Thankful Thursday: The DogDave Edition
While I'm waiting for BB to wake the HGs, I want to tell you about someone I've never met in person, but who had the kindness and generosity of spirit to help launch BBDish some 9 seasons ago on his own very popular site, Aldavs, which later became DogDaveBB..
He didn't know me, he never met me, we'd never exchanged so much as a single written word, but there I was, a featured link on his page.. and people started coming from everywhere. For those of you who've been with us here on BBDish from the beginning, there's a very good chance that's how you found us in the first place.
Fast forward to a few weeks before this season began.. No one can find DogDave.. Dingo and I both try contacting him through various means, and nothing.. Then last week, Quirkydude texted me, "DogDave had a stroke a while back and is in a care facility." Woah... Awful! Just completely awful. I call Quirky and he tells me that DogDave cannot speak or write, but he can understand.
I DM Dingo over on Hamsterwatch, and she's already working on setting up a donation page where his fans and supporters can show their love, and hopefully help defray some of the overwhelming medical expenses he and his wife now face.
Here is an excerpt from Dingo's post.
Needless to say, the medical bills have cost a fortune and money's tight.. there's a lot of fighting in our BB community but we come together when one of our own needs help.. a Paypal account has been set up for donations if you're willing and able to help: BB4DDave@yahoo.com - every penny donated will go to him.. your good thoughts and prayers are obviously very much appreciated as well.
Here is the link to Dingo's full post: http://www.hamsterwatch.com/bb15/081513.shtml.