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This fundraiser ended on 07/29/12

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The family and friends of Darwin Saunders unite, to raise money to help with medical costs from his terminal liver cancer and funeral

I can't believe I am sitting at my computer… asking for help. Tears start to sting after so long. Our dad Darwin was a one of a kind, real stand-up guy. Before his recently diagnosed liver cancer, he had taken care of our large family of eight, gave thousands of hours of community service, supported a mentally-physically handicapped daughter, cared for an elderly mother, worked hard and was the best dad a family could hope for. Even when he could have claimed bankruptcy from the exuberant medical costs when my handicapped sister was born, he honored those debts. We celebrated when they were paid up when she was 20. He is a man of integrity, a most honorable man.

Cancer reared its ugly head this May, catching my dad when he was unemployed, uninsured, and only a year away from getting Medicare. He had worked all his life and fallen through the cracks when it's was time to have his basic needs met . Dad was looking forward to having some time with our mom after caring for his elderly mother for the last seven years in their home,but God has another plan for him. We were destroyed today, he died today at 11:00am Instead of being able to calmly go through the process, he was in distress with constant worry, not just for the medical bills, but also the funeral costs. My sweet 9-year-old son offered to do a lemonade stand to raise money which gave me the idea to seek out an online fundraiser.

Your collective contributions would help ease the financial burden of funeral and medical costs. We are so blessed to have loving and supportive friends and family, we have had so many kind offers for help. We are humbly asking for any help you might be able to offer to pay for dads funeral and medical bills, So instead of flowers and food, if you have a little extra that could help it would be cherished from the bottom of our hearts

With Much Appreciation, Karmen and Eric von Arx Dionne and Josh White Robin and Dave Sellers Darwin and Hannah Saunders Heather and Bryce Busenbark Penny Saunders and Nancy Saunders And 14 Grandchildren

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