This is my dad being an awesome dad.
And this is my dad being an awesome Poppy.
That was the year he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Quite by accident. Poppy's like most men, he'd put off going to the doctor forever if allowed; and when mom would make him go, his response to "What's going on?" would be, "Not much." So mom started going with him. Poppy was set to retire that year after 35 years with the gas company and he'd decided to have his bum knee replaced while he still had the good insurance and paid sick leave. One thing about surgeries like that is the surgeon usually requires a FULL physical before proceeding. Poppy had everything, and I mean EVERYTHING examined, tested, poked, prodded and squeezed. And the simple PSA blood screening came back positive for prostate cancer. We were all stunned.
Fortunately, it was in the very early stages and Poppy opted for surgery, no chemo or radiation. And it worked. He's lived long enough to see all of his grandkids grow up, see his oldest granddaughter marry and start her own family, meet and hold his three great-grandkids, celebrate 50 years of marriage to my mom (coming up on 54), and play numerous rounds of golf with his new knee. All because of a simple prostate exam and blood test that every man should get.
|My, Dennis, what a big sword you have!|
Here's the link:
Kilted to Kick Cancer
Just click the DONATE! tab at the top and choose Team Dragon (Dennis' team) when you get to billing details and make your donation. Doesn't have to be big and flashy. One buck will be appreciated. It's not always the huge gestures that puts you over the top, it's all the little heartfelt offerings that make the difference.
And for the love of God and all that's holy, you dudes go get your whoo-haws checked out.
No man should ever have to die from prostate cancer.
If you want to make a custom donation (there is a button for it on the donation page) that functionality couldn't be tied into the Team List that you can select from. So what you do is simply forward your PayPal confirmation email to the folks at KtKC and tell them that you want it credited to Team Dragon. They'll add it in manually to the tally at the end of each day.
Also...if folks donate and tag Team Dragon, they should forward the PayPal confirmation to me as well...for every $5 donated, they get their name in a hat to have a chance to win the purple croc rig that I made for this fundraiser. Donate $10? You're name goes in twice. $25? Your name goes in five times.
On October 2nd, I'll do a little You Tube video where we have a customer do the drawing in the store, then we'll ship the holster to the winner.
How cool is that? Make a charitable donation that is TAX DEDUCTIBLE, and you get your name put into a drawing for a VERY cool-looking holster. Its a win-win!!