Tom Donnelly Medical Fund

Tom Donnelly worked as the dayshift manager at Margarita Station for almost 5 years.  Tom was having trouble with veracious veins in Dec 2007.  The medical treatments proposed by doctors in AUF here in Angeles seemed a bit stone age so JC recommended he take care of the problem at Bumrungrad in Bangkok.  While undergoing tests in Bumrungrad they detected lung cancer in Tom's right lung.  Further testing back in the Philippines and a biopsy confirmed the initial findings. 

On 14 March the doctors at University Santo Thomas (UST)  in Manila removed Tom's right lung in a 6.5 hour operation.  Tom did pretty good following the surgery, but unfortunately he had several complications and he passed away on 16 April 2008.

Tom did have limited Philippine medical insurance with Coco Life.  For a Philippine Insurance company they were great in assisting Tom.  Coco Life paid almost P100,000 for Tom's testing prior to March 2008.  And they have paid P 75,000 toward his hospital bill since we entered a new insurance year in March 2008.  But this left  a large balance for his hospital bill and funeral expenses.

If you would like to make a donation to Tom's Medical Expenses you can stop by the Margarita Station office, or for those abroad you can send a donation through PAYPAL. 

If you have any other questions about how you can help Tom's widow, send your emails to jcc@theville.com

 

FUND RAISER EVENT

The Fund Raiser on 19 May for the Tom Donnelly Medical Fund at the Wild Orchid was IMO a limited success.  We raised P 67,500 which brings the total raised to just under P 1,000,000.    However, the food and beverages put out yesterday by C'Italian and Margarita Station were undoubtedly worth more than the 67.5k raised.  Fortunately, most of the beverages were donated and C'Italian generously donated the great food they brought.  Pretty hard to beat the afternoon with the girls from Stargate, Roadies, Honey Ko's & Rhapsody providing pool side games.   Thanks to Neil the top 3 bars got trophies for the games.  The results:  Roadies 1st place, Stargate 2nd place, and Honey Ko's 3rd.
 
I can not say enough good things about the support from the Dave, Kevin and the rest of the Wild Orchid Group, Neil and the staffs from Stargate and Roadies, Dez and the staff from Honey Ko's, Will & Cel and staff from Rhapsody & La Bamba, Ken from SEAIR, Eugene & Palmera Gardens, Rodney and Swagman Resorts, San Miguel, Gerard and ABC Hotel,  Ed and the staff at Medgar Apartelle,  Bernd and the owners at Arizona Hotel, Sherylie from www.sherylie.com (for autographing this months FHM magazine), Darrell from Tequila Reef and all the individuals that have supported the fund raising efforts.
 
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From the beginning of Tom's hospitalization through the fund raiser yesterday I have learned a lot of new lessons.  Some things like Coco Life Insurance were surprisingly "as advertised."  If anyone wants a very reasonable health insurance I do recommend you contacting Coco Life.  But, I for one will be upgrading my policy to Blue Cross because the P100-250K coverage of Coco Life won't cover any real emergencies and I will go to Thailand (where Coco Life has yet to pay for any medical bills) for any serious medical care.
 
I am compiling a list of the few people that were accepted to donate blood so the next time someone in Angeles has an emergency need we can possibly get some blood banked at the beginning.  In the end, we sent somewhere around 85 people to Manila and less than 10 were accepted.  Not counting the expense of transporting the people and buying them a meal, the hospital charged significantly to test the rejected donors.  Throughout the blood drive I was put into contact with many organizations like the Manila Red Cross, a group of EXPATS in Angeles that helps in cases like this, some businesses in Manila that offered to send employees, and some church groups that said they would send people.  None of these groups or agencies yielded a single volunteer at the hospital blood bank. 
 
This was not the first funeral that my staff has assisted with, but there were still things to be learned.  We will be glad to assist anyone that needs advice in this area in the future.  I'm sure we could save most families some money in this area.
 
I'm still learning about VA and Social Security benefits for surviving spouses. But, I think I've got a pretty good handle on it.
 
If anyone needs assistance in any of the above areas, don't hesitate to ask me.
 
JC

 

 

 

Donations

DONATIONS      
JC 500,000.00   cash
Zapata's 50,000.00   cash
Mort Freedman   $500.00 cash
Aida Mallari 2,000.00   cash
Dayshift 1,000.00   cash
Delmar McMahon   $100.00 cash
Delmar McMahon 1,000.00   cash
Adeth Souvineer Shop 2,000.00   cash
Dan Patterson   $200.00 cash
Rick Frye   $100.00 pledge
Peter Pretto # 388 6,000.00   cash
Bob   $100.00 cash
Chris Van Putten   $25.00 PayPAL
James Murphy   $500.00 PayPAL
Scott Niskach   $100.00 PayPAL
Walter Miske   $100.00 PayPAL
Donald Wong   $60.00 PayPAL
Martin Curtis   $10.00 PayPAL
Bill & Joe (lotto) 2,000.00   cash
Lynn Voyles 20,000.00   pledge
HASH 500.00   cash
Gary Ruhl (the jumper) 1,000.00   cash
Tom F 1,000.00   cash
Frank Hajek   $200.00 cash
Andrew Patterson 1,000.00   cash
Mad Max (Alien HASH0 4,000.00   cash
David Lillig 5,000.00   cash
Mike & Angel Stalcup 1,000.00   cash
Palmera Garden Employees 3,169.00   cash
Kimberly (Eugeen's Daughter) 1,000.00   cash
Henry Ducoeur   $150.00 cash
Darrell Woolley 1,000.00   cash
Chuck Whitney 1,000.00   cash
Jerry Robert Miller 1,000.00   cash
Mar-gar Ice 504.00   cash
Calvin  Rasberry   $100.00 cash
John Danderand 5,000.00   cash
Confetti Jim & Daisy 1,000.00   cash
Chris Ridley 8,000.00   cash
Lowell Hendrson   $100.00 cash
Ralf Leidheuser 50,000.00   cash
John Hawkins 500.00   cash
Steve Parkins 1,000.00   cash
Mario (M/S manager) 2,000.00   cash
Charles Thomas 6,000.00   cash
Tim Hollman 5,000.00   cash
Steven Peters 1,000.00   cash
Especial 1,000.00   cash
Ed & Michelle Motta 5,000.00   cash
Britiannia Bakery 1,000.00   cash
Jerry Werner 1,000.00   cash
David   1,000.00   cash
Jerry Curtis (M/S manager) 6,000.00   cash
J.D 2,000.00   cash
Bob Hovendene 3,905.00   cash
Stan 1,000.00   cash
James Whitton   $200.00 PayPAL
Bruce Mooney 1,000.00   cash
RCGC ( Gas company ) 300.00   cash
Nitty   $100.00 PayPAL
Universal Export   $10.00 PayPAL
Kabayo 1,000.00   cash
JC's mom   $100.00 cash
Cancer Council Phils.   $50.00 PayPAL
Neal Dossett   $50.00 PayPAL
Britiannia Bakery 220.00    
Jerry Chin   $25.00 PayPAL
Mike Wilcox   $100.00 PayPAL
Todd Grzywinski   $500.00 PayPAL
PEG Partners Inc.   $250.00 PayPAL
Thomas Daleke   $50.00 PayPAL
Katie 2,000.00    
Andy Matthews 10,000.00    
Marquis Hotel   $100.00 cash
James Page 4,000.00   cash
Geoffrey Mckay   $25.00 PayPAL
Martin Curtis   $10.00 PayPAL
Anthony Ingram   $100.00 PayPAL
Karlens Milk 1,000.00   cash
Terry Elder   $100.00 cash
Roger F. 3,000.00   cash
Joe Green 2,000.00   cash
Mark and Lisa Schriener 8,000.00   cash
Dennis 1,000.00   cash
Neil ( Roady's ) 1,000.00   cash
John Davis 1,000.00   cash
DesHoneyko's 1,000.00   cash
Timothy 1,000.00   cash
Nita 2,000.00   cash
John Hart 1,000.00   cash
Ken 1,000.00   cash
Bill Campbell 1,000.00   cash
Michael Spradley 1,000.00   cash
Warren 1,000.00   cash
Shawn Mcgivney 1,000.00   cash
Dave Nadeau 2,000.00   cash
Daddy William 1,000.00   cash
Joe Sclafani 1,000.00   cash
Delmer 1,000.00   cash
Bas Racey 1,000.00   cash
Alan Robinson 1,000.00   cash
Dennis Scantlin 1,000.00   cash
Wench and KJ 2,000.00   cash
Don Melendy 1,000.00   cash
Ewa Beach 1,000.00   cash
Roadhouse 5,000.00   cash
Mike and Lyka 4,000.00   cash
Jung 1,000.00   cash
Jim Collins 1,000.00   cash
Ron Tatishi 1,000.00   cash
Ricky Antolin 1,000.00   cash
Mike Morris 1,000.00   cash
Mary 1,000.00   cash
Gary Neal 1,000.00   cash
Crystal 1,000.00   cash
Peter   1,000.00   cash
Pearson 1,000.00   cash
Netguard 1,000.00   cash
Mark   1,000.00   cash
Paul 1,000.00   cash
Bee 1,000.00   cash
Payne 2,000.00   cash
Scott   1,000.00   cash
Ronalie 1,000.00   cash
Charles   1,000.00   cash
Wayne 1,000.00   cash
John 2,000.00   cash
Barry 1,000.00   cash
Ted 1,000.00   cash
Angel 1,000.00   cash
Kean Cyril 2,000.00   cash
Simone 1,000.00   cash
Terry   1,000.00   cash
Gary 1,000.00   cash
Ron 1,000.00   cash
Daniel 1,000.00   cash
Dave ( Wild Orchid ) 500.00   cash
Jeff 1,000.00   cash
Amega Travel 1,000.00   cash
Percy 1,000.00   cash
Rey DHL 5,000.00   cash
Jim Correl 1,000.00   cash
Cliff VFW 1,000.00   cash
Wild Orchid Resort 6,000.00   cash
Margarita Station 400,000.00   cash
Darrell Woolley 5,000.00    
AJ Smith   $500.00 cash
       
       
  1,226,598.00 $4,615.00  

 

Winnners  of Tom's Fund raiser
Name ticket# Prizes 
James Murphy 109 R/T for two to Boracay
Todd Grzywinski   3 nights @ Palmera Gardens w/ R/T transport
Not drawn by accident   3 nights @ Palmera Gardens w/ R/T transport
Anthony Ingram 173 1 Night at Swagman Manila w/ bus transfer from Angeles
Mort Freedman 122 1 Night at Swagman Manila w/ bus transfer from Angeles
Alan Robinson 284 1 Night at Swagman Manila w/ bus transfer from Angeles
Pearson 354 1 Night at Swagman Manila w/ bus transfer from Angeles
John Danderand 147 2 Nights free accommodation at Wild Orchid Subic
Mort Freedman 379 2 Nights free accommodation at Wild Orchid Subic
EWA Beach 290 1 Night accommodation at Arizona Hotel Barrio Baretto
Ralf 409 1 Night accommodation at Arizona Hotel Barrio Baretto
Jerry Chin 47 1 Night in standard suite in ABC Hotel Angeles
Jerry Curtis 184 1 Night in standard suite in ABC Hotel Angeles
Kimberly 90 1 Night accommodation Executive Room Medgar Hotel Angeles
Ralf 335 1 Night accommodation Deluxe Room Medgar Hotel Angeles
Andy Mathews 139 1000 Baht F&B at Tequila Reef Pattaya
PEG Partners 72 500 Baht F&B at Tequila Reef Pattaya
Scott Niskach 134 one pitcher margaritas at Tequila Reef Pattaya
Dave Lillig 142 1 month free membership SEA-Qtease.com
Adeth 18 THE BEAST OF BALIBAGO book
Aida Mallari 2 6 months extension to Go 2 Phil. Current members only
Andy Matthews 137 5 Local Drinks From La Bamba Cantina
Andy Matthews 225 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Andy Matthews 80 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Andy Matthews 79 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Andy Matthews 32 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
Anthony Ingram 176 2 Free Lady's Drinks from Rhapsody 
Barry 366 1 Jose Cuervo T-shirt
Bas Racey 283 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Bee 357 Winners of HITS of the 80 - 163 MP3 songs on one CD
Bill Campbell 273 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
BOB 128 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Bob Havondene 233 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Calvin Rasberry 93 1 CORONA Beer Hat
Cancer Council Phils. 56 1 Hat - JUST Y BAR
Charles Thomas 180 1 Jose Cuervo T-shirt
Chris Ridley 16 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Chris Ridley 307 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Chris Ridley 50 1 COKE T-shirt
Chris Van Putten 9 50 % off 4 Ladies Drinks from Rhapsody
Crystal  352 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Dan Patterson 32 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
Dan Patterson 302 THE BEAST OF BALIBAGO book
Darrell Wolley 304 1 COKE T-shirt
Dave Nadeau 278 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
David 152 1x Free Local Drink and 1x Beer Wrap from Roadie's Bar
Dennis  285 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Don Melendy 289 1 CORONA belt bag ( BLACK)
Don Wong 11 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Especial Rent a Car 13 THE BEAST OF BALIBAGO book
Geoffrey Mckay 172 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Henry 106 1 Corona Beer T-Shirt
James Murphy 44 2x Free Local drinks from Roadie's Bar
James Murphy 65 1x Free Baseball cap and 1x Free Local Drink from Stargate
James Murphy 342 6 months extension to Go 2 Phil. Current members only
James Murphy 148 50 % off 4 Ladies Drinks from La Bamba Cantina
James Murphy 190 1 Hat - JUST Y BAR
James Page 237 1 HAT - Champagne Bar
James Whitton 96 5 Local Drinks from Rhapsody
James Whitton 15 1 CORONA belt bag ( BLACK)
Jerry Curtis 185 1x Free T-shirt & 1x Free Local Drink from Stargate Bar
Jerry Curtis 255 1 Hat - JUST Y BAR
John Danderand 146 1 CORONA belt bag ( BLACK)
Katie 76 1 HAT - Champagne Bar
Kean 369 1 Jose Cuervo HAT
Lowell Henderson 186 1 Champagne Beer Wrap
Lowell Henderson 187 1 Jose Cuervo T-shirt
Mark and Lisa Schriener 200 6 months extension to Go 2 Phil. Current members only
Mark and Lisa Schriener 199 1 Jose Cuervo HAT
Mary 350 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Mike Wilcox 62 THE BEAST OF BALIBAGO book
Mort 37 1x Free Local Drink and 1x Free Lady's Drink from Roadie's Bar
Mort 117 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Mort 209 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Mort 33 1 Corona Beer T-Shirt
Mort 119 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Mort 121 1 COKE T-shirt
Mort 313 1 CORONA belt bag ( BLACK)
Mort 317 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
Neal Dossett 60 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Nitty  51 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Nitty  54 1 COKE T-shirt
Palmera Garden Emp. 81 1 HAT - Champagne Bar
PEG Partners Inc. 133 1 Free Pitcher of Strawberry Margaritas from La Bamba Cantina
PEG Partners Inc. 222 Winners of HITS of the 80 - 163 MP3 songs on one CD
PEG Partners Inc. 73 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
PEG Partners Inc. 135 1 Hat - JUST Y BAR
Peter 353 1 Corona Beer T-Shirt
Peter Pretto 41 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Peter Pretto 318 1 Jose Cuervo HAT
Ralf 239 1 Free T-shirt from La Bamba Cantina
Ralf 333 2 Free Margaritas from Rhapsody
Ralf 165 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Ralf 510 1 Corona Beer T-Shirt
Ralf 169 1 Corona Beer T-Shirt
Ralf 403 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Ralf 506 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Ralf 502 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
Ralf 334 1 Jose Cuervo T-shirt
Ralf 238 THE BEAST OF BALIBAGO book
Ralf 402 1 Jose Cuervo HAT
Ralf 244 1 Jose Cuervo HAT
Ralf  407 2 Tequila Shooters from La Bamba Cantina
Road House 291 1x Free Spin of the wheel from Roadie's bar
Roadhouse 294 1 Champagne Beer Wrap
RoadHouse 295 THE BEAST OF BALIBAGO book
Scott Niskach 249 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Scott Niskach 228 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
Shawn Mcgivney 277 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Simone 371 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Ted 367 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Terry Elder 189 Gilbey's Butane Lighter
Terry Elder 261 1 Corona Beer T-Shirt
Tim Hollman 12 2x Free Drinks of your Choice from Stargate Bar
Tim Hollman 129 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Todd Grzywinski 322 1x Local Drink and 1x Free Lady's Drink from Stargate Bar
Todd Grzywinski 219 1x Free Spin of the wheel from Stargate Bar
Todd Grzywinski 218 1 Free Lady's Drink and Happy Hour All night from La Bamba Cantina
Todd Grzywinski 215 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Todd Grzywinski 216 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Todd Grzywinski 127 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Todd Grzywinski 323 1 COKE T-shirt
Todd Grzywinski 66 1 CORONA Beer Hat
Todd Grzywinski 319 1 HAT - VOLCANO BAR
Walter Miske 49 1 Margarita Station Beer Holder
Walter Miske 10 1 Jose Cuervo T-shirt