Nancy Welsh, 37, of Evanston, Illinois, died April 28, 2005.
Life Raft member Avraham Anidjar of Los Angeles died April 17 after a seven-year battle with GIST. He was 51, and leaves his wife, Sara, and four children. This was the message she sent to the Life Raft.
Alan L. “Alf” Fink died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 after a long battle with GIST. He was 45. Alan was diagnosed in September of 2000. He had surgery weeks later, and also underwent a then-new clinical procedure called photodynamic therapy, which involves using lasers to burn tumor cells after administration of a drug that makes the cancer more sensitive to the laser treatment.