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Help David Fight Cancer
David and I are touched by the generosity of our community of friends and family. We want to say thank you to all-both those who have so generously donated money and to those who have so generously donated their time to help with chores, our to-do-list, and cooking meals for us. We are also especially grateful for the many prayers and best wishes on our behalf. It's been so heartening to reconnect with friends from our past and present. Friends from our church, friends from Watsonville Cooperative Preschool, friends from Linscott School and Bradley School, friends from the East and West Coasts, and friends just down the road. Thank you to all. We are facing a very scary time. David and I were on the very edge of building our dream school here on our property. We are days away from getting our building permit. With this permit, we will be building an Infant/Toddler Center and a Preschool/Afterschool Care Center. Our dream of expanding A Child's Garden was moments away. And then the diagnosis of David's kidney cancer came. He has had his surgery to remove the affected kidney. The surgery was successful, but it found the cancer more advanced than we had hoped. His other remaining kidney is functioning at a diminished capacity, but is improving. He will be started his cancer treatments the first week in March. David's inability to work at this time, coupled with the upcoming extra medical expenses greatly reduced our prospects of building. And then friends stepped in. First a small group who set up the GoFundMe account and then everyone who has donated and those who continue to donate. Plus, as I mentioned, the donators of time. Our dream is becoming a reality again. As I write this, I realize how blessed David and I truly are. We have each other, we have our family, we have our friends, and we have a community of caring and generous people. We will be able to build our school, we will be able to give David his quiet home to recover in and we will have the loving support of all of you. Thank you. These words don't seem enough, but it's all I have. Thank you. We are now asking for a little more help. If anyone would like to help with meals, it would be greatly appreciated. Because of David's condition, his diet is somewhat limited. Here's a list of foods he can eat: no added salt, small portions of unsalted protein, white rice and white pasta, white bread, lettuce, green beans, carrots, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, red and green peppers, onions, garlic, blueberries, apples, pineapple, peaches and grapes. Because of our childcare, we usually eat around 6:30pm and there's just the two of us. We love you all and are so touched by the outpouring of support. Thank you. From, Teacher Debbie and David.