Donald Ritter Friend In Need

We have started this campaign to help a "Friend In Need". Donald Ritter, who is an active member of the Breezy Point Cooperative was recently diagnosed with Stage 3B non-small cell Lung Cancer, which is inoperable at this time (diagnosed in April 2017). This has been an emotional and physical struggle for Donald and his wife Casey and their two young children (Colton age 3 and Dawson age 1). On top of this harsh reality, medical expenses have put this loving family through financial stress.

Donald has started his current treatment of a grueling combination of chemo/radiation therapy 5 days a week.  Most days, the treatments leave him with constant pain in his muscles, bones, throat and chest area and with very swollen feet. The pain has affected his ability to work, but Donald remains motivated to ensure his family is taken care of.

Donald has been very active in his community as he volunteered as an EMT/Ambulance driver for many years with the Rockaway Point Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Corps in Breezy Point. He also owns the seasonal Surf Shop in Breezy Point for over 26 years and has always been generous as he donates items to many great causes throughout the years. Every school and community organization that is hosting a fundraiser has been able to count on Donald for his support.

The monies raised here will help Donald and his family with the ever-mounting medical bills, including copayments, expensive medications, medical travel and costs for alternative treatments. It will also help to support Donald's family with other expenses during this time.

All donations would be greatly appreciated and no donation is too small. Please help us take one less stress away from Donald and his family in this very trying time.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. If anyone has any questions or if you would like to mail a check instead (made payable to: Donald Ritter), please feel free to contact me (Maura Buckley) at [email redacted] or [phone redacted].


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Organizer and beneficiary

Maura Buckley 
Barren Island, NY
Donald Ritter 
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