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Forum topic by oakdust posted 01-17-2010 05:18 PM 6928 views 2 times favorited 150 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2010 05:18 PM

I recently recived an email from fellow Lumberjock Duane Moore. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in july of 2008 and was doing very well. Now his Pancreatic cancer has come to the point he has to have chemo to help prolong his life. He was given 1 year without chemo and 1-3 with it. Duane 42 years old with a wife of 25 years and four children and a love for woodworking. If anyone out there makes signs he is was going to make a sign for his shop and now will ot be able to. His son named his shop “Live Strong Wood Shop” (after Lance Armstrongs theme) He wants to be able to pass it on to his son as a keep sake.
I am not sure if he has insurance or what it will cover at this point. I have suggested that he should open a fund raising account the help can be sent to. I will keep everyone updated as I hear more, and I am sure he would love to hear from all of us.

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 08:20 PM

Thanks Bob. Please keep us informed. If an account is opened I’m sure donations will come in.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-17-2010 08:39 PM

tell Duane i said to stay strong, this might stink for his son but i don’t think he’ll be passing on tha shop so soon i think he’ll get through this bump in tha road and be back to doin projects for years to come. GOD forbid if not, he will in spirit and through his son. I will pray for him.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 08:47 PM

Cancer is horrible and Pancreatic Cancer is the worst of all. Same as Big Ike said tell him to keep his hope alive because there’s always a chance. If there’s anything he needs just ask and I’m sure someone can help. It’s just horrible to see a fellow woodworker go through something like this.

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 10:30 PM

God bless one and all …sorry about sad news.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 01-17-2010 10:48 PM

Thank you for the post Bob….It is truly saddening to hear of such a horrific disease striking someone so young….Duane and his family have my deepest heartfelt wishes for some kind of positive outcome….keep us posted up to date…and on anything we can do to help.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#6 posted 01-17-2010 10:52 PM

Really hate to hear this. I have a co-worker that is going though the same thing, he has already taken his treatments and doing good at this time. He did get dowin pretty bad during the treatments though, but is doing better now. Tell him to keep his head up better days are ahead.

-- F.Little

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#7 posted 01-17-2010 11:32 PM

Very sorry to hear this news. I don’t know Duane, but I understand the family trauma. I hope someone local can make a sign for his shop, so he can see it done and put up.


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#8 posted 01-17-2010 11:35 PM

Where about does he live? Maybe some of us could help out around the house/yard. I wish him a speedy and full recovery.

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 12:07 AM

A little prayer can go a long way too. I will definitely offer up mine. Keep us informed!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#10 posted 01-18-2010 02:05 AM

He lives in Central Ohio, I can get you in touch with him if you email me.

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#11 posted 01-18-2010 02:08 AM

So sorry to hear that news.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 01-18-2010 03:02 AM

Too bad, I hate to hear this. He’ll be in our prayers.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 01-18-2010 07:56 AM

I am sorry to hear the bad news as well. With God there is always hope. He must always remember that.


-- Robin Renee'

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#14 posted 01-18-2010 05:03 PM

Duane lives in Grove City Ohio 43123, He said he would like to hear from you guys anyone wanting to contact him please email me for his information.

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#15 posted 01-18-2010 06:02 PM

man that thing has no friends the big C it dont care for man woman nor child dame all my family has gone that way so i guess i’m heading that way to

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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