My Story

My story began last Thursday, May 20th when I wasn't feeling myself and a little confused with daily endeavors. I was forgetting things, repeating questions and tired all the time. I went to the doctor on Friday, May 21st for a checkup of something completely unrelated to my situation now. After conversation, the doctor ordered an MRI to see why I was feeling "out of it". The MRI showed on Friday that four small tumors were found on my brain. They are located on the back, left side of my head. We were shocked of this news but took immediate action and called Duke medical center for guidance. The head doctor was going to be returning to Duke on Thursday so we were going to wait until then to leave. On Saturday, May 22nd, I was spending time with my family and went to church that evening. My pastor, the elders, family and friends laid hands on me and prayed for me. I was filled with emotion and I felt the presence of God. I was also still feeling out of sorts and fuzzy. My wife Sandy decided that we should leave for Duke the next day instead because things were changing and it was getting scary. On Sunday, May 23rd, my wife Sandy, my daughter Kimmy and I left on a flight to Duke in Durham. We knew we were about to start our journey at Duke the next day. Please follow me and my family through my daughter's journals starting from the first day at Duke medical center.


Kimmy Bloemers posted a new journal entry, "Press Release for Memorial Service".

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Gary Carter Memorial Tribute Service To Be Streamed Live Palm Beach Gardens, FL...A memorial ... Read more

Michael C signed Gary's Guestbook.

Hi, Just a special note to honor Gary's Birthday today. Happy Birthday Kid!Michael from Montreal Read more

Beth Bogue signed Gary's Guestbook.

Thinking of the entire Carter family today and sending healing thoughts and prayers. Read more

Kevin Hill signed Gary's Guestbook.

I knew Gary when he lived in Placentia California when he lived on Rockaway drive.  My name is Kevin Hill and I use to come over and bug Gary to come shoot baskets with ... Read more

Carolyn Goodman signed Gary's Guestbook.

Beth wrote my exact thoughts. I hope Gary is looking down and smiling when he sees how many lives he touched and how much he is still thought about and missed. Happy ... Read more

Beth Bogue signed Gary's Guestbook.

Gary, I hope you are celebrating your birthday in Heaven, and that you can find ways to let your beloved family and friends know that you are still with them.  Thank you ... Read more

Janice Krug signed Gary's Guestbook.

Thinking of all the Carter family today on Gary's first anniversary in heaven.  I imagine he is smiling all the time, he had such a great smile! I will always be grateful ... Read more

Carolyn Goodman signed Gary's Guestbook.

Happy 1st anniversary in Heaven.  We know you've had an ALL STAR season. We still think of you every day here on earth, and miss seeing that wonderful smile! Read more

Salvatore Schembri signed Gary's Guestbook.

ON 2/16/2012 you went on to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ... It is your first anniversary in heaven. Many of us will never forget you nor the wonderful memories you ... Read more

Craig Clarke signed Gary's Guestbook.

My wife is battling glioblastoma. She is only 44. We think about your family often. Hope you are doing ok. We are thankful for our brother in Christ Gary. Although, we ... Read more

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