Maui father diagnosed with rare condition; needs life saving surgery

Published: May. 12, 2013 at 8:35 PM HST|Updated: May. 12, 2013 at 9:57 PM HST
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MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The family of a man diagnosed with an extremely rare condition is trying to raise $100,000 for a surgery that will save his life.

Gary Parrish was admitted to the emergency room on Tuesday in critical condition due to a wet stroke brought on by arteriovenous malformation (AVM) which caused bleeding in his brain.

Arteriovenous malformation is a condition that affects only 1 percent of the population.

Not many surgeons are familiar with this condition, and Parrish's family want to raise enough money to fly him to Stanford Hospital where doctors are willing and able to perform a life saving brain surgery.

Parrish is a single father who lives on Maui while raising six kids. An official at Maui Memorial Medical center confirmed his condition and said he is flying to California on Monday.

To donate to the family's fund for Parish, you can:

  • Donate at this website
  • Write checks to "Friends of Gary Parrish" For Bank of Hawaii
  • Donate to the paypal connected to his fundraising account:

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