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Apr. 21st, 2006 @ 08:40 pm Dubya the tumour
A really great guy on my friend's list got some horrible news earlier this year - he had a previously undetected brain tumour. He started getting dizzy mid to late February, and by the 27th they had found a 6cm growth. Several weeks ago (April 6th) he underwent surgery to remove 'dubya' (yes he named the tumour).

He is an elementary school teacher (the super cool awesome type whose class makes hand turkeys for Valentine's Day) and a children's author . He created a separate journal for friends, students and family to follow his progress - dubyathetumor. His insurance is only covering a small portion of all the costs of the diagnosis and surgery, so his wife, friends and family have organized a raffle to help raise money for the bills. The items that have been donated to this cause are pretty amazing, and they also have some pretty cool lots of supplies (hands off the handspun wool!)

Raffle tickets for each lot can be purchased through paypal, and I think you can contact them for cheque or money-order purchases. Please take a look at this site - but again, hands off that handspun *g* - http://www.dantesalvatierra.org/raffle/index.html
Who does she think she is?
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From:ecotopian
Date:April 22nd, 2006 01:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks for your support! It really helps me feel better. :)
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:April 22nd, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
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Hi. I'm a friend of Neeroc's and I was wondering if I could friend you and/or post this to my journal. It truely is a sad world when people have to use a raffle for health care. I am glad the surgery went well, and I hope you are over this financial strife soon. Oh, and I love what you named it. :)
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From:ecotopian
Date:April 22nd, 2006 01:11 pm (UTC)
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sure, the more the merrier! :) Welcome to my journals.
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:April 29th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
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Oh hey, sorry, I added you a few days ago. :) I also posted this in my journal.
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From:miss_kat_1968
Date:April 22nd, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
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Thank you for posting this. I always love original art, and as this is for such a good cause, we'll be getting some tickets tomorrow. Don't worry, the wool is yours. ;)
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From:moongarden1971
Date:April 23rd, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
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Bless his dear heart! How can I help?
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From:neeroc
Date:April 25th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
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If you'd like to pass the word along in your LJ, I'm sure he'd appreciate it, the more people buying raffle tickets the better. (Not sure if you're posting to your LJ these days...) Pray that he's done with Dubya *g*
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