495
495
3

Caring for the Kaufmans

$59,700 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 578 people in 12 months
Created November 20, 2017
Patrick started experiencing light headedness starting in September. He went to his family doctor, who did some blood work- but found nothing. He started developing new symptoms of headaches, fatigue and impaired vision. He went to another doctor who ordered an MRI of his head on Thursday 11/15 which showed some swelling and lesions on his brain. They set him immediately to OSU to do more tests. After performing a PET scan and a biopsy, it was determined that he has Stage IV Melanoma.   Radiation at an outpatient facility has begun as the first line of treatment

Every area of the Kaufman's life  will be significantly  impacted in the days to come  as the family rallies around helping Patrick get well.  We, their friends, family, and community can ease some of the financial burden by collectively contributing to their life expenses over the next several months.   We have passed our original funding goal of $15,000 but are always welcoming more donations as every bit will help in the coming months.    For this reason this giving campaign will stay open indefinately.   Thank you for caring for Patrick and his family.  

Give what you can.  Every little bit helps.   This is an amazing demonstration of support to Patrick and his family. Karen Kaufman, Patrick's wife, will be listed as the beneficiary on this campaign is she is currently handling the "business" end of the family's home life.    All monies will go directly to an account that Karen and Patrick share.
+ Read More
Thank you so much to everyone that has financially supported the Kaufmans over the past year. It is time to close down this gofundme. The work you have done here is tremendous. Be well.
+ Read More
It is with heartache that we say that Patrick passed on Thursday September 13th. We are so grateful for your support. The Kaufman’s have the most generous community. We reached our financial goal and have surpassed it. It will remain open for the foreseeable future if you want to give. Thank you thank you thank you for showing up on this way. ❤️
+ Read More
Friends. It is time to rally around the Kaufman's once again. Patrick's health has declined quickly and Karen is currently on unpaid leave as she cares for Patrick and her family at the same time. We are increasing the funding goal to $50,000 with the hopes of offsetting current and future expenses for this precious family. Giving once again, is a way for their wonderful community to gather around them. Will you help? We would love to reach the funding goal of $50,000 in the next 7 days.
+ Read More
For more information join the Caring for the Kaufman's facebook page
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$59,700 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 578 people in 12 months
Created November 20, 2017
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
VB
$100
Valerie Bridgeman
10 days ago
JM
$100
Jen & Peter McClung
17 days ago
$50
Elizabeth Young Castro
27 days ago
$100
Anonymous
1 month ago
TE
$700
Tim and Becky Eberhart
1 month ago
$200
Anonymous
2 months ago
BH
$125
Barbara Holmes
2 months ago
LM
$50
Laura Moehrman
2 months ago
SW
$100
steve and mary weiler
2 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.