Don Barrows Cancer Relief Fund

$30,265 of $76.5k goal

Raised by 218 people in 46 months
Kathleen Hayes   SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Our dad, Don Barrows, lost his battle to brain cancer. Our goal is to raise enough money to help Mom offset the costs of his treatment, which were not covered by insurance.


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Update 14
39 months ago
Dear Friends, It's Don's daughter Kathleen. I wanted to share with you that dad's journey on this Earth ended yesterday afternoon. His transition was peaceful. The family was blessed to enjoy a long farewell over the past several months, and we too, are at peace. Are hearts are aching yet filled with joy in celebration of a life lived to its fullest with kindness, compassion, humor, and love. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to offset the out-of-pocket costs of $76,481 for treatments not covered by insurance. Thank you again for your ongoing support.
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Update 13
40 months ago
Dear Friends, it's been awhile since I've posted because...well, I just didn't know what to say. Dad is in home hospice, resting comfortably. I'll be back visiting again in a few weeks. If you have a memory of Dad you would like to share for his Celebration of Life book, please send to khayes@gmail.com. Financial donations are still greatly appreciated. - Kathleen
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Update 12
41 months ago
Dear Friends, I wanted to share an idea with you: a celebration of life book for Dad. I'm pulling together your supportive posts from this site and Dad's Facebook page plus your lovely emails and cards. If you have a special thought that you would like to include - a few words, a memory, a poem, a song, a photo - please send to khayes@gmail.com. Thanks again for your love and support. It means the world. xoxo - Kathleen
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Update 11
42 months ago
We need to raise another $5,000 this month to cover the balance of Dad's vaccine. Feel free to share this link on your Facebook page and let's see if it will help spread the word for this month's fundraising sprint. Thanks!
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Judie Clark
21 months ago

I was so sorry to read about Don's death. He is a first cousin to me, but we only corresponded a couple of times on email regarding a couple of genealogical questions. I am so sorry we never met, but I do not live in the US, so didn't have the opportunity. He seemed like a great guy!

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Patty Buss
38 months ago

Thanks for the Penny Don?

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Gus Gagala
39 months ago

Hi Holly!

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Holly Averill
39 months ago

Rest in Peace Mr. B. Between High School choirs and church choir, it was a pleasure being directed by you.

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Roberta Hatt Macdonald
45 months ago

Kathleen, I saw you at our Federal Way concert on Sunday night and came up to you at the end to wish you well. I was hoping to see you at the reception as I wanted to introduce you to a very special man in my life. We want to give a gift to your Dad (with a card by mail). We need to know who to make the check out to and we need a physical address. Please email this information as we want to get it to you as soon as possible. Your Dad knows me but he doesn't know my special friend, Bob Rodman, who is now singing tenor in the FW Chorale. I have been in the FW Chorale for 19 1/2 years. Your Dad is a wonderful man and we send our love and prayers to him and to you all. God bless, Roberta Macdonald

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Carolee Mayne
45 months ago

Thinking of you this Thanksgiving eve and so grateful for you and the influence your life has on me and everyone who you have ever taught and mentored. Standing with you in prayer and Heavenly hope that you're going to overcome and triumph over this adversity. Much love! clee

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Rachel Merlino
46 months ago

Sending my love and prayers to you, Don, and your beautiful family.

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Gary McGee
46 months ago

We love you and your sweet family. Our prayers and well-wishes are for your healing process and speedy recovery...Gary & Karin McGee

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Janice LaFountaine
46 months ago

We love you uncle Don. Posted link on facebook and tweeted the link.

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Kathleen Hayes
46 months ago

Dear Friends, many of you know we lost our brother Johnny B to brain cancer in 2011. It's stupefying that Dad is now fighting the same battle. Thank you, thank, thank you for your support. We're off to a great start!

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$30,265 of $76.5k goal

Raised by 218 people in 46 months
Created November 14, 2012
LK
$50
Linda Kuniega
37 months ago

Don was a wonderful man who touched many lives with his love of music.

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RR
$1,000
Ronald Riel
38 months ago

Don was my Glee Club hero. He had a marvelous voice and was a marvelous man. He will lead the choir in heaven. My condolences to you, Lucille, and all the family. Our prayers are with you.

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BL
$100
Barbara & Al Lunde
38 months ago

Words don't do it; do they. One of the greatest joys of my life was singing with Don and the Federal Way Chorale. I can still hear that first chord we sang together and the next half step and then up from there! And, words still won't do it.

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MN
$25
Mary Nordstrom
38 months ago

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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ND
$150
Naomi Davidson
39 months ago

My deepest condolences. Sending all my love and support for your family.

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JH
$200
JOHN@MARY ANN HAYES
39 months ago
CS
$100
Carol & Larry Van Sickle
39 months ago
$200
Anonymous
39 months ago
$20
Kelly Reiterman
39 months ago

Sending you and your family lots of loving, healing energy, Kathleen.

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$500
Anonymous
39 months ago
Judie Clark
21 months ago

I was so sorry to read about Don's death. He is a first cousin to me, but we only corresponded a couple of times on email regarding a couple of genealogical questions. I am so sorry we never met, but I do not live in the US, so didn't have the opportunity. He seemed like a great guy!

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Patty Buss
38 months ago

Thanks for the Penny Don?

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Gus Gagala
39 months ago

Hi Holly!

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Holly Averill
39 months ago

Rest in Peace Mr. B. Between High School choirs and church choir, it was a pleasure being directed by you.

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Roberta Hatt Macdonald
45 months ago

Kathleen, I saw you at our Federal Way concert on Sunday night and came up to you at the end to wish you well. I was hoping to see you at the reception as I wanted to introduce you to a very special man in my life. We want to give a gift to your Dad (with a card by mail). We need to know who to make the check out to and we need a physical address. Please email this information as we want to get it to you as soon as possible. Your Dad knows me but he doesn't know my special friend, Bob Rodman, who is now singing tenor in the FW Chorale. I have been in the FW Chorale for 19 1/2 years. Your Dad is a wonderful man and we send our love and prayers to him and to you all. God bless, Roberta Macdonald

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Carolee Mayne
45 months ago

Thinking of you this Thanksgiving eve and so grateful for you and the influence your life has on me and everyone who you have ever taught and mentored. Standing with you in prayer and Heavenly hope that you're going to overcome and triumph over this adversity. Much love! clee

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Rachel Merlino
46 months ago

Sending my love and prayers to you, Don, and your beautiful family.

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Gary McGee
46 months ago

We love you and your sweet family. Our prayers and well-wishes are for your healing process and speedy recovery...Gary & Karin McGee

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Janice LaFountaine
46 months ago

We love you uncle Don. Posted link on facebook and tweeted the link.

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Kathleen Hayes
46 months ago

Dear Friends, many of you know we lost our brother Johnny B to brain cancer in 2011. It's stupefying that Dad is now fighting the same battle. Thank you, thank, thank you for your support. We're off to a great start!

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