02-21-2014, 11:10 AM
Help Me Support a Fellow Member
I'm sure many of you already know this, but for those who don't, we have a member here who has been running a fly tying class for children who have been stricken with cancer. This is such a wonderful thing for him to do, but what's even more amazing is that he himself has been waging an ongoing battle with it for several years. We could all learn a lesson from this man.
I thank God daily for my health and the health of my children. Even with good health though, the common childhood stuff still costs me a small fortune at the end of the year. This gentleman has been fighting cancer for many years now. Knowing what I know about medical costs, I'm betting his discretionary funds are a bit limited. Currently, he is selling flies to help cover the costs of his classes.
I want to support his efforts. I've already bought a couple boxes of flies, but I'd like to do more. If I were closer, I would offer to lend a hand in some small way but distance is against me. That being the case, I thought I would put together a box of tying materials and supplies as a way to support him and maybe help take a little pressure off of the budgeting end of it for him. It's not much, but it will maybe help a little.
If anyone would like to contribute to "the box", PM me for details. It will be sent from us as a group mid-March.
To be clear, this man has not asked for any help whatsoever. I was taught growing up that you should always offer support to a friend so that a request for help never needs to be made. I live by that rule and I want to show some support for his amazing efforts.
List of members who have offered to help send fly tying materials to Jerry and his kids:
Mcnerney- RECEIVED Thank you.
Craigthor- RECEIVED Thank you.
Eddie O'Neill- RECEIVED Thank you.
Fly guy12955 RECEIVED Thank you.
Cowger10- RECEIVED Thank you.
Mridenour.........bought one of Jerry's fly boxes
Oarfish- RECEIVED Thank you.
stanbiker- RECEIVED Thank you.
kicker19- RECEIVED Thank you.
lancanadio- RECEIVED Thank you.
jgentile- RECEIVED Thank you.
itchmesir- RECEIVED Thank you.
If I did not list your name, please let me know. Everyone who has contributed to this great cause deserves a thank you.
Last edited by labradorguy; 03-20-2014 at 11:57 AM.