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This fundraiser ended on 07/12/12

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The family and friends of Vernon White are uniting to raise money to help him battle against esophageal cancer. Please show your support!

You know that guy, that one guy in the neighborhood who was like a loving father to all the kids? The one all the kids loved too? The man's man, the one built like a tank, the one tough as an ox, and the one who always seemed invincible. The guy you looked up to, literally and figuratively?

I know him too, he was and still is like a second father to me. When I would get in trouble as a teenager, I would first hear it from my parents, then I would go see him and hear it again, because he cares. And it worked too, because I learned my lessons. Now I'm all grown up, he still cares, and so do I. I learned a lot of life lessons from him. Recently, I just learned another thing.

I learned a couple of weeks ago he has esophageal cancer. He hasn't been able to eat more than a bite or drink more than glass each day for the past six weeks because of the excruciating pain. He's lost over 50 pounds which is a huge amount of weight for someone who was not overweight to begin with. He has at worked at the same job for 20 years and is now unable to fulfill his job duties. Being the main provider this has left them stressed.

Now he and his wife, who was and still is like my second mom, are facing an expensive cancer fight, unemployed and still having to battle the monthly bills like we all do. She can't work because he needs her to take care of him, and he is more than physically unable to work. Its a tough fight they are preparing to wage together, but I'm rooting for the underdog, and I don't want them to fight it alone.

Please thoughtfully consider giving your support. It would mean the world to them, and it means the world to me as well. Thank you, Jacob.

If you would prefer mailing a check, then please send it to:

Sharon White
187 kelly ct.
Azle TX, 76020
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