Dan Kopetic Memorial Fund

$16,995 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 54 months
Dan Kopetic was diagnosed in June 2011 with Synovial Sarcoma, a rare and aggressive soft tissue cancer. Despite multiple surgeries and rigorous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation, he sadly lost his battle to the disease on September 19, 2014 at the age of 42. During his long illness, he never complained or showed any self -pity. Dan and Jeanne had been married since 1999 and have three beautiful children- Toni, Camryn and Ryan. He had been a special education teacher in the Bellmore School District since 1999 and was also the Director at the Mineola Pool for many summers. His sense of humor and innate kindness touched many. He was well loved and will be sorely missed. Dan’s family and friends have no doubt that he is “tidying” up heaven now. This account is set up for all of you who asked, “What can I do for Jeanne and her children?” The site required that a fundraising goal be set, but it is just a guideline and can be adjusted accordingly. Jeanne and her family would like to thank everyone for their generosity, kind words, thoughts and prayers during these past three years.
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Sometimes the most important lessons learned, come from navigating through life's most difficult challenges. And, in the past 3 years, as we accompanied Dan on his journey through terminal illness, we have been surrounded by your love and support. We have learned to accept help when offered, and to show gratitude as graciously as we know how. Thank you to my dear friend, Jackie, for setting up this account for our family, and to all of you who have contributed. I will do my best to pay it forward, and to teach my children the value of helping others in need. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Sincerely, Jeanne Kopetic
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! The generosity and kind words from family, friends and people who didn't personally know Dan or Jeanne has been overwhelming! I'm going to increase the goal and see if we can make it to $10,000. Again, my heartfelt thanks to all of you.
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$16,995 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 230 people in 54 months
Created September 23, 2014
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KD
$50
Kerri Dalessio
35 months ago

Who would ever forget a man with such a big heart, FABULOUS teacher who forever made me laugh. Jeanie my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

$50
Anonymous
43 months ago
DB
$50
Denise Brantley
51 months ago

God bless and keep you now and always!

$100
Evelyn Hernandez Liszewski
52 months ago

Dear Assorted Kopetics :) My love, thoughts & prayers are with you today and always. Love, Ev

BG

Dear Jeanne & Family, We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara, Bernie & Molly

DL
$25
Debbie Lewis
53 months ago

Susan, My heart and prayers will constantly be with you and your brother's family. Stay strong.

$300
Anonymous
53 months ago
$50
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54 months ago
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54 months ago
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