Donnie's Day in the Park

$1,303 of $25k goal

Raised by 18 people in 35 months
Mary Elliott   34252
Donnie Gibson is a 46 year old father, husband, friend and grandfather who has been fighting stage 4 lung cancer for the past 2 years. He is trying new treatments that could save his life, unfortunately his health insurance refuses to cover the treatments required. Sadly, Donne's diagnosis of stage 4 lung cancer has made it impossible for him to continue work. As you can imagine, his family is under heavy financial strain.

Donnie lives with his wife Kim and their daughter Cheyenne, he also has three other grown children; Anngelca, Kristyn, and Caleb.

A life-long resident of Myakka City, Donnie has always had a heart for others in need. Donnie has volunteered for years with the organization "Loving Hands Ministries". This non-for-profit provides the much needed message of God's hope and healing along with drug recovery and life-coaching for troubled young boys. By volunteering his time, he has helped countless hurting teens avoid future encounters with the criminal justice system.

We would like to pay it forward to Donnie, now that he is the one in need of the generosity of others.

Sunday November 3rd, please join us at the south end of the Myakka State Park (SR72 just east of Sarasota). The day will begin with a Fishing Tournament (sunrise is 6:33; Prizes! contact Bob Gibson 941-232-1851) A Worship Service at 8am followed by the 7-k run starting at 10am and the walk or crawl crowd around 10:15 all other activities kick off around 10:30-11:00 am. Live music, lot's of kid's games, and the absolute best home cooked BBQ of Myakka City. The day will also include Raffles and both Live auction and Silent auction.

Note;
This page is being used for Credit Card donations only. For more information on the event, or to volenteer for the event, please visit http://donniesdayinthepark.com/ (page will not be live until Sept 19th)


If you would like to help with the event please send contact information to Donniesdayrunners@Yahoo.com


We need auction items, food service workers, traffic and parking, general set -up, cleaning crews ect.
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Update 6
33 months ago
Wow what a great day in the park! Thanks to the hundreds of people who came out for Donnie. Not sure but best guess is 800+ folks! No count in yet but heard we were close to covering Donnies outstanding medical debt. Thank You all...

This site we remain up for another week if you know someone who would still like to donate.
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Update 5
33 months ago
Hey All.

Well it's down to crunch time! Please take a few minute to share the web site or call a friend about coming out Nov 3rd to Myakka State Park. The auction items are awesome! Check them out at www.donniesdayinthepark.com

Ted and Mary
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Update 4
33 months ago
To All

Well we are coming up to Donnie's Day (Nov 3rd) fast and we need your help. Spread the word about the event and try to get folks to go to the Web site to Pre-register.
Call your friends!!!

www.donniesdayinthepark.com

Thanks
Ted and Mary
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Update 3
33 months ago
Hi everyone! First thanks for all the support we are getting both here, and for the Donnies day in the park. Nov 3rd Myakka State Park)
For more updated information please visit; Donniesdayinthepark.com
There have been a few changes to the schedule as well as bands changing. Hey it's all good......
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Julie Nelson
33 months ago

Donnie is a cousin and love him dearly. Wish your Indiana family could be there. We are praying much for you and Kim and the kids. Love you so much!

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Melody Pope
35 months ago

Donnie paying for healing & so sorry for your sufferings. Prayers for your wife & daughter. May God bless you.

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Faye Matthews
35 months ago

do we bring covered dishes or it just for donations there

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$1,303 of $25k goal

Raised by 18 people in 35 months
Created August 27, 2013
Mary Elliott  
  Medical   34252
$20
Anonymous
33 months ago
JK
$100
Jack & Christine Keyworth
33 months ago
$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
DS
$25
donna schauer
33 months ago
GL
$50
Ginny (Ringo) Laymon
33 months ago
CA
$250
Cox Automotive
33 months ago

God Bless You and Your Family!

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KW
$100
Kelli Westrick
33 months ago

Not sure we can make the day in the park, so wanted to donate to help him in his fight. God Bless you Donnie and keep up the fight, we are all praying for you. Bryan and Kelli Westrick of Corrosion Solutions, Inc.

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VS
$20
Valerie Shriver
33 months ago
JK
$100
Julie and Scott Curles and kids
33 months ago

Keep the Faith! Love You!!

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GF
$250
GINA FENNELL
33 months ago

WE LOVE YOU ! FROM GINA & JOANN AT GATOR TRUCK CENTER

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Julie Nelson
33 months ago

Donnie is a cousin and love him dearly. Wish your Indiana family could be there. We are praying much for you and Kim and the kids. Love you so much!

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Melody Pope
35 months ago

Donnie paying for healing & so sorry for your sufferings. Prayers for your wife & daughter. May God bless you.

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Faye Matthews
35 months ago

do we bring covered dishes or it just for donations there

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