Don Barrows Cancer Relief Fund

Raised: $30,265.00
Goal: $76,481.00

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Kathleen Hayes

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Our dad, Don Barrows, lost his battle to brain cancer. Our goal is to raise enough money to help Mom offset the costs of his treatment, which were not covered by insurance. more


Updated posted by Kathleen Hayes 11 months ago

Dear Friends, It's Don's daughter Kathleen. I wanted to share with you that dad's journey on this Earth ended yesterday afternoon. His transition was peaceful. The family was blessed to enjoy a long farewell over the past several months, and we too, are at peace. Are hearts are aching yet filled with joy in celebration of a life lived to its fullest with kindness, compassion, humor, and love. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to offset the out-of-pocket costs of $76,481 for treatments not covered by insurance. Thank you again for your ongoing support.


Updated posted by Kathleen Hayes 11 months ago

Dear Friends, it's been awhile since I've posted because...well, I just didn't know what to say. Dad is in home hospice, resting comfortably. I'll be back visiting again in a few weeks. If you have a memory of Dad you would like to share for his Celebration of Life book, please send to Financial donations are still greatly appreciated. - Kathleen


Updated posted by Kathleen Hayes 12 months ago

Dear Friends, I wanted to share an idea with you: a celebration of life book for Dad. I'm pulling together your supportive posts from this site and Dad's Facebook page plus your lovely emails and cards. If you have a special thought that you would like to include - a few words, a memory, a poem, a song, a photo - please send to Thanks again for your love and support. It means the world. xoxo - Kathleen

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Created by Kathleen Hayes on November 14, 2012

Our dad, Don Barrows, lost his battle to brain cancer. Our goal is to raise enough money to help Mom offset the costs of his treatment, which were not covered by insurance.


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posted by Patty Buss 9 months ago

Hi Holly!

posted by Gus Gagala 11 months ago

Rest in Peace Mr. B. Between High School choirs and church choir, it was a pleasure being directed by you.

posted by Holly Averill 11 months ago

Kathleen, I saw you at our Federal Way concert on Sunday night and came up to you at the end to wish you well. I was hoping to see you at the reception as I wanted to introduce you to a very special man in my life. We want to give a gift to your Dad (with a card by mail). We need to know who to make the check out to and we need a physical address. Please email this information as we want to get it to you as soon as possible. Your Dad knows me but he doesn't know my special friend, Bob Rodman, who is now singing tenor in the FW Chorale. I have been in the FW Chorale for 19 1/2 years. Your Dad is a wonderful man and we send our love and prayers to him and to you all. God bless, Roberta Macdonald

posted by Roberta Hatt Macdonald 16 months ago

Thinking of you this Thanksgiving eve and so grateful for you and the influence your life has on me and everyone who you have ever taught and mentored. Standing with you in prayer and Heavenly hope that you're going to overcome and triumph over this adversity. Much love! clee

posted by Carolee Mayne 17 months ago

Sending my love and prayers to you, Don, and your beautiful family.

posted by Rachel Merlino 17 months ago

We love you and your sweet family. Our prayers and well-wishes are for your healing process and speedy recovery...Gary & Karin McGee

posted by Gary McGee 17 months ago

We love you uncle Don. Posted link on facebook and tweeted the link.

posted by Janice LaFountaine 17 months ago

Dear Friends, many of you know we lost our brother Johnny B to brain cancer in 2011. It's stupefying that Dad is now fighting the same battle. Thank you, thank, thank you for your support. We're off to a great start!

posted by Kathleen Hayes 17 months ago

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Recent Donations (218)

$30,265 raised by 218 people in 17 months.


Linda Kuniega

9 months ago


Don was a wonderful man who touched many lives with his love of music.



Ronald Riel

9 months ago


Don was my Glee Club hero. He had a marvelous voice and was a marvelous man. He will lead the choir in heaven. My condolences to you, Lucille, and all the family. Our prayers are with you.



Barbara & Al Lunde

10 months ago


Words don't do it; do they. One of the greatest joys of my life was singing with Don and the Federal Way Chorale. I can still hear that first chord we sang together and the next half step and then up from there! And, words still won't do it.



Mary Nordstrom

10 months ago


I'm so sorry for your loss.



Naomi Davidson

10 months ago


My deepest condolences. Sending all my love and support for your family.




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Kelly Reiterman

10 months ago


Sending you and your family lots of loving, healing energy, Kathleen.




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