Team Daryl Grove

$100,935 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 2,153 people in 2 months
Created January 31, 2019
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Daryl Grove
One Saturday this January, Daryl Grove flew to Florida with his wife, Shannon O’Neill, for a writers’ conference and vacation. Three days later, Shannon took him to the emergency department with severe stomach pain. The diagnosis was shocking and life-changing—stage IV colon cancer that has spread to his liver.

Suddenly, Daryl and Shannon faced a medical nightmare, hundreds of miles from their home in Richmond, Virginia. Daryl had a temporary procedure to relieve the pain and recovered for a week in the hospital before flying home. Daryl now faces surgery to remove the cancerous section of his colon and chemotherapy to treat his liver. 

Daryl is a freelance writer and co-host of the Total Soccer Show, which he started in 2009 with Taylor Rockwell. Today, it’s one of the most popular soccer podcasts in the United States. Listeners know his English accent, positive energy and infectious laugh. Daryl is also a freelance writer and a founder and director of Richmond Street Soccer, a soccer team for people recovering from substance abuse.

Now it’s our turn to help heal Daryl. Any contribution you can make will help cover medical expenses, lost wages and other costs associated with his battle against cancer. He and Shannon live in Richmond’s Museum District with their English Labrador, Austin. Although their families are far away in England and Michigan, their support network is strong. Thank you for being an important part of it.
 
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If you haven't seen this yet, Charles Boehm interviewed Daryl Grove and Taylor Rockwell about the Total Soccer Show and Daryl's recent diagnosis. Here's the link to the article on the Major League Soccer website:
https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2019/02/13/boehm-soccer-community-chips-help-total-soccer-show-host-daryl-grove
Shannon and Daryl and their families are deeply grateful for your support and uplifting comments. If you haven't done so already, feel free to share the link on social media. Thank you!
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Hello, everyone,

First, thank you times a million for your love and support. We cannot express how amazing it has felt to read your comments and know that we have so many friends & family near and far supporting us through a journey neither of us expected to take.

Second, Daryl is home from the hospital, doing really well post-surgery, relaxing and looking forward to an eggplant parmigiana from one of our favorite Richmond restaurants, 8 ½

Love,
Shannon
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Tuesday, February 5

The campaign hit a major milestone today—$80,000! Daryl and Shannon continue to be blown away by the love and support.

Daryl has been his usual positive self and spent time hanging out with friends over the weekend. He has sent a lot of positive energy out to the world, so let's all channel it right back to him as he goes into surgery early tomorrow morning. Stay tuned for updates.
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Friday, February 1
A beautiful thing happened yesterday. After Daryl explained his absence the previous week from the Total Soccer Show on Wednesday, so many requests came in from fans who wanted to donate that Daryl and Shannon needed somewhere to send them. A few hours after we launched Team Daryl Grove’s GoFundMe campaign late yesterday afternoon, the original $10,000 goal was surpassed, thanks to hundreds of contributors. The donations kept pouring in and it quickly became clear that our goal should be much, much higher.

Daryl and Shannon are beyond grateful for the outpouring of love and support. They read and appreciate every comment—so keep those soccer puns coming! Daryl says that he feels “really buoyed by all the kind words and positivity. This has made a huge difference by removing the financial stress from the equation, so I can go into surgery next week with one less thing to think about.”

The campaign hit Richmond’s local NBC12 News today. At $60,000 and counting, this is an extraordinary first day for a couple that initially declined a fundraising campaign. They both have a long history of helping others. Thank you for making a difference in their lives.
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Raised by 2,153 people in 2 months
Created January 31, 2019
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on behalf of Daryl Grove
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