Help a hero find his voice

$1,550 of $1,300 goal

Raised by 26 people in 1 month
Created February 15, 2019
37104752_1550624591439527_r.jpegKen 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, Reglue.org; 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.
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On behalf of the friends who helped us raise this money for Ken, we want to thank you sincerely. It's not easy for many people to ask for help, and this is especially so for Ken. That's why we stepped in to lend a hand.

Diane's break from Ken's silence is over, but she's probably ready for him without the whiteboard he's used to communicate. We'll all be glad to hear from him again as well. Ken has promised to do a YouTube video with his new device once he's been properly trained on it. He'll have to learn to speak again naturally, so give him time. Again, thank you all for your help. It was amazing.
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We want to thank everyone who made this campaign for Ken possible. With a pledge from a friend, his check will provide the necessary money needed to reach the 1300.00 goal. That will bring our effort to a close.

Again, thank you to everyone that showed Ken support. He has promised to post a youtube video, using his new speech device when it gets to him so watch Facebook and Google +.
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Raised by 26 people in 1 month
Created February 15, 2019
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