Greg Dunbar

$7,640 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 30 months
Caleb Kennedy
on behalf of Coleen Dunbar
 DANA POINT, CA
Greg Dunbar will be getting surgery so I thought we could help him out until disability kicks in.
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Greg is the sole breadwinner for our family of 5, which also includes 3 rescued dogs, and 4 rescued cats. We have been dealt a hand that we weren't expecting. Since January 31st, 2017, Greg has been off of work for medical reasons. Greg was experiencing headaches, and double vision. He was ordered off of work immediately due to that. Greg has always been a hardworking man and he was still trying to work even though he was having these symptoms. He is the type of person who works extra hours and does not call into work. He's a loyal employee, and he's reliable. It was difficult for him to be told he could not return to work. He was hospitalized after he received an MRI. At which time, an abnormality in his brain was discovered. He has been through a myriad of tests to figure out what was going on. What Greg had is an AVM ( Arteriovenous Malformation in his brain. ) Greg was scheduled to have, and had, a craniotomy on February 20th, 2017. He remained in the hospital for 6 days. He is at home now recovering. We are told that his recovery from brain surgery will take 3-6 months. The issue now is trying to survive financially. We are already receiving medical bills, and we are at risk of losing our home. This would be devastating for our family, and for our pets. Greg is fortunate to receive some disability, unfortunately, this will not keep the family afloat, or cover the arrears that are needed to stay in the home. We are grateful that the outcome has been good for Greg, and that he will recover and be able to return to work, healthy, in a few months. It's those months of recovery we have to get through. Greg is a good husband and father who has provided for his family since the age of 19. He's also a valued employee, and well-respected in his field. We are just regular people trying to get through this rough patch. We appreciate any help/donations. It's very humbling to ask for help. We are grateful for every single donation. Our focus has to be on Greg's recovery, and as much as we wish it wasn't this way, we have to figure out how to keep our heads above water, and not lose our home. If you can, please share this campaign. Share it directly from gofundme.com if possible. Thank you all for all the love and support! ❤️
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Greg update: He is off of work now. Currently, he is having his last cat scan before being released from the hospital. That's to make sure there's no active bleeding. What he has is AVM.
"AVM stands for Arteriovenous Malformation. An AVM is a tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels (arteries and veins). They have a higher rate of bleeding than normal vessels. AVMs can occur anywhere in the body. Brain AVMs are of special concern because of the damage they cause when they bleed. They are very rare and occur in less than 1% of the general population. AVMs that occur in the coverings of the brain are called dural avms." Like I said, he gets to go home today. He will see his neurosurgeon next week. He cannot return to work now with the double vision and pending surgery. He will be having brain surgery, and be off of work 3-6 months to recover. We will know more next week when he sees the neurosurgeon. Greg is so blessed with his wonderful first family, his truck crane family, and many friends. Keep thinking good thoughts, praying , and sending your love. Greg is still in good spirits, and sexy ( I think he'd want me to say that ). We feel very fortunate! We also are grateful that this was discovered. For now, it's one step at a time. We will get through this. Thank you all for all the love and support! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago
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Greg is still dealing with headaches and double vision. He saw the neurologist and is doing eye patch therapy for that. This is a separate issue from AVM. The good news is that Greg's AVM surgery is scheduled for February 20th. We are so happy to have a date! We have a challenging few months ahead of us, both financially, and more importantly, physically for Greg. Greg has always been the sole provider for our family, and he has always worked hard. He wants to be back to work as soon as possible. I know him well enough to know that he will do just that. We appreciate, and will continue to appreciate the generosity of the people who have donated to this gofundme campaign. We are so grateful!

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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago
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UPDATE: We met with the neurosurgeon today. He has been caring for Greg since the ER. It looks like Gregory Clyde Dunbar will undergo brain surgery next week. The actual day is not confirmed yet, it might be Monday, Feb. 13th, or Thursday, the 16th. I will update when we know for sure. He is also seeing the neurologist tomorrow for further investigation into his double vision, and headaches. Thank you all for continuing to think of Greg. Good thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words are all still welcome! ❤️❤️❤️

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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago
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We are grateful and overwhelmed. Thank you to all of our family and friends for the love and support. It means everything to us! I read every single word and I share it with Greg. He does read on Facebook, and he's able to text and take calls. So, please feel free to reach out of you care to. Mostly, Greg is resting and awaiting his appt with the neurosurgeon to schedule his surgery date. We will both feel better when we are at that point. He still has a continuous headache, sometimes it's tolerable, other times, it's bad and he just tries to sleep. He also still has double vision. So, he while he sees okay close up, he has to wear an eye patch to watch TV. He doesn't feel great, yet, he still manages to have a sense of humor and has a great attitude. Tomorrow happens to be his 53rd birthday, let's flood him with birthday wishes! Thank you again for loving Greg so much and for helping our family. I hope one day we can return the favor. ❤️

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Coleen Dunbar
29 months ago

We have been home from the hospital for 4 days. Greg still has pain, that's expected. He sleeps a lot. He has several months of recovery ahead. This was so unexpected, it's almost surreal. We are so grateful for the help from our family and friends. Today, I felt a bit overwhelmed. I'm trying to not get caught up in the anxiety of what's ahead. I'm trying to be optimistic.

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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago

Greg continues to have a headache. Some days, he just has to sleep. I'm hoping that maybe the AVM surgery takes care of the headaches, that would be wonderful. The eye patch therapy for the double vision seems to be helping. I'm hoping that it will be further improved prior to the brain surgery. That might make his recovery easier, or at the very least, not worse. Greg has a lot on his plate right now, and I'm really proud of him for continuing to look forward with hope. We have a rough few months ahead. My hope is that we are able to keep our home, and stay afloat. We are fortunate that at some point, Greg will get disability. However, this will not cover our monthly bills, we are hoping to just be able to get through those couple of months. Greg has always worked and taken care of our family, regardless. I know him well enough to know the minute he is cleared to go back to work, he will be back to work. It's a difficult position to be in, needing help. Thank you to everyone who has donated, offered support, and reached out. We are humbled and so grateful! Although the prognosis is very good for Greg, we know that he's not out of the woods, yet. Thank you for the continued love, support, and prayers. Greg is loved by his family, friends and co-workers. He's a good husband, father, grandfather and friend, and he's well-respected in his field and valued as an employee. He's fortunate to have so many people that really care about him. Thank you to each and everyone of you that has supported us in any way!

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Raised by 74 people in 30 months
Created February 2, 2017
Caleb Kennedy
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dave mike
27 months ago
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xoxo

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Babs Baldwin
27 months ago
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Looking forward to seeing you healed and back at work with bananas with faces....did that sound weird? ♡♡

MJ
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Marc Joost
28 months ago
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Phil Merwin
29 months ago
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Jeanne Freeland
29 months ago
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Know this isn't enough to make much of a dent, but there is a lot of prayer energy behind it. I'm sorry you're having to go through this, Greg, and wish you a complete recovery, held in the arms of your family.

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Scott Bowling
29 months ago
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Kelsey Ramirez
29 months ago
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Ken Bleck
29 months ago
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Carl Johnson
29 months ago
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Caleb Kennedy
29 months ago
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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago
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Greg is still dealing with headaches and double vision. He saw the neurologist and is doing eye patch therapy for that. This is a separate issue from AVM. The good news is that Greg's AVM surgery is scheduled for February 20th. We are so happy to have a date! We have a challenging few months ahead of us, both financially, and more importantly, physically for Greg. Greg has always been the sole provider for our family, and he has always worked hard. He wants to be back to work as soon as possible. I know him well enough to know that he will do just that. We appreciate, and will continue to appreciate the generosity of the people who have donated to this gofundme campaign. We are so grateful!

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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago
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UPDATE: We met with the neurosurgeon today. He has been caring for Greg since the ER. It looks like Gregory Clyde Dunbar will undergo brain surgery next week. The actual day is not confirmed yet, it might be Monday, Feb. 13th, or Thursday, the 16th. I will update when we know for sure. He is also seeing the neurologist tomorrow for further investigation into his double vision, and headaches. Thank you all for continuing to think of Greg. Good thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words are all still welcome! ❤️❤️❤️

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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago
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We are grateful and overwhelmed. Thank you to all of our family and friends for the love and support. It means everything to us! I read every single word and I share it with Greg. He does read on Facebook, and he's able to text and take calls. So, please feel free to reach out of you care to. Mostly, Greg is resting and awaiting his appt with the neurosurgeon to schedule his surgery date. We will both feel better when we are at that point. He still has a continuous headache, sometimes it's tolerable, other times, it's bad and he just tries to sleep. He also still has double vision. So, he while he sees okay close up, he has to wear an eye patch to watch TV. He doesn't feel great, yet, he still manages to have a sense of humor and has a great attitude. Tomorrow happens to be his 53rd birthday, let's flood him with birthday wishes! Thank you again for loving Greg so much and for helping our family. I hope one day we can return the favor. ❤️

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Coleen Dunbar
29 months ago

We have been home from the hospital for 4 days. Greg still has pain, that's expected. He sleeps a lot. He has several months of recovery ahead. This was so unexpected, it's almost surreal. We are so grateful for the help from our family and friends. Today, I felt a bit overwhelmed. I'm trying to not get caught up in the anxiety of what's ahead. I'm trying to be optimistic.

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Coleen Dunbar
30 months ago

Greg continues to have a headache. Some days, he just has to sleep. I'm hoping that maybe the AVM surgery takes care of the headaches, that would be wonderful. The eye patch therapy for the double vision seems to be helping. I'm hoping that it will be further improved prior to the brain surgery. That might make his recovery easier, or at the very least, not worse. Greg has a lot on his plate right now, and I'm really proud of him for continuing to look forward with hope. We have a rough few months ahead. My hope is that we are able to keep our home, and stay afloat. We are fortunate that at some point, Greg will get disability. However, this will not cover our monthly bills, we are hoping to just be able to get through those couple of months. Greg has always worked and taken care of our family, regardless. I know him well enough to know the minute he is cleared to go back to work, he will be back to work. It's a difficult position to be in, needing help. Thank you to everyone who has donated, offered support, and reached out. We are humbled and so grateful! Although the prognosis is very good for Greg, we know that he's not out of the woods, yet. Thank you for the continued love, support, and prayers. Greg is loved by his family, friends and co-workers. He's a good husband, father, grandfather and friend, and he's well-respected in his field and valued as an employee. He's fortunate to have so many people that really care about him. Thank you to each and everyone of you that has supported us in any way!

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