Diego Avena Martinez
Diego Avena Martinez

GWNWUP is doing a round up for our co worker and friend Diego Avena Martinez. He has been diagnosed with stage 4 Ewing Sarcoma in his lungs, nasal cavity, and hip bones. We are all heart broken for him especially knowing that as a child he had cancer and survived. Diego decided to move to Marquette in 2020 and applied for a position here at Goodwill and became well-liked by his coworkers and our customers. Often Diego would make drawings for customers and workers making them feel special. Also, customers’ who only spoke Spanish would seek him out for help. You could see the delight in Diego’s eyes when speaking his natural language. He has vast knowledge of literature, video games and Anime. You would be hard pressed to find a more caring or loving man.

Diego is racking up expenses quickly from travel, lodging and co-payments. His expenses will be at least $10,000 in costs for the coming month. Mayo Clinic will begin aggressive chemotherapy next week. Please join in and show him support from his community.

To consider making a monetary donation for Diego’s ongoing medical expenses please visit any of our 5 locations to safely give or visit our GoFundMe Page!

Check our Quarter 1 2023 Round Up Organizations:

Houghton – Copper Country Humane Society

Escanaba – UP Honor Flight Program

SSM – Best of Friends

MQT – 906 Adventure 

Marinette – Newcap