RTA fundraising for ill founder Harvey Brodsky

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

 
Jeffry Parks comments that Harvey Brodsky is "currently in and out of the hospital, receiving treatment and wearing his trademark smile and positive energy with all the pride and energy he has"
Jeffry Parks comments that Harvey Brodsky is "currently in and out of the hospital, receiving treatment and wearing his trademark smile and positive energy with all the pride and energy he has"

Not too long ago, Harvey Brodsky shared that he was cutting back his engagements with the Retread Tire Association for health reasons. The US-based association now reports that Brodsky’s cancer has advanced further, and it has launched a personal GoFundMe Campaign to help with the significant medical expenses involved.

“Harvey Brodsky needs your help and financial support, to get him through his ongoing medical expenses,” writes RTA managing director Jeffry Parks in a statement. “Harvey’s cancer has progressed to stage four. The medical bills are ongoing and have depleted the savings of both Harvey and his wife Rona (who has also been battling cancer).”

Brodsky has worked to champion the cause of retreading for more than four decades, serving as managing director of the Tire Repair & Information Bureau for over 30 years before setting up the RTA. Despite this his work promoting and defending the retreading industry, he never received insurance benefits or a pension.

“And now, his medical bills are astronomical, and Harvey needs the prayers, help, generosity and support of all of his industry friends,” comments Park. “Harvey was diagnosed with stage four metastatic lung cancer earlier this year, and though he’s been a trooper throughout the whole ordeal, the problems of his illness and medical expenses, and extreme bone pain are overwhelming to Harvey and Rona. Along with living in chronic pain from a failed back operation, he has not felt his usual vigour, and neither Harvey nor Rona can work.

“Harvey is currently in and out of the hospital, receiving treatment and wearing his trademark smile and positive energy with all the pride and energy he has. Anyone who knows Harvey, knows that will never change,” Parks adds. “Any contribution, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and will go directly toward helping Harvey and Rona stay on track, and in their home during this very difficult time.”

Anyone interested in donating to the campaign can do so here.

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