Supporting Bill, Robin, and Sawyer

$40,208 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 361 people in 36 months
Bill Gerstel and Robin Burchil are my personal heroes. They offer their love and friendship free from judgement and have been an integral part of our city family since those long ago days of early mornings with babies in Tompkins Square Park. They have given their unyielding support through the many stages of our lives and it is now time to provide them with our support in return.

Bill is facing a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, the illness he beat back so many years ago. One way friends can provide comfort from near or far is to contribute to this fund. Bill and Robin will be able to access funds as they are donated,  enabling them to manage  this fresh wave of medical bills, order food and other daily necessities, and allow them to celebrate the time Bill has as they try to make some personal dreams come true.  The need is immediate; pancreatic cancer is not kind or patient. 

Thank you for your support in making this difficult time a little less challenging for Bill, Robin, and Sawyer.
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Friends,
$35,000 and the account keeps growing! What an incredible community this is. I am going to increase the limit once again for those who still want a chance to contribute. For those of you that have already contributed (and there are a lot of you), I hope you share in the awe of what can be accomplished when a lot of people each give a little.

Anyone who wants more information on how to support these good friends from far away by contributing to a grocery delivery account please e mail me.

Keep sharing the love,
Kathy
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Amazing!!! This fund was shared last Thursday night and we have already met our extended goal. Thanks to everyone for sharing the link and contributing. I will be raising the goal only in an effort to make space for anyone who wants to contribute and hasn't had a chance to do so. I also have information about a specific grocery fund for anyone interested.
Share the love, Kathy
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Hey there friends,
The response to this fund has been incredible! There have been requests from friends of the family to raise the goal to make space as the campaign reaches all of the communities Bill, Robin, and Sawyer are a part of. The family will still receive all funds donated, regardless of whether or not the goal is met.
Thanks so much for sharing the link and sending your support. Bill and Robin are deeply moved by this outpouring of love.
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Thanks so much for the outpouring of love. Bill has been following along and reading messages as they come in. He will be in UCLA Santa Monica Hospital this weekend for treatment and plans on being home Monday. He has expressed his gratitude and will reach out personally out as soon as he is able. Share the love.
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Terence Wight
36 months ago
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Hi Bill, Robin, and Sawyer! Sue, Evie, Owen, and I are thinking about you guys. We miss you, love you, and hope many good things come your way. Lots of Love from the whole family.

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Kate Brady
34 months ago

Bill, you have such a powerful energy that imbues all of us who know you with so much hope, love, and compassion. I am so saddened to hear about your recurrence of cancer. I hope that all of our donations can help give you, Robin and Sawyer some peace and comfort. My family are all better people for having had you in our lives. Kate Brady

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$40,208 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 361 people in 36 months
Created July 16, 2016
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$150
Donna Filanovsky
33 months ago
JP
$100
Jennifer Pade
33 months ago

Bill was lovely and obviously so well-loved by so many. My condolences.

JI
$100
Jane Groveman Big City Management, Inc.
33 months ago

Don't know what to say. So sorry to hear the news. Bill will be missed.

AL
$33
Alice Lam
33 months ago
ME
$75
Mare Earley
33 months ago

My best wished to Bill's family. He was a wonderful man/musician/friend.

ML
$200
Maxine Lu
33 months ago
JB
$100
John Braunstein
33 months ago
MM
$100
matthew milford
33 months ago

Bill, you lived your life with passion. My condolences to you, Robin, and to Sawyer.

KN
$50
Kim Nelson
33 months ago

A little more support for Robin and Sawyer.

MD
$100
marco dimaccio
33 months ago
Terence Wight
36 months ago
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1

Hi Bill, Robin, and Sawyer! Sue, Evie, Owen, and I are thinking about you guys. We miss you, love you, and hope many good things come your way. Lots of Love from the whole family.

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Kate Brady
34 months ago

Bill, you have such a powerful energy that imbues all of us who know you with so much hope, love, and compassion. I am so saddened to hear about your recurrence of cancer. I hope that all of our donations can help give you, Robin and Sawyer some peace and comfort. My family are all better people for having had you in our lives. Kate Brady

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