Funds for Shaylyn

So this is where it all started

I was at work on Oct. 21st when I got a call from my wife

I was doing irrigation service right around the corner from home (Thank God) and it was the call that no man ever wants to get

Her son who was 38 had just been killed in a high speed car accident outside of Tampa

I say her son because even though we have been married for 26 Yrs. I did very little raising of him

But anyway, that was the start

Then, the week before Christmas our Daughter Shaylyn who is 36 calls to inform my wife that she has adrenal cancer

Bear in mind that she has 2 children and just lost her brother

I say ours because even though she is not my blood, I have raised her since age 8 as my daughter

Anyway, she also has tumors on her kidneys and spots on her liver that are most likely also tumors

She was hospitalized for 2 weeks because her blood pressure was out of control and she was seen by a specialist

She was supposed to have laproscopic surgery to have the tumors removed immediately

That was weeks ago

Unfortunately she is uninsured and medically needy and no doctor will touch her

She will have to wait until an endocrine surgeon  decides to donate his charity

Or not

I live in Florida in a county that has the highest unemployment rate in the state and own a business that has been drained over the past 6 yrs. to nothing

We as a family are in dire straights

Without treatment Shay is destined for a short life with a lot of suffering

I don’t know if it is pride or denial but she will not quit working to go on disabilty

And at this point the process is probably too long anyway

The surgery may or may not save her

I don’t even know

To tell you truthfully I don’t even know what it costs

But I can’t sit and do nothing

I haven’t asked her approval yet and don’t really care

I have a link below for paypal to donate

I don’t know how to get a button so it is just a link

I don’t use paypal for anything other than buying so any funds donated will be earmarked

Even if you don’t donate I would sure appreciate you passing this on

If anyone needs my contact info to verify the the veracity of this leave me a comment and I will send it to you

Update: Here is a go fund me link if paypal doesn’t work:

Update 1-23: Apparently there is an intermittent problem with the pay pal link. If it does not work, my email is Leave me a comment if you need USPS. I no longer care if I am anonymous. If you don’t have paypal send me your email and paypal can invoice you.

Update: I have been trying to individually thank those that have donated but my e-mail keeps screwing up. If for some reason I don’t get back to you know that what you did was greatly appreciated and you have my most heartfelt thanks.

Update : Shay found out about this site an hour or so ago and was ecstatic that people were helping her out. So far, minus snail mail, $ 1275.00 has been raised. I thank you all. I now have a plan since an insurance agent left me a comment and contacted me. Instead of some crazy some, I am after enough to get her insured and pay her deductible.

I am still waiting on numbers and will post them when I have them. So far it is looking like $420.00 a month and a $1600.00 deductible.

Even if another dime doesn’t roll in, I am eternally grateful to those that have found the kindness to help us out. One way or another we will make it work.



57 responses to “Funds for Shaylyn

  1. Sent what I could.


  2. Sent an email with the link to Kenny in case you didn’t.


  3. So are you, man. So are you.


  4. Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    I rarely do this, but I have known this blogger online for some time now and he needs help. If you can help him and are willing, I am sure he would appreciate it. If you can only give this post a read and share that would also help. Please reblog this on. -OM
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  5. I wish you the very best bud. I’ve done what I can. -OM


  6. Im trying to give a few bux, but it keeps going down.
    I’ll try again later


  7. Reblogged this on figuringitoutmommy and commented:
    Share or donate to help a fellow blogger!


  8. Prayers for your family, we’ll get the word out.


  9. I sent what I could for now,it ain’t much,but I’ll send more next week,I think I said end of week in my comment when I sent the pay-pal,it’s next week when I’ll have more funds.
    Hopefully you’ll start getting a bunch of donations from the various sites this is being re-posted on.


    • Much thanks from the bottom of my heart

      Liked by 1 person

    • I tried to reply via email but my mail keeps screwing up. I really appreciate it. I know what it means to be broke. One time wirecutter put out a plea because he was short on his bills. I was flat broke and sent him a measly 6 bucks with an apology. The next day he sent me $100.00 because he got more than he expected. Right now I am waiting to here back from a commenter who is an insurance agent. I may only have to come up with enough to buy her insurance. I will keep everyone posted and thanks again

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      • I’m in NE Ohio,usually doing good this time of year,as I do snow removal in winter,but I’ve put in a whopping 30 hours for the entire winter so far,just not snowing here this year.
        If you just have to buy insurance,that would be great,but you’ll still need a lot of extra $$$ for all the co-pays,so I’ll still send you some more next week.
        Wirecutter did the same for me,I told him I could send something the following week,then the next day he offered to send me $100.00. I told him to use for ammo or something,as it was just before our deer season,and I had bought all my food and snacks for hunting,and had just given the wife $200.00 for groceries,and all the bulls were current. Being broke for a few days-or more-seems to be normal for me ever since late 2007-early 2008 when the housing market tanked.
        Was doing a ton of house rehab,windows and siding-then it all came to a sudden stop.
        Slowly picking up around here,had more work than I could do all last summer.

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  12. Link shared and will see what I can do. Sucks for sure, prayers and sending on to other prayer warriors. My body is fubar from too many spinal fusions and shoulder surgeries but nothing like this. Stalwart heart man.


  13. The family and I will pray, brother; and get the word out. Friday is payday so I’ll wring out what I can. Be resolute, you’ve got a great heart – and you aren’t alone.


  14. Re-posted at my spot Jay. I’ll send up some knee mail for you and your family tonight when I put my girls to bed.


  15. rightwingterrorist

    Send me an address, and I’ll send what I can.
    I’m guessing you can get my email from my reply?


  16. Do you have a snail mail addy up somewhere? Don’t do paypal.

    Or you can send it to the email addy in this post



  17. I will send what I can on Thursday…sorry that I can’t help sooner. I have sent this on to other close associates as well.

    You and your family are in my prayers.


  18. Im an insurance agent in FL and would be happy to go over your options. You have about a week left to get coverage this year and it may be way more afforable than you think. Sounds like ambulance chasing but its not; i want to help not make a sale.


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  20. I am so sorry to hear these types of stories will add this as featured post later and provide a link to main news hope it helps to spread the word regards Ian


    If you wouldn’t mind sending me an email address, I’ll send you an e-book that just may help her with the cancer.
    Roger Morris


  22. I’m logged into PayPal and the link ain’t working, brother. It wants ‘more’… when you get a minute email me –
    – Grandpa


  23. Tried the above link in both FireFox and Internet Explorer to no avail. The link is not working at present.


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  25. Jay, the paypal link’s not working. can you update it? thanks,


  26. I had trouble with link and or PP. Just got it sent, sir. FYI, I used email you posted up and went through PP site after I finally got in to my PP account.

    May you and her have fair winds at your backs,


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