Help Mike and the boys

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Mike and Dawn Gentz have been in love since High School. They have been married for over 17 years and have two beautiful young boys. 
Dawn is a small business owner, a loving wife an amazing mom. Dawn is dying from melanoma. She is currently at home with hospice care 24/7 her husband is lovingly carrying the load of her comfort and care as well as caring for two young boys he is doing so without complaint, with astounding love and selflessness. He wants no praise. He only wants to be by his wife's side in this final phase of her life. 
Dawn and Mike have such a special bond,that their family lovingly refer to them as Mikeydawn. We want to help Mike during this incredibly tough time. 
The idea is simple, donate as much as you can, toward a meal delivery service for Mike and the boys. He shouldn't have to worry about cooking hot, healthy meals for himself and his boys. He has enough on his proverbial plate. So, let's help him fill his physical plate with love and nourishment. Donate what you can and help spread the word. 

Please also consider donating in Dawn's name to Melanoma research. Let us all stop this horrible disease from stealing another wife and mother. As Dawn says, check your skin, people. Check your skin. 
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Over $5k. Your kindness and generosity is phenomenal.
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Today, maybe you went to Starbucks or out to lunch or you hugged your kids.

Maybe you yelled at someone being stupid in traffic, or laughed at fluffy kittens on Facebook. Maybe you did laundry and went to work and looked at Spring outside your window.

Maybe you did all of these things today and maybe you will do all of these things again tomorrow. But tomorrow Mike and his boys will wake to their first full day without Dawn.
So maybe today, you buy someone their cup of coffee while paying for your own, and you do it for Dawn.

Maybe when you go to lunch today, you think of Mike and the boys laughing over a meal that you helped provide. And you smile, too, knowing that Dawn appreciates the love you are showing the people who she so dearly loved.

Maybe you are kinder today, a little softer. Maybe you hold a door for someone and smile-because you know that today, someone kind is absent from the world and that we all need to pick up the slack.

Maybe by donating here, we show three human beings that they are not alone. Maybe we show them that when they are grieving we are there. That when they are happy, we are there. Maybe we show them that cancer has a legacy, but that their wife and mom has a bigger legacy.

Maybe with our kindness, if even for a few days or weeks, we make their world a little better.

Just maybe.
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At this rate, not only will we be able to provide meals, but will be able to provide a cleaning service as well. Keep it up, friends! You are doing Dawn proud!
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We are over $3k! You are all amazing and kind- This is beyond any expectations and the love you all have shown is heartening!
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Olivia Hatcher
65 months ago

I want to say thanks to Christine for conceiving this idea with the intention of nourishing this family in a time of profound grief. It makes me smile to think of the boys taking a night out for a Tigers game and pizza or simply a delivered meal on a weary night. If we can manage to lighten the load or ease burdened hearts then we have done ourselves and precious Dawn proud.

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Raised by 128 people in 65 months
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Christina Refford
65 months ago

Dawn, I will miss talking to you on Twitter and am heartbroken for your family. May you be at peace and that your boys always know how strong your love is. --xoxoxo, Christina, aka FairlyOddMother

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Anonymous
65 months ago
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Chibi Jeebs
65 months ago

All my love, guys. Making a donation to the Melanoma Research Foundation in Dawn's name, too. <3

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Anonymous
65 months ago
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Dawn & Marc Dawes
65 months ago

In our thoughts and prayers xoxo

Olivia Hatcher
65 months ago

I want to say thanks to Christine for conceiving this idea with the intention of nourishing this family in a time of profound grief. It makes me smile to think of the boys taking a night out for a Tigers game and pizza or simply a delivered meal on a weary night. If we can manage to lighten the load or ease burdened hearts then we have done ourselves and precious Dawn proud.

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