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We are rolling out auction #24 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."

Steve Tormala, aka Rainshadow1 here, has donated a really nice custom knife from his shop.
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Bidding starts now and will run until 5:00pm tomorrow Thursday 2/1/18.

Happy bidding and may the winner not cut himself!!




« Last Edit: February 01, 2018, 09:09:53 AM by jackelope »
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 02:50:06 PM »
Let's do this one up right!!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 02:54:32 PM »
I'm in for a hundy please.

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 03:48:28 PM »
$125

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 04:02:38 PM »
$200

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 05:23:57 PM »
That's a sweet piece of steel! 
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 05:44:41 PM »
Anyone buying this blade gets the option of a custom sheath, made to-order, your design, that I will throw in. Just decide if you want it sheathed or not, it's on me!

This blade is a full foot long, razor sharp, super durable and tough D2 planer blade, hardened around 62rc. I made the blade reminiscent of the Buck General 120. Antler grip handles really well right or left, but it favors right hip.

Ask any questions!

(Holding it in my hand right now, I will get some more pics posted by tomorrow...)
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 07:46:28 AM »
Bump for the morning crowd!!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 09:01:56 AM »
Posted a few more pics on my FB page but I'm not figuring out how to post them here... they've made that harder lately!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 09:04:53 AM »
Posted a few more pics on my FB page but I'm not figuring out how to post them here... they've made that harder lately!

https://www.facebook.com/RainShadowGameCallsAndCustomKnives/

I'll post them here.
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 09:06:48 AM »
Ok, thanks! Was going to have to load them on my website...
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife(PICS ADDED)
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 09:09:35 AM »






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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife(PICS ADDED)
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 09:11:53 AM »
Now that's a KNIFE!

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2018, 09:35:37 AM »
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #24 Rainshadow custom knife(PICS ADDED)
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2018, 10:59:20 AM »
Hmmm, that would look good in a mountain man style sheath.
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