On Friday, June 17th family, friends and neighbors gathered in the black box theatre inside the LynnArts building for a fundraiser to help Gangluineuroblastoma – a type of spinal cancer – survivor Douglas Gillette.
Patrick Nelson performed and DJ Seth (of LynnHappens) donated sound and music services. Coffee was donated by Cafe Moka, Food donated by April’s, and the space was donated by LynnArts / LynnMuseum. Donated gifts were raffled, as well. (Please get in touch if anyone is left out)
A gofundme has been set up. Here is what some of it says:
“In the beginning of my spinal cord cancer, I was independent and in a manual wheel chair. After having more spinal surgeries, I lost mobility in my left arm and right hand. Presently I’m in a power wheelchair.
Since 2011, I have been peer-mentoring other people with disabilities and helping them in any other way for the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Association at Charlestown Spaulding Rehabilitation in Boston as a volunteer.
I’m reaching out because I have a 10-year-old daughter, Arianna Gillette, and I need reliable transportation to be a part of her activities and life and for my independence. I have a hand-control license, I just need the van.”