Fighting for life

$16,240 of $25k goal

Raised by 126 people in 13 months
Dennis was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February of this year. He has endured 1 round of chemo and radiation each. Currently he is undergoing his second round of chemo. Hopefully the tumor on the head of his pancreas will have shrunk enough to remove soon..
Our community in Fort Bragg Ca has been extremely generous by helping with our lodging and drug costs thru this nightmare. We are extremely thankful for this financial and moral support.
We still have a ways to go and still need all the support we can get. The surgery, hopefully in the near future, and recovery process are still looming but are welcome as well. Dennis truly wants to get on with his life here in the town he loves.
Thank you all for sending Dennis the courage to fight.
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Update 76
Posted by Cat Greene
1 day ago
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Friends Family and Supporters of Dennis Dias. Dennis is still hanging in there and more chemo awaits next week as well as more testing. The tumor is still giving Dennis a very hard time. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. I'll update on the test results.
OXOCat
Walk in the park
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Update 75
Posted by Cat Greene
29 days ago
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Friends and Family and supporters of Dennis Dias. It's been a somewhat relaxing 3 week reprieve from SF and chemo but alas our time is up. Monday we start another session with better results. Dennis's platelet count will hopefully be higher so he can continue treatment safely. This guy is really tough and determined to stay on the planet! Our new puppy (Rosie) has been a total distraction and will be cared for by our friends while we venture forth. Please keep Dennis in your hearts.
OXO
C
Woof!
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Update 74
Posted by Cat Greene
1 month ago
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Springtime weather lifts the spirits! Live life to the fullest every day.
Got a puppy from the shelter
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Update 73
Posted by Cat Greene
1 month ago
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Update for Friends and Family of Dennis! We're in SF and leaving 2days early because Dennis's Oncologist thinks he's had enough chemo for a little while and wants him back in a month to start the sessions again. Dennis's platelets have dipped way too low and chemo can only make it worse. Actually Dennis thrilled at this turnaround and is welcoming 3 weeks at home. Once again we thank all of you for your wonderful energy and help through these trying times. Can't wait for Spring!!!!
OXO
Dennis &Cat
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Lynn Kiesewetter
1 day ago

what park are you walking in and who are those guys peering over the top??? xoxoxo ♥

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Patricia Wallace Jones
1 month ago

Bless you both and safe travels home. ♥

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Lynn Kiesewetter
2 months ago

It's been a year since your diagnosis, Dennis, and what a year it has been for you both. Here's wishing you a Belated Valentine's Day and a total recovery, soon!

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Judith Kayser
5 months ago

Moving on up, Dennis! So glad for you! Small is big news! Looks like there is good news for 2017! Judith

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Lynn Kiesewetter
5 months ago

so glad to hear some good news around here!!!

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Dani Spievak
5 months ago

excellent news. teeny-tiny. this is good!!

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Patricia Wallace Jones
5 months ago

So good to hear things are going well and you will be home soon. Keep smiling, Dennis and Cat!

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Lynn Kiesewetter
6 months ago

glad to hear! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Patricia Wallace Jones
6 months ago

This is wonderful news! Keep up the good fight, you two. Our love and thoughts are with you.

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Patricia Wallace Jones
8 months ago

I look at the response to this appeal today and think how lucky I am, we all are not only to know Dennis and Cat, but to live in a community that cares and gives what they can for their friends and neighbors. With all the sad news in the world today, it is wonderful to know we live in a community that can respond so fast to a friend in need. Thank you all...and keep on fighting, Dennis and Cat!

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Lynn Kiesewetter
8 months ago

Maybe someone has a place for you to stay for free? Should we all spread the word??

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Patricia Wallace Jones
8 months ago

Enjoy every minute and every bite of that pie, you two! Much love to you both.

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Judith Kayser
8 months ago

Best news of the day! Your perserverance paid off ! Don't forget to pat yourselves on the back! Sending love and wishes for continued good news. Judith

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Veronica F. Taylor
8 months ago

That is wonderful news!

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Lynn Kiesewetter
8 months ago

yay!!! ♥

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Patricia Wallace Jones
8 months ago

This is great news! Go Dennis and Cat! You are an inspiration to us all and our love and best thoughts are with you! Love from the Joneses!

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Bob Young
9 months ago

You are an inspiration to me Dennis, a real fighter, I love you Brother. We will keep your mic ready for your return. See you soon in the studio my Friend! Give Cat 2 hugs for me! Much Love, Bob

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Lynn Kiesewetter
10 months ago

re: the tummy 'urples." we keep Enzymints, chewable tablets from Down Home, on hand. they are papaya and peppermint and very very effective calming tummy ills. also easy to pop when travelling. love the word 'urple' and intend to adopt it! best wishes to you both! xo

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Judith Kayser
10 months ago

You are a trooper Dennis! Soak up those rays whenever you can!

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Kathleen Chaffin
10 months ago

Pie. Just what the doctor ordered! Miss you so much Dennis.

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$16,240 of $25k goal

Raised by 126 people in 13 months
Created March 14, 2016
JD
$1,500
Jerry & Terri Dias
13 days ago
MP
$50
Margaret Paul
1 month ago

Your puppy is adorable. Enjoy!!! Blessings to you both.

SB
$100
Stephanie Berry
1 month ago

Hugs to you both.

$500
Anonymous
2 months ago
1
1
$500
Chris & Laurie Browne
3 months ago
1
1
$25
Anonymous
3 months ago
JA
$50
Janet Ashford
3 months ago

Dennis, I miss your smiling, cheerful presence every time I go to the Fort Bragg library. I hope you will be back there soon.

$500
Anonymous
4 months ago
DF
$100
Douglas Ferguson
5 months ago

Good news for you and for all of us. Thank you. DougInCaspar

JD
$1,000
Jerry Dias
6 months ago
1
1
Lynn Kiesewetter
1 day ago

what park are you walking in and who are those guys peering over the top??? xoxoxo ♥

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Patricia Wallace Jones
1 month ago

Bless you both and safe travels home. ♥

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Lynn Kiesewetter
2 months ago

It's been a year since your diagnosis, Dennis, and what a year it has been for you both. Here's wishing you a Belated Valentine's Day and a total recovery, soon!

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Judith Kayser
5 months ago

Moving on up, Dennis! So glad for you! Small is big news! Looks like there is good news for 2017! Judith

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Lynn Kiesewetter
5 months ago

so glad to hear some good news around here!!!

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Dani Spievak
5 months ago

excellent news. teeny-tiny. this is good!!

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Patricia Wallace Jones
5 months ago

So good to hear things are going well and you will be home soon. Keep smiling, Dennis and Cat!

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Lynn Kiesewetter
6 months ago

glad to hear! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Patricia Wallace Jones
6 months ago

This is wonderful news! Keep up the good fight, you two. Our love and thoughts are with you.

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Patricia Wallace Jones
8 months ago

I look at the response to this appeal today and think how lucky I am, we all are not only to know Dennis and Cat, but to live in a community that cares and gives what they can for their friends and neighbors. With all the sad news in the world today, it is wonderful to know we live in a community that can respond so fast to a friend in need. Thank you all...and keep on fighting, Dennis and Cat!

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Lynn Kiesewetter
8 months ago

Maybe someone has a place for you to stay for free? Should we all spread the word??

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Patricia Wallace Jones
8 months ago

Enjoy every minute and every bite of that pie, you two! Much love to you both.

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Judith Kayser
8 months ago

Best news of the day! Your perserverance paid off ! Don't forget to pat yourselves on the back! Sending love and wishes for continued good news. Judith

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Veronica F. Taylor
8 months ago

That is wonderful news!

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Lynn Kiesewetter
8 months ago

yay!!! ♥

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Patricia Wallace Jones
8 months ago

This is great news! Go Dennis and Cat! You are an inspiration to us all and our love and best thoughts are with you! Love from the Joneses!

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Bob Young
9 months ago

You are an inspiration to me Dennis, a real fighter, I love you Brother. We will keep your mic ready for your return. See you soon in the studio my Friend! Give Cat 2 hugs for me! Much Love, Bob

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Lynn Kiesewetter
10 months ago

re: the tummy 'urples." we keep Enzymints, chewable tablets from Down Home, on hand. they are papaya and peppermint and very very effective calming tummy ills. also easy to pop when travelling. love the word 'urple' and intend to adopt it! best wishes to you both! xo

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Judith Kayser
10 months ago

You are a trooper Dennis! Soak up those rays whenever you can!

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Kathleen Chaffin
10 months ago

Pie. Just what the doctor ordered! Miss you so much Dennis.

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