Gwen Thompson's Fundraiser

$19,972 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 169 people in 19 months
Kyle Goodroad
on behalf of Gwen Thompson
 HUGO, MN

Dear Friends & Family, We are asking for your help. Our Wife/Sister/Mom/Friend/Aunt/Cousin and so much more is in need for the first time in her life. Gwen Thompson was recently diagnosed with Metastatic Cholangiocarcinoma, also known as Bile Duct Cancer which is very rare. This has been a devastating blow to Gwen, her husband Doug, her family and all of us who love her dearly. Gwen has been the Rock of her family and friends forever. Gwen will always greet you with kind words, a warm hug and her beautiful smile. She has helped countless people over the years. She is always the first to help, donate and give whatever it takes to someone in need.

Gwen started feeling a lump in her stomach before Christmas but didn’t have any pain so she never said anything to anyone about it. On Valentine’s Day, Doug took Gwen to the emergency room because she had been extremely fatigued for weeks, losing a lot of weight and started acting disoriented. At first Gwen’s medical staff didn’t think this was serious, but after a few days in the hospital and extensive tests, Gwen was advised she has Stage 4, Inoperable Liver Cancer. Sadly Doug & Gwen have been having nothing but trouble with their insurance provider causing this very upsetting time to be even more stressful. On top of that, Gwen has been a self employed beautician her entire life. This diagnosis has forced Gwen into immediate retirement and left her with zero income.

Doug & Gwen have spent their entire lives helping and doing for others. They have raised an unbelievable amount of money for friends and family in need over the years. They have opened their home to homeless people and helped those folks get back on their feet. Doug & Gwen are two of the sweetest, most thoughtful and helpful people you will ever meet. If you know them, I guarantee, they have bought you a drink or made you dinner or done something generous in your presence. Doug & Gwen are not comfortable asking for charity because they have always been on the giving side. So their family and friends are asking on their behalf and we have explained to them that this is time for good karma to come their way.

If you can, please donate to our sweet Gwen. She is now fighting the battle of her life with no income and endless medical bills. Everything counts and is very much appreciated.  Thank you very much!

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Thank you all who have donated and passed this on. Please keep doing so. Gwen & Doug have spent their entire lives giving to & helping others. Gwen has an appointment at the Mayo next week. She needs $5,000 up front & at least $5,000 more for testing. None of this is covered by Medicare, which Gwen has been paying $855 a month to for a very long time for a self employed person's insurance. When Gwen starts chemo, she has been advised that she will have a $7,000 copay. Gwen and Doug are too proud to ask for help and not used to being on the receiving end of charity, so I am asking for them. Please keep giving and passing on Gwen's story. She is going to fight this to the end and they need financial support to do this. Please share and donate anything you can. Every penny is sincerely appreciated. The generousity of friends and family and friends of friends and family has brought Gwen & Doug to tears. We all thank you so much. Keep April 30th open for an amazing fundraiser at the Dugout and keep donating and passing on this information. Thank you so very much! We love and appreciate all of you
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Judy Zielinski
19 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about this. Gwen has been my mom's beautician for so many years and is such a dear person. My mom feels so comfortable coming to her and is sad that she is no longer there. Gwen is exactly as described above, such a dear, loving, giving person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gwen and her family during this most difficult time. Take Care!!!! Mary Anderson, Jean Anderson, Judy Zielinski

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Gregory Taylor
19 months ago

So sorry to hear this praying for you and Doug

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Linda Atchison
19 months ago

Gwen, I am so sad to hear about this. I will be praying for you and Doug.

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$19,972 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 169 people in 19 months
Created March 3, 2017
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Gayle Carlson
17 months ago

I am so saddened by this news. Gwen was such a good friend to both of my sisters, Betty and Gloria. She is also a good friend of my niece Laura. I will put Gwen on my prayer list. My heart goes out to you.

LL
$50
Laura Lambert
17 months ago

Gwen, you know you're a one-of-a-kind, right? I join all the rest of your fans in sending my strongest, most positive thoughts your way!!

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Anonymous
17 months ago
PZ
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Paula Zenker
18 months ago

Good Wishes. From, Paula Zenker (went to grade school with Doug.)

JM
$200
Joyce and Jim Manthey
18 months ago

You are in our prayers and thoughts.l know how difficult this time is for you! Keep your spirits up.

Judy Zielinski
19 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about this. Gwen has been my mom's beautician for so many years and is such a dear person. My mom feels so comfortable coming to her and is sad that she is no longer there. Gwen is exactly as described above, such a dear, loving, giving person. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gwen and her family during this most difficult time. Take Care!!!! Mary Anderson, Jean Anderson, Judy Zielinski

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Gregory Taylor
19 months ago

So sorry to hear this praying for you and Doug

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Linda Atchison
19 months ago

Gwen, I am so sad to hear about this. I will be praying for you and Doug.

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