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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: New PIF Recipient  (Read 3472 times)

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BigJim

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As I posted last week, one of the original founding members of PIF (Brent Pass aka porky bp) recently found out that his wife Raquel has breast cancer:

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=73965.0

She had an MRI last week and the cancer has also spread to at least one lymph node.

They are going to see the surgeon today to see what the next steps are, and it appears she will need to undergo chemotherapy as well.

I have been communicating with Brent and he is very upset and concerned about his wife and how they will be able to afford the out of pocket expenses associated with the cancer treatment.

The A-Hulls have decided unanimously to donate PIF funds to Raquel to help her out with these medical expenses and whatever else she needs.

I have let Porky know and will work with him to get $5,000 over to them ASAP, and they will let me know if/when they need more.

I hope this decision is inline with what the NCKA community wants and expects from us in regards to the use of PIF $.

To me it is heartbreaking to have to help Brent and his family...but am very glad and proud that we are able to do so...

Sincerely,

Jim

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For those who have instagram you can follow along with Brent/Raquel's account and updates over there as well: passfam4

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

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Way to go A-Hulls! What a great program and let's hope that she gets better soon
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I hope for speedy recovery! Thanks again A-Hulls, you guys are awesome.  :smt006
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Absolutely the right thing to do. Thanks to the A-Hulls for their continued efforts and focus.
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100% agree!!! If more is need, don't hesitate to reach out.
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These decisions are not made lightly. We put a lot of thought into these things. But this was an easy call. Sucks that we're even talking about it, but proud we are able to help. Proud of all you guys!
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Brent got his PayPal set up last night and I zapped over $5,000 this morning.

This is from their IG page yesterday:

"We met with Raquel's surgeon today. She will be getting a double mastectomy, as well as a armpit node removed and several other nodes removed for testing. We talked about the procedure and what to expect. A week later we will get a report and they will stage it, at that point we will meet with a oncologist and determine the appropriate treatment protocol. We went into this appointment very anxious and left feeling very confident in her surgeon. Surgery date is to be determined soon, have a few things to wrap up. As always Raquel is a trooper and still manages to be an amazing mother, even through all these emotions. Please keep the support up. It fuels her motivation to get through this, and getting through this is the only option for us. Thank you."

Thank you all for your continued support of PIF and of Porky and Raquel right now in their time of need.

Sincerely,

Jim


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Prayers for a speedy recovery and A-Hulls you are true angels.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2016, 11:26:32 AM by Rider »
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We wish you the best! Thank You PIF crew for all you do!
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Hoping for the best for her, The Ahulls and PIF really are the best, I'm always proud to be part of this group!
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Brent let me and Matt borrow his Trident 13 twice when we were brand new to NCKA and introduced us to this club's generosity. I'm sorry this was needed but I'm glad he's getting some help through this.
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Ive been trying to sit down all day and write something to express how greatful we are for this. THANK YOU. I'm finding it hard to express myself. Im physically and emotionally spent. Please understand us when we say thank you. In 2014 we almost lost out young daughter Hailey to bacterial pneumonia and RSV, and you helped us. Last year i was laid off for a 3rd time and now my wifes cancer diagnosis. We rely on both our incomes to survive since my lay offs. This helps so much. We also have two little girls i need to protect through all this and work and care for my wife. Needless to say, i am completely overwhelmed and obviously so is Raquel. I wish i had the words to comfort her. Im just at a total loss. Please underdtand how thankful we are, its just so hard to communicate anything right now.

Raquel posted this on instagram, and im sharing it here.

"Hey Everybody!!! I wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your love and support.  It is still hard for me to wrap my mind around what is happening...I still can not believe I have breast cancer...Your words and prayers help me get out of my head...You make me feel and understand that I truly have an army of supporters.  Thank you again!  I truly love each and every one of you!!! My surgery is on the 30th.  I will have a double mastectomy...then 1 week later will find out what stage I am...so, stay tuned...this story/journey is not even close to being finished.💜"


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Don't worry about us. We'll be here. Take your family close and give them lots of love. Best of luck!
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