For the last year Frank Mecca
has almost single handedly painted the entire interior of the Gallatin History Museum. Not only has he done an epic job but one that was sorely needed, as much of the museum had not been painted in 35 years.
Frank accomplished this task while dragging around duel oxygen tanks sometimes needing upwards of 15 liters of oxygen. He did this with a professionalism that comes from an entire life of being a commercial painter and drywaller.
It is a result of all those years of work that damaged his lungs to the point that he is now a candidate for a lung transplant.
Frank was not a smoker, but just a hard working guy that was always first in line to help out anyone that needed a hand.
We are sad that he will be going to Tucson next month to start the process of getting all his medical arrangements made to start a new chapter in his life, breathing easier
Frank's attitude since I have known him has been of determination and pride in doing the right thing, paying it forward
. His humor and can do attitude will be missed but Frank has shared that after he recuperates he will come back and finish "the job".
There are many worthy recipients out there that just need a helping hand and Frank is surely one of those.
Please help us help him. He is desperately in need of a more economical safe vehicle to get him down to Tucson and financial assistance to set him up in an apartment there.