Time to Give Back to Gary and Kim Hale - URGENT

Friends of Photographer Gary Hale, we're asking you to give back to a man who gives so much!
   Gary's beloved wife, Kim, is now on life support at the Cleveland Clinic.  As an 18 year old, Kim suffered with Hodgkin's Disease.  The treatment was radiation.  That treatment caused her heart and lungs to be exposed and she then suffered from radiation heart disease and needed a valve replaced and triple bypass.  She recently developed lung issues as well, which makes surgery even more difficult.
  
   On January 31, 2019, Kim had surgery at the Cleveland Clinic to replace her aortic valve and the bypass surgery.  After finally being released from surgery and traveling all the way back to Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 15th, Kim was admitted to the hospital in Fort Wayne on the 18th.  Two days later, on the 20th,  Kim and Gary had to return via ambulance for a 3 1/2 hour drive to Cleveland Clinic to deal with complications from the surgery.  Kim was having buildup of fluid around her heart.  Kim suffered two heart failures on the 20th, the second one while in surgery and is now on life support.

   Gary is a very humble and giving man.  I asked him, "How can your friends give back and help you?  Do you mind if we all did a gofundme to help you during this?"  In true fashion, he responded, "Let's just say, I have spent enough time at the Holiday Inn that I'm earning some free days."

  To the man who gives of himself and of his time to so many, we're humbly asking if you can please help to ease the financial strain for Gary and his family. The medical expenses, travel, food and lodging from Fort Wayne to Cleveland, Ohio and lodging and care of their adored Brutus and household, not to mention loss of income while Gary is attending to his wife's needs so far from home are something we, as friends, can help with.  Gary now needs our help!
   
  Please share this with your friends, Gary's friends and business associates in the photography arena and the countless athletes and high school students who have been the subjects of the many thousands of pictures that Gary has freely used his skill to journalize through his talent in photography. 

Feel free to do fundraisers at Snider Schools, which he supports so vehemently.  Spread the word and please pay it forward to a man who now needs the help of his friends.

THANK YOU...AND PLEASE KEEP GARY AND KIM AND THEIR FAMILY CLOSE IN YOUR HEART AND IN YOUR PRAYERS!

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Donations ()

  • Daniel Vought 
    • $100 
    • 10 mos
  • Craig Boggs 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Patricia Thorn Kish 
    • $200 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 11 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 11 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Holly Reedy 
Organizer
Springfield, OH
Gary Hale 
Beneficiary
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