Further Your Support of the GEST Foundation!
Michelle Perzan created GEST Foundation, Inc. in honor of her mother Gemma (G),
father Elmer and Baba/Grandma Elsie (E), and brother Steven (S) who all died
from various kinds of cancer. The “T” in GEST stands for Michelle’s maiden
name, Trakalo. Michelle herself is a breast cancer survivor.
After surveying the non-profit organizations currently in existence,
Michelle realized that there is a tremendous need for a foundation which can
provide emotional, spiritual, and financial support to those undergoing
treatment for all types of cancer.
Michelle truly understands that it is the months after surgery which are
most difficult for those undergoing treatment for cancer. Michelle relied on
her faith and her family to give her the strength to fight her own breast
cancer diagnosis. Thus, Michelle has been cancer-free for one year. However,
Michelle understands that not everyone has the support system she was fortunate
to have during her journey. Therefore, Michelle’s vision is to provide a
support system for those who do not have one, or who just need a little extra
The support provided by GEST Foundation, Inc. will include, but not be
limited to, financial support so that patients can focus on healing. GEST
Foundation, Inc. will provide grants to deserving individuals so that services
such as grocery delivery, transport to and from post-op medical appointments
and treatments, house cleaning, and personal caregivers to assist with daily
living activities can be provided. By providing this support, Michelle and the
GEST Foundation, Inc. Board hope to provide cancer patients and their families
relief from dealing with the minor irritations of day to day living.
The funds raised by the GEST Foundation, Inc. will be raised right here in
the Katy community, and all proceeds will remain in the community. It is the
mission of Michelle and the GEST Foundation, Inc. to help the thousands of
people undergoing cancer treatment and their families. Michelle and the GEST
Foundation, Inc. Board hope that you will support, both financially and through
volunteer opportunities, the mission of the GEST Foundation, Inc.