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The families and friends are uniting to raise money to help David with his battle against brain cancer. Please show your support!

David Gamel was diagnosed with a grade 4 brain tumor called a Glioblastoma on March 14, 2011. He underwent brain surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible but was left with severe left-sided weakness as a result of this surgery. He spent 9 weeks in 3 different hospitals, having encountered a few complications along the way. After spending 3 weeks in an inpatient rehab setting, he was discharged home in a wheelchair. The weeks following that, he continued doing outpatient therapy and today is walking without any assistant devices. He still has some left sided weakness and no sensation on his left side that we are hoping will improve over time. David endured 30 radiation treatments to his brain and continues to take chemotherapy. He has been unable to work since March 9th and only had short term disability. David loved his job but is unable to work again as a diesal mechanic. He is in the process of getting social security benefits. David is only 36 years old and is a devoted husband to my daughter, Emily Gamel, and a loving father to 4 children ages, 15, 12, 5, and 4. The purpose of this fundraiser is to help with medical and living expenses. My daughter works as much as she can to supplement their income but is also responsible for driving him to all of his appointments, MRI's, and taking care of the children. We are grateful for our supportive community and know that God will continue to heal David and bless us all.
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