Howard Ray Bruner

$29,448 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 124 people in 9 months
Created July 19, 2018
Turns out, humans don't have magic powers.
This is Howard & Susan. These are my people. Howard is light. People want to hang with him just so some of his light transfers to them. He's the laugh track to our tribe, the all-time champion of '
'quote-of-the-day' and we love him, hard.
Howard has aggressive lung cancer, terrible insurance, a career where if he can't work, he doesn't get paid and they need our help.
For my birthday, I want my husband's best friend and my best friend's husband to breathe a little better, literally and figuratively.
Please give to/share this 'go fund me' account today for his formerly two income family.
Anything you can do will make a huge difference. 
We cannot will someone better, but love and prayers and giving back a little of Howard's light to his family is just....
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So many friends and family members don't want Susan and the boys to have to come out of the funds they've already raised to pay for the memorial.

People are asking how about flowers, how they can help, etc for the 'Celebration of Life' for Howard. We have a sponsor for the desserts, the tent installation, most of the tables, etc.

We've ordered BBQ, beer, wine & mixers, rentals, paper goods, ice,. With all of our existing stuff, discounts and all, they still need around $5K.

So, if you were thinking of flowers or something like that, just give a small amount here and we will be forever grateful.

(PS Wear something blue!!)

Please Join us in a Celebration of Howard Bruner's Life:

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Puryear Ranch: 10500 Crumley Ranch Road
Austin, TX 78738

Remember the happy times, raise a glass with cheer, come celebrate with Susan, Ryan, Nick and family in honor of Howard's life.

"No day shall erase you from the memory of time" - Virgil

Guests arrive: 6:30pm
BBQ served: 7:00pm
Butterfly release: 8:00pm

Attire: casual (wear blue, or a fishing shirt, or a blue fishing shirt)

In lieu of flowers, contributions made to:

this GoFundMe account

will help offset Susan's expenses for this memorial.

Don't weep at my grave, for I am not there,
I've a date with a butterfly to dance in the air.
I'll be singing in the sunshine, wild and free,
Playing tag with the wind, while I'm waiting for thee.
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Many of you know that on August 3, 2018, we lost our precious Howard.

Thank you for those of you continuing to support and help relieve the burden Susan, Nick and Ryan face. Sharing your funny stories, helping financially and offering prayers, love and sympathy mean more than you know. Because of the dozens of years of memories at Puryear Ranch, the family decided to have a Celebration of Life for Howard Ray Bruner on August 25, 2018 at the place the family came to relax, laugh and be together. All are welcome, so please save the date, make arrangements and come help us celebrate.

If you haven't already, please share your favorite Howard story (or funny quote) here or on FaceBook.

Celebration of Howard Bruner's Life
August 25, 2018
Puryear Ranch
10500 Crumley Ranch Road
Austin, TX 78738
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Hi Bruner supporters:

Wanted to touch base with an update. Hardest thing ever is seeing our sweet Susu struggling to try to deal with this incredibly heavy load all while keeping her Private Investigator business afloat. She’s so good at what she does, with a 99% accuracy rate, that people want her to handle their background checks for major employers. She’s handling this crazy difficult situation with grace and a calm I’ve NEVER seen.

Meanwhile, her youngest son Nick is keeping all the plates spinning by helping with the business side. She still needs our help and prayers. Ryan has been working non-stop trying to help as well and the whole situation is heartbreaking.

Howard’s health status:

Doctor did a procedure of draining another 2 1/2 liters off of one lung and inserted a drain to keep fluid off the lung over his heart.

Pray for strength for Susan and the kids and pain free comfort for Howard and his great big heart.

Anyone wanting to send a note or card:

311 Appleton Ct
Buda, TX 78610

She and her family feel the love, prayers and support y’all have sent her way.
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A New Day! Thank you guys SO much for sharing, giving, praying, lighting candles, sending food...mowing lawns, and caring about our favorite family.
Howard’s fighting and starts chemo in ICU today. While they had to put him on a ventilator a few days ago and drained 3 1/2 liters of fluid off his lungs, he still hasn’t run a fever and is comfortably sedated.
Yesterday, they started the process of getting him off the ventilator, and he’s been able to breathe for a few hours with less assistance.
The medical staff feels like he will be completely off the machine by the end of the week. Chemo will shrink things and start drying him up...and take care of the rest of the fluid build up!
With your help, they are able to pay for the first several treatments
Susan and her family cannot comprehend the kindness and generosity everyone has shown.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Susan’s support staff!
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