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Gerry Lee Stroke Rehabilitation

$9,865 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 52 people in 8 months
Created December 9, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Coop Le Cagibi
Gerry Lee, our friend, our brother. Tour manager for Tom Cochrane has fallen ill and needs our help. On the morning of September 12th, Gerry had a massive stroke and was rushed to the hospital in Toronto where the doctors worked on him to the best of their ability but he suffered brain damage and lost the function of the right side of his body. As of today he’s slowly recovering in a rehabilitation center . He still doesn’t have function in his right arm and leg but can now slowly speak and has just been able to eat solid food. 
    We’re hoping and praying for a full recovery but it’s going to be a long haul and Gerry needs our help. 
    If you’ve ever met him then you know what a big heart he has. He hasn’t complained once and continues to be upbeat but I can only imagine the stress he feels as he may not be able to work for the next few years and as we know in the music community, that means zero financial income.  
  Gerry would give you the shirt off his back, always make you feel like you’re welcome and I’m hoping we can do the same for him. It would be a Christmas miracle if we could raise funds for him and alleviate some of the stress that he must be feeling. 

We're hoping to raise $60,000 which would help with medical care at home, food, rent for the next two years. He'll also need a wheel chair and customizations to the home he'll be staying at while he recovers. Gerry’s daughter, Jessica Lee will be handling the funds being donated and will make sure they go to good use. 

Please consider donating and helping a good man get back on his feet. Literally. 



Peace and love,
Bill
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Today is Gerry Lee’s Birthday and I wanted to give you all an update on how he’s doing since he had his stroke last September.
He still has paralysis on his right side but he’s able to walk with a cane and is working everyday to regain his mobility.
I had the pleasure of bringing him up to Tom Cochrane’s cottage last weekend. ( Thanks Tom! ) It was the first time he’d been out of the city and loved being back in nature. He even sat in the hot sun on the deck with his shirt off, drinking a cold beer while we listened to classic music. It reminded me how healing music really is.
Even though Gerry has trouble now remembering names and dates ( he can’t remember his own birthday ) When the music came on that he grew up with, he immediately knew the artists name and was singing along to all the lyrics! He’s spirit and his ability to fight through this and still be super positive is an inspiration.
He wanted to make a video thanking everyone for their generous donations on the GoFundMe campaign. So far we’ve raised $9090.00!!!
That’s incredible. Thank you so much to everyone that donated!!
Most of it went to a chair lift in Gerry’s home which he also wanted me to share a photo of as he’s so grateful for it.
For Gerry’s Birthday I’m posting the GoFundMe again in the hopes of raising more money to help with food expenses. He needs good, nutritious food to aid in his healing and at $25 a day over 6 months that comes out to $4200.
I’m hoping to raise that amount this time.
Please donate if you can or juat wish him a Happy Birthday. He’s fighting this everyday, trying to get his life back. He could use our support.
Thank you everyone and HAPPY BIRTHDAY GERRY!!
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$9,865 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 52 people in 8 months
Created December 9, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Coop Le Cagibi
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