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Old 02-21-2014, 10:10 AM
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Hi All.

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.

Thanks all.

-Jason

List of members who have offered to help send fly tying materials to Jerry and his kids:
Labguy
Mcnerney- RECEIVED Thank you.
Craigthor- RECEIVED Thank you.
Eddie O'Neill- RECEIVED Thank you.
Fly guy12955 RECEIVED Thank you.
FredEvans
Cowger10- RECEIVED Thank you.
Mridenour.........bought one of Jerry's fly boxes
Oarfish- RECEIVED Thank you.
stanbiker- RECEIVED Thank you.
kicker19- RECEIVED Thank you.
littledavid123
lancanadio- RECEIVED Thank you.
dean_mt
jgentile- RECEIVED Thank you.
Hardyreels
itchmesir- RECEIVED Thank you.
rangerrich99

If I did not list your name, please let me know. Everyone who has contributed to this great cause deserves a thank you.

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Old 02-21-2014, 02:01 PM
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Labguy: Great idea, I'm in, thanks for thinking about one of our own.
I'll send you a pm.

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Fantastic gesture, count me in Will send a pm.
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I'll PM' you,,I'm sure I can come up with something.

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Bumping to top! Anyone else got some spare fly tying materials lying around that could be put to good use in fly tying classes for cancer kids?

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Thanks for the help on this guys. There's a fine group of people who frequent this forum. A box of hooks or some hackle for children who are dealing with what they have been burdened with is not much, but like your Mom always said, "It's the thought that counts". I like that Jerry gives them something else to think about, even for a little while. We should all count our blessings. Thanks again.

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Labguy: Great idea, I'm in, thanks for thinking about one of our own.
I'll send you a pm.

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I'm in, post up your full name/address (or via PM) so I can post off.

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Looks like we are getting some really good help for a great cause, anyone else want to help out by donating a few fly tying materials?

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