Fight On Foundation
1,000 $5's for Derrick

In honor of the five year anniversary of the passing of Derrick Dull, we are asking you to consider donating even just $5.00 to help keep Derrick's mission to help local adults battling cancer. To date, the DJD Fight On Foundation has donated more than $171,000 to over 50 local adults battling cancer. Please help us continue Derrick's fight. Please check out the link to our video. You may click the PayPal link below to donate and please share the video and website with family and friends. Thank you!!!

Video for Derrick

When I heard that I was going to get a grant of $1,000. My first thought was "thank God". I know that phrase is overused,but in my case,I really mean it. I believe that God gave me cancer because He knew I needed to learn, and to help teach others. I have always been outgoing,and happy. I love to talk to others about my illness,as well as hearing about theirs. I truly believe that I am doing what God intended.One of the hardest things I have learned is ,not only to accept help,but,to ask for it.this money will help me stay in my house,and I will continue to help others,in any way I can. I thank you,with all my heart,and sole.

Lori Theis

Dear Mindy, I had not read my E mail for a day and was very surpriised to get such a rapid and generous response to our request. As you are aware Jan's cancer was diagnosed after a seizure at work in March this year. She has undergone a craniotomy, 30 radiation treatments, and many rounds of chemotherapy which will be ongoing for the unforseen future. A person who was loathe to take even an aspirin in the past, she is now on antiseizure meds and several other regimens to help with the effects of her disease.

Over the last 18 years she has been an active marathoner and triathlete. In addition she played tennis and golf, and devoted a great deal of time to her physical fitness. She was an active mentor to many women and men who were interested in running. While the disease has robbed her of the ability to pursue her personal goals she continues to encourage others. We have signed up to do the one mile walk during the Annual Reading Hospital Run on Oct 12th. She is currently walking 1/2 mile per day in preparation for this event.

Jan is currently unable to work and has been separated from her position as a Mental Health Worker at Spruce Pavilion at the Reading Hospital. (She was a 7 year employee.) I am on social security, and she will begin to receive disability payments this month. Since our income has been drastically reduced, and we have the added Cobra expense for her and Medicare expenses for me, your grant will most certainly relieve these added financial pressures over the next few months while we restructure our lives.

As a side note we lost our 45 year old son Steven on Sept.16, about 14 years after he received a heart transplant. Jan's brother Chris had a heart attack in Allentown last week and is recuperating after the placement of a stent. In addition two of Jan's cousins have passed away this year. This is the first piece of good news that we have received in some time.

We recently ( 9/22 ) celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with a one day trip to Northeast, MD. The selfie attached was taken on this outing and includes our girl Katie O'Malley a 10 year old JRT. The other picture of Jan was recently taken at Gring's Mill were we often go to relax.

Words cannot express our gratitude for your most generous grant. It will most certainly ease some financial worries at a time of extreme stress and change. God Bless you and the DJD Fight On Foundation for bringing some sunshine into our lives.

Rod Rightmyer and Jan Hahn-Rightmyer

Dear Mindy,

I want to say thank you very, very much and God Bless your foundation for helping me in the time of need, and I wanted to reach out to you personally, say thank you from my wife, family, and kids. You made a difference for me. Thank you again very much. My journey fighting cancer isn't easy but with God, Faith, Hope, Wisdom, and Courage there's people like you. Thank you.

Jawaadlabib Uqdah

Dear DJD Fight on Foundation,

I am writing to thank you so very much for the for the generous gift. I am truly overwhelmed to know that there are people out there that really truly care as you are going through health challenges and giving the support that I needed to not worry about finances but to more be able to focus on getting well. This gift has enabled me to have my bills paid out till almost January. Thank you so much for blessing my son Chuckie & I.

I had truly thought I would not hear anything when I sent in the letter about my health challenge. I am in active treatment for stage 4 ovarian cancer. I will be having hoping my last chemo this Wednesday then in about 6 weeks I will have surgery. The doctor will be removing the omentum and doing biopsies on my organs in my abdomen to see if cancer is still present. I was told this past Wednesday that if they find any cancer at all even dead cancer cells, then I will have to go through 4-6 more rounds of chemo, meaning 4-6 more months of treatment. I am praying that I will not have to go through more, but am mentally prepared if the doctor does find any type of cancer cells.

I again want to thank you for the wonderful gift. With having a special needs child who is medically fragile and being out of work as i'm fighting for disability it has certainly been a road since being diagnosed on March 12th. This brought so much sunshine into my life. It warms my heart so much to know there are people out there that truly care.

Thank you and God Bless,

Beverly Magee

To DJD fight on foundation,

First of all, I want to THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart. With this it has made me have faith that there is still so many wonderful and caring people still out there.

Just a little bit of information about me. I am 32 years old. I have my husband by my side, a 6 and 7 year old wonderful step sons and my 6 month old baby girl.

Like a lot of people, I had lost my job in 2013. Things were rough but with a family of four we were able to get by. In the following weeks things had gotten a lot more stressful and joyful all at once. In May, I had found out that I was pregnant with my first child. Scary as it was without a job, I began to notice some differences that did not come with being pregnant. So after weeks of difference testing, On August 2013 I was diagnosed with Nodular Sclerosis Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer.

Besides my husband and I our families were all equally terrified for me and my unborn child. The very next week with the very close watch of many brilliant and caring doctors at Hershey Pa, I received a MRI for staging and my vein saver the power port. In September 2013, we started chemotherapy. We had decided that to have a healthy baby we had to have a healthy mommy. After close attention we finished up 4 cycles of ABVD on December 26, 2013 at 34 weeks pregnant.

All of the doctors and the decision of my husband and I, we had decided to induce labor at 37 weeks to make sure that we would have a happy and healthy baby girl with all working organs. So in January Miss Alayna Hope was born. She was and is perfect with all working organs. She filled our hearts with joy but with still being jobless we were filled with more worries.

After recovering, my doctors decided for my health I need to continue treatment with 12 rounds of radiation. I finished April 2014. Right in the middle of my treatments, my insurance which I had because of being pregnant dropped me. It was very rough trying to find a job but to also try to find one that would understand what I needed to go through.

Bill collectors don’t want to hear financially and medically we didn’t have their money so bills are piled up and with only receiving one paycheck to try to support all of us was very stressful on my husband. Through all of this, he has been my rock but with this donation, we can finally catch up on our roof over our heads and vehicle so we do not lose them.

So I want to THANK all of you again for opening your hearts and helping out our family. Every little bit helps and I wish I was able to meet all of you to see just how loving and caring you all are for someone you have never met.

Just little updates. As of July 17th, I have insurance, a job that I help people live in every day activities and my doctor said that I can safely say REMISSION!!!!!!

Thank You All
Melissa and family

I'm writing this to you, because I am so happy to know there are people as special as you out there to help. I'm going to keep fighting this to my last breath and the money you sent me is going to be used for my expenses. I appreciate it so much, and if I could meet you I would show you how much I appreciate this. It's more than my words can express. I love you all, you are my guardian angels here on earth.

Thank you so much,
Holly Cromley

Dear DJD Fight On Foundation,

I can't begin to thank you enough for the very generous check that my niece, Cheryl Fuss, presented to me the other Saturday night. Needless to say it made me cry (happy tears for a change). It came at a perfect time. It was a very difficult week for me emotionally- just worrying about everything (including finances). Also July 1st starts a new year with my insurance- therefore a new deductible.

Your foundation is very generous and caring. I can only hope that someday I'll be able to give back in someway. Keep up the good work! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

Debbie Wagner

The Foundation has so far donated more than $200,210 to families with cancer!!!!

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