I have always been one to give the shirt off my back when someone is in need. Times have been rough though for so many in the last year. those of us in the real estate industry and even for those outside of it.
In the last several months, Jason Crouch has been sharing a heart felt story with many of us about a good friend of his who is going through a very tough time.
We have seen some great things come from this community, Active Rain. It's great when we can get together in different parts of the US, to finally meet. Finally putting a real face to the pictures that we see or the voices that we heard. What couldn't be better than to take it one step further and actually help not each other, but a possible friend in need.
(left - David & his wife Jan, prior to his cancer)
Jason's friend, David, who was diagnosed with throat cancer in the middle of 2007 and battled through it, now faces another challenge. He is now diagnosed with a tumor in his throat. Not only did they remove this tumor just recently, but they had to remove his tongue.
Can you imagine, able to eat easily and talk easily all your life. David now needs to start all over again, learning sign language and how to read lips. Yes, he has his health and family, but it gets worse.
David's been out of work for sometime, because of the tests, the chemo, and the surgery's. They now don't have health insurance. So you could imagine the costs that are piling up.
For many of you that aren't members, you won't be able to follow many of the links that share this special story. But I wanted to keep this open to everyone that not only follows my blogs, but those that might stumble across this particular blog.
As mentioned here and in some other posts, times are tight for so many. Donations are always appreciated. But just thoughts and prayers can never have a dollar amount associated to someones unsteady health. And if you can't send money, at least sending a card with thoughts & prayers would bring joy, smiles, and comfort to David and his wife Jan.
I also want to contribute something, especially since this community is so caring and giving at times. And because I have had many clients of mine over the years who have given of themselves and taken the time to show their appreciation of my services by sending cards and e-mails, I wanted to give back. For every loan that I close from now and until the end of 2008, I am going to donate $100 to David & his wife Jan, hoping that it will help some.
For those that can send a donation or a card, please send to :
Jason Crouch, 20001 Fargo Terrace, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Please make any checks or money orders payable to Jan Wilder.
If you would prefer to send money to them via PayPal, their account is set up under the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (there is an underscore between "jwilder" and "99").
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jason Crouch on his cell phone at 512-796-7653 or email him at email@example.com.
And for those that know me or are a client of mine, you can send the donations or the cards to :
Infinity Home Mortgage Company 1934 Olney Ave. Ste 100 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Attn : Jeff Belonger
As mentioned above, anything would help. Even words of encouragement from a stranger. Thanks for your time.
Related links to David Wilder from other members.......
A Day of Clarity for my Family by : Jason Crouch
My Friend David by : Jason Crouch
Update on my mother-in-law Jackie and my friend David by : Jason Crouch
Another update on Jackie and David by : Jason Crouch
Update on David and Jackie - The Power of Prayer by : Jason Crouch
Another update on my friend and my mother-in-law by : Jason Crouch
AR Member Jason Crouch...NEEDS OUR HELP for his friend DAVID WILDER by : Melissa Grant
UPDATE ( s ) on DAVID WILDER..where you can see your efforts ! by : Melissa Grant
Take a LEAP ~ Help Out Jason Crouch's Friend ~ David Wilder by : Adam Waldman