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  1. Weather is going to be great 80 degrees, sunny, low humidity Going to be a great event Lots to see and do for everyone
  2. Ryan has just completed his first round of chemo and 4 spinal taps. He now has 9 days off before the next round. It was a tuff month, problems controlling his blood counts and he had to have a blood transfusion and platelets. We are figuring out that while we might think his clinic day will be short that rarely happens. Long clinic days take him 3 days to bounce back. He was proud to keep most of his hair this past month but on Saturday he has decided it is time to shave the rest off. The August schedule looks to be grueling, more so than July, the drugs get nastier and the clinic days even longer! He starts this round with a very long day on Monday August 5th, Tuesday the 6th has to return for another Spinal tap, then a nurse will visit his home daily for injections. There are several hospital stays coming near the end of Septembers round of chemo and radiation will be starting soon. He is looking forward to starting school in mid August. He can't attend his regular school. He will work from home and a teacher will visit him daily as long as he feels up to it. Ryan's spirts are good and he never complains. He is looking forward to the Cars & Coffee and hopes to feel well enough to walk around and thank as many as he can for their support. Ryan is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan. His 16 year old brother is a Steelers fans. Several months ago we were looking at the NFL schedule and found that the Steelers were hosting the Seahawks on September 15th. Perfect Christmas gift! Tickets were purchased and it was to be a surprise for both grandsons. When he was diagnosed we decided he needed something to look forward to so we told them. They were both over the moon! His doctor has told him he will do everything he can to get his blood counts to a level that will allow him to go. Again as Paul said, we can not thank everyone enough for their support Lynn
  3. Terry, Thank You so much, we are very great full for all the support we have gotten. It means so much to us, Can not say thank you enough to every one. Lynn and Paul
  4. This is a pay pal account https://paypal.me/pools/c/8gbY1qIwo7 Thank you for your kind words. Ryan's father is a 13 year cancer survivor and his Opa (Paul) is a 5 year survivor. We have fought this fight before but somehow this seems different, 3 years of chemo and radiation are going to be tuff. Ryan is up too the challenge! Toughest kid I know! Thanks Lynn Gawel
  5. A huge Thank You for the AACA National HQ and AACA Library for generously offering to host "Kickin Cancer Cars & Coffee". The event will take place on Saturday August 24th from 8am till? Free Donuts and Coffee, Rouge Chef food truck will be selling breakfast and lunch items and activities for kids are being planned. Recommended donation for show cars is $10.00 spectators are free. Details are still being worked out and we will update as needed. The event will be held at the NEW HQ on Hershey Park Drive with show cars parked on the Fall Meet show field (thanks to HERCO). The event is not only a great opportunity for you to get a sneak peak at the grounds of the new HQ but also benefits the family of Ryan Packer, our 13 year old grandson that was recently diagnosed with Acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia. While his prognosis is good he will undergo nasty 3 years of Chemo and radiation. We hope that many AACA members will be able to attend! Thanks again to Chris Ritter, Steve Moskowitz, Matt Hocker, Mike Reilly, Pat Buckley, Stacy Zimmerman, Tara Delutis and Lori Shetter for all their hard work! added event flyer Paul & Lynn Gawel
  6. A huge Thank You for the AACA National HQ and AACA Library for generously offering to host "Kickin Cancer Cars & Coffee". The event will take place on Saturday August 24th from 8am till? Free Donuts and Coffee, Rouge Chef food truck will be selling breakfast and lunch items and activities for kids are being planned. Recommended donation for show cars is $10.00 spectators are free. Details are still being worked out and we will update as needed. The event will be held at the NEW HQ on Hershey Park Drive with show cars parked on the Fall Meet show field (thanks to HE&R). The event is not only a great opportunity for you to get a sneak peak at the grounds of the new HQ but also benefits the family of Ryan Packer, our 13 year old grandson that was recently diagnosed with Acute B cell lymphoblastic leukemia. While his prognosis is good he will undergo nasty 3 years of Chemo and radiation. We hope that many AACA members will be able to attend! Thanks again to Chris Ritter, Steve Moskowitz, Matt Hocker, Mike Reilly, Pat Buckley, Stacy Zimmerman, Tara Delutis and Lori Shetter for all their hard work! Paul & Lynn Gawel added event flyer
  7. more info on the event coming soon
  8. On August 24th from 8 to 12 The AACA National HQ and AACA Library have graciously offered to host a cars and coffee event at the home of the new HQ on Hershey Park drive. All proceeds will benefit a fund established to help offset the medical cost for the family of Ryan Packer. He is our 13 year old grandson and was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. We are sure he will be cured but is looking a 3 years of Chemo and Radiation, not too mention many hospital stays. I know this might be a drive for many of you but since the new HQ is right beside Hershey Park come and spend the day. All cars are welcome it doesn't have to be and antique. Daily drivers are just fine. I know many of you have supported us in the past with Paul's Buick Bash and we are hopefully we can get a good turn out A pay pal account has now been established for donations https://paypal.me/pools/c/8gbY1qIwo7 added event flyer Thanks Paul & Lynn Gawel
  9. http://www.v8buick.com/index.php Go to the v8 Buick site They will be able to help