Jon A. Gauger Memorial Fund

$2,570 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 49 people in 56 months
Last October, my big brother, Jon, was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer. And even though he wasn't able to kick the crap out of it, he fought like hell against a horrible, horrible disease that I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. I don't think I could be more proud of the fact that this amazing, big-hearted, giving person was and is my big brother.

In addition to being overcome with sadness for our beloved Jon-Jon, the harsh reality is that now we're also left with medical and funeral expenses that we aren't prepared for. I mean, who's going to pay for Metallica and the keg and the strippers? That stuff's expensive. 

Love to all of you, and love to my big bro. You'll never be forgotten, Mr. Jon Gauger. XOXO
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Dear everyone,

I think this is the hardest update I've ever written in my life.

Although I was sure Jon would definitely kick the crap out of cancer, I'm afraid it just wasn't meant to be. I think my daddy must want him up in Heaven with him. Can't blame him, really. Jon's pretty effing awesome. Words can't express how thankful I am to all who've supported Jon and my family through this difficult battle, and although I hate to ask for more, the sad reality is that there are still expenses we're left to deal with, so I'm gonna. I still intend to lick all your faces at some point, too. I haven't forgotten.

Love to you all, and big love to our Jon. I don't care what anyone says, I still think you've got the biggest balls of them all, big bro.

XOXO
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If I must wake up at 5am on a Friday, the very best way to do so is waking up to even MORE surprise donations to Jon's fund! Holy mackeral, you people all amaze me. I don't think there are enough thank yous in the English language to express the gratitude we feel. So instead, I will do an interpretive dance, and then eat some cake. Ok, I'll probably just eat some cake. But I'll make it the most fabulous cake eating of all time. There may be jazz hands between bites.
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This thing prompted me to update, and I figured, "Eh, it's been a while since I've begged for money like a really cute vagrant, so what the hell.".

Jon started Chemo Round 3 a few days ago, so let's all give him some virtual hugs and stuff like that. Go Team Jon! We need matching jackets or something.
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I didn't think we were going to make the goal that I completely yanked outta my butt when I started this thing, but tonight we did!

Thank you so much to everyone who's contributed thus far, and to those who've been there for emotional support also. I don't care what anyone says about you, you guys are alright, I guess. Don't tell anyone I said that. I'll deny it. Don't want people to think I've gotten soft in my old age.
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$2,570 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 49 people in 56 months
Created December 21, 2013
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50 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Angel
50 months ago
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Phil Duffy
50 months ago

And Groms sends his love too.

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Lorrie Kehr
50 months ago

So saddened by this news. Wish I could do more.

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50 months ago
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50 months ago
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51 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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Darcy donohue
51 months ago

Jon I truly hope you beat this as much as I would want myself to! Chad says you are tough enough to do it too! We believe in you and it can only get better!! I hope this helps . sometimes you just need somebody to tell you Its going to be alright, it is going to be alright :-)

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