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We are rolling out auction #17 for Keegan.  Keep on pulling together for this kid and his family and let's do what we can to lighten their load a little. All of you have done an amazing job of helping these folks through a tough time.

If you haven't heard Keegan's story, here is a bit of background from Karl Blanchard

 "Keegan Wilder is not your typical 7th grader.  He's a hardened mountain mule deer hunter.  Though he's a little small in stature,  he has the heart of a lion and is just as fierce!  He had been feeling a faint pain for a few months but nothing that would have caused concern.  Almost felt like a pulled muscle.  He asked to be taken into the urgent care because he was having a hard time breathing without any pain.  He was immediately referred to Seattle Children's where the family was given the devasting news after several blood tests, xray, and ultrasounds that he indeed had cancer.  The mass is quite large behind his rib cage growing towards his lung.  He had surgery within one day where they biopsied the mass to determine the exact kind of cancer (so they know what appropriate treatment to provide for that type of cancer) and also placed a port for his chemotherapy.

He recently had to have his port moved which involved a second surgery.  He is having a difficult time keeping weight on so a feeding tube has been placed to help him get the calories he needs. 

Keegan is the toughest kid you will ever meet.  From the age of 5 he has been chasing his dad and I into some of the toughest mule deer country the west has to offer.  His first deer at age 10 was over 7 miles into the Idaho backcountry.  Even though he is on round 5 of chemo and very weak, he is always smiling. 

Keegan and family still have a tough road ahead of them and can use our support.  Life can be so cruel and no child should ever have to go through what Keegan has.  Let's help make this dark time a little brighter."

Ghost Hunter on the forum made and has donated this really cool custom, handmade bird feeder for auction.

Bidding starts now and will run to noon tomorrow, 1/18/18. Winner will be identified by time stamp. Payment can be made via paypal or a check sent to Karl Blanchard once it's over.

Thank you for your continued generosity!!
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Now that I have a couple more built I'll give buyer choice in style.  Shown is mesh type for sunflower seeds or other large seed that birds can pick thru the mesh.  Other choice has a polycarbonate sheet (in place of mesh) so small seed spills into bottom tray.  A little more work and material cost, but will be buyers choice.  Feeders hold more than 5 pounds of seed.
Built using mahogany, exterior grade screws\glue, treated with tung oil on exterior.
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Thanks for the build and donating Ghost Hunter

Wife says $75

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Thanks for the build and donating Ghost Hunter

Wife says $75
 

She's got a good eye  :tup:
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today is the day to get the tumor out ! bump for Keegan .......good luck little buddy !
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No more bird watchers, or too warm a winter?
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Thanks for the build and donating Ghost Hunter

Wife says $75

Winner winner chicken dinner!!

Thank you again, Pinetar

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Saweet deal! Thanks Ghost Hunter and Jackelope. Payment on its way to Karl.

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Saweet deal! Thanks Ghost Hunter and Jackelope. Payment on its way to Karl.
Let me know your style choice and address, I'll get it boxed up.
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #17 Custom bird feeder from Ghost Hunter
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 06:39:42 PM »
Saweet deal! Thanks Ghost Hunter and Jackelope. Payment on its way to Karl.
Let me know your style choice and address, I'll get it boxed up.

Style choice? PM sent with address. Thanks again Ghost Hunter

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #17 Custom bird feeder from Ghost Hunter
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 12:30:39 PM »
It is now in the trustworthy hands of UPS.  Thank you for supporting.  Enjoy!!
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #17 Custom bird feeder from Ghost Hunter
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2018, 09:39:47 PM »
Bird feeder arrived today. Pictures don't do these justice. Beautiful work and well built. Wife loves it and I'm sure the birds will as well :) Thanks again Ghost Hunter

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #17 Custom bird feeder from Ghost Hunter
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2018, 06:40:55 AM »
Bird feeder arrived today. Pictures don't do these justice. Beautiful work and well built. Wife loves it and I'm sure the birds will as well :) Thanks again Ghost Hunter

Thank you!  Maybe post a picture of it in use?  Got one in WY with 3" of snow on top and a squirrel setting in it enjoying a meal.  :chuckle:
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