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This fundraiser ended on 12/01/12

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This is the David Grant Final Expenses Fund. All funds will be used to cover medical costs not covered by medicare and for a simple burial.

David Grant is a 69 year old, terminal cancer patient. He and his wife, Linda, are currently struggling to pay for transportation costs to and from chemo, all medical devices and medicine not covered by medicare and at the same time, trying to arrange for a simple burial after he passes. He currently is at home after a bout of pneumonia and an 11 day stay in the hospital in August.

Dave is a father, grandfather, husband and a veteran. I just call him dad. He has always enjoyed computers and is a member of the American Radio Relay League. From the time I was a child, he could be found sitting in front of the Ham Radio, talking and joking with others from around the world. Sadly, he has been unable to speak for over a year due to the cancer tumors in his mouth, throat and jaw. I haven't heard my dad's voice in over a year and will never hear it again. He recently had a trach tube inserted and has been on a feeding tube for several months.

Through it all he has managed to keep a sense of humor and even went so far as to make himself a couple of shirts stating that "cancer makes me cranky!" and even labeling his liquid food cans for the feeding tube with labels such as "Rib eye steak, Baked Potato and Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing."

So far, the chemo has not worked and the tumors continue to grow and the cancer continues to spread. If the last ditch effort of chemo works, we will have another (maybe) 12 months with dad. If not, we may be lucky to have him with us for one final Christmas

As he enters his final months, we want his time to be as pleasant as possible for he and mom and not have to worry about how to pay for gas to get to chemo, how to make a car payment so he doesn't lose his way to chemo, how to pay for pain meds not covered by medicare and, ultimately, not to have to worry about how his funeral will be paid for.
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