’s Hubert (“Hubie”) Pinder received the news nobody wants to hear. At 72, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Though the disease had already touched many members of his family – and taken the lives of his sister, nephew and niece – Hubert was ready and determined to fight.

After surgery to remove the cancer, he began a year-long course of chemotherapy. Fortunately, his treatment was in pill form, meaning that in between his quarterly check-ups in Nassau, Hubert was able to return home to Green Turtle Cay.

At the end of his treatment, Hubert received the news we had all hoped for. No sign of cancer remained. He was cured. His doctors warned, however, that there was always a chance the cancer would reappear.

Six weeks ago, during Hubert’s quarterly check-up, doctors discovered that his cancer has not only returned, at an aggressive rate, but has spread to his stomach lining. So, on Monday, March 18th, he will undergo surgery to have a chemotherapy port inserted. Once the area around the port has healed, Hubert will begin a more intensive course of chemo, which may require him to remain in Nassau for extended periods of time.

Unfortunately, for many Bahamians, private health insurance is prohibitively expensive. And though Hubert remains positive and upbeat, the reality is that his surgery and cancer treatment will cost him tens of thousands of dollars. To get the care he needs, he’ll need to pay out-of-pocket for doctors, nurses, x-rays, scans, chemotherapy and much more. On top of that, he’ll have expenses related to his travel to Nassau, and meals and transportation while he’s there.

Due to his illness, Hubert has had to close his popular Green Turtle Cay business, Hubert’s Cuts & Curls, meaning his income has been dramatically curtailed just when he needs it most.

If you know Hubert, you know how hard-working, kind and generous he is. For nearly two decades, he worked at Nassau’s Head Hunters Beauty Salon. (If you lived in Nassau between the mid-60s and the mid-80s, it’s highly likely that you or your Mom and grandmother – or as in many families, all three -- were among his extensive clientele.)

Since 1985, when Hubert returned home to Green Turtle Cay and opened Hubert’s Cuts & Curls, he’s been a much-loved member of our community. Whether feeding the local stray cats, helping raise funds for the town’s annual fireworks display, or discreetly lending support to family members and friends in need, Hubert has always been there for others.

And now it’s our turn to be there for him. This page has been established by Hubert’s family and friends to help pay for his treatment and expenses, and to give him the peace of mind he needs to focus all his energy on getting well.

We hope you’ll help by making a donation and by sharing this page with anyone who might be able to help. And if you’re so inclined, please send up a prayer or send along positive, healing thoughts for Hubert as he faces this fight.
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Quick Update!

July 4th 2019

Hubie is back in Nassau, had his blood work done this morning and is scheduled for his 4th treatment of chemo tomorrow morning. Fingers, toes, eyes and legs crossed for a positive outcome tomorrow
Thank you all for your continued support, positive thoughts and prayers ❤
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June 19, 2018

Hello Everyone,
Once again, we are happy to report that Hubert has had his third round of chemo, not uneventful however! His third treatment was delayed by two weeks, yet again, due to his blood count being too low. Hubert went back to Green Turtle Cay for the two week period and travelled back to Nassau on June 9th and was administered chemo on June 14th.

He is now back at home in Green Turtle Cay and is unfortunately experiencing the typical after effects of the chemo. In between the three week chemo infusions, he continues to take a two week dosage of the pill form of chemo - Xeloda. These too come with many side effects unfortunately.

As you may have seen, we have received donations totaling $10,240.00! Thank you all so very much!! These donations have paid for two of his treatments! Yay!! He has three more scheduled rounds of treatment and will be evaluated after the six rounds are complete.

We are still hoping that his campaign will go viral! You can continue to help by sharing on Facebook, other social media platforms, or simply by word of mouth. No donation amount is too little!

Thank you again, so very much, for your support in helping Hubie win his battle! He remains positive and upbeat and appreciates you all!
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Update # 4

May 18, 2019

Hello Everyone,
We are happy to report that Hubert was finally able to have his second round of chemo on May 9th. This second round was initially scheduled for April 25th but was delayed by two weeks due to his blood count being too low. He was given a series of three injections (over three days) of Neupogen after the second failed attempt, which thankfully worked and allowed him to receive the chemo. Third time's the charm!

He was able to fly back to Abaco on Saturday, May 11th, but unfortunately, he is once again experiencing full blown “after effects” from the chemo. He did go to the local clinic on Green Turtle Cay yesterday and was administered IV fluids, which did seem to make him feel a bit better.

Hubert would like to thank everyone for your calls, visits, meals that you so kindly prepare and your continued love and support. Through it all, he remains so positive and upbeat and looks forward to winning his battle with this horrible cancer. He is indeed a fighter!

Once again, we would like to ask if you would please help by donating or simply sharing this page with anyone that might be able to help. No amount is too small.

Thank you all again, so very much, and we will continue to keep you updated.

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Update # 3

April 23, 2019

Dear Donors, Followers and Friends of Hubert "Hubie" Pinder, this update is a formality, to let you know that I will personally be withdrawing funds from the campaign on Uncle Hubert's behalf. The funds will be deposited into my personal account here in the U.S. and I will ensure that the funds are delivered to him either in person, or via bank transfer. From time to time, I will also pay bills on his behalf using my personal credit card, as he does not use a credit card.

For those of you who do not know me personally, I am Hubert's niece, and we share an incredibly special bond. Hubert is the younger brother of my mother Eileen, who lost her battle to colon cancer in 2010. Uncle Hubie is not only ready to win this battle for himself, but also for his sister.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your donations, love and support for my Uncle Hubie and ask if you would please continue to share this campaign.

Thank you again, so very much.

Sincere regards,
Lynn Collins
Acworth, Georgia
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