Open-Mic Fundraiser For Family Of Esteban Garcia Is Friday, June 25th

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An open-mic fundraiser for the family of the late Esteban Garcia will be held at BTB Advertiser Infusion Tea & Coffee from 6pm – 10pm on Friday, June 25th, in an effort to raise money to help cover his funeral costs.

Infusion Tea & Coffee is located at 15607 1st Ave South in Burien; phone: 206-436-8440.

According to an email from BTB Reader Kevin Hayes:

A couple of friends and I have set up an open-mic night at Infusion Tea & Coffee on Friday, June 25th in order to raise some money for the family of Esteban Garcia.

We are hoping that you could help us spread the word because his family is really hurting right now while trying to cover all his funeral costs.

As far as Esteban’s story, he and I went to Highline High School together back in the day. In November, right before his 21st birthday, he was diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of sarcoma that is considered one of the most aggressive cancers known to doctors. The doctors found a tumor in his leg and began chemotherapy regimens to combat the disease. When the chemo didn’t work, they ended up being forced to amputate his leg about a month ago. Shortly after he began recovery, he had to go to the ICU and the doctors found more cancer cells in his lungs and liver. He passed away three days later. His family had been struggling as it was to cover his hospital expenses and then when he passed away they were left with a huge burden on top of their incredible loss.

Esteban was by far the kindest person I’ve ever met and all of us who knew him have felt blessed to call him an inspiration. Throughout his whole battle with cancer, he never showed any weakness and was smiling right up until the end.

More info available at a special Facebook Page set up for this fundraiser here.

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