Collin's Trip to Scotland

My Dad, Collin, was diagnosed with Stage IV Melanoma in January 2014 at age 64.  The cancer has already spread to his organs with tumors in his abdomen, lung lining, and lymphnodes.  Despite feeling relatively healthy on a day-to-day basis, he was given a terminal diagnosis.

He is undergoing an intensive chemotherapy treatment, but it is not a cure; merely intended to extend his life for a little bit longer.  His original diagnosis gave him a year to live.  With chemotherapy, we are hoping he’s around for several more years.

He has a loving wife of 41 years, 3 children and 6 grand-children.  He proundly serves as the Comander at the American Legion post in Harbor Springs , MI and is a Vietnam Vet.  My dad enjoys gardening, travel, and spending time with his growing family.  He certainly has a lot of life left to live!

Our family is of Scotch-Irish descent (McFarland, originating from MacFarlane ancestry). My parents have always dreamed of traveling to Scotland and/or Ireland, but like many of us, have never had the opportunity present itself.  My siblings and I have decided to take it upon ourselves to make this trip possible for them.  In a light-hearted conversation we had with Dad earlier this year, he jokingly said it’s on his “Bucket List.”  We have dedicated this year, 2014, to knocking things off that bucket list for him.

We’re looking to raise $5,000 to send my parents to Scotland.  The trip needs to happen while Dad is still in good health and spirits.  We’re hoping to send them this fall.  Please help!
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Organizer

Adele Greene 
Organizer
Muskegon, MI
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