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Family and Friends lets rally together for Team Gare-Bear and raise money to help with his battle against leukemia

Our dad Gary Sorrels, was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia on August 29, 2011. His prognosis at that time was 3-6 months without any treatment perhaps a year with treatment. After the various tests and bone marrow biopsies, 3 rounds of 5 day’s of chemotherapy, the doctors didn’t think he would be able to with stand much more. He is now beginning is 10th round of chemo; I don’t think his doctors understood what kind of a strong willed man this big hearted guy is. He is like a MAC truck; he just keeps pushing through the exhaustion, fevers, biopsies, blood transfusions and chemo. Dad has always had a serious look on his face, not much of a big smile person. Unless of course he was talking to us kids or his grandsons that’s why some of the car dealer colleagues have lovingly given him the nickname Grumpy, they also call him Popcorn & Granddad.
My dad and mom have been married for 42 years she calls are dad her gare-bear. They have raised my two brothers and I and also my cousin, who came to live with us when she was 14 years old after her mom, died of breast cancer at 36.
My dad would give a person the shirt of his back, if they were honest and had good intentions and not ask for a thing in return. He has always been a very hard worker, after he retired from Western Electric/ AT&T; he began his own whole sale car business. He has always loved cars and he has a knack of knowing exactly what a car is worth and what it should bring. He has always put his family first, helping us kids as much a he possibly could afford and would never take a penny back from us.

This year has not only been a heartbreaking medical burden for my family but even with insurance and my parents both working hard to try and pay the mounting medical bills its is an almost impossible financial dilemma for them.

We very much appreciate all the love, support and prayers that have already been sent our way!

Carrie Sorrels and the Sorrels Family
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