Mike Rupley is a devoted, selfless husband, father, and community volunteer. His wife, Barbara, is an elemntary school Science Lab teacher who has had a tremendous impact on children for her entire career. Her state-of-the-art Science Lab took many long hours and weekends to create, and Mike was alongside her every step of the way. The Rupley's spent many nights, weekends, and holidays inside and out side the lab building, planting, repairing, and more. Mike's motivation for all of this? His passion for education, his selfless commitment to children, and his unconditional love for Barbara Gayle.
Mike found out two months ago that he has stage IV pancreatic cancer. It has spread to the stomach. He cannot eat or drink and is extremely weak. He is undergoing chemotherapy and has had many medical procedures and surgeries with others expected in the near future. It is the new year, and new deductibles must be met. Family and friends have pitched in to help the family, but it's not enough to cover the mounting medical bills. Please consider helping this family - Barbara and Mike have always dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of others. It's time for all of us to make a difference for them! Anything you can give will be appreciated more than words can say. Please join us in becoming one of Mike's Angels!