Retired Sergeant with the Oregon State Police, Alan Gilbert has touched the lives of many in our community. He has had a passion of coaching football at Thurston High School for many years. For those that may not know, Alan currently has a very sick heart and kidney. He and Shawna are at UC San Diego awaiting a heart and kidney transplant for him. Unfortunately they do not know how long they will be in San Diego and with that comes a great deal of uncertainty in many areas. The Gilbert Family could use lots of love and prayers sent their way. Many of you have asked how you could help so we have created this fundraiser as a way for friends and family to help them.
For those wanting to follow their story on Caring Bridge, here is the link.
https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/alangilbert/journal/view/id/5dad030422336fa40b8b4784?fbclid=IwAR3wKoqVlA7iDBlsRhhNPXjZDGOwIdakkYYThOi90HMHpSnsMns-p0TqA-IWe will be sending a care package to Alan and Shawna as well showing some love from home. We will be including blankets, magazines, various snacks, and gift cards. The package will be sent on October 31st. If you wish to contribute in any capacity please contact Tina DeHaven at 541.915.9295 or Carla Goss at 541.521.7727. We greatly appreciate your support. To alleviate any additional burden on Shawna please feel free to contact Carla or Tina for additional ways to help their family.