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This is the The Dorothy Zammitt Cancer Fund. The funds will be used for Dorothys medical costs and related expenses not covered by insurance

The family of Dorothy and David Zammitt, owners of Lockeman’s Hardware & Boats, is
hosting a fundraising dinner at the Westland VFW Hall, on Saturday, March 26, 2011 to
help them with the financial burdens associated with Dorothy’s illness.
Let me take a moment to describe Dorothy Zammitt to you. Dorothy is a 55 year old
mother and grandmother from Allen Park, Michigan. She and her husband David have
owned the boat shop Lockeman’s Hardware & Boats since 2001. Both have worked at
the shop since 1974. When Dorothy’s children were younger, she volunteered for the
Allen Park Bulldogs football, Allen Park Parks and Recreation baseball, and Junior
Wolverine wrestling.
On October 16, 2010, while working at Lockeman’s, Dorothy had a seizure that
temporarily paralyzed the left side of her body. After weeks of tests, Dorothy was
diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Her cancer has metastasized to her brain, spine,
and liver.
Since surgery was not an option, Dorothy immediately began radiation treatment. The
first round of radiation was completed in mid-December. Just before Christmas, Dorothy
received her first round of chemotherapy. Her body did not react well to this. She was
hospitalized for numerous days for observation. Since the New Year, her treatment is
more regulated. She has now started her second round of radiation and chemotherapy.
Currently, both Dorothy and David are staying at home and temporarily leaving
Lockeman’s to be run by their children, employees, and dedicated long time customers.
Fortunately, this is occurring in the winter as the summer boating season may not be
manageable without Dorothy and David’s dedication. Many of their customers and the
Lockeman’s neighborhood miss them dearly.
As we all know, finances are always a concern with an illness like this especially with the
many costs that insurance does not cover. Small business ownership and small
business insurance also doesn’t help. Dorothy and her family have a long road ahead of
them.
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