Hello Airstreamers out there!
We all have an Airstream friend (some of you know him, some of you would like to know him...) who has posted on this forum, but not in a while... Darol Ingalls. Darol is battling leukemia and has undergone all sorts of medical procedures in the past year and has been housebound for a long time. He is currently on another round of chemo.
Darol has been fighting hard to win this battle, but at times I am sure he feels pretty discouraged. I know sometimes he wonders if folks think of him. It is difficult when we don't know what to say to someone so ill, but any kindness is often very helpful to recovery. We have camped with him a number of times and he has always added great stories and helpful advice around the campfire and dinner table! He is a kind and generous man.
I thought it might be "fun" for him if we could take him on a virtual (of sorts ~ rather snail mail...) armchair camping trip.
He currently doesn't have access to the internet where he is staying, so it is letters or phone calls. I am asking you good Airstream folks out there to lend a hand to a fellow Airstreamer and do one of the following things (or any other nice thought that might come to mind...)
- Send Darol a scenic postcard from your area or a place you have camped and let him know what you liked about the camping spot or some interesting fact. Tell him it is his "virtual or armchair camping trip"
- Or, if you don't have a postcard a quick note wishing him a good day or a little get well sentiment.
- If you know Darol and have camped with him, how about printing out a picture you might have of him camping with you or sitting around a campfire... he might enjoy seeing them.
If you are willing to participate in this well-intended activity here is his address:
1171 N. Maple Street
Canby, Oregon 97013
There is another thread about his progess and suggestion for a note or card at this link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...s-47101-3.html
Thanks everyone, I know he will certainly appreciate the good vibes!