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Help a hero find his voice

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Ken isn't fond of the title "hero" although hundreds of children and thousands of people in the Linux and Open Source Community have made that reference often. Through a broken spine and stage 4 cancer, Ken Starks has persevered in his cause to bring technology to kids that cannot afford it. His organization,; rebuilds broken or decommissioned computers and then places them into the homes of financially disadvantaged kids. He's done so since 2005. But Ken's battle with cancer cost him his larynx and the ability to speak. The device he uses to speak electronically is now broken beyond repair and he is without a voice. Literally. He does not nor has he ever taken any money for the job he does at Reglue. Like many people such as Ken, he lives on a small disability check, but still finds a way to make other's lives better. The electronic larynx that Ken needs costs $1300.00 and of course, his insurance does not cover such devices. Without a voice, Ken's work has become almost impossible to do and we need your help. For a man that has done so much for others, we hope that we can do this small thing for him. Should we raise more than the target amount, those funds will be put away for device maintenance and possibly another replacement device in a few year's time. Our group wants to thank anyone who finds it possible to help Ken meet this goal.


  • Donald Arseneau
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Ken Starks
Taylor, TX
Diane Franklin

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