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Gail’s Goal: A Challenge

Gail has been described in many ways: artist, philanthropist, and educator, and friend. However, in her most recent role as patient, she faces debilitating daily pain that has continued to increase with time and made it difficult for her to create. Dr. Heller, an internationally renowned lecturer and surgeon at Emory Clinic, has approved Gail for a necessary spinal surgery with a good outcome prognosis. Gail does not have much time to prepare. The surgery has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 21st! The initial out-of-pocket medical expenses for the surgery are $7,550. Post-op care for the 6 to 8 weeks rehab is estimated to be anywhere from $6,400 – $9,600. We have a minimum goal of $17,150! We are asking for help to meet this challenge within the next several weeks.

Updates (6)

March 20, 2018

Gail is having her spinal surgery tomorrow, Wed March 21st! Thank you deeply for your kindness, prayers, and generosity – we met our first goal to pay for the surgery!
Gail’s post-op rehabilitation costs are estimated between $6,400 to 9,600. It is our next goal to reach $17,150 in the next couple of weeks!
Please pray for the surgery to go perfectly well without any complications and for full recovery. Thank you again so very much.
Stay tuned for updates on Gail’s progress.

January 13, 2018

Congratulations to our very own Gail Foster on receiving a 2018 Creative Access Residency at PLAYA of Summerlake, Oregon!
She will be spending eight weeks of dedicated time to her arts practice there this coming Fall. This fellowship is awarded to twelve individuals with spinal cord injuries nationwide thanks to the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation. Gail is thrilled and so deeply thankful.

This video is about the residency’s wonderful program and beautiful setting.

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March 19, 2018

Can't wait to meet you one day Gail! You're an inspiration!

Stephen and Donjenna Dirkes

March 17, 2018

Love you Gail!

Wendy Murray

March 14, 2018

Dear Gail and Tom, Wishing you all kindnesses, graces, and blessings during this time. Know hope! Love, Jo Ann and Steve

Jo Ann Knapp

March 14, 2018

Being fortunate to have several pieces of yours & Tom's work, here in my home, in essence, you are with me every day. I think about your strength, heart & brilliance & want the world for you. Love & admiration, full circle.

Jeannie Rochelle