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This fundraiser ended on 09/07/12

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The children of Rick and Mary Manske are coming together to help raise funds to cover medical & living expenses during Rick's recovery

On July 17th, 2012 Rick Manske had a double bypass following his third major heart attack in the beginning of July. Prior to his heart attack, Rick had numerous stents put in, we always knew the bypass would be inevitable but Rick kept putting it off because of the financial hardship it would cause. Rick is a truck driver, he owns and operates his own truck; his wife, Mary Manske is a nurse. Since the beginning of July, they have had to rely solely on Mary's income which is not enough to cover the incoming medical bills, their monthly bills and living expenses, and the expense of the truck not moving (that alone is almost $3,000).
Together, Rick and Mary have 8 adult children; 3 of these children, they took in and raised as their own. Rick has always done what he could to provide for his family and his children have come together recently to try to help their parents out; but they also now have families of their own. Rick and Mary are struggling with their bills and Rick, a proud man, is facing challenges because he cannot provide for his family financially in addition to not being able to physically do much to help around the house.
The family has attempted to host a benefit for Rick, but they keep running in to brick walls. The goal is to be able to get them through until Rick can return to work at the end of September and eliminate some of the additional stress in Rick's life. Thank you in advance for your considerations.
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