Friday, May 28, 2010
Our friend Ed Warren has brain cancer.
You may have met Ed; he has worked for Siegel Landscape & Drainage for years and has been at thousands of homes over those years. Along with Siegel owner, Bill Miller, Ed has been an annual fixture in Siegel's booth at the Buffalo Home & Garden Show as well.
Ed had brain surgery on March 31st but only 40% of the mass could be removed and the remaining mass is entangled in his optic nerve; additional surgery will result in blindness and possibly diminished higher functions. Ed is now undergoing a year of radiation and chemo to try to stop the growth of the cancer. Ed's family, including wife, Jen, sons, Josh, 8, and Jake, 6, are doing their best to help support Ed through the treatments.
Please visit Ed's support website, www.edwarrencancerfund.com (or click the post title above to visit) for more information.
A group of Ed's closest friends are organizing a benefit for Ed and his family at the Polish Falcons Club (www.polishfalconsdepew.com), located at 445 Columbia Avenue in Depew, NY, on Sunday, August 29, 2010. This location was just decided two weeks ago. The website will communicate information on the benefit as it becomes available. Tickets will be available to purchase in advance and will include soft drinks, draught beer and food, which is being donated by local restaurants. There will be a basket auction as well as a live auction. If you would like to donate anything to include in a a basket or a big-ticket item for the live auction, please contact Joe Makowski at email@example.com.
A PayPal donate button on the website links to a benefit fund set up by Ed's father, Dave Warren, who works for Lake Shore Savings Bank. Donations are also being accepted at any Lake Shore Savings Bank branch location. This money is being used to pay for medical expenses which are not covered by insurance (already thousands of $$$) and for basic needs for his family including mortgage, utilities and food.
Please donate if you can! Your help is much appreciated.