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COVID-19 – Resources GIST Patients Need

COVID-19 - Resources GIST Patients Need - Please know that the Life Raft Group is here to support you during this Coronavirus crisis. We will continue our daily services during this time and we will be distributing information and messages of hope through all our communication channels.

By |2021-01-15T13:49:21-05:00January 15th, 2021|News, Patient Support|

Cupcake Records Honors Lorie (Skelton) Perry

Lorie (Skelton) Perry was a GIST patient who passed away on November 11th, 2020.  She was known to her family for many things.  Among them were her warmth, her willingness to help others, and her talents as a baker. Her family wanted to find a way to honor her memory with a fundraiser.

By |2020-12-17T10:36:55-05:00December 16th, 2020|Fundraising, Member Stories, News|

GIST & Creativity – Gewelry for GIST with Christine Gonzales

Christine, a former elementary school  teacher, is raising three sons with husband Adam, in New Mexico. She doesn’t feel that creativity has always had a place in her life, but teaching elementary school always provides opportunities for innovation and creative thinking so perhaps it’s a matter of perspective.

By |2020-12-16T14:12:25-05:00December 16th, 2020|Member Stories, News, Newsletter|

GIST & Creativity – Art Quilter, Crafter, Teacher Claire Monaghan

GIST happened soon after her first quilt was accepted into a quilt exhibit and after participating in her first holiday craft show last December. Every GIST patient has a unique story about how they were diagnosed and where their journey takes them but Claire can literally credit a recurrence of her sister's ovarian cancer in January as the reason she found her GIST tumor.

By |2020-12-17T08:38:48-05:00December 16th, 2020|Member Stories, News, Newsletter|

GIST & Creativity – Sculptor & Public Artist, Tim Watkins

You may have spotted a creation by May & Watkins Design and not even realized it. They create public art, or industrial sculptures – art that is commissioned for public spaces. The partnership of artists, Carol May and Tim Watkins, began after meeting as 20-somethings on scholarship at the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine.

By |2020-12-16T13:29:37-05:00December 16th, 2020|Member Stories, News, Newsletter|

GIST & Creativity – Industrial Designer, John Paul Zagami

Pratt institute graduate, John Paul Zagami studied industrial design. John’s journey with GIST began with unexplainable digestive issues. After suffering a kidney stone attack which led to an ER visit, a mass was found.

By |2020-12-16T12:27:00-05:00December 16th, 2020|Member Stories, News, Newsletter|
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