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We are rolling out auction #20 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."



Forum sponsor Cedar River Taxidermy has donated a $500 certificate towards a mount at his shop.
See edit below. Rick will now match the donation to shop credit dollar for dollar up to $1200.00

Auction will start now and run until 8pm tomorrow night 1/24/18. When the forum clock strikes 8pm, it's all over but the crying.

Here's some examples of Rick's work.





« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 02:16:01 PM by jackelope »
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Boom...let's go!

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$500
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$550
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Iíll be back.😂
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I'll be here.
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It's getting hot in here!
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Can we get a copy of his price list to see what $500 gets us?
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Buckle up boys, I have a feeling this about to heat up.  8)
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Can we get a copy of his price list to see what $500 gets us?
   My deer are $895, Elk are $1635. I chatted with Jackelope this morning, I will raise this gift certificate to $1200 credit towards any mammal mount, no birds no fish. Hope this is ok with Jackelope.
 Thanks, Rick

  If you like, you can check out my work on facebook, Cedar River Taxidermy. My website is down at the moment. Too dang busy lol. Thanks!

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We give your trophy that final compliment!

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Can we get a copy of his price list to see what $500 gets us?

breaking news....He's upped the offer to match shop credit dollar for dollar up to $1200.00

So...if the winning bid is $950.00 for example, you've got $950.00 in shop credit up to the $1200.00 max.

Hope this helps. 
« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 09:40:46 AM by jackelope »
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Well then, $650.

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« Last Edit: January 24, 2018, 09:58:09 AM by jackelope »
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