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Mike DeMartelly's Recovery

$7,245 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 12 months
Created September 20, 2017
I met Mike approximately 15 years ago when we worked together at NH Department of Transportation. He was a pleasure to work with and I learned a lot from him. More importantly, Mike was the “go to” guy. He was always willing to help anyone who had a special project, or needed something heavy moved. From discussions with Mike, I learned he was the same way in his community. Helping his neighbors who needed some wood cut, a hot meal, or a ride to an appointment. Well, now Mike needs a little help!

Mike has been sick for the past few years, limiting his ability to work. In August Mike was diagnosed with Stage Three Pancreatic Cancer. Thankfully, he was a candidate for the Robotic Whipple Surgery, the first one performed in the Northeast. It involves the removal of a portion of the pancreas, the gall bladder, and much of the duodenum. The operation was successfully performed in August. However, the recovery will be difficult and prolonged. The recommended therapy to prevent recurrence is extensive and costly. However, he has been responding well to the therapies. While caring for Mike his wife, Libby, who has not had a day off from work for 3 years, has been unable to work. The inability to work, along with the additional expenses, has created a huge financial strain on the family.  Any donations are greatly appreciated.
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To All the Good People who have sent funds to help Mike (aka Mikey, Mike E. DeMar, Telly Boy, etc.), I want to thank you. And to let you know what it has meant to us.

One of the hardest parts of this kind of Crisis and its ravenous consumption of Time and Energy is my not having the wherewithal to thank all of you individually for your extraordinary kindnesses. It makes me terribly uncomfortable to be in that position.

Please know that, as I manage multiple tasks in our emergency state, I have written each of you letters “in my head,” expressing our deep appreciation.

We want you to know that it has very much touched our Hearts - all the love on Mike’s behalf.

It has also made the difference between Mike having to wait for Care vs. immediately beginning a protocol that we have chosen in order to help him.

Because of all of you, (which includes some people we do not even know! - Imagine that!), we were able to purchase medications and supplements that Mike has begun using and from which he has seemingly already very much benefited. The improvement in his stamina and general well being, as well as in some specific symptoms, has been significant, which has been deeply heartening.

We have a long way to go, but your help, generosity and love has enabled us to Begin this Journey, and we are profoundly grateful.

Many, many blessings to all of you,

Libby
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I am totally impressed with the generosity and out pouring of support for Mike. In addition to the financial support provided by everyone, the kind words and thoughtfulness of everyone has provided Mike and Libby a boost they both needed at this time. Thanks again and please keep Mike and Libby in your thoughts and prayers.
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Thank you to all who have donated for your generous support. Your generosity has allowed Mike to begin his rehabilitation protocol. This is only a first step and his required regiment is very costly but we are starting him on his way!
Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
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$7,245 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 68 people in 12 months
Created September 20, 2017
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