Despite being a New Englander Tony McNeil has been a loyal 9er’s fan since the days of Montana and Rice. About the only thing he liked as much was his Hennessy.
His dream was to see the 9’er’s live. We planned to go this year, to celebrate his overcoming colon cancer.
Unfortunately, we will never enjoy that game together. After a year of chemo and radiation, the cancer had spread to his groin, brain and heart. Still he fought on, then the strokes. Nearly blind he joked that he would make it to pre-season.
He fought on, but this week it proved too much for him, with friends and family by his side, he let a single tear fall, before letting go, letting the cancer take him far from us.
This disease not only ravaged his body, it ravaged him financially. He had no insurance and no one who can afford to pay the entire cost of the funeral.
$2500 is all that is needed to send him to eternal rest instyle like a true 9ers fan should be, we are not a rich group, but several of us have donated to a fund to see this man buried with dignity; to insure that cancer doesn’t take that from him.
Won’t you help a fellow 9ers fan? And contribute any amount to his go fund? You don’t need to know him, show him that 9er’s fans look after each other.
Let’s show him that cancer sucks!, but it can’t rob us from our dignity.
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