Chris Gourde Fundraiser

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Chris Gourde of Harwood is married to Amy (Motschenbacher) and a father of four children- Joseph, Nick, Marie, and Rachael.   He is a very involved member of St Paul Newman Parish, skydiving instructor, civil air patrol pilot, and cubmaster.  He is a very giving man, always helping when he can.  Now he needs help!

Chris had been doctoring locally before he was referred to Mayo for testing last spring where he was diagnosed with Carcinoid Ileum Malignant (a rare cancer of the small intestines). Like so many of us, the Gourde family has a high deductible health plan, and the first two trips to Mayo were denied as being out-of-network.  He is self-employed, Diamond Home Specialties, and has not been working for the last several months.  Since being diagnosed, he has been to Mayo four times with stays as long as 3 weeks.  Their car broke down on the last trip home. They will be traveling to Mayo frequently in the future.  Amy has been working when possible.  She has now used all her PTO time.

Family and friends have come together to help raise funds to offset medical costs, time missed from work and living expenses for the time away from home.  Please join us in supporting them with your generosity and Lend A Hand Up will boost your online donation 20%.  Cash/Checks should be made payable to Chris Gourde Benefit Fund and dropped off at Harwood State Bank or mailed to Harwood State Bank, 501 Dakota Ave. Harwood, ND 58042.  For more information on how you can help, contact Peggy at [email protected].

Comments

  1. Craig Odenbach

    Lots of people pulling for you.

  2. Paula Cunningham

    Thinking of you and sending prayers your way Chris

  3. Jenny Grieve

    We are thinking of you, Uncle Chris! ~Love, Ashley & Brooke

  4. Dan & Shirley Gourde

    Many prayers going to you and your family.

  5. Kelly Flicek Painter

    Brad and I are praying for you and your family during this time.

  6. Michelle and Steve Losing

    I am so sorry to hear about these health struggles for you. I will pray for your, and the medical staff to find the best treatment.

  7. Troy and Laura Gourde

    Hi Chris and Amy, we are thinking of you.

  8. Dean and Gwen Rust

    We are so sorry to hear of the illness. Sending you prayers and blessings for total and complete recovery.

  9. Mike and Michelle (Lovejoy) Reitan

    Chris – we are holding you and your family in our prayers for strength and hope during this journey. Gather strength from others and don’t give up the fight!

  10. Jamie Lund

    So sorry to hear you’re going through this! Thoughts & prayers with you and your family.

  11. Mona Daigle

    Prayers to you all. Fight, fight, fight

  12. Mike & Kari Deutschman

    Tons of prayers coming your way!! Keep fighting, you are a tough cookie.

  13. Debi Holt

    Our hearts just ACHE for You and your Family, Chris!!! We will be with you every step of the way!!!

  14. Adrian and Joyce Flicek

    Praying for you and the Drs. Taking care of you.

  15. Jody Flicek Bonnema

    Keep up the good fight Chris!

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  1. Craig Odenbach

    Lots of people pulling for you.

  2. Paula Cunningham

    Thinking of you and sending prayers your way Chris

  3. Jenny Grieve

    We are thinking of you, Uncle Chris! ~Love, Ashley & Brooke

  4. Dan & Shirley Gourde

    Many prayers going to you and your family.

  5. Kelly Flicek Painter

    Brad and I are praying for you and your family during this time.

  6. Michelle and Steve Losing

    I am so sorry to hear about these health struggles for you. I will pray for your, and the medical staff to find the best treatment.

  7. Troy and Laura Gourde

    Hi Chris and Amy, we are thinking of you.

  8. Dean and Gwen Rust

    We are so sorry to hear of the illness. Sending you prayers and blessings for total and complete recovery.

  9. Mike and Michelle (Lovejoy) Reitan

    Chris – we are holding you and your family in our prayers for strength and hope during this journey. Gather strength from others and don’t give up the fight!

  10. Jamie Lund

    So sorry to hear you’re going through this! Thoughts & prayers with you and your family.

  11. Mona Daigle

    Prayers to you all. Fight, fight, fight

  12. Mike & Kari Deutschman

    Tons of prayers coming your way!! Keep fighting, you are a tough cookie.

  13. Debi Holt

    Our hearts just ACHE for You and your Family, Chris!!! We will be with you every step of the way!!!

  14. Adrian and Joyce Flicek

    Praying for you and the Drs. Taking care of you.

  15. Jody Flicek Bonnema

    Keep up the good fight Chris!

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