Jack Harrigan Fund

$35,000 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 43 months
Bill Winter
on behalf of Jack Harrigan
 BOONTON, NJ


My name is Bill Winter and I am reaching out to as many people as possible because one of my best friends needs help.  Jack Harrigan has a disease called Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA). It is a progressive, degenerative disease. There is no known effective treatment or cure. It affects almost every aspect of his life including his ability to walk, talk, sleep, eat, etc.  Jack has maintained a positive attitude throughout this ordeal and still has that great laugh and big smile.  He is one of those people that you like the first time you meet him and that never changes. He can no longer work and is becoming more and more dependent on others for help. 
Jack has been fighting this disease for several years now and as a result he and his wonderful wife Carol and their two sons Liam and Patrick have had to make many adjustments. They moved out of their home in Randolph and are now located in Lake Arrowhead in Denville as they needed to move into a home that they could make ADA  compliant/wheelchair accessible. They are in the process of doing so now and it's a big project. 

I know many of you know Jack from the golf course.
He was one of the best golfers in the area. He was a 6 time Club Champion at the Knoll CC in Parsippany (He would have been a 7 time Club Champ but I chipped in on the 36th hole to win 1 up...... But enough about me... Ha). He also was a member at Rockaway River CC and Fiddlers Elbow where he was a 2 time Club Champion. 
I know we get caught up in our own lives and the concerns and issues we all have, but when you look at the hand Jack has been dealt I think it puts our own problems in a different perspective. I also know that many people in times like this do not know what to do or how they can help. At this time anything you can donate to Jack and his Family I know will be greatly appreciated.  
To All of you and your Family and loved ones, we wish you Happy Holidays,  a Merry Christmas and a Happy and HEALTHY New Year!!  
God Bless us All.

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THANK YOU for your generous donation. I am sure the Harrigans have earmarked it make it easier for Jack to get around their new home.

If you know any additional people who would like to donate tothe fund the address is https//:gofundme.com/jackharrigan.

Thank you again.
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Jack and Carol
Jack and Carol
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Jack and Carol Harrigan
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This is a picture taken of Jack and I just after the Club Championship at the Knoll in 1989.

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Jack Harrigan
43 months ago
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Thank you for your thoughts and generosity.

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Carol Simon Harrigan
43 months ago
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To all of you whom we know well, hardly know, or don't even know , we are floored by your generosity and well wishes. Thank you, Bill & Joanne Winter for initiating this. God Bless You All!

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Janice Arnold
43 months ago

As the new year approaches, thinking of and praying for you, Jack.

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Kathi Nyegaard Urrea Levine
43 months ago

Kathi Levine nee Nyegaard . I haven't spoken to Jack since HS, but kindly forward my contact info (kathi.levine@gmail. com). I am deeply disturbed by this . I am happy to contribute, but more importantly, I am concerned about this diagnosis and may be able to offer some insight/guidance. I hope to hear from Jack. Here's a tidbit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12075773

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Raised by 190 people in 43 months
Created December 19, 2015
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Milton and Leonela Fantin
3 months ago

Dear Jack, As you face one day at the time, we hope you find strength, We have you in our prayers! We missed you, Love, Milton and Leonela Fantin

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Anonymous
7 months ago
JK
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John Kelly
34 months ago

I knew Jack at Burroughs in Manhattan. I came from the UK in 1983. He will remember me. Jack was very kind to me and I appreciated his advice and friendliness. Jacks name came to me from nowhere this morning and I haven't thought about him in 30+ years. I googled and found this. I am very sorry to hear of your bad luck with this disease. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Good luck Jack. John Kelly (only Englishman in Ray Gerald's branch!)

$200
Anonymous
38 months ago
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
$100
Anonymous
38 months ago
CL
$150
Charles LaRosa
38 months ago

Jack, you are missed at Myrtle.

$400
Anonymous
38 months ago
PO
$100
Phil Orsi
39 months ago
SS
$250
Sal & Diane Silvestri
39 months ago

Jack - You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Sal & Diane

Jack Harrigan
43 months ago
2
2

Thank you for your thoughts and generosity.

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Carol Simon Harrigan
43 months ago
1
1

To all of you whom we know well, hardly know, or don't even know , we are floored by your generosity and well wishes. Thank you, Bill & Joanne Winter for initiating this. God Bless You All!

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Janice Arnold
43 months ago

As the new year approaches, thinking of and praying for you, Jack.

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Kathi Nyegaard Urrea Levine
43 months ago

Kathi Levine nee Nyegaard . I haven't spoken to Jack since HS, but kindly forward my contact info (kathi.levine@gmail. com). I am deeply disturbed by this . I am happy to contribute, but more importantly, I am concerned about this diagnosis and may be able to offer some insight/guidance. I hope to hear from Jack. Here's a tidbit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12075773

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