Author. Professional wrestling personality. Actor. Educator. Cultural savant. That's who my husband, Dale Pierce
, was...until four months ago, when dibilitating hip pain rendered him barely able to walk. Week after week, we trekked from one doctor or hospital emergency room to another in a vain attempt to determine just why this man who could overcome anything suddenly couldn't walk five feet without the assistance of a cane and plenty of medication.
Last month, we finally received our answer. The diagnosis: prostate cancer, which had matastacized in the hips.
It wasn't supposed to happen this way. When Dale and I moved to Washington just a few months earlier, we were filled with the excitement of starting our lives anew. Dale had a slew of ideas waiting to be turned into novels, along with a list of book signings to participate in and lectures to deliver. Now, with just a few words--"You have cancer"--all of those plans had changed. Work, of any sort, is next to impossible. Instead of fretting over how many copies of books to bring to his latest signing, he worries over how he's going to pay the heating bill. It's hard to focus on conquering cancer when you're afraid that your electricity is going to be disconnected or that you can't put food on the table. Fortunately, Dale's insurance covers nearly all of his medical expenses...but the utility companies don't care that you can't pay the bill because you are simply unable to work.
And that, my friends, is why Dale needs your help. This man who has given so much to so many--who has reached out a helping hand to countless aspiring wrestlers and authors; has counseled scores of students and raised funds for friends in need--is in need of his own rescue. Any donation that you can afford to give would be used to defray the costs of Dale's expenses while he is undergoing cancer treatments. And, as a special thank you, donors will receive the following:For Any Donation
: Updates on Dale's progress.For Your Donation of $10 and Up
: You will receive a mention in Dale's forthcoming book about his fight against prostate cancer; all proceeds from the book will be donated to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.For Your Donation of $50 or More
: You'll receive the above rewards, as well as an e-copy of Dale's upcoming book upon publication.
It's been said that life is a journey. Please help Dale Pierce continue his. Thank you so
much for being a part of this effort. Dale and I are deeply grateful for your kindness.