Jesse's Fight Against Leukemia

$40,097 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 532 people in 2 months
Created April 18, 2019
Just last Thursday Jesse called me and asked me to drive him to urgent care. He said he felt really sick and was having trouble walking back from class. After a quick blood test, the staff realized something was very wrong. Jesse was anemic, could barely stand, and had dangerous blood results. After a series of medical tests, blood transfusions, and ER transfers, he finally ended up at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Cancer Center where he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Just two days after the biopsy, Jesse began his first round of chemotherapy and has a long and difficult treatment plan ahead of him.

Jesse is one of the kindest, most genuine, and driven people I know. Everyone who knows him would say the same thing without hesitating. He’s a hardworking student with hopes of going to Medical School. Unfortunately, even with graduation only a month away and his MCAT exam just around the corner, Jesse has had to put his goals on pause so he can focus on this new obstacle.

The current plan that his doctors set up is a treatment that will take 2-3 years. Even with health insurance, many of Jesse’s medications will require out of pocket payments.

As brothers of the Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Nu, we have set our goal to support the Gerb's with as much of the financial burden as we can. We all have an opportunity to help him and his family. By doing so, they won’t have to worry about the steep costs of his treatment, and can focus solely on his battle against cancer.

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(From the Gerb Family)

Dear friends and family,

We are absolutely blown away by your incredible generosity and support! We would like to send our sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone of you. Just thinking of how many of you supported us in such difficult and challenging time makes Jesse and us much stronger!

Jesse doesn’t have any other option as to beat this scary disease and come back soon to his dream of becoming a doctor! We are sending our love to you! Thank you again very much!
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Thank you to everyone that donated and shared so far. Unbelievable how much we’ve been able to help raise in only four days.

Jesse just started the second round of chemo today and has a great attitude. He’s staying strong. Can’t thank you all enough for the support and kind words.
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Raised by 532 people in 2 months
Created April 18, 2019
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