Love for Lee

$10,619 of $10k goal

Raised by 106 people in 1 month
Cassidy Barden  JACKSONVILLE, FL
My Dad, Lee Barden, was diagnosed with End Stage Liver Cancer on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Doctors informed us that he is no longer a candidate for a liver transplant. These funds will be used to help cover medical expenses, living expenses, and to help contribute to the care of his family. He would also like to take a trip with our family before his health declines more.

My Dad, Master Lee Barden, was born in Fort Myers, Florida.  When he was thirteen, he saw Enter the Dragon, starring Bruce Lee, which inspired his training in the martial arts. He built a homemade set of nunchaku out of a broomstick and a dog's collar. As a teenager, he began his martial arts studies at a local dojo.

At the age of eighteen, he joined the United States Navy and served for four years. During this time he visited Europe and the Middle East and had the opportunity to continue his martial arts training along the way.

He opened his first school in 1983 focusing on teaching children the positive side of Martial Arts. My Dad is a man of great Strength, Integrity, Passion and Kindness. He is a Wonderful Sensei, Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle Etc..

My parents have had such a positive impact on so many lives for the past 30 years. I'm asking you to please find it in your hearts to help my Dad and my family at this time. Thank you so much.

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Anthony Andrew
16 days ago

I wanted to donate in order to thank you for your contributions to the Nunchaku & Martial Arts communities. Thanks for your part in continuing the arts.

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Renee Kay Gardner-Gordon
1 month ago

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$10,619 of $10k goal

Raised by 106 people in 1 month
Created February 7, 2017
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$100
Liz Niles
15 days ago

Dear Connie, Cassidy and Kailee, Our deepest sympathy! Brandon, Travis and I feel terribly sad with the news of Lee's passing, we all lost a beautiful person, We will always remember Lee with the out most respect and love and will cherish every wonderful memory we had with you all. Our hearts and our prayers are with you now and always.

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Harris Snodgrass
17 days ago
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$100
Susan Wilkinson
17 days ago
$25
Sam Colver
18 days ago
$200
Anonymous
18 days ago
$300
Stacey Warming
18 days ago
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$200
Seth Agnew
18 days ago
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$1,000
Gary Meyer
18 days ago

With all my love! Please call me if you guys need anything!

$100
Carlton Doup
18 days ago
$100
Anonymous
18 days ago
Anthony Andrew
16 days ago

I wanted to donate in order to thank you for your contributions to the Nunchaku & Martial Arts communities. Thanks for your part in continuing the arts.

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Renee Kay Gardner-Gordon
1 month ago

Please check out "Dreamfoundation.org"

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