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Author Topic: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #14 Fresh Fish from AK courtesy of Skillet  (Read 540 times)

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We are rolling out auction #14 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."


Auction #14 is a box of fresh fish direct from Skillet's fishing boat up in Alaska.

Bidding will start now and run till Thursday 1/11/18 at noon. Unfortunately Skillet is out fishing and lacking cell service so I'll do the best I can with any questions. I'm 99% sure he will deliver it to the winner around the 15th of this month when he is down here again. 

10# of wild Alaska troll caught coho that I caught off of Cape Cross in Sept.  Two full filets (2.5-ish# ea) for the grill, and 5 ea 1# pin boned portions for smaller, easier meals.

10 ea 4-5 oz Alaska halibut portions.  Perfect single serve size.

All vacuum packed and flash frozen, and delivered to your door anywhere in Washington in mid January.

This is right at $150 retail.


@Skillet


« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 03:38:27 PM by jackelope »
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Time to go again....let's do Skillet's hard work some justice here, folks!
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$150 :drool:
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I can personally vouch for the quality of this product.  :tup:
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Right wing shooter, I aim for the left!!!

Nowhere in your incoherent rambling did you come close to what can be considered a rational thought. Everyone is now dumber having heard it. I award you no points and may God have mercy on your soul.

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:fire.:

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Nice! Just had some halibut on Sunday. Damn fine fish.
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Heard there was some activity on this, but got to the dock tonight and saw Team HuntWa has been doing WORK! 

Let's keep this ball rolling for Keegan fellas. :tup:

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Heard there was some activity on this, but got to the dock tonight and saw Team HuntWa has been doing WORK! 

Let's keep this ball rolling for Keegan fellas. :tup:

I agree.

Somebody get busy on this before my wife sees what's going on!!!!!!         :chuckle: :chuckle:

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Hmmmmm......

Starting to look like I may need some halibut recipes.   
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Hmmmmm......

Starting to look like I may need some halibut recipes.

And looks like I'll need your address!  Good work Dan-o, I'll pm you.

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So when's the bbq :chuckle:
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So when's the bbq :chuckle:

You gonna have a 5K in july?

I could bbq some fish after.
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Way to go, Dan. Looks like a delicious box of goodness.

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Nice job Dan  :tup:

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Right on.

Karl, I'll have the check in the mail tomorrow or Saturday.

Chris, I'll call you about fish mix preference (thanks for that offer).

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