I have never created a Go Fund Me before...but I have a dear friend who deserves all the good things in life, and is having a pretty tough time. It is my hope that you all will please join Graham's friends and family in supporting him during his time of need.
I have been a family friend of the Brotherton/Ybarra family since I was a young teenager. Laina Brotherton, is one of my best friends on the planet, and we have always been the type of friends that can go without seeing each other for a few months but are always able to pick right up where we left off. We spent a lot of time growing up at each other's houses, so of course her siblings and their mother Carol, also became my friends and family.
Graham Brotherton, Laina's brother, is one of those people that everyone knows and loves. In fact, it's rare to meet someone who doesn't know Graham. :) People are naturally drawn to Graham. I think it's because he's so sweet, friendly, funny, down to earth and has a deep love for music! If you've ever been to the Kessler Theater where Graham works, then you probably have had the honor to meet this awesome guy.
Several months ago Graham wasn't feeling well. He went to the doctor to find out what was going on, and he found out shortly after that he had an aggressive form of cancer. Laina called me devastated to tell me what was going on. Since then, her family has been doing all they can to be there for Graham as he goes through treatment. We had a shaving head party at his house not too long ago, and I was in awe at how uplifting and happy Graham was despite what we were all there for. That is what's amazing about Graham's personality though. He always has a smile on his face for anyone, a hug for you when you run into him in the neighborhood, and the most positive, uplifting attitude always.
So, today I am reaching out to ask if you have the ability to contribute something, I hope you'll consider donating to Graham's Go Fund Me. It is so difficult to work when you are feeling sick, and it is tough to keep up with all the bills. We also want to put some awesome trips on his radar in the near future, because he should have something wonderful to look forward to. There are places and things Graham dreams of seeing and experiencing. Let's come together as a community of friends and family and make this happen for Graham.
Thank you so much everyone,