I'm looking to help my daughter raise funds for funeral expenses for our dear friend and neighbor; Patrick Gallagher, who passed away to Liver, lung, and Lymph Node Metastases on December 1, 2020.
Patrick was a proud military veteran who would give you the shirt off his back. Knowing him for over ten years, we realized how no family ever came around. No kids, brothers, sisters, wife... Come to find out, he was a widow due to his wife's murder in 1986. He was truly alone. But with his time as our neighbor, we became family.
With what started out as a tumor the size of a quarter in his upper thigh, rapidly spread through the rest of his body. After months of radiation and chemotherapy and his health declining fast... We had no answers! Was this terminal? Whats the survival rate? This is when my daughter stepped in because we all wanted answers. She soon became his POA and health advocate . She ensured he was he receiving rehabilitation, medication, meals, getting to doctors appointments, etc. despite her already packed schedule of full-time school, 3 kids and work. She wasn't going to let him go through this alone.
Three months prior to his passing, his doctors informed him that his cancer had spread to his liver, lungs and lymph nodes and that it was terminal. He was directed to in home hospice where she continued to care for him until he needed around the clock assistance.
Patrick's wishes were to be donated to science to contribute the further study of cancer. She had him registered at a local company and the day of his death, they denied his body due to having a medical issue within his limbs. This left my daughter in a panic to outsource other companies to ensure his final wishes were met. Unfortunately, with the clock ticking; his body was denied again and again She finally decided to contact the funeral home where his father's services were held. Where he has been cremated and is awaiting services at the Washington Crossing National Cemetery.
Patrick was self employed most of his life, had no savings accounts, life insurance, and was solely living on social security. Any donations are appreciated.
- Danya Bartron
- Amy Stank
- Sean O’Brien
- Quakertown Community Outreach
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