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GoFundMe effort underway for newlyweds

Groom has metastatic kidney cancer

Submitted photo Dave and Glenda (Sampson) Worth of Fairfax were married Thursday at New Ulm Medical Center. Dave has metastatic kidney cancer and has not been given much time to live. Glenda is a caregiver at South View Living Center in Gibbon. A GoFundMe effort is underway online. All money raised will help them pay medical costs.

NEW ULM — A GoFundMe effort is underway to help a pair of newlyweds pay medical costs incurred by the groom’s metastatic kidney cancer.

Amber Faulstick Melby of New Ulm is organizing the fundraiser for Dave Worth and Glenda Sampson, who were married last Thursday at New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC).

Melby said fundraising efforts have a $25,000 goal.

“Dave and Glenda are amazing, selfless people that love each other, and life,” Melby wrote on the GoFundMe fundraising site. “Dave has not been given much time (to live). He had to quit working earlier this year due to his cancer treatments. All money raised for them will go to medical costs and bills. We just want to shine light on them during this incredibly hard time and are asking for your help.”

Glenda posted how she is feeling on her Facebook site on Friday.

“Such a wide range of emotions going on right now. It brings so much joy to my heart. It also breaks my heart to know that I’m going to lose this amazing man,” Glenda posted. “The love we have for each other is unmatched. Just when I was going to give up on finding someone, Dave came into my life. We have been through so much and I wouldn’t have wanted to go through any of it with anyone else.”

She thanked those that have helped so so far.

“Amber Faulstick Melby, your kindness and light is a gift from God,” Glenda posted. “All the people (Angels) at the NUMC went above and beyond what we could have ever imagined for making this (wedding) day so beautiful and special for Dave and I. Everyone who was able to join us for our wedding we will forever be grateful.

“I will hold onto these memories forever. All of you who donated, thank you! It takes some stress off this already stressful time. We will get through this one day at a time. Or maybe even by the minutes. We love you all and thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” she posted.

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