In mid-September, Ogden’s Timm Gehrett — musician, husband, father of five — started a new tradition. Daily on his Facebook page, under the headline “3 Things I Love This Morning,” he lists just that. Number one, always, is his wife Michelle. The other two loved things vary, but tend to be made up of simple pleasures — the taste of fresh coffee, the sizzle of bacon, the airplanes he studies as he learns the craft of aviation mechanics through Salt Lake Community College.
Since Sept. 1, Gehrett recognizes just how precious the little things are that we all tend to take for granted. That was the day doctors at McKay-Dee Hospital found an aggressive tumor known as a glioblastoma in Gehrett’s brain.
His was the sole income for his family of seven. He has no medical insurance. But Gehrett has discovered he is wealthy in friends and family. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Gehrett has already received support from his ward, getting help with everything from meals to making money for the family, via a fundraiser garage/bake sale.
Now his musician friends are chipping in, too, with an event Wednesday at Mojos Caffe & Gallery. It involves a bake sale and a night of music featuring Ogden talent. Musical acts for the evening are being organized by Ogden band Fox Van Cleef.