Dave C's Medical Fund

$21,780 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 214 people in 29 months
Hello, my name is Rich, and I have a very close friend/ Brother is probably a better word, that is in a fight for his life against cancer of the esophagus, and stomach. If I was a millionaire I would not be reaching out for help, he would have every dime he ever needed to continue to fight this dreaded disease. Being this is not the case I'm reaching out in this way to try and help take some of the financial worries off his mind so he can not stress over the bills as much, and more focus on trying to beat this.

Dave is a Husband, Father, New Grandfther, and a very good friend to many people. If you have ever purchased/fished with a St Croix fishing rod in Pa., NJ, NY, or Ohio and even beyond you know Dave in some fashion being he has been the regional Sales manager for this area for around 16 years. He has done much to promote fishing to all and has been a huge part of the fishing community all of his life and has touched many hearts all across the country while teaching people to appreciate and love the outdoors.  

Dave is in his mid fifties and has been fighting this fight via chemotherapy and radiation treatments for about a year now, and the bills are piling up on this family and creating tremendous stress to all parties involved. Their family home has gone on the market to be sold among other major cut backs to try and keep their heads above water financialy. I'm looking to do whatever I can to try and help them through this very tough time. Any donation no matter how big or small would be appreciated beyond words.

Thank You For Your Support, And God Bless;

Rich Swisstack
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A quick update,
I spoke with Dave today and he sounded as if he is doing well. I'm not at liberty to give away any real detailed info. but I can tell you this, the out pouring of support from everyone is overwhelming, the help we have been able to provide these great people has enabled them to stay in their family home for now, and taken that HUGE financial stress factor away, for at least a short while !!! I have to believe that being able to focus on the fight that Dave is involved in and not having the stress of loosing their home will help immensely in his struggle to beat this thing.

We are almost to my second goal, and that is an incredible thing to see, but I really don't want to see it stop..... Please continue to spread the word and do whatever we can to help Dave focus on his battle and let the rest of life's worries fall into place for him and his family. With our continued support we can feel like we are part of helping him through the toughest times of his life and in my heart I truly believe that sacrifice for another person reserves you a spot in Heaven !!!

Thanks Everyone, God Bless !!!
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Hello Everyone, and again Thank You So Much For All Your Support !!!

This thing has only been running for a couple days and we are rapidly approaching my preset goal, which is FANTASTIC !!!

As all of us know the original goal is just a drop in the buck for the expense of going through this type of thing, so I'm going to try and keep this going for as long as I can and try to reach as many folks as I can to help the Colleys as much as we can !!!

So Please keep spreading the word and let's keep this train a rollin and see how far we can go !!!

God Bless You All !!!

Swissy
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A day and a half and we made it half way to the original goal !!! Unbelievable, Thanks again for all the support, and please help in anyway you are able, good deeds are always repaid one way or another !!!
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We're off to a great start !!! Thank you very much, I truly believe your generosity will be paid back many times over!!! I try to live my life by believing good things happen to good people!!! You are all good people!!!
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Donna Bailey Colley
29 months ago
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Dave and I sit here just overwhelmed at the generosity of our friends, family, and strangers. The funds give us peace of mind to get through this journey, BUT the prayers, love, and support we get from all of you gives Dave the strength and courage to continue to fight this beast and beat it!!! Thank you seems inadequate, but thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, love you all.

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Paula Di Marco-Young
29 months ago

You are in my prayers Dave!

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$21,780 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 214 people in 29 months
Created March 20, 2017
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DD
$200
Dave Dawes
21 months ago
CJ
$100
Christopher John
25 months ago

Dave, thanks for helping me on my fishing journey .

$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
1
1
IF
$20
ian fawthrop
27 months ago

In my prayers

MH
$100
Marie Halek
27 months ago

May God Bless you with a speedy recovery. My prayers are with you and your family.

KH
$200
Kevin Halek
27 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Dave! Be Well!!

$100
Anonymous
27 months ago
CM
$110
Chad McKenna
27 months ago

For the auction on the plug swap page for Dave!

CB
$250
Carson and Sally Brown
27 months ago
DW
$200
dan walting
27 months ago
Donna Bailey Colley
29 months ago
4
4

Dave and I sit here just overwhelmed at the generosity of our friends, family, and strangers. The funds give us peace of mind to get through this journey, BUT the prayers, love, and support we get from all of you gives Dave the strength and courage to continue to fight this beast and beat it!!! Thank you seems inadequate, but thank you all from the bottom of our hearts, love you all.

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Paula Di Marco-Young
29 months ago

You are in my prayers Dave!

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