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#TeamGrumpyPottstown!

$6,115 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 13 days
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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So since many have asked to help and sent private messages, we wanted to give everyone an update. First thank you to everyone on this page, our customers who visit the shop and support in the many ways for Gene to heal. As he heals, and after doing too much, we think his body is telling him to SLOW down - (we are trying to get him to listen!)! We are arranging for his next surgery with his doctors. Trying to plan out the time he will be down again and time our college kids will be home and his help is well trained. Please continue to pray as we continue through this path we have been given. Please share if you can. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers as we look towards the day we can pay it forward...love to all and thank you for your support!
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Tonight someone from my past called to ask what was going on in our world of chaos. It was wonderful to hear someone say they were there for our family, despite not seeing us in some time. Everyone who has said a prayer, stopped into the shop or donated to this fund, we want you to know we believe our family has been truly blessed with many Angels. We continue to try and help Grumpy heal, (he continues to be a PITA and get into the shop!) We hope that he heals and gets his next surgery over the summer so we can have complete recovery by the end of the year. Thank you all again! #TeamGrumpyPottstown!
https://www.gofundme.com/teamgrumpypottstown
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$6,115 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 85 people in 13 days
Created February 4, 2019
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