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The family and friends of Dr. Ron Dawe are uniting to help offset/assist with medical/daily living expenses to alleviate financial burden.

Ronald L. Dawe, DVM
April 27, 1945 - February 18, 2012

Our hearts ache with sadness as we mourn the loss of the best husband a girl could ask for and a great Dad to our three children, we love you forever.

The brain injury that Ron sustained while treating a horse in 2006 was the beginning of a downhill spiral of health problems. Last spring, Ron was diagnosed with a stage IV parotid tumor and underwent a ten hour surgery to remove the parotid gland, salivary glands along with 108 lymph nodes in his neck. It was a long summer of recovery and the surgery added to his cognition problems.

November 2, 2011, Ron had his first gran mal seizure from the brain injury. November 30, 2011, we learned the devasting news that the cancer has returned and was aggressive.

December 8, 2011, went to Shand's for the Cancer Conference. We met with the oncologist, radiologist and surgeon that had discussed Ron's case. In lieu of the problems Ron suffers from the brain injury, cognition problems and recent seizure, they think it is best that we enjoy the time that we have instead of inflicting more on him at this point. None of us have an expiration date but they were thinking a few months, maybe a year. We will try to make this Christmas extra special. We didn't expect two months.

Ron has a wife and three children, two of which are in middle school. I cannot begin to tell you how difficult it has been for children to witness losing their Dad this way. As you can imagine, this has taken a toll on the family both emotionally and financially.

Thank you for all donations, they will be used to aid in medical expenses not covered by insurance, funeral expenses, and living expenses, as the family has exhausted all of their savings and have lost their home.

If you would rather send a donation by mail, plase send checks to:

c/o Ellen Dawe
584 NE 59th Street
Ocala, Florida 34479

All of your generous contributions, thoughts and prayers are deeply appreciated!
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