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This fundraiser ended on 10/15/12

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Glen Spears needs about $3,000 for food & to fly his son out to be with him during treatment. Won't you please help?

Glen Spears is 50 yrs. old and has been going through treatment for lymphoma for 5 years now. He is from San Diego but he has exhausted all the treatments that are available to him within the San Diego Hospital System. Meaning that there are no treatments available in San Diego or anywhere else in the country that could extend his life besides 1 clinical trial at Stanford Hospital's Cancer Center. The Stanford area is very expensive but he has to stay near the hospital.

Glen was a construction worker before he was diagnosed but now depends on Medi-Cal for his insurance, and monthly income of $200.40 from Social Security and $603 from State Disability. The patient advocacy service Stress Less Heal More helped Glen find an apartment share for $675 a few miles from the hospital.

Our goal now to raise an additional $400 for 6 months for living expenses such as groceries, toiletries and basic cable. We would also like to raise an additional $600 to have his 21 yr. old son fly out from Florida to be with him for a month or so, as Glen is in Palo Alto by himself and misses his son terribly. ( His son was in a car accident and has been working on his own serious health issues. )

Our goal is $2400 for living expenses and $600 for an airplane ticket for his son. Total $3000. Glen is very gentle, kind and grateful person. It would be a travesty for him to lose his fight with lymphoma over lack of food and isolation now that he has treatment and housing! We are asking people to donate $100 or greater towards Glen's housing and to fly his son from Florida to California. Thank you, thank you.

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