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This is a fund to help Lonnie Ward beat stage 4 lung cancer supported by family, friends, and you! Please give generously.

Lonnie Ward, father, grandfather, urban farmer, small business owner and truly dedicated member of the Durham community was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. As friends, allies, and fellow community minded folks, we are seeking to raise the funds necessary to get top quality traditional medical care in addition to the most advanced natural healing methods. Your generous donations, small and large, will help Lonnie recover to full health and back with his grandkids, friends, and fellow gardeners.
"Cancer is a bully, just like in the schoolyard, and we have to get together and beat it down," said Lonnie. The cancer has not spread to any other part of his body, but we need to take action together as Lonnie would for any of us.
Lonnie has been operating a small green cleaning business, Eco Janitorial Service, for the last ten years before it was the cool thing to do. His commitment to the environment and people around him is exemplified in his urban mini-farm on Belvin Avenue, his community based work with local edible landscaping co-operative Bountiful Backyards, and the many ways he supports the healing arts in Durham.
Our team is seeking to cover the costs of the time he will miss working, natural and traditional remedies to this disease, and nourishment for Lonnie's mind, body, and spirit as he, with all of us, 'beats it down'!
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