Help Fight Chad's Battle

Chad Demers, a retired Captain in the United State Air Force, is courageously fighting a battle with cancer and needs our help.  A Grafton, North Dakota native, Chad started his successful athletic career in this small town after countless hours spent playing with his two brothers, parents, neighbors and friends dear to the Demers. He went on to lead the Grafton Spoilers to the hockey state title in 2008. Chad fell in love with high school sweetheart, Danika Demers (Carpenter) junior year of high school, before continuing his career with the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League. Chad then received a scholarship to the U.S. Air Force Academy and started in over 150 games and scored 126 points for them. He graduated from the Academy in 2015 and spent 3 years as an Acquisitions Officer at Los Angeles Air Force Base. This last spring he, his wife Danika, and their 6 month old son Beau Stanley moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota where he is currently stationed.

On Sept 7th, Chad had emergency surgery to remove a brain tumor discovered only the day before, and was soon informed it was cancerous. He and his family have a long and tough road ahead as he will be traveling weekly to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN where he will be receiving the best treatment possible to beat this cancer.  Because of this, Danika will be in and out of her job as a teacher and extensive travel and hotel stays will be required. Donations will go directly to the family to help offset costs such as medical and travel expenses.  

Every donation no matter the amount is appreciated. Chad is an amazing husband, father, son, and friend to all; he and his family truly deserve the world. His family also believes in the power of prayer. Therefore, we ask that you give in that way too. We know Chad would do anything to help a friend or stranger in need alike, and we hope to collectively do the same for him. 


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  • James and Renee Curran 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 2 mos
  • Sue & Craig Holm 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Steve & Brandy Demers 
    • $100 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
  • Cass Casada 
    • $50 (Offline)
    • 3 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Michael McDonald 
Grafton, ND
Chad Demers 
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