Paula and Craig from The Byrd Grief Fund

Their son passed away in early October.  Paula and Craig worked at the Byrd Strip Club in Surrey until it closed. Craig was manager and bartender and Paula was a fulltime server.

Anyone who knows them knows how awesome they are! Super caring, professional, awesome coworkers to the dancers and other staff!

Tragically, the last two years have been heartbreaking and a huge financial strain on Paula and Craig.

They have two children and their oldest, Chaise, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.  At first doctors turned him away telling him the pain he was experiencing in his leg was from a sports injury. Chaise loved playing sports.

But his pain continued and by the time the right tests were run, and Chaise was diagnosed, it was too late to save his leg.

Chaise went through cancer treatment and the family had hope that the amputation would stop the spread of the cancer.

Unfortunately, the cancer spread and Chaise was sent home from Children's Hospital with a terminal prognosis.

Paula and Craig did not give up hope. They tried alternative cancer treatments and moved into the country. Both worked a lot less so they could spend more time with Chaise and be there for him during the days.

Sadly, Chaise lost his battle with cancer in October of this  year. The financial burden of caring for a sick child and their struggle now as they go through the grieving process, led me to want to help them in some way.

It will take a long time for their family to recover financially, so this is a small token of support in the grand scheme of things. But anything that will help is sincerely appreciated.

Things like this leave us speechless and feeling hopeless, but we can at least offer some support to Paula, Craig, and their young daughter.

Grieving the loss of a child or sibling, especially one as young and amazing as Chaise, is a terrible tragedy. It is my hope that through this fundraiser, we can relieve at least some of the financial stress this family is going through after such a harrowing experience.

Whatever you can donate is helpful.

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Annie Temple 
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