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#TeamGrumpyPottstown!

$8,980 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 4 months
Created February 4, 2019
If you’ve ever eaten a delicious Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwich in Pottstown, PA you’ve likely met the beloved owner, Gene “Grumpy” Dugan.   Gene is well known in Pottstown and the surrounding areas, not only for his High Street restaurant and engaging with his community, Gene  also created the Annual Chopped Challenge at the local high school. Gene is also a great family man, and along with his wife Sheila, have 5 children; four in college and one in Middle School.

On Thanksgiving evening 2018, Gene was taken to the hospital by ambulance suffering in extreme pain.  During the next month and a half, he had several admissions to the hospital, which included a lengthy stay in ICU with a life-threatening case of pancreatitis, many medical procedures, gallbladder surgery, and another abdominal surgery yet to come. 

This has become a very stressful time for Gene who is the main source of income.   Initially, the restaurant was temporarily closed. During their Christmas break, his children reopened Grumpy’s with limited hours.  Recently, his wife resigned from her job to help run the restaurant while Gene returns to work a few hours per day.   

Medical and other bills have started coming in, and with only a part-time income for 2 months, it’s a major concern for Gene and his family.  

We’ve started this GoFundMe to help Gene continue to heal and get back to working full time again.  The entire Dugan family is truly appreciative and grateful for any support that is donated to help Gene.  Your support will never be forgotten.
#TeamGrumpyPottstown!
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Today Gene went though his last surgery (at least the last one from all this that started over the holidays last year!) He is already bored, in a lot of pain and doing what the doctor has instructed. It is good the rain has not stopped, as it has kept him in the house at the very least!
The staff and family will continue to keep the shop running (we are closed tomorrow 6-11-19) but will resume regular hours starting Wednesday. Please continue to support him while he recovers...Prayers, visiting the shop, volunteering or any way you are able. We can not thank the community enough for all your support in every way. THANK YOU! #TeamGrumpypottstown!
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EKG complete, blood work tomorrow and on Monday, it's surgery - we are asking for lots of prayers! This will be either one or two surgeries, sadly we won't know until they actually open him up. We are praying for one and a much smoother recovery for Grumpy. Please continue your prayers, support and patience as our family will continue to work at the shop and do our best to keep Grumpy's quality and humor at its highest when you visit! Thank you all for your unending support for Grumpy & our family!
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Well, I thought I was updating earlier, but I must have not finished! Sheila's eye is healing well and despite the pressure rising, the doctors are ready to do her second surgery on May 28th. The macular is at bay and they are happy with the results. As for Gene, he will have his pre-surgery EKG, bloodwork etc...on May 20th. They expect all will be fine and he will keep the planned surgery for June 10th. The family asks for continued prayers and support throughout the summer months. The shop will remain open with the family running things (so please be patient!) We all look forward to this being over, and thank God every day for our community of supporters. Thank you as always, and try to stay dry out there!
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It won't be long before you start to see the Dugan clan home from college and ready to help their dad at the shop. Our Staff, Mark & Shanendoah have been doing a great job and we hope can continue progress while Grumpy is out of commission come June 10th. Sheila's eye surgery went well, and is progressing in the best way possible. The monocular disease is postponing the second round of eye surgery, but just for a few weeks. When all is said and done, we expect both Grumpy & wife to have full recoveries. Please continue your prayers and good thoughts for us all, be patient when you patronize the shop (we are not all GRUMPY!) and as always, THANK YOU for all your support!
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Raised by 113 people in 4 months
Created February 4, 2019
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