Kurty and Robert's expenses

$28,949 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 266 people in 34 months
Sara Sperling
on behalf of Linda Kurtyka
 SAN JOSE, CA
A year ago Robert moved to San Diego to be closer to his sister and enjoy the amazing weather. 2 weeks later, he went to urgent care to remedy a cough. When he saw the doctor he got a diagnosis that none of us were ready for... Stage 4 Lung Cancer. Robert has kept his spirits up and fought through many rounds of chemo, radiation, and many many hospital visits. Through all of this his sister (DJ Kurty as we all know her) has been his biggest support and his sole Caregiver. Kurty found a place to live for both of them so she could be his main provider physically and financially.

Just this week we got news none of us wanted to hear. The cancer is spreading and is aggressive. Robert now needs to go into hospice as the Dr has given him only a few months to live. While we are all devastated by this news, we are committed to living life with Robert during this time. As many families who have endured this before, the financial toll is heavy. Linda (Kurty) is working so hard and making sure everything is paid. But when she needs to work she has to leave and travel. In an ideal world Linda would like to just spend this precious time with Robert and not worry about finances.

This is where we all come in. These two have affected all of us so positively. If you have ever gone to one of Kurty's DJ shows or danced at a Facebook pride parade then you know that she spends a lot of her energy making sure others are having a great time even if things are hard. You go to a club, hear her music, feel her energy and all is ok. If you have ever seen Robert do his country line dancing, then you have seen the pure joy of happiness it brings him and those who watch him.

This is our time to give back to them both. All this money will go to their living and medical (lots of expensive copays) expenses so Linda and Robert can just enjoy this time of living and love together. Thank you for reading this and thank you for whatever you can give.

Much Love,
Dee Warwick & Sara Sperling (part of Linda and Robert's Chosen Family)
+ Read More
All,
Kurty continues to send her love to all of you. It has truly lifted her up during this hard time without her best guy. She will be traveling around bringing Robert's ashes to all the places he loved. First she will be going home to New Jersey to be with her parents who unfortunately couldn't travel out here during the final week.. then she will go to SF to be with Robert's bay area family.

As we shuffle through all the bills coming in it would be great to get to our $30k goal. We are so close! Can you help us get there by sharing this link again? We appreciate everything you all have done for our family. It has taken so much pressure off of Kurty and is allowing her the space and time to grieve.

As always we are filled with love and gratitude for you all,
Sara and Dee
+ Read More
Friends,
Last night our sweet Robert transitioned out of his physical body to his next adventure. He was at peace when this happened.

We love you Robert and we promise to take good care of your amazing sister Kurty.

In honor of Robert today.. Stay present with one another, love those close to you especially your chosen family, and definitely get out there and dance!

Thank you all for your continued love for Kurty.

Much Love,
Sara and Dee
+ Read More
Friends,
WOW! Over $21k for Kurty and Robert. Thank you Thank you. Robert has had many of his friends come and visit the last 4 days. He is now mostly sleeping and we are preparing ourselves for his final journey sooner than we thought. Months quickly turned to days.

Continue to send your positive energy to Kurty. She is feeling it. We are so proud of her strength through all of this. She hasn't left his side and is continuously talking about her strong love for her brother. Robert's legacy will live through Kurty forever.

We will continue to update you all but know we are so thankful for each and every one of you.

Sara and Dee
+ Read More
Friends,
With your generosity we have passed the half way mark to our goal!! Kurty has said the word "overwhelmed" over and over today. She is blown away by all the love and support coming to her and Robert from around the world.

Kurty has been by Robert's side almost 24/7 since he went into hospice care. This would not be possible without all of you.

This gofundme campaign has done more than just provide Kurty and Robert some financial relief, it has shown them that there are hundreds of people sending them positive and healing energy. It is powerful.

We were able to capture a moment of pure love between the two to share with you all. This moment is what love is all about.

In honor of Kurty and Robert please tell one person tonight how much you love them and how much they mean to you in this lifetime.

With gratitude,
Sara and Dee
Pure Love
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Bernadette Moran
34 months ago

Sending much love ,,,Through this Difficult Time

+ Read More
Bernadette Moran
34 months ago

Linda I am so sorry for your Loss,,,,You are very much in my Thoughts and Prayers ,,,love and light

+ Read More
Cindy Munoz
34 months ago

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending you much love and strength thru this difficult time.❤️

+ Read More
Bernadette Moran
34 months ago

Thinking of you Both ,,,,so sad ,,,But Kurt is peaceful and Pain Free love And Blessings at This Difficult time ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

+ Read More

$28,949 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 266 people in 34 months
Created August 20, 2016
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.
SL
$200
Sarah Livingstone
33 months ago
LT
$200
Laura Terada
33 months ago

Sending you big love.

ES
$30
ed schiffman
34 months ago
RT
$25
Rachael Travis
34 months ago
$50
Chuck Mitchell
34 months ago

Love you Girl. Hugz

SG
$100
Suzie Gleeson
34 months ago
CF
$100
Clifford Francoeur
34 months ago
WF
$100
Wil Fabrick
34 months ago
HA
$35
Haley Ausserer
34 months ago
$25
Shawn Sarquilla
34 months ago
Bernadette Moran
34 months ago

Sending much love ,,,Through this Difficult Time

+ Read More
Bernadette Moran
34 months ago

Linda I am so sorry for your Loss,,,,You are very much in my Thoughts and Prayers ,,,love and light

+ Read More
Cindy Munoz
34 months ago

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending you much love and strength thru this difficult time.❤️

+ Read More
Bernadette Moran
34 months ago

Thinking of you Both ,,,,so sad ,,,But Kurt is peaceful and Pain Free love And Blessings at This Difficult time ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

+ Read More
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.