Help a Hero Fundraiser

I'm sure that many of you who have read my blog over the years know that my hubby is a police officer.  My husband Travis works at an amazing police department. They really are a family.  So, I'll never forget the day Travis came home and told me that his Lieutenant, Jon DeWitt had cancer . He was very concerned as his friend had merely gone to the doctor for aches and came back with a diagnosis of a rare form of kidney cancer.  Further tests showed, he didn't just have one type of cancer, but several.  

I originally started this post a couple of months ago.  I wanted to raise funds to help the DeWitts with medical expenses and other costs incurred due to his cancer.  Jon's wife Angela had just left her job to care for Jon and I wanted to ease their burden.  Unfortunately, just as I was ready to write, Travis came home and told me Jon took a turn for the worse.  It was only 9 months after his diagnoses and his family was preparing themselves to say goodbye. Just hours after his daughter received her high school diploma, Jon passed away.  
Rachel, Nicholas, Jon and Angela DeWitt
Lt. Jon DeWitt holds a special place in my heart.  He didn't know me well, but I know how much he meant to Travis. I don't know if he ever knew the impact he made on my husband's career, or his heart, but he definitely wasn't just another supervisor. He was hero, not because of his profession, but because of the person he was.

I found this picture and it's true. Jon never fought on his own. 
So in honor of Lt. Jon DeWitt, I've created this fundraiser.  I'm gathering my teacher family to bring $153.00 in amazing products. You can click each image to see more about the products. You can get all of the documents below for a donation of $25.00. (Feel free to donate more.) All proceeds will go to the DeWitts to help ease the burden on his sweet wife and act as a scholarship fund for his children Rachel and Nicholas.



















The fundraiser is now closed. Thanks so much for your generous donations! 

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64 comments

  1. wow, what a heart breaking story.... How can we donate? I don't see a link and I am not familiar with that bank in the article.
    Thank you for sharing this story.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

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    1. Just click the button above that say click here to donate. It's black and white with a police graphic.

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  2. Never mind I got the donation link :) sorry for the confusion.

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  3. Just donated! Wish I could donate more! You are such a sweet wife and friend to do this! Glad I could help in a very small way!

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    1. Thank you so much for donation! :) I feel so blessed by all of you.

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  4. Michelle, this is absolutely fabulous!!! I was wondering if I could give you something of mine to add to the fundraiser (I am not a famous one haha) and you wouldn't have to display a picture or anything! I would just love to show some support. If it is too late, I totally understand!!!

    Kathleen
    K-3 Kathleen

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    1. Kathleen I would love to include you. Just send me your unit. :) Thanks so much.

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    2. Michelle I sent it! I hope it is ok. Let me know if you would rather have something else!!!

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  5. It is the kindness and generosity of friends like you that will help this family through this. Thank you for sharing their story! I, too, am glad that I could play a small part in this beautiful thing you are doing.

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    1. Thanks so much for all of your help. Blogging and teachers is such a blessing.

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  6. How long will you have the fundraiser going? I'd love to donate, but will have to wait until payday. Until then, though, can I contribute one of my TPT products? I'd love to be able to help in some way!

    Sarah Plum
    There's No Place Like Second Grade
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    1. Sarah, I'll have the fundraiser up for a week. I appreciate your contributions, but I think I'm about at max file size to send everyone. Thanks so much. You are too sweet.

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  7. Wow - it's such a wonderful thing you are doing for your husband's friend. My hubs is a firefighter & I know what a close knit family they can be... your friend is certainly a hero!

    Mallory
    Sprinkles For the Teacher

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  8. Michelle, you are so inspiring. This family will be forever grateful. I love you!

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    1. Awe...love you too. Thanks so much for your help!!

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  9. Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity. You are wonderful to help them in their hour of need. Please tell them thank you for his service. I wish I could have sent much more.
    (I donated by credit card. I do not have a paypal account.)

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    1. Thanks so much! You are too sweet. :)

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  10. I am typing this with tears in my eyes. My husband is also a police officer. They are truly a family. You are amazing to do this for the family.

    Amanda
    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks so much. I feel blessed to be a part of teaching and police work. They are both professions where everyone takes care of each other. Thanks so much.

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  11. Donated what I could. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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    1. I appreciate your help. Thank you so much!!

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  12. I am so glad that I was able to help out! I would donate more if I could! I wish the family the best and I know they are thankful for all you are doing for them!

    Jessica
    The Teacher Talk*

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    1. Thanks so much! I so appreciate your help!

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  13. If you are still accepting product donations, please let me know. I'd love to donate a product as well.

    Kristine White
    kristinerayna@hotmail.com

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    1. Kristine, thanks for being so kind. I would love to take more, but my file size to send out is outrageous. Thanks so much though.

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  14. I am a long time reader/stalker. I wish I could donate more, but as a substitute teacher, money is tight over the summer.

    Jennifer Falicon

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    1. Thanks so much, you are too sweet. I totally understand. Thanks so much for helping to bless this family.

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  15. What a thoughtful thing you are doing for this family! They are truly fortunate to know someone as caring as you. I donated what I could (it's under my husbands name on PayPal though).

    Brooke Leathers

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  16. You are a blessing to this family. Thank you for your giving spirit.
    Barb

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  17. You are a true blessing to this family. Thank you for giving to other through the sharing of your talents.

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  18. What an amazing thing you are doing. I can't wait to hear how much you raise!

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  19. I donated, but it would not let me do it with my account, so I just paid with card. I took a picture of the conformation if I need to send it to you. Thanks! I submitted my information on the form just in case it showed up on my account. Thanks for doing such a wonderful thing!

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  20. I am glad I was able to help. I am from Hamilton Ohio. You are pretty amazing to do organize this for your friends. My condolences and prayers sent to the family. tngarrett@elp.rr.com

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  21. This is an awesome fundraiser. I am glad I found this link and was able to help in a small way.

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  22. This is an awesome fundraiser. I am glad I was able to help in a small way.

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  23. My husband is also a police officer, so I definitely know how law enforcement families stick together. I only wish I could donate more. Thank you for the wonderful products and God Bless you and the DeWitt family.

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  24. As the wife of an officer, I have seen first hand how families stick together in such a tragedy. It is definitely never easy, but you are doing such an amazing thing for the DeWitt family. I wish I could donate more, God Bless you and the DeWitt family, and may he rest peacefully knowing his family has angels here on earth.

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  25. Michelle,

    I think this is so wonderful that you are doing this. My husband is a PA State Trooper and I know how close the guys are. They are our extended family. I will be sharing this on my FB page. Thank you!

    Joey

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  26. Michelle,

    I think this is so wonderful that you are doing this. My husband is a PA State Trooper and I know how close the guys are. They truly are our extended family and there is nothing that we won't do to help them. I will be sure to share this story on my FB page. Thank you!

    Joey

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  27. Wow! What a thoughtful gesture! The units included look wonderful. I can't wait to see everything included. Thank you!

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  28. How long will you be running this fundraiser? I'd like to donate once I can. Thanks!

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  29. I donated, but I did not see any form to fill out.
    My email is ashaleepaige@hotmail.com
    Glad to help out someone in need!
    Thanks!

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  30. This is such a wonderful thing for you to do. I have also shared the story of Lt. DeWitt and the link to paypal so hopefully I can help others contribute/donate to this fund. My husband is a severely injured wounded warrior (U.S. Army) so I can understand and relate to Lt. DeWitt's wife (though not to the same capacity, I understand). This also limits our income as my husband is unable to work (100% disabled) so I donated what I could. I am trying to gather others who will donate additional funds like I wish I could and hope this helps his children and wife. They are in my thoughts. They are lucky to have someone like you, and the participating bloggers, give so selflessly to help bring a bit of sunshine to their lives and ease some financial burdens. No matter insurance, death benefits, etc. there always seems to be something else. You are helping to give peace of mind, too. Thank you for doing this. :)

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  31. What a touching story! It's always a joy to do something nice for someone else. May God bless The DeWitt's and your family.

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  32. What a kind and thoughtful thing you are doing. I was happy to donate and wish I could have donated more. I am happy there was a credit card option. :) Thanks again for helping others in need.

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  33. When teachers unite we can make great things happen! Thank you for organizing such a worthwhile fundraiser. I am happy and honored to contribute.

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  34. Thanks for putting this together! What a wonderful thing to do!

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  35. What a touching story and testament to this hero. Thank you for organizing this fundraiser and helping this wonderful family. AS others have said, I just wish I could have done more!

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  36. Such a wonderful gesture! Just donated, wish I could do more!

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  37. Thank you, Michelle for doing unto others as you would have them do to you! :)

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  38. Hi Michelle, First and foremost, thanks for inspiring us with you generous nature. I hope this gesture with help your friends find some peace in the awful time.
    I donated last week but haven't received the packet....thinking it went to my husband instead of me since I used his paypal.
    Would you mind sending it to this email? bgrobb96@gmail.com.
    Thanks again

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  39. Michelle, My mother was diagnosed over a month ago and it has been a very similar situation. I can't thank you enough for doing this for this family. I will be keeping your entire family in our prayers.
    Jenn

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  40. This is such a wonderful thing that you are doing! I wish I could donate more.

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  41. You are a true blessing to this family!

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  42. You are such a blessing to this family!!! God Bless you =)

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  43. This family is so lucky to have friends like you! Last Saturday we went on a poker run to raise money for scholarships in memory of two awesome men! We don't ride motorcycles so we went in our jeep! I know how much this means to them! I so understand what your families are going through and God Bless you for caring! I haven't looked at all of the goodies but I have already donated.

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  44. This family is so lucky to have friends like you! Last Saturday we went on a poker run to raise money for scholarships in memory of two awesome men! We don't ride motorcycles so we went in our jeep! I know how much this means to them! I so understand what your families are going through and God Bless you for caring! I haven't looked at all of the goodies but I have already donated.

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  45. Oh - shoot! Ran to get pizza and after I came back home my session timed out and the fundraiser was over. :-(

    Sorry I was too late!

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  46. I just heard of this and went to donate. Sad I missed it.

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  47. Just heard about this and went to donate. Sad I missed it!

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  48. Me too! I pulled it up, headed out to get dinner and it timed out and was over by the time I got home. Sorry I missed it!

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  49. Hi! I donated earlier and came back because I couldn't remember if I filled out the form with my e-mail. But now that it is closed, I can't check it again...If you could double check for me? Jackie Maughan, jmaughan@mail1.scdsb.on.ca. Thank you! My blessings to this family, glad to support such a good cause!

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