Tablets for Kids With Cancer

$3,446 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 52 months
Hi,
My name is Mike and I'm a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma originally back in 2005 and have been fighting recurrences ever since. However, this story is not about me. It's about something I would like to do for others.

On a recent visit to my doctor, I ran into a mother with her daughter who was there for treatment. I was playing a game on my phone to pass the time and noticed the girl was very interested, so I offered to let her play. It ended up keeping her happily occupied for her entire wait. Her mother commented that they should have stuff like that for kids to do. They spend so much time sitting around in waiting rooms, as well as when getting treatments that can take up to several hours to administer. Playing that game seemed to take her daughters mind off of her cancer better than anything else would.

I have seen a lot of kids at these visits over the years and started to think if there was a way I could help. Then, just yesterday I saw a post on Facebook for someone that was raising money for their own medical bills through gofundme.com. I clicked on the link and noticed that you can raise money for anything on that site. That's when it hit me: Why couldn't I use gofundme.com to raise money to provide computer tablets to these kids?

So, that's what I'm doing! The money donated will be used to purchase Tablets for children fighting cancer in the Phoenix area. I'm not setting a limit on the amount to be raised. I would like this to be an ongoing project. The more money I raise, the more kids I can help. My hope is that this will become larger and I'm able to expand this project to other areas.

If you prefer to purchase and donate a new tablet directly you are welcome to do so. Please, no used ones. I want to make sure each child gets a new one covered under a warranty from the manufacturer. Feel free to contact me directly for information on how to purchase and donate one though this website.

As you can see in my picture I have a great life and a wonderful family. This is an opportunity for me to give something back.

Thank you for your support!
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Hello All,
I hope you all had a happy holiday!
This is just a reminder that I'm still raising funds to provide more tablets for the kids. Please share this on your facebook page to help spread the word.
Thanks!
Mike
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Good morning all... I'm making another plea to all of you to share this once again on your facebook pages or anyplace else you can think of. I'd really like to be able to get the kids some more tablets by Christmas.. I can get an awesome price on them right now so every dollar counts! Thanks for your support!
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Good morning all. I want to thank those of you that have donated online recently and the ones that have sent checks also.. Please continue to share my link. My short term goal is to be able to get 10 - 15 more tablets to the hospital by the end of July! I need everyone's help to get the word out... Please "share" the link so more people see it.. Thank you all!
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We delivered more tablets and Google Play Cards to Phoenix Children's Hospital this morning. Jesse was very excited to get a special tour of the hospital from Greg and Betsy. She even met one of the companion dogs that visits the kids. Please continue to share this link on your Facebook pages or anyplace else you can think of so I can continue this program!
Thanks
Mike
Delivering Tablets to PCH
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$3,446 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 55 people in 52 months
Created February 12, 2014
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$25
Anonymous
43 months ago
JV
$25
JAMES &MONICA VENSKE
44 months ago

WONDERFUL FRIENDS DOING A GREAT THING HERE !!.........YOUR THE BEST MIKE AND SUZY AND OF COURSE.......JESSIE !!

FB
$50
Frank Baczynski
44 months ago

In honor of our birthdays

SE
$10
Stephen Einson
45 months ago

Great job

KM
$20
Kris McGarty
46 months ago

Great cause Michael!

$25
Connie Baczynski
48 months ago

In honor of Michael & Jacob Claassen's birthdays!

JH
$25
Johanne Haas
48 months ago (Offline Donation)
WC
$10
Wendy Chandler
48 months ago

Your a wonderful person

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