Rickie's Wish (Rick Lamanes)

PLEASE HELP MAKE OUR BROTHER’S LAST WISH COME TRUE

Our reason for starting this Go Fund Me Page is to help fulfill our youngest Brother's wish to finish his project car he started 13 years ago. His goal of taking the 1966 Mustang down to the frame and totally rebuilding the car back to the original condition is half done. He needs about $12,500.00 and 10 - 12 weeks to have someone finish the car, a 1966 Mustang. Unfortunately after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, stage 4 colon & liver cancer (no treatment); he no longer has the time or the money.
Rick 59 (on July 18th), went to emergency because he hadn't been feeling well for a few weeks. He was seeing his family doctor regularly but he just kept getting worse. He did not think two weeks later he would receive a death sentence, no treatment and only months to live. Rick’s wife is also battling cancer, unable to work and going through chemo treatment presently herself. So they need all of our love, prayers and support.
Rick is one of the most gentle, kind, loving, non-judgmental, giving, honest person we know. Rick has so many wonderful qualities and is just an amazing brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and human being. Rick only ever wanted to put in a good days work, be paid fairly, and enjoy his family & friends. Oh yes and be able to tinker on cars.
Here’s a bit of history on Rick. He went back to school at the age of 28 to become a heavy duty mechanic and excelled in his field. Rick is a perfectionist and very meticulous, it shows in his work, if he worked on your vehicle you knew it was 110%. Rick was very good with his hands and enjoyed wood working when he was able. If he built you something or did a repair you knew it was done right & would last. When he builds something in your home, he says “that he’s in the house now” lol.
He was a mechanic until he was hurt on the job in 2006. At which time due to the extent of his injuries, he would never return to work. Now his battle would begin with WCB to prove he was actually hurt. The situation got so bad he had to hire an Advocate, fight for years to even receive a modest pension and some medical benefits. .In the meantime his life savings were eaten up, and they rode an emotional roller coaster for years,
Over the last 13 years since Rick bought the Mustang he has bartered, called in favors, traded, sold his stuff, and put any extra or gift money into his car. This car is his baby, has helped Rick to focus on something else instead of his problems at the time, kept him sane. With every nut & bolt he was one step closer to seeing his dream come true.. Finally reaching the stage where it goes to be painted and then the interior he gets this diagnoses. When asked what's one thing you want , Rick says “just to see my car finished and to drive it just once”. Rick thinks of this car as part of his legacy, one of his biggest accomplishments, that he's leaving his mark in the world in this car.
SO PLEASE HEAR OUR PLEA AND DONATE AS WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME. IT’S NOT ABOUT QUANITY IT’S ABOUT QUALITY OF LIFE. HELP MAKE RICK’S LAST WISH COME TRUE. If we exceed our goal of $12,500.00 the extra money will be donated to the Stolery Children’s Hospital Ricks wishes.

A diamond in the rough.

Donations

  • John/Tanya Ogresko/Verrall 
    • $20 
    • 41 mos
  • John Zurbrigg 
    • $66 
    • 42 mos
  • Laverne Lamanes 
    • $10 
    • 42 mos
  • Allan Barber 
    • $50 
    • 42 mos
  • Jeff Bateman 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
See all

Organizer

BarrieBernie Cooley 
Organizer
Leduc, AB
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more