SARAH J. SCHAUER wrote in about her father, SCOTT KINDRED, pictured, a 52-year-old father of four who lives in Astoria with his wife, SUZANNE.

“My dad has an aggressive form of genetic colon CANCER that has moved into his pancreas and liver,” Sarah explained. This is his fourth battle with the disease. “He is fighting harder than he has ever had to fight in the past, and needs our support.”

“He has always provided for his family by working hard,” she continued. “He is a tree faller, and has worked in the forestry industry since he was old enough to work. My dad truly enjoys working outdoors. However, he has been unable to work and provide since being diagnosed in November 2012 ... Chemo is the course of treatment, and it has been rough ... it is really hard for him not being able to do the things he used to do.”

The family needs help from the community. You can help them by donating at an online fundraiser, http://tiny

“He is the strongest man I know,” Sarah said. “Please share his story and let’s help him kick cancer’s butt.”

— Elleda Wilson


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