Monday, April 10, 2017

Brave Page Highlight: Dr. Dan's Fans

We love sharing outstanding Brave Pages and this week's is nothing short of inspirational! 

Dr. Dans Fan's was created March 17, 2017 and has already sold 71 items and raised $273 in donations for the Colon Cancer Alliance! 

The creator, Amber, wrote this about Dr. Dan

"Dr. Dan was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 2016. He is currently undergoing treatment. I felt that starting a Fund Raiser for Colon Cancer research could help him and other's who are affected by this terrible disease have a chance at new treatments and possibilities!"

Dr. Dan, we are wishing you the best in your journey and keep being brave! It's apparent you are an inspiration to your community. Check out his Brave Page here.  

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