THE MEDICAL FUNDRAISING GOAL
HAS BEEN MET!
Thank you to all who sent donations and prayers toward the success of this fundraiser. Contributions came in all amounts from all over the country with the goal of erasing the outstanding medical debt for the McGill family. Mission accomplished!
Piedmont Social House who donated 20% of all food and beverage sales on Sunday May 1st. Over 200 people came out to celebrate Jeff McGill. There was live music, a silent auction, a special spaghetti and meatball lunch plate (Jeff’s favorite meal), bowling, billiards, foosball, darts, and more.
We’re extremely grateful for the partnership with Firehouse Subs (all 21 Charlotte metro area locations). Each store donated 15% of all sales on Wednesday, May 4th (International Firefighters Day) toward the medical bills of Firefighter, Jeff McGill. In addition, the Firehouse Subs Regional Management matched what the stores brought in, resulting in the goal not only being met, but exceeded!
Sadly, Jeff McGill passed away on 4/12/16. He’s absent from the body, but present with the Lord.
Jeff’s passing never changed our mission of walking together with this family through the journey ahead. The medical bills didn’t go away, and neither would we.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after widows and orphans in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” – James 1:27
Jeff McGill, a 52 year old Charlotte Firefighter, fought the good fight against stage 4 stomach cancer since 2014.
- He selflessly served the community as a Firefighter for 16 years.
- Jeff always put others first as a husband, father, firefighter, basketball coach, a youth mentor and a Minister.
- Jeff went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday 4/12/16.
- He has his heavenly body now, which will never suffer or feel pain. We celebrate that for him.
Jeff’s symptoms started out mimicking acid reflux in early 2014. Then the nausea started and he just knew something more was going on. An endoscopy confirmed a malignant stomach tumor measuring 17×20 cm (the size of a small watermelon). When Jeff and Lisa got the call from the doctor with that news, they just held each other and cried. But God didn’t let them stay in that dark place for long.
Jeff went through chemotherapy and other strong medications. When operated on to remove the large tumor, the surgeon found 10 more small tumors behind it. The surgeon determined the cancer was too far along. By October 2015, the cancer had spread to his liver. The drugs resulted in a huge weight loss and lack of energy. During the last few weeks, Jeff’s pain level seemed to increase daily. Hospice was called in for pain management on 4/8/16. He passed away on 4/12/16.
Jeff was receiving short term disability. His wife Lisa resigned her position at Wells Fargo in order to care for her husband. Their income was not enough to cover their household bills and support their family, let alone pay these unexpected medical bills, most of which have gone to collection agencies. As is the case with most families in a health crisis, funds that had been in savings are quickly depleted.
When we met with Jeff and Lisa McGill, the unpaid medical bills totalled nearly $10,000. The final bills may not even arrive for a few months. All Things Possible Ministries is working to negotiate those bills down.
The McGill family should be focusing on more important things now than how to pay off medical bills.
Jeff McGill was a hero in the community.
Thanks to all who stepped up to be hero’s to his family in return.
All Things Possible uses 100% of monies raised during a medical campaign to pay the medical providers on behalf of our families in need. Funds raised over and above what is needed to pay off the medical providers is deposited into a medical benevolence account for the next family in crisis.
The overall operations of the ministry are funded through individual donations plus annual events like the Exalt! Vocal Talent Showcase in October and the Les Hardison Charity Golf Tournament in June.
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