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Fundraiser set to help couple's fight with cancer

Posted: October 10, 2013 - 7:45pm

There are abundant ways to offer support to cancer victims, one being a fund-raiser to ease the pain of horrendous costs associated with fighting the disease.

So the host of friends of Dana Lyn Moore and her husband, Scott — and there are a multitude out there — are currently in the midst of cancer warfare, moving their big guns up to cope in this fight by planning a fundraiser for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greenbrier Middle/Junior High School cafeteria.

Orchestrating the event are compassionate associates of the Moores in the Faulkner County Courthouse. Mrs. Moore is employed there as a probation officer, and here is where the inspiration for the fundraiser was born. Probation officers and employees of the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office are leading the charge.

Cancer alone is a frightening menace; cancer in pairs in almost unthinkable. And that is where the Moores find themselves at this moment.

They were diagnosed with cancer about six weeks apart and have been battling the disease to the utmost. It was last March when Scott learned the horrifying news of cancer; and his wife became another victim in May.

For the moment, considerable concentration is being targeted on the fundraiser that is only days away. All the elements for creating funds to be used for this cancer fight are being thrown into the fray.

One member of the Faulkner County Sheriffs office put it succinctly: “One member of the family suffering with cancer is bad enough, but two? “ his voice almost cracking with emotion,

Mrs. Moore has a plethora of friends in the law enforcement trade, working herself many years as a probation officer. Her husband is a truck driver with a Little Rock concern. While they are domiciled in Conway, much of both families have strong ties to Greenbrier.

Thus the site for the fundraiser which, in flyers inundating the county, are urging the population to ‘come and enjoy a good time and bless Scott and Dana Lyn.’

Barbeque and all the “fixin’s” plus a live auction will attend the fundraising. In addition, handmade crafts will be available for sale and entertainment will add to the festivities.

Meanwhile minute attention to the cancer victims continues apace. From each patient have come expressions of hope for good outcomes in their individual battles.

From her hospital room, Mrs. Moore talked in terms of hope as she relived the consequences of the disease that has tortured the family.

“Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which has moved into my brain and esophageal and prostate cancers that have hit my husband - these are the cancers we are fighting”, she said, her voice offering evidence of travail and hope at the same time. “And we are so thankful for all the help everyone is giving us.”

As she spoke, it was possible to detect the fact that she is being helped by the natural healing capacity of her body She feels power in the struggle to persevere and the love and hope of others.

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SicNTired
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SicNTired 10/10/13 - 09:04 pm
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Love & support

Thank you for the info on this family & situation. Prayers

lachowsj
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lachowsj 10/11/13 - 09:37 am
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I hesitate

I hesitate to make this comment and I know I will be slammed for doing so. Let me say first of all that I do not know this couple at all. I wish them the very best in their struggle.

I do know there are thousands of families like them across the country, families who have worked hard and done all of the right things only to be bankrupted because of a health crisis over which they had no control. Is it right that they should have to worry about fighting the creditors as well as their disease? I say no. With the Affordable Care Act families like this will have catastrophic insurance which will cover a major portion of the cost of treatment. They cannot be turned down due to health history or preexisting conditions.

So as the community tries to help this deserving couple they should also think about contacting their congressman who voted to shut down the government in an attempt to block the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

ConwayFan
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ConwayFan 10/11/13 - 10:03 am
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Paying

And everyone else will be paying for it by having their premiums doubled, tripled, or quadrupled...

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 10/11/13 - 10:41 am
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States

States which have implemented the plan have shown a decrease in premiums. Lots of reasons for this, but competition between insurance companies -- one of the things the insurance companies fought, hard -- being a factor.

The delay in implementation through various machinations has resulted in increased costs as insurance companies do some last-minute profit taking, while continuing to put as much fear in the market as they can.

The real question being: What the heck is going on that health insurance companies have become the de facto broker of healthcare access?

lachowsj
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lachowsj 10/11/13 - 11:07 am
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Not true

ConwayFan, if you have employer sponsored health care your cost should not change at all. If you are young and have no known health issues and have been buying private insurance, it is possible you will see an increase in cost though certainly not a doubling. If you are older and basically healthy your costs will likely go down. And if you have a diagnosed condition such as diabetes, a heart condition or even cancer, your costs will be substantially less, that is, if you could have even found insurance before.

If you have evidence to the contrary, please share it on this forum.

ConwayFan
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ConwayFan 10/11/13 - 01:44 pm
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I'd love to!

"if you have employer sponsored health care your cost should not change at all"

- I do have this, mainly because I AM the employer, and I have been fortunate enough to pay the entire premium for my very few employees that need it. We received our rate increases, and it's about 35% (has been averaging 3-5%). I will not be able to continue to do that for my employees.

"If you are young and have no known health issues and have been buying private insurance, it is possible you will see an increase in cost though certainly not a doubling."

- You're right, it's more than that in some states. Case in point, a college friend of mine. He's an M.D., just starting out as an Anesthesiologist in N.C. 33 years old, married, and has two kids. $300/month for a Blue Cross policy, will be $875/month soon. So, you are correct. That's a 291% increase for him.

The whole concept of helping people with pre-existing conditions is very noble. However, I don't feel it's the role of the FEDERAL government to do anything about it, or be involved in healthcare whatsoever...

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mikeng1994 10/11/13 - 11:21 am
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Out of respect to the Moores,

Out of respect to the Moores, can we move this topic to another forum or someone's blog.

I do not know the Moores personally, but thank you for getting the word out. i plan to help as i can, and will spread the word to those who may not see this.

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