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This fundraiser ended on 07/31/10

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Rob, a father, a son, a friend. A neonatal nurse who gave so much, to so many families throughout his career, now needs our help. How wonderful to be able to 'pay it forward' and to give back to Rob.

I have known Rob for many years, and I can tell you truly, an individual like him comes around once in a lifetime. Those who know him know exactly what I mean. In January of 2010, Rob was stricken with an illness that has permanently disabled him and left him unable to work, therefore unable to care for and financially support  his family. Short-term disability ran out a while ago, and his two adult children have moved back into their dad's home to help to pay the bills. The youngest son is 14, and so there is a lot to be done in their busy little family, and very little financial resources to get it done with.   I have never met a person as giving as Rob, and he would probably not want to know that I am doing this, but his children are running out of options.  I know there is no way for all the families whose lives Rob has touched could hear of his dilemma, but if they could, I know they would jump at the chance to help him.  Since that is not really possible, perhaps we could, as his friends and those who love him, do it for them.  If we could rise in love and support around Rob and his family, and let them know we are there for them, not just in money, but in spirit, in prayer, in help such as chores, or errands, I know every single little thing will be appreciated.  The end date of this 'fundraiser' is July 31st because I know they need the $ help 'yesterday', not months from now (well...they will months from now too...) but we can all cross that bridge together when it comes.  Please, give what you can, every little tiny bit WILL help.  I thank you on behalf of Rob and his family.  If you came across this and you do not know Rob, consider giving in honor of any nurse that has ever touched your life.  Rob's gentle touch has enhanced the lives of many prematurely born infants and their families over the years...I am happy there is now something I can do for Rob, a guy who gave so much, to so many.

P.S. If you are leery about giving $ online, Cameron's (his son who is attending his financial needs)  address info is available under 'Contact' if you wish to privately send a check.  Thank you again so much for helping this VERY worthy family out. 


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