A name that might be familiar to many of you is in need of help. Michael Dresdner; the author of The New Wood Finishing Book and many articles on finishing, has given many of us help over the years in the books and articles he has authored in addition to tips on other forums.
Michael and Jane's 16-year-old daughter, Kaitlin, has Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. Kaitlin's prognosis is good with the continued chemotherapy treatments. However, because Michael is self employed, he does not have the insurance to cover the extremely high cost of these medical bills.
Woodworkers' Journal has set up a donation account in Kaitlin's name at a bank in the Dresdners' hometown of Puyallup, Washington. Please help by sending a check or money order to:
The Kaitlin Dresdner Fund
Key Bank: 152nd & Meridian
15117 Meridian East
Puyallup, WA 98375
I saw this on another forum, and I've sent a donation. My 7-year old daughter just finished 25 months of Chemo last August for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Luckily for us, she is fine, and is now a cancer survivor. Luckily also, my insurance did cover the costs. My daughters treatment ran close to $250,000. And that was for a no-complications treatment protocol. I know how hard it hit my wife and I when our daughter was diagnosed, and I can't imagine adding the burden of worrying about treatment costs on top of it.
i also have seen this in another site.i have donated as i can relate to this.my wife 4 years ago had cancer doctors gave her less than a year.she is now 4 years cancer free.she had syrgury, chemo, bone marrow transplant and radiation.the treatment alone almost killed her.the cost was over 500,000 my cost was 200 dollars.if all fellow woodworker give 1.00 we can help these people from financial ruins.the price of a cup of coffee. thanks jack
I just thought I'd bounce this back to the top of the forum and add that woodworkers could also support Michael, Kaitlin and Family by supporting Michael's business. He's got a great book and some good videos available on his web site at: http://www.michaeldresdner.com/
Larry Williams, who was very impressed with Kaitlin the few times she filled in for Michael during WoodCentral chats