Team George Cables

$79,190 of $75,000 goal

Raised by 744 people in 1 month
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As many of you know George Cables had organ transplants ten years ago and had been doing very well, teaching and touring.  But for the last couple years, George has been struggling with ulcers on his legs that have not healed.

He has been under the care of the top doctors in New York City but the severity of the ulcers has caused him to be hospitalized on several occasions.  The last time he was admitted to the hospital, his condition was considered critical.

After consultation with vascular surgeons, they have recommended amputation of his left leg.

The surgery will take place at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City on March 1, 2018.  After recovery, he will go to rehab for a minimum of four weeks.

What we need now is to help defray the enormous financial stress this will cause.  In addition to the medical costs after Medicare, modifications to his home need to be made to make it wheelchair accessible (front and back door ramps, bathroom and shower modifications, etc.).  Since George lives alone, he will need home care including cleaning service and meal delivery during his recovery.  There is no way to know when he might be able to return to teaching and will be able to travel to perform.  Of course he is anxious to get back to the music that has been his life’s work and that has brought us all so much joy and beauty.

We have, therefore, set up this Go Fund Me account to help in this worthy cause.  Please open your hearts and donate whatever you can—we want George Cables to know how much he is loved and respected.
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Monday 3/12 -
Our reporting is coming from Patrick Murphy who is staying at George’s home, supervising the remodel and visiting him at Mt. Sinai (between snow storms). Pat reports that George is recuperating very well and is in high spirits. He was accepted into the Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation unit and moved there on Monday 3/12. His duration in rehab will depend on how quickly he progresses. He is definitely ready to move on to the next phase of his recovery… eating well to keep up his strength and is beginning to reduce his pain medication.

Other good news is that the bathroom remodel is underway and will certainly be completed by the time George returns home. When Patrick leaves NY, his daughter Bridey will take over and after that Lorraine Phillips (Helen’s sister in California) will move in. Team George will continue to ensure that someone is there until he is ready to be on his own. Of course the one-and-only Maxine Gordon is always there for him when she is in town.

George is thankful and humbled by your generosity and is catching up on reading your thoughtful, supportive comments.
Cheers to George!
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Mar 2, 2018 - Fund Withdrawals
George has asked me (Kathleen Tetley) to manage this GoFundMe site and distribute funds as needed in order for him to concentrate on his healing and rehabilitation. For those who don’t know me, I have been a friend of George’s for over 30 years having met him through his partner Helen Wray in San Francisco. George introduces me as “Goody”. We have been through a lot over the years and I, like you care deeply for his well-being so that we can enjoy his music for many years to come.

GoFundMe will transfer your donations to an account set up in my name that has been established especially for George’s expenses. All disbursements will be approved by George and the Team George committee and paid by check from this account.

Thank you,
Kathleen Tetley (aka Goody)
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March 1 - George is resting in his room at Mt. Sinai Hospital after his surgery today. He is through his first big hurdle! He passes on his gratitude for all your prayers and support. Maxine Gordon is at his side and will provide more updates as known.
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Feb 17: We are VERY close to our goal, which is incredible, but please don't stop spreading the word for donations.

Since starting this campaign on Feb13, we have learned that George’s surgery will require 3 teams of surgeons. He will also face additional expenses including 24-hour home care and prescription medications.


Thanks from Team George
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