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David Hendrickson Fundraiser

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David Hendrickson of Fargo was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the throat, neck and lymph nodes.  David is a self-proclaimed simple man.  He was born in Cando, raised in Fairdale, and graduated from Grand Forks Red River in 1976 before serving in the U.S. Marine Corps until 1980.  After serving our country he worked in the oil fields of western ND and returned to school, earning two degrees in Urban Forestry and Parks and Recreation.  He worked as a ISA Certified Arborist for 15 years before work injuries lead to an early retirement.  He drove truck for a while and now works in the pest control field.  David says his life is centered around his loving wife Jani, and the two share a gratitude for their journey together in life.  David’s greatest blessings are his family and friends.  David credits God for 19 years of sobriety and considers it to be one of his greatest gifts in life.  His friends will tell you that he has taken a leading role in the recovery community. He enjoys the outdoors and has experienced many incredible moments hiking and hunting the back country.

Money raised will help with treatment expenses, prescriptions and lost wages.  Online donations to his fundraiser will be boosted 20% by Lend A Hand Up, making your generosity go farther!  Cash/Check gifts must be made payable to David Hendickson and dropped off at Border Bank | 4530 17th Ave S | West Fargo, ND 58078.

“To you our loving family and friends. We cannot find the perfect words to express our love and gratitude for all of your prayers, positive thoughts and financial support.  From our hearts, thank you.” -David & Jani

  • a:3:{s:4:"date";s:8:"10/15/22";s:5:"title";s:32:"Hendrickson STRONG-A day to Rest";s:7:"details";s:1376:"Note from David and Jani- Davids Treatments…. 19 of 35 done! Over halfway. God has been so good! We have had no surprises… we feel things have gone very well. He is getting a shot a day for his white cells… a boaster.. we notice it makes him somewhat nauseous… but he isn’t complaining. Yesterday they had to postpone his radiation and 6 other peoples too…due to malfunction on machine… so he said his throat felt better and he was craving a steak. He hasn’t been able to eat steak… so he asked me to prepare him one… ♥️ steak and mashed potatoes… would you believe he was able to eat 3/4 of the steak! We were so happy! So we celebrate this! It also was a beautiful reminder that treatment is well over 1/2 way and once finished… healing begins in the throat and he will one day get back to eating his favorites. Thank you so much for the continued prayers, calls & text messages… David appreciates all these ♥️ We are so grateful to God ! This chapter & journey has had no surprises and Dr’s are pleased. #Godisfaithful #GodWalksWithUsEveryday #WeLoVeYouAll ";}

    Hendrickson STRONG-A day to Rest

    10/15/22

    Note from David and Jani-
    Davids Treatments…. 19 of 35 done! Over halfway. God has been so good!
    We have had no surprises… we feel things have gone very well. He is getting a shot a day for his white cells… a boaster.. we notice it makes him somewhat nauseous… but he isn’t complaining. Yesterday they had to postpone his radiation and 6 other peoples too…due to malfunction on machine… so he said his throat felt better and he was craving a steak. He hasn’t been able to eat steak… so he asked me to prepare him one… ♥️ steak and mashed potatoes… would you believe he was able to eat 3/4 of the steak! We were so happy! So we celebrate this!
    It also was a beautiful reminder that treatment is well over 1/2 way and once finished… healing begins in the throat and he will one day get back to eating his favorites.
    Thank you so much for the continued prayers, calls & text messages… David appreciates all these ♥️
    We are so grateful to God !
    This chapter & journey has had no surprises and Dr’s are pleased.
    #Godisfaithful
    #GodWalksWithUsEveryday
    #WeLoVeYouAll

  • a:3:{s:4:"date";s:8:"10/15/22";s:5:"title";s:35:"Hendrickson STRONG-A year ago today";s:7:"details";s:870:"Facebook Update from Jani- This was last year on October 15 (referring to a picture of David and Jani in front of Lend A Hand Up backdrop)… it’s so ironic… we are standing in front of “Lend A Hand Up”… Little did we realize or know how this Non-Profit Organization through Dakota Medical Foundation would be making a huge impact on our journey 1 year later.! We have been so blessed and look forward to “Giving Back” to this awesome organization who have touched so many lives and made a huge impact on families affected by cancer or illnesses and accidents. They are absolutely amazing! ";}

    Hendrickson STRONG-A year ago today

    10/15/22

    Facebook Update from Jani-
    This was last year on October 15 (referring to a picture of David and Jani in front of Lend A Hand Up backdrop)… it’s so ironic… we are standing in front of
    “Lend A Hand Up”…
    Little did we realize or know how this Non-Profit Organization through Dakota Medical Foundation would be making a huge impact on our journey 1 year later.! We have been so blessed and look forward to “Giving Back” to this awesome organization who have touched so many lives and made a huge impact on families affected by cancer or illnesses and accidents. They are absolutely amazing!

  • a:3:{s:4:"date";s:7:"10/8/22";s:5:"title";s:25:"Hendrickson STRONG-Week 3";s:7:"details";s:1441:"Week # 3 David♥️ Everything has been going well according to the treatment plan. No surprises! The Doctors are pleased with how things are going. David has been able to work . He is able to carefully eat and swallow but is sore in the throat area. He has been having lots of homemade soup, noodles & applesauce and jello. Ice cream as well. This special throat wash before he eats numbs the back of his throat for about 15 minutes so he can swallow carefully. He is extremely tired and that’s from treatment and meds so he is sleeping lots but that is good. He still has his million dollar smiLe he shares with me and I am elated when he looks and smiles to me. Through my eyes and heart the previous 15 days of treatments has gone fast. To think he has 20 more days and treatments which will end the first Friday of November. David is very grateful for your continued prayers, phone calls and text messages. It puts a smile on his face and he is happy you reach out to him. We give thanksgiving to God as he continues on this journey. Please keep David in your prayers. We love you and can’t begin to thank you ENOUGH ♥️ #ThankYouJesus #ThankYouFriends ";}

    Hendrickson STRONG-Week 3

    10/8/22

    Week # 3 David♥️
    Everything has been going well according to the treatment plan. No surprises!
    The Doctors are pleased with how things are going. David has been able to work . He is able to carefully eat and swallow but is sore in the throat area. He has been having lots of homemade soup, noodles & applesauce and jello. Ice cream as well. This special throat wash before he eats numbs the back of his throat for about 15 minutes so he can swallow carefully.
    He is extremely tired and that’s from treatment and meds so he is sleeping lots but that is good. He still has his million dollar smiLe he shares with me and I am elated when he looks and smiles to me.
    Through my eyes and heart the previous 15 days of treatments has gone fast. To think he has 20 more days and treatments which will end the first Friday of November.
    David is very grateful for your continued prayers, phone calls and text messages. It puts a smile on his face and he is happy you reach out to him.
    We give thanksgiving to God as he continues on this journey. Please keep David in your prayers. We love you and can’t begin to thank you ENOUGH ♥️
    #ThankYouJesus
    #ThankYouFriends

  • a:3:{s:4:"date";s:10:"09/23/2022";s:5:"title";s:18:"Hendrickson STRONG";s:7:"details";s:678:"A note from Jani: I remember moments when it was great to leave work early for appointments. Today I don’t feel that way… here meeting David after radiation to meet with one of his Doctors. The goodness is this: first week of his treatments and he is feeling good and has worked. I say..”Thank You Jesus “! ♥️ It’s a good day to have a GREAT day! -#HENDRICKSON♥️STRONG! #ItIsWellWithMySoul ";}

    Hendrickson STRONG

    09/23/2022

    A note from Jani:
    I remember moments when it was great to leave work early for appointments.
    Today I don’t feel that way… here meeting David after radiation to meet with one of his Doctors.
    The goodness is this: first week of his treatments and he is feeling good and has worked. I say..”Thank You Jesus “!
    ♥️
    It’s a good day to have a GREAT day!
    -#HENDRICKSON♥️STRONG!
    #ItIsWellWithMySoul

Comments

  1. Tom Pitsenbarger

    Praying for your full recovery

  2. Judy Johnson Wieland

    It was interesting to read all you’ve done so far since our Fairdale days. I think my husband would love chatting with you as he loves working with MN native plants, trees, and ag. Prayers for your healing and blessings on you and your wife.

  3. Carol Sullivan

    Dave. May God grant you patience ,endurance and strength and give wisdom to your medical providers as you proceed with your treatment ! We will continue to keep you in our prayers !. We love you and Jani!
    Carol and Bill

  4. David Pagel

    God’s Grace, Prayer, and a village will see you through this Journey David!

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THANK YOU to the generous donors, volunteers, and all those that have played a part in getting this benefit organized up to this point! David and Jani have expressed so much appreciation for the outpouring of love and kindness that has been shown.

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Comments

  1. Tom Pitsenbarger

    Praying for your full recovery

  2. Judy Johnson Wieland

    It was interesting to read all you’ve done so far since our Fairdale days. I think my husband would love chatting with you as he loves working with MN native plants, trees, and ag. Prayers for your healing and blessings on you and your wife.

  3. Carol Sullivan

    Dave. May God grant you patience ,endurance and strength and give wisdom to your medical providers as you proceed with your treatment ! We will continue to keep you in our prayers !. We love you and Jani!
    Carol and Bill

  4. David Pagel

    God’s Grace, Prayer, and a village will see you through this Journey David!

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