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post #1 of 21 Old 12-24-2009, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news....

For those of you at Rausch this year in Oct, you may have donated some money for Ken AKA HappyCurmudgeon on JK-Forum. JKOwners guys raised over $200 for a moderator of JK-Forum.

Unfortunately I have just learned that they have now found cancer in Kens lungs. Although Ken is sure he is going to beat it, obviously the prognosis isn't good.

There has been a facebook site started up to help him raise more money here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kennet...2026967?ref=ts

I for one know Ken personally after having met him at last years Rausch JK Jam. he is a good shit, plain and simple. he didnt know me at all and GAVE me a Auto tranny skid plate. That is the kind of guy that he is, although I did bring him some crazy old man Canadian beer for it after all

Notwithstanding the pissing contests that go on between boards, no one would wish news like this at any time never mind Xmas.

Anyway, I thought the guys that donated this year would like to know this.

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-24-2009, 03:11 PM
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oh dayum! hate to hear that! Prayers sent

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Damn, I hate that. I don't think I've ever seen anybody, even on here that had anything bad to say about Happy. That takes a pretty good guy to be liked by so many, even over here.

Best wishes go out to him and his family. That sucks a big one.
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Im all for giving some more money i just read it over on jkf are we gonna do a collection over here and then give it from the forum as a group like we did at roush creek

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That sucks. Prayers sent and I hope everything works out and soon!
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Where can we send the money ?

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It is all on the facebook page guys but here is the email address for paypal: [email protected]

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That sucks royally, timing sucks and having it resurface sucks. I will be sending in something to the email listed on payday. Now would be the time to show what kind of people are at this forum. Please give if you can.

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That sucks royally, timing sucks and having it resurface sucks. I will be sending in something to the email listed on payday. Now would be the time to show what kind of people are at this forum. Please give if you can.
That's been proven tenfold.

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Horrible, I wish they could find a cure it and a better treatment besides chemo and radiation.


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My prayers go out to Ken and his family.

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My prayers go out to Ken and his family.
bad news for ken. not a cooler guy have i met. i plan to send something as soon as possible. ongoing prayers here too...
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An update from the facebook page:

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Well, i am doing alright i guess. tired is getting better, nausea is under control (not great but under control) I go get my CT scans today. Wont get the results until next week though. I think it is cruel making someone wait like that, especially for something like this. Am i going to live, or did the cancer spread? I have no idea, until next tuesday, god that sucks.
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There has been a facebook site started up to help him raise more money here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kennet...2026967?ref=ts
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And as of today, 26 supporters have raised $3735 in donations.

........My other hobbies include: Older cars and trucks; Spending money on unfinished projects, and continuing to not finish them...

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This affects everyone in some way or another...I wish Ken all good things and will definitely be participating in the support of this fellow jeeper.
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Today is the day Ken gets THE NEWS whether the chemo is working or not.

Please pray extra hard if that's your thing. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts. I can't imagine what a burden waiting for the news is like for anybody who ever has to deal with this horrible disease.

........My other hobbies include: Older cars and trucks; Spending money on unfinished projects, and continuing to not finish them...

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Overall, good news for Ken. iPod isn't letting me on facebook, but he does have it posted on the wall for Kenneth Offerbeck Fund

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Overall, good news for Ken. iPod isn't letting me on facebook, but he does have it posted on the wall for Kenneth Offerbeck Fund
What a relief for Ken and family I'm sure.

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Now for the News: The lymph nodes in my pelvis have returned to normal size. The tumors in my left lung have vanished, the one in my right lung has shrunk to half it's previous size. I have a lesion on my spine, they donít know if it is cancer or not, but will watch it. Nothing else shows up, anywhere. So it is overall great news, better than I could have hoped for. :-)

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Great news. Thanks for the update.
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Thats good to hear

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I'm new to the forum and just read this for the first time. Cancer sucks man! What a relief to hear some good news though. We're hoping that the same news is in the future for our friend from the Hooligans. He has battled lymphoma for a little over a year now. They told him that he was just about through with it and that it was gone. Unfortunately they found a whole new cluster of tumors on his spine when he went for his last pet scan and cat scan last month. Now they are puting him through the heaviest type of chemo and doing bone marrow transplants/harvesting. I posted a benefit for his family that we're doing this month. Your support will be greatly appreciated. We will gladly give a helping hand to you guys if needed now or in the future.
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