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Sky (David Tellmen)

$17,275 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 12 months
“Sky” David Tellman a pioneering founder of scuba diving in the beautiful island of Mindoro the Phillipines.  He helped establish the now thriving dive industry at Sabang Beach. He had beeen enjoying an idyllic life with his wife and 5 year old daughter, until he discovered he was ill, suffering throat cancer. 

Sky and and his family do not have medical insurance and are unable to pay for his mounting medical expense and chemo treatment. 

Sky would not ever dream of asking for a hand out but as a long time friend of his I’m asking for your help any small donations, would be greatly appreciated to help Sky and his family during this tough time. All donations will go towards medical and hospital treatments. He is in desperate need.

I first met Sky Tellman in 1990  when I visited Sabang Beach in the Phillipines for a scuba diving trip. Sky runs South sea divers. He is a diving instructor. I have made regular trips to dive in the local area of Porto gulera. We have become very good friends throughout the years, and I hate to see him go through this truly awful time, and I feel obligated to help him and his wife and daughter.

The funds that are donated will be used to pay all invoices from his hospitalisation, chemo and radiation treatments, any remaining funds will be used to assist him and his family's living expenses at this time as he is unable to work to support them. 

If you can help in any small way if would be greatly appreciated. 

Donations will be held in a trust account set up specifically to help Sky.
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Hi Guys,
Have just returned from the Philippines and spent some time with our friend Sky.
At this time I did the most recent posting
where as he had to have more radiation.Today the news is different again and has become a serious situation again.
I am going to post the correspondence with Sky and myself and you guys can see for yourselves what the conversation says.
Our friend is a very brave man and also a very brave one as his words to me will demonstrate to yourselves
I myself know that he is trying to provide for his family so I will leave Go Fund Me active.
It is up to yourselves now if you wish to give him your support in any small way.
I will give you news as it comes.
Thank you all for your kindness,generosity and support.
John Murphy
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Congratulations Folk
Your generosity has helped to get this top guy “Sky”Dave Telman, back on his feet to the stage,that he is today commencing a dive masters course with his student Phillipe (Pictured)
Battling throat cancer over the last two years,He has endured two operations flowed up by Chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
Results from the Biopsy taken after his last operation some months ago show that the surgery has removed most of the growth but for one area ,where it is localised to within a small area of his lower throat.
Radiation treatment consisting of 26 sessions will commence at the end of this month.His Doctors are confident this last Radiation course should put an end to the problem.
Sky has to be in Manila for six weeks and all of the associated costs for this treatment being Transportation and lodgings plus the Treatment is way beyond his financial means.He has sold the two dive boats ,compressors,plus all of bottles and shop equipment,to meet his medical expense and to support his small family and his treasured 7 year old daughter Sophia.however the amount of money accrued is still not adequate.Can we assist him Financially again?One more course of Radiation treatment will tell the story if he has beaten this terrible disease.
Regards,
John Murphy
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Congratulations Guys our campaign this time has received near $6000AUD Take out Go Fund Me commission and we should have raised $5400 net.
We still need more help for Sky as medical treatment for Cancer is expensive
We have covered his Hospital expenses and are now raising the money for his radiation therapy and I am building in a margin for Chemotherapy.Sky is still very positive and this is because of your support for him.
Please circulate this update out to your FB
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Hi Guys and thanks for the tremendous effort given so far.Yesterdays campaign has now bought in the necessary funds to cover the costs of Sky’s surgery and hospital bills.
We are now working on raising the funds required to cover the cost of his radiation treatment.
Thank you again for your efforts and support.
Please share this post on your F B.
Regards
John murphy
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