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Final Trip to Reunite Brothers

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Kirsten Fleury is organizing this fundraiser on behalf of Gary Peters .

Campaign Created by:
Kirsten Fleury Plattsmouth, NE
Beneficiary: Gary Peters

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My husband Gary was diagnosed with Stage IV prostate cancer in November 2018. He completed treatment, however it did not work as we had prayed. He has been receiving hospice services since April and his only desire is to hug his only brother before he passes.Together we have worked to accomplish many goals on his bucket list in the last year, however I am not able to fund this trip, due to not being able to work to care for him. 

Gary and his brother started talking through the internet in April 2019, however they have not been able to see each other or give the much needed hug. Gary asked that I create this campaign so that he can make one last trip. 

This trip will require that Gary and I travel to Florida from Nebraska and a cheap rental car and hotel for a few nights so the boys can send a few days together. We are not asking for you to support a fancy vacation. Just basic travel and accomodations to make this dream come true. 

Their relationship has not always been easy, and they did not have a storybook childhood. Through the years they continued to be best friends. Until pride got in the way and the relationship was broken for over fifteen years. They did not speak at all or have any contact. This caused significant regret and sadness for Gary. He recently spoke with our Deacon about this, and she advised that Gary should do whatever he was capable of to put the feelings of regret to bed. As his wife I can not stand that I am loosing my best friend to this terrible disease. However the regret is pulling him down in a way that I have never seen before. I need to try to do what ever I can to help him feel at peace. I truly feel so greatful that you have read to this point. 

We hope that you have a blessed day and understand if you are unable to donate. We would appreciate if you could share with your friends and family to help support Gary in his final bucklist dream, to see his brother and resolve this weight on his back. From our family to yours, much love. 

Kirsten and Gary 


Anonymous

2020-09-30 01:46:19

People hurt each other. It happens to everyone. Intentionally, unintentionally.regretfully or not. It's a part of what we do as people. The beauty is that we have the ability to heal and forgive. Adi Alsaid

Anonymous

2020-10-03 20:58:16

It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences...the good, the bad and the that we encounter along the journey to who we want to be that will define who we are when we get there. I pray your longing embrace is one of peace, love and light. For it won’t be ‘goodbye.’ God bless you and your family!

Kingston

2020-10-03 22:33:48

We hope you have a wonderful, safe trip and that you are able to fulfill a piece of your heart. Always thinking and praying for both of you♥️

Shuey's

2020-10-06 17:51:58

Hope you make it to see your brother! Sending love and prayers!

Lauren Crosthwaite

2020-10-06 23:32:24

Have a great trip! sending you both love and strength!

The Laros

2020-10-08 14:19:17

oxox

Cheryl Markell Slater

2020-10-09 03:23:10

I hope you have a great trip. Enjoy your time together.

Ericka M.

2020-10-09 19:28:45

Have Fun You Guys!! LOVE YOU and miss you ALWayz❤

Celine

2020-10-09 20:31:47

I am glad this has worked out. Warm fuzzy hugs to you two!!

Cheryl Nathanson

2020-10-10 15:09:31

Prayers with you for peace and love

James Minino

2020-10-11 16:09:12

God Bless

Pamela Castor

2020-10-11 22:49:09

Our prayers are with you

Machelle

2020-10-12 00:48:40

Haven’t seen you since you were a shy teenager, but you are always in my heart. Sorry to hear about this cancer. Love you. Enjoy your visit with Ray.

Anonymous

2020-10-16 00:22:54

God bless you my friends, Stay safe.

Dennis & Susan Santti

2020-10-16 08:04:22

You are in our thoughts and prayers sending our love

Anonymous

2020-10-18 00:58:13

Enjoy your trip. Hope all goes well.

Update #4
October 16, 2020, 5:53 pm
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Oh my goodness!! We are speechless with the overwhelming kindness. We have surpassed our goal and can not believe how quickly it happened. We can not say Thank you enough. We are looking at booking a photo session because Gary really wants professional pictures and the extra funds we have been gifted. 

Update #3 Tickets have been purchased
October 8, 2020, 12:03 am
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We fly out November 15th amd will be gone for 4 days. We have paid for two round trip flights and a cheap hotel so we have somewhere to stay. 

So we have made amazing progress, now we just need help with transportation while in Florida as well as funds for food and supplies. Thank you, we are just blown away with all the blessings.

Update #2
October 3, 2020, 10:23 pm
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Wow, we are speechless!! Thank you for the incredible support. We can not believe how blessed we are in this moment. 

We have done some more research and had to increase our goals due to the increase in flight costs. Gary's hospice team asked that I get a nonstop flight if at all possible. We did locate a motel 15 minutes from where his brother lives for only $65 a night. Yay!! 

Thank you for the continued prays. We know God has a plan and we are just along for his ride. We believe and trust in him!! 

Update #1 Well Enough to Travel
September 30, 2020, 1:01 am
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Good evening,

Thank you for being patient while we went live and worked out some bugs. Spoke with Gary's hospice team today and they believe that it would be safe for him to travel, as long as he has assistance and takes the normal covid precautions. 

Please feel free to ask any questions. We are new to this kind of platform and are trying to figure out how best to get our story out. 

Many blessings and best wishes!!
Kirsten and Gary

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Campaign Created by:
Kirsten Fleury Plattsmouth, NE
Beneficiary: Gary Peters

$3,000 of $3,200

93.75% Complete
0% Complete
94 % Complete 22 donation(s)
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Anonymous Donor

6 days ago

Enjoy your trip. Hope all goes well.

$ 20

Dennis & Susan Santti

7 days ago

You are in our thoughts and prayers sending our love

$ 500

Anonymous Donor

8 days ago

God bless you my friends, Stay safe.

$ 140

Anonymous Donor

11 days ago


$ 200

Machelle

12 days ago

Haven’t seen you since you were a shy teenager, but you are always in my heart. Sorry to hear about this cancer. Love you. Enjoy your visit with Ray.

$ 100

Pamela Castor

12 days ago

Our prayers are with you

$ 50

James Minino

12 days ago

God Bless

$ 50

Karen K

13 days ago


$ 50

Cheryl Nathanson

13 days ago

Prayers with you for peace and love

$ 25

Celine

14 days ago

I am glad this has worked out. Warm fuzzy hugs to you two!!
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