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Dear Friends and Family,
 
We want to take a moment to thank all of you for your help and support during this difficult time for our family.  As many of you know, our Dad (Gary Hollingshead) was diagnosed with kidney disease about 5 years ago.  He is now in stage 4 kidney failure and in need of a transplant.  We have been overwhelmed with gratitude as many of you have volunteered to be tested as potential donors!  Although the testing process still continues, we are hopeful that the transplant will take place late this Fall.
 
Although the effects of his kidney failure have been well managed, there are now other health concerns that are making daily life very challenging for our Dad.  He recently started experiencing pain in his lower back and sciatic nerve.  The pain is now so severe that basic tasks, such as sitting at his computer for work, have become extremely difficult as he is only able to sit for short periods of time. 
 
Watching our Dad go through such hardships has been very difficult.  We know that on top of the physical trials, there are many other worries burdening our parents at this time.  Even after insurance, the cost for the kidney transplant is estimated to be between $40,000-$50,000.  As his children, we would gladly pay any amount to see our Dad happy and healthy again!  However, since we are not able to pay for the transplant ourselves, we have decided to start this fundraiser in hopes that we can raise even a portion of the costs.
 
Donations can also be made at any Columbia Credit Union branch, into the "Gary Hollingshead Donation Fund". Even the smallest donations will help us reach our goal!  We cannot even begin to express our gratitude for your kindness and generosity!
 
Sincerely,
Kjirsten
Kelsey
Zach
Brody
and Maddie 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Recent Contributors

Laura Mc Adams Osborn Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 01/16/2014
"Have always loved this family! Praying for the best."
 
Ed Shipman The Wood Family Amount: $ 40.00 Date Received: 11/8/2013
"In memory of Loraine Serago. She is now with the Lord"
 
Madeline Alanko Date Received: 11/2/2013
 
Christine Jensen Date Received: 11/2/2013
"another donation in honor of our mom, Loraine Serago"
 
Linda Martin Date Received: 11/1/2013
"hope this small amount helps, sent in honor of my Aunt Lorraine Serago passing"
 
Chris & Mysha Bolen Date Received: 10/27/2013
"Feeling your pain at having a sick parent. All our best. "Live like no one else do you can give like no one else" - DR. "
 
Sue Fox Date Received: 10/24/2013
"Much love to the Hollingshead Family. Wishing you well."
 
Bryon And Carol Brown Date Received: 10/5/2013
 
Christie Reynolds Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 10/5/2013
 
Sara Ramirez Date Received: 09/27/2013
"We're praying for you guys!"
 
Cory & Kelly Dimitriou Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 09/27/2013
 
Michael Bray Amount: $ 200.00 Date Received: 09/26/2013
"Love you guys! Thoughts and prayers. Hope everything goes well."
 
Ronald & Misty Hsu Date Received: 09/15/2013
"All the best to you and your family!"
 
Trish Harrahill Amount: $ 35.00 Date Received: 09/13/2013
"Thinking of you and your family. My mother is a dialysis patient. It is very humbling. Praying you get your kidney and that all goes well."
 
Dave & Denise Crandall Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 09/13/2013
"Our thoughts and prayers are with you!"
 
Nick Faught Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 08/27/2013
 
Leland Reich Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 08/21/2013
 
Walter Hansen Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 08/20/2013
"God is with you and your family!"
 
Karen And Joe Scalera Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 08/17/2013
"Our prayers and encouragement are with you and your family!"
 
Deborah & David Grams Date Received: 08/16/2013
"May God bless you and yours."
 
Michael May Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 08/15/2013
"Keep on fighting the good fight."
 
Kevin & Becki Roggenkamp Amount: $ 300.00 Date Received: 08/15/2013
"Hollingshead Family, your all the best! We are thinking of you:)"
 
Jeff And Natalia Gibson Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 08/15/2013
"Hoping and praying for the best! Love you neighbors :)"
 
Bob And Jamie Ray Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 08/13/2013
"We are so sorry you have to go through this and happy to be able to help. Take care and best wishes!"
 
Melanie Palmquist Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 08/13/2013
"Thoughts and prayers are you guys:)"
 
Linda Cobabe Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 08/9/2013
"Thinking of you."
 
Kayla Buckbee Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 08/4/2013
"Praying for you and your family! "
 
Anonymous Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 08/4/2013
 
Dallen And Kayde Clark Date Received: 08/3/2013
"We don't have much, but we have a little we can spare and hope things work out for the best."
 
Denise Dunkle Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 07/31/2013
"Prayers for you and your family!"
 
Madi Deotsch Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 07/31/2013
"All the best -- you deserve it!! Love, The Deotsch Family"
 
Katie Studdert (Glem) Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 07/30/2013
"You were my favorite seminary teacher! That added with the fact that my mother went through the same thing, I can't not contribute. It's not much, but I hope it helps!"
 
Linda Paul Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 07/30/2013
"Healing thoughts coming your way Gary!"
 
Laura Calvi Date Received: 07/30/2013
"Sending good thoughts and praying for you. "
 
Mick Jarvie Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 07/30/2013
"Get better Gary! You are all in my prayers!"
 
Anonymous Date Received: 07/30/2013
"We haven't met, but if Janice loves you, so do we."
 
Leah Rhodes Date Received: 07/30/2013
"I LOVE this family! Gary, you have been so supportive of me and my ventures. I'd give you 3 kidneys if I had them! "
 
Metro McAllister Amount: $ 100.00 Date Received: 07/30/2013
"We are praying that everything goes GREAT! "
 
Nancy Hokanson Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 07/30/2013
"Love you guys!"
 
Linda Harper Date Received: 07/30/2013
"Prayers for your family from ours"
 
Annie Baker Amount: $ 30.00 Date Received: 07/30/2013
"Gary Hollingshead, you are such an amazing man with lots more memories still yet to enjoy with your beautiful family! I wish you all the very best!!"
 
Brenda Edwards Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Praying for you all !!!"
 
Osborne Jodi Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 07/29/2013
"The Osborne's are praying for you."
 
Daniel Pershall Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Dear Hollingsheads, I'm am praying for all of you. We're with you all the way."
 
Leslie Hanks Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Praying for your family! "
 
Julia Critchfield Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 07/29/2013
 
Jourdan Boynton Date Received: 07/29/2013
" We love this family! You are all in our thoughts and prayers."
 
Jody Moore Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Wish I was working so I could donate more... you're dad is in my prayers. "
 
Anonymous Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Hollingsheads, we love you. Gary, we want you to be playing tennis again next summer!"
 
Rebecca Griffee Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Praying for you ALWAYS, sending you all lots of love. Let me know if there's anything else I can help with!"
 
Kelsey, Eric, And Baby "Wuby" Dennis Date Received: 07/29/2013
"Love you Daddyo! "
 
Janice Richardson Amount: $ 50.00 Date Received: 07/29/2013
"we love this family!!!"
 
Carrie Gerner (Kissinger) Amount: $ 25.00 Date Received: 07/29/2013
"I don't know your family but your story touched me and I'll be keeping you guys in our thoughts!"