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Let's help Rick and Tanya

Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
edited May 8 in THE MAIN WALL
In the 20 years that this forum has been around, one of the things that stands out most is how Wallies go out of their way to help one another. Most days it's about the work, but occasionally life will throw one of us an unbearable curveball. That's when I've seen this community come together to help that person and lift them up.

Tanya, the wife of our friend @rick in Alaska, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the third time their family has battled cancer. Years back, Rick beat Stage 4B Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Tanya beat thyroid cancer. And with all that's been going on in their lives, they've managed to help others in need. They are an inspiration.

Tanya and Rick live in Alaska, but Tanya's treatments are in Seattle. They are now faced with paying for their home in Alaska, a small apartment for Tanya in Seattle, and Rick's travel back-and-forth.

So let's get together and help our friends. Here's how.


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Comments

  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,294Member
    Erin, you're doing a very good thing. I'm in!

    Yours, Larry
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thanks for helping, Larry!
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  • RayWohlfarthRayWohlfarth Posts: 377Member
    Im in Good Luck and God Bless
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  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thanks, Ray!
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  • KC_JonesKC_Jones Posts: 3,463Member
    Done.
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  • Mad DogMad Dog Posts: 3,447Member
    Will Do. Prayers coming their way. Mad Dog
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  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thank you so much!
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  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 3,853Member
    Done. Life is not fair.
  • MikeLMikeL Posts: 154Member
    edited May 9
    Best heartfelt wishes for Rick and Tanya......
  • rick in Alaskarick in Alaska Posts: 700Member
    I want to thank you for putting this up for us, and everyone who is here to support us. It is very humbling for me. This is a great community to be involved with, and makes this even more special since I have only met four people off this site.
    It looks like we will be 4-8 months doing this, so will be long road. Luckily, both of us are stubborn and don’t give up easily, and we have great attitudes. It will be a new journey, but we are up for it.
    Thanks for everything.
    Rick and Tanya
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,077Member, Moderator, Administrator
    I'm in. Stay strong, Rick and Tanya.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • FredFred Posts: 6,428Member
    I'm in Too. Prayers for a speedy recovery
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
    We're in your corner, Rick and Tanya.
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  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,077Member, Moderator, Administrator
    This close to $2,000!
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • rick in Alaskarick in Alaska Posts: 700Member
    Finally got my computer fixed, which makes it much easier to send replies.
    I just want to say thank you very much for the help everyone has given. It is very much appreciated.
    Rick and Tanya Norvell
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,077Member, Moderator, Administrator
    I've always believed that when a friend is in trouble the only correct thing to say is, "How can I help?"

    Thanks for letting us know how, Rick.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator

    I've always believed that when a friend is in trouble the only correct thing to say is, "How can I help?"

    Thanks for letting us know how, Rick.

    Well said!
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  • Harvey RamerHarvey Ramer Posts: 2,097Member
    Rick, best of luck to you guys and the strength to see it through. Let us know if there's anything more we can do to help.
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  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,294Member
    Back in 2002 my wife had a serious stroke that put her in a coma. Dan found out and as his way of helping, auctioned off many of his old books on The Wall... the ones he used to make a living from, so he could give me the money to help out! No doubt some of you remember.
    So, as a way of giving back, I'd like to propose that I'll match any $ anyone here gives to Rick and Tanya. They have a $6000 goal and are just under $2000 at present. So, a bit over $4000 is remaining. You folks come up with $2000 and I'll do the same. Rick has been a real asset here and we can help him.

    Yours, Larry
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,077Member, Moderator, Administrator
    This is beautiful, Larry. Thanks so much.

    Guys, please help our friend, Rick now. It's the right thing to do. Thanks.

    Dan
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Wow, Larry. I'm speechless. What a kind and generous offer!
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  • DocfletcherDocfletcher Posts: 384Member
    A warm thank you letter, such a pleasant surprise.
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,077Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Sharing a note from Tanya:

    Hello everyone, I just cannot tell you how much your support means to us. I wanted to send out a quick update. The reconstructive surgery that I have chosen will be done with my own body. No implants. I have lost over 50 pound in the past 20 months however the doctor has told me I cannot lose any more weight or we won’t be able to do that surgery, I would have to have implants if I lose any more weight. My surgery is scheduled for June 18th. This will give me a chance to stabilize my weight as I continue to lose a pound every couple days. Ordinarily I would be doing the happiest happy dance ever to be losing more weight but not so much right now. I will be going home for a little bit before the surgery ( thank you Alaska Airlines Miles) This will allow me to get things lined out for Rick and some of our friends who will be looking after our vacation rental while I am here. I will also be doing my best to get my weight back up to a steady 148 pounds. I may even get to do a little bit of glass work in my studio before I come back to Seattle for my first surgery and begin chemotherapy. Thank you again to all who are supporting us with words of encouragement, offers of help, and the contributions that are making it possible for us to pay the added $2500 a month in additional living expenses for me to stay here for treatments. We are so very blessed to have you all in our lives.
    Help spread the word!


    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 3,853Member
    @Larry Weingarten

    That's really pretty big Larry.

    I am in again.
    Lost my wife to cancer over 10 years ago. No one should have to go through that.
  • IronmanIronman Posts: 4,171Member
    I'm in again, too.
    If 19 more people would give $100, plus what Larry promised, that would be $4,000. We can do this.
    Bob Boan







    You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.
  • rick in Alaskarick in Alaska Posts: 700Member
    I can't tell you how awesome you guys are. Thank you very much.
    Rick
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,294Member
    Hello, @EBEBRATT-Ed , @Ironman and @Docfletcher . I totaled up what you just gave and added what I think you gave before and just put that much in for Rick and Tanya. We're getting closer, just over half way there now! B)

    Yours, Larry
  • DanHolohanDanHolohan Posts: 2,077Member, Moderator, Administrator
    $3,115 so far! C'mon, guys. We can do this. Kick in a buck or two. Don't be shy. Step up and help a good friend. We'll do the same for you when you need it.
    "By Hammer and Hand All Arts Do Stand."
  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Posts: 4,020Member
    My check is on the way. I am also praying for both of you and asking Jesus to heal you. By HIS stripes you are healed!
  • Erin Holohan HaskellErin Holohan Haskell Posts: 623Member, Moderator, Administrator
    Thanks, @Tim McElwain!
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