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My last wish for my grandson losing his battle with brain cancer

My 21 year old grandson was diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme, grade IV, the deadliest and most aggressive form of all cancers. He is deteriorating more every day and I would like to take him fishing for a half a day or less. I have no boat but a kayak and he would never be able to get into that.

I'm willing to pay someone for their time to take both of us out in a boat and possibly his little sister too, (11 yrs old) for some quality time while he can enjoy it. He's on his last weeks or 2 months maybe, but can still walk with a cane and has all of his senses. He rarely smiles now, but does enjoy company. He likes to go on outings. I will help him with the fishing as he can't use his left side. Randy is in the wheel chair, but he can walk with a cane. Please contact me at AFflygal@yahoo.com Thank you

We live in the Seattle area

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Comment by Joanne Greco on April 13, 2015 at 3:52pm

I was just reading through the past posts about Randy's fishing trip and it brought back some wonderful memories and such warm feelings that still touch my heart. It's almost been 2 years since Randy passed away. I will never forget what this site has done for Randy and our family.We am forever grateful.

Comment by Jordan Doucet on July 12, 2010 at 8:38pm
Seattle Times news story here:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012334955_fishwish...

Please consider making a donation to the Chris Elliott Fund in honor of Randy Saso-Shaw www.chriselliottfund.org to benefit Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Research.
Comment by Johnny Walker on July 12, 2010 at 5:38pm
AWESOME!!!!!! God bless you all.
Comment by RaMcVey on July 12, 2010 at 6:20am
Very Cool. Great Job you guys.

Just saw the news article on King 5

http://www.king5.com/news/local/A-Dying-Wish-Fulfilled-98209439.html
Comment by Joanne Greco on July 12, 2010 at 1:54am
I just can't find the words to tell you how much this has meant to my family and Randy. All of you are our hero's. You have given Randy a day that he was able to relax and forget about his cancer. You have given Malia and I memories that we will always cherish. You have also touched my daughter, Sondra, with your kindness and generosity. Randy and Malia loved fishing. Malia would have fished all day if she had the chance.

I want to thank Tom, Nancy and Logan Little for offering your boat and your time (I don't think this would have been possible without you), Paul (kzoo) for the amazing job helping Randy and fileting all our fish (they were delicious), Dan Johnson for all your gifts (I wish we could have met you), and Brian Walters for helping Malia with her fish and the beautiful fishing combo you gave her (she did not want to put it in the trunk and held it the whole way home). And last, but not least...Jordan Doucet for the T-shirts and hats and for creating this website. You have played a large part in our lives and we will never forget. I've never posted on a blog before and never expect anything like this to happen. You have a lot of amazing people on your site. Thank you for your donation to the Chris Elliott Fund. They have raised millions of dollars towards brain cancer research. They're advocates for our brain tumor families by providing the information and guidance for treatment and where the few brain tumor centers of excellence. I know that there will be a cure for brain cancer one day. Thank you ahead of time for being a part of that. Jordan, please tell me how I can get one of the bracelets with Randy's name on it and his tattoo saying "La vita e' bella", Italian for "Life is beautiful" to you. I don't know how to navigate these sites.

A group of strangers came together to make a huge difference in another stranger's live. It's unbelievable, but you did it!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
Joanne
Comment by Brian Walters on July 11, 2010 at 10:35pm
This was one of the best days I have ever been involved in. Joanne, Randy, Malia are wonderful people and what a great feeling to see the smile on Randy's face reeling in a fish and for him to just be out there and at peace was wonderful. To all of you that help, the Little's, Paul Shen and the countless others that helped get gear and items to make this happen THANK YOU. I believe you made this young mans year, in Randy's words " i think fishing is my new favorite sport..or hobby.. what ever you want to call it.. it is great"

God bless you
Brian
Comment by J-Dawg on July 11, 2010 at 9:13pm
wow guys. what you did is amazing! if i lived on the westside, i would have done this in a heartbeat! i give a big round of applause to everyone who made this happen!! great job guys!!
Comment by Jordan Doucet on July 11, 2010 at 8:55pm
A year and a half ago when I created this website, I never would have thought that it would have this kind of affect on someone's life. What Paul, Bryan, the Littles, and Dan Johnson did today has made every second of creating, maintaining and moderating this website worth it. I can't explain the feeling I have to play a small part in Randy, Joanne and their families lives during this difficult time for them. I have made a donation to the Chris Elliot Fund http://www.chriselliottfund.org/index.html on behalf of the website. I encourage alll of you to do the same.

Joanne,
If there is anything else we can do for Randy, you, or your family let us know. Fishing or none fishing related. We have people from all different backgrounds and professions that I am sure would be willing to help you out.
Comment by Robyn on July 11, 2010 at 8:31pm
Thank you so much to everyone who so generously gave of themselves and their time to give Randy such a nice day! Joanne and Sondra are friends of mine and it really touches my heart that so many people here came together to show such warmth and kindness in such a difficult time. God bless all of you!
Comment by Sondra Shaw on July 11, 2010 at 7:00pm
Thank you all who made this happen for my family. We are very greatful for all who donated their time, skills, and equipment. We are making the best of everyday and people like you with caring hearts really do make a difference. And to the Little family, you must be very proud of Logan for having the heart and morals to want to reach out to help a stranger. Thank you all sooo much!

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