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This fundraiser ended on 05/31/12

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Lisa has asked me to re-write the description on our fundraiser to more accurately describe what's going on with us now.

By now if you've made it to this page then you know a little about Paul's cancer diagnosis, surgeries and treatments. If, for some reason you don't, you can always check out our blog at: http://littledogdiaries.wordpress.com/ or follow Paul on Facebook.

After a particularly tough year, things are really starting to look up. Lisa and Paul Have both started new jobs. Lisa is working for Triad Electrical Services. They are contractors that do work for some of the large companies in ingleside building Off-Shore Oil and Gas Rigs. She's been there two weeks and absolutely loves it.

Paul started a new job in April with The College Network. They are an Online Educational Services Company that helps working adults to go back to school and further their education. They do that by getting students through all of their General Education Requirements then they put the student together with one of our 14 partner colleges or university. The company has been fantastic! They are very accommodating to Paul's schedule and have just been wonderful all in all!

We have made the decision to surrender our home to the mortgage company. Frankly, we just can't afford it any more. Not to mention that we are about $50,000 underwater. We have been looking at houses and townhouses for rent in the area. I believe that we can find something that will be about half of what we are paying for our home now.

The good news is that the congregation of our church took a collection for us while Paul was in the hospital. They raised close to $5000. This is going to cover so much I can't tell you. We have actually been able to pay off some delinquent bills and we will still have enough to pay for all of our moving expenses.

On top of those donations we have (in some cases out of the blue) received other donations. Of course, friends have brought meals to the family while Paul was in the hospital. In addition we received a $300 HEB (The local grocery store) gift card from an anonymous donor. Then to top it off... One day last week a Schwan's truck pulled up out front. The driver came to the door and told us that an anonymous donor bought $100 worth of groceries for us. All we had to do is decide what we wanted.

Everyone has been so generous. We have tried to thank everyone individually. If we have missed anyone, we sincerely apologize!!

There is one more need though. Now that Lisa and Paul are both working we desperately need a new car. We have two cars right now, but they are pretty much held together with duct tape and prayer.

Our first car is a 2001 Lincoln Navigator. It's a relic left over from the good old days. It's got approximately 190,000 miles on it. On top of that, it's a gas guzzler that only takes premium unleaded fuel. It's costing a fortune to keep it on the road.

Our other car is a 2001 Pontiac Montana. What can I say, it's an old beat up minivan with about 150,000. On the bright side, the gas mileage is pretty decent, but it is starting to fall apart. Oh... Did I mention it doesn't have air conditioning any more. The compressor gave out and would cost more to replace then the car is worth.

This is our need. A new car. We're not looking for anything fancy. What we want it something with under 100,000 miles that gets good gas mileage. I have found, on autotrader.com a number of cars that fit this description. I'm thinking like a Ford Focus, Nissan Altima, or something along those lines.

I have reset our financial goal for this fudraiser to $10,000. I know that we can get a new car for under that amount. That is what this money is going to be used for. Once we get the new car, then I believe we'll be able to save slowly for another one so that Lisa and I both have good reliable transportation. We can take that one step at a time though

Again, Thank you so, so much for your support. We love each and every one of you.
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