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Donate to Rob Fairfield:

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Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation
PO Box 182
Indian Hills, CO 80454

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  1. Enroll and access Zelle®
  2. Enter: dawgs@dawgnation.org
  3. Enter the amount and note the donation recipient (Rob Fairfield) so we know how to direct your donation.

A Warrior on the Ice

Rob grew in the Boston playing area hockey in the late 60’s and played goalie up through high school.  After high school he received a scholarship to Westfield State to play baseball.  But he continued to play hockey and over the last 20 years has been an active member of the Rocky Mountain hockey community until about 7 months ago.  Over the last 10-15 years he has faced numerous injuries but was always determined to return to the ice and his teammates.  Seven seasons ago he had a spinal fusion to go along with 2 knee replacements.  During the pre-operative visits for his first knee replacement the doctors discovered he had a life threatening bi-cuspid valve issue and an aneurysm in the thoracic aorta.  On top of all that, he still continued to play hockey and has played in numerous tournaments and leagues including the Evergreen pond hockey tournament and numerous Dawg Nation events.  He has played in over 40 leagues and most recently in the Rocky Mountain Hockey League on the Finley’s Pub team.

New Challenges

Just 7 months ago, Rob’s spinal fusion collapsed just above the original rods and screws.  He had a nasty ice collision and an MRI revealed the damage.  It left him barely able to walk, unable to work, and most importantly he had to give up his beloved game of hockey.  He was hoping for another spinal fusion which might give him a better chance of getting back to work and back on the ice with his hockey buddies.  But recently Rob collapsed and was sent the ER for a loss transfusion and during a Catscan the doctors discovered a mass in one lung.  He had lost 40 lbs and 2 pints of blood to go with all his other travails.  The diagnosis was Stage 4 Lung Cancer which was a shock to all who know him as he has never smoked and has taken good care of his health even with all the medical issues.

The Road Ahead

Rob had been out of work for over 15 months due to COVID layoffs.  Being unable to get around a jobsite due to his spinal issues, he has lost his job and also his place to live.  His unemployment ended this past August giving him no income since and he has been living off his savings for the last year.  He is facing maybe another year of not working along with surgeries and treatments, so the financial burden is significant.  Rob may be down but he’s not out, but he could use a helping hand.

Please join Dawg Nation in rallying to help this fellow hockey player. We can lift some of the burden through your generous donation today.

Your donation will help Rob Fairfield, who DAWG Nation has selected as a grant recipient from its charitable class. Your contribution is made with the understanding that DAWG Nation has complete control and administration over the use of all donated funds in pursuit of its charitable purposes and in support of its charitable class.

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