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Author Topic: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter  (Read 2142 times)

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We are rolling out auction #22 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."



h20hunter has donated a crabbing trip on Puget Sound in his boat. I'll have h20hunter explain the details.

Meanwhile here's a few pics of his boat and the kind of haul he said you can expect from his boat.


Bidding starts now and runs till 8pm tomorrow night...Tuesday 1/30/18
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 11:33:04 AM »
Here we go!!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 11:38:03 AM »
Pics of the good luck mankini?
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 11:40:47 AM »
Pics of the good luck mankini?

We have standards. This is a high class operation.

$100.00
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 11:41:09 AM »
Woo Hoo!

So, I have an 18 foot North River and can provide a trip for 2. I have all pots and gear. Bottom fishing or tooling around is also available. I launch from Everett. No restroom on board but for more pressing matters we can run in if needed.

All that is required is a valid catch card. Ill clean your crab if needed or can keep whole. Season opens early July but can go really whenever!

If we get a lot of interest I would be willing to stay out and pick a 2nd pair up for an afternoon slash evening trip.

Thanks!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 11:57:44 AM »
Humm, i remember a pic of h2o standing next to his vessel sporting a team jacob shirt....thats close to a mankini  :chuckle:
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2018, 12:12:08 PM »
Enough with the mankini's. Which one of you 2 is going to bid me up?
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2018, 12:18:23 PM »
I'm your Huckleberry...$125.00
Are there beverages supplied  ;)
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2018, 12:22:14 PM »
IF I were to go fishing on a boat with a man in a "mankini", I'm pretty certain I wouldn't be drinking whatever he might be offering to drink  :yike:
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 12:33:03 PM »
$150........   or $1 if you break out the mankini. 
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2018, 12:39:32 PM »
 @h20 -  July doesn't work :( Gone every year from early June till early Sept. Is there a season in the early fall, say Sept 7ish to ?

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 12:45:15 PM »
@h20 -  July doesn't work :( Gone every year from early June till early Sept. Is there a season in the early fall, say Sept 7ish to ?
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 12:47:06 PM »
Crab?  Good cause?  I'm in!  $200!

BTW, this is captain H20.  Bringing his own beer to a BBQ...

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 12:52:47 PM »
@h20 -  July doesn't work :( Gone every year from early June till early Sept. Is there a season in the early fall, say Sept 7ish to ?
Closes in local waters Labor day for crab

Well, that is dumb  >:( LOL This sounds like a lot of fun with good eats for a GREAT cause!!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #22 Puget Sound crabbing with h20hunter
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 12:53:49 PM »
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