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We are rolling out auction #26 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.

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."



Ashquack here on the forum has donated a river fishing trip for 2 people. Here's what he sent me:
"I'm going to throw out a river trip for 2 guys. I run a 20' supervee and fish a lot on the Columbia, Cowlitz chehalis systems. So I'm thinking maybe a winter or summer run steelhead trip, Buoy 10 salmon, chehalis silvers, or b run Cowlitz steelhead maybe even a winter coastal steelhead trip maybe a catch and release surgeon trip"



Here's a few pics he sent me of his successes. Seems like the man knows what he's doing.













Bidding starts now and will run until 5:00pm Saturday 2/3/18. Bid strong for what sounds like an awesome trip in a nice boat!!

Thank you @ASHQUACK  for the generosity.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 07:59:30 AM by jackelope »
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Let's get this one rolling!!!

@ASHQUACK 

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Ok..... $250 outta the gate. I don't get up in the rivers often.

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Way to go, Mister!
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This trip will be winning bidders choice of trip.

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2 guys.... that's a bargain at

$275      :hello:

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I'll consider taking you with me buddy.

$300

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To the top for the afternoon crowd!!

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I'm holding out.

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Ill go $325.

The wife will kill me if I spend more money :bash:, so keep this going guys!!
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 04:09:44 PM »
Ill go $325.

The wife will kill me if I spend more money :bash:, so keep this going guys!!

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 04:26:41 PM »
$350
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 04:42:57 PM »
I'm sure all these wives have a heart too.  :angel:  Just show them the picture of the gun you didn't buy.    ;)
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2018, 07:35:45 AM »
Early bird bump.

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2018, 06:44:18 PM »
Woohoo!!!!!!!  Solid work gentlemen!
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2018, 08:06:27 PM »
Congrats Dan-o...sending you a pm.

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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2018, 10:54:31 PM »
Winner, winner......... SALMON dinner!!!!!      :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

Karl, I'll get a check headed your way in the next day or two.   

Ashquack, thanks for the quick I'M. I'm looking forward to the trip. 

Praying for Keegan and family. 
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Re: Keegan Wilder fundraiser auction #26 River fishing trip for 2 with Ashquack
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2018, 02:16:55 AM »
Praying for Keegan and family.

That's what it's all about right there.

 

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