Donald Pecoraro

We are raising money for Donald Pecoraro; a great man and great friend to many. Though a longtime resident of beautiful Clearwater Beach, the last year or so has been rough for Donald and he could use our help. He spent the 80's and early 90's helping others and saving lives as a trauma and critical care nurse.  His 'NOLA' creole  roots have touched many of us in the form of food and stories. In 2006 he purchased the 41 foot Moon Song (sailboat) seen burning in the attached pictures. His plans to retire aboard the Moon Song were apparent as he could be found restoring it most days of the week. Bad weather and seas sunk the boat a few years back but he managed to restore it about 90 percent of the way. After years of funneling savings into his dream Donald found himself battling his own health issues. In 2017 he suffered from complications that led to losing a toe on one foot. In October 2018 doctors informed him that they would have to amputate his left leg. Enduring surgery and recovery while living alone meant he would also say goodbye to his great dane and best friend, Thatch. This was of course followed by months of recovery and rehab. Only recently has he been up and about on his new leg. On June 19th during a severe thunderstorm, the Moon Song was struck by lightning causing a fire.  Only minutes later the sailboat was engulfed in flames as firefighters battled the blaze. Thankfully, no one was inured during the fire but the damage is extensive.


Donald wouldn't ask us, but lets help him! That boat is his life and he has been through so much.  With a little help he could get back on the water and back to living his life again40088544_1561084560275108_r.jpeg


Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Iona Lee 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Robert Dallago 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Paula Mccaleb Finley 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Becky West 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Dodge Smith 
Clearwater Beach, FL
Donald Pecoraro 
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