Hayseed Fundraiser: "In the Gloom" Day of Reckoning

Roughly three months ago, one of our own broke the news of his lymphoma diagnosis to the Sugar Land F3 community. [F3 is a fellowship for men that emphasis three primary pillars--fitness, fellowship and faith, in something greater than yourself].

The reality of his announcement--coming from someone who was very fit at just 42 years old hit many of us awkwardly; this could happen to anyone.

What can we do to help? Maybe we can lessen the economic burden a bit.

I had painted several scenes from an F3 event the prior summer with the hope of developing a market for my artwork. After Hayseed's announcement a fundraiser seemed to be in order. Contribute a nominal amount and each donation buys a chance at winning the 16x20 oil-on-canvas painting titled "In the Gloom".

Six weeks later, the winner was announced and I presented the painting to "Hostage" following our Saturday group exercise last weekend and later that afternoon, I presented "Hayseed" with the booty from the fundraiser: $3,410 (I mistakenly spoke off the cuff in the video).

Thanks to each of you.

Chisel-Darren Etlinger

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