OPERATION LEUKEMIA ELIMINATION
BATTLE FOR GABRIEL
On December 22, 2010, Gabriel was diagnosed with T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After an air ambulance transport from Reno, Nevada to Oakland, California, Gabriel was admitted for treatment at Children’s Hospital and Research Center Oakland. Gabriel is now home in Reno, but will continue to receive treatment both in Reno and Oakland until May, 2014.
Gabriel is fighting the battle of his life, and we are here to support him. However, as with any war, it comes with tremendous costs – both physical, emotional, and financial.
A benefit fund has been established to help offset the expenses associated with Gabriel’s treatment, including the tens of thousands of dollars in expenses which have already accrued in the last three months for his treatment and associated with traveling from Reno to Oakland. Once funds are no longer necessary to help off-set the expenses related to Gabriel’s treatment, the Fairbank’s have committed to donating all remaining proceeds to assist other families in the Northwestern Nevada/Northeastern California area who are also faced with the physical, emotional and financial burdens associated with the diagnosis of a catastrophic illness.
You can help Gabriel, and future families, in the following ways:
- Purchase an “Operation Leukemia Elimination – Battle for Gabriel” bracelet. All proceeds go to the “Gabriel Fairbank Medical Expenses Trust”;
- Sponsor Chet Fairbank at Western States, Tahoe Rim Trail, and/or the Bear, or another runner for one or more ultra running events this summer by filling out a sponsorship form and making a payment to the PayPal fundraising account established for the benefit of the “Gabriel Fairbank Medical Expense Trust Fund”;
- Make a monetary donation via PayPal or by check (account information provided upon request).
- Follow Gabriel’s progress and learn about other fundraising activities, including t-shirt sales and a benefit run here.
If you would like to purchase a support bracelet, please click on the image below. Please note, the cost include shipping. If you are interested in purchasing more than one bracelet, please drop us an email and we’ll send you an invoice with just one shipping charge. Also, if you live near us, just let us know, as we almost always have a few on us.
If you would like and can make a donation, you may do so by clicking the following button:
And, if you would like to sponsor Chet for a certain sum of money per mile at any one of his 100 mile races this summer, or if you would like to sponsor another runner for any event, or if you are a runner and you would like to run in support of Gabriel an event this year, please contact us at Operation [dot] Leukemia [dot] Elimination[at] gmail [dot] com for more information about how you can do so.
If you would like a .pdf copy of the sponsorship form, click this link: Sponsorship Form. Thank you for your support!