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The following is from Rob's web site:

Rob Munchbach is a 42 year-old resident of Merritt Island Florida who needs a heart transplant due to heart disease. He is a 1993 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY and a 1988 graduate of Rockledge High School. Rockledge, FL. He spent much of his youth growing up in the Panama Canal Zone. Here is his story in his own words.

Dear Friends,

If you lived a life like mine you likely wouldn't have many regrets or complaints. After an exciting career driving everything from surfboards to supertankers as a boat driver, I have a cozy home on a tranquil island near surfing and close to a local rugby club. But my one complaint would be: " Boy is all this stuff expensive." and I'm not just talking about milk and gas.

You see, I'm receiving some hefty bills in the mail, courtesy of a poorly dealt hand. In my hand, cards include Congestive Heart Failure, Rectal Cancer, and now a Heart Transplant. The doctors theorize that a virus caused the infection that has destroyed my heart, and now it needs to be replaced. It is also possible that the chemo from the cancer did some damage, too, so you see I have proven tough enough to beat ass cancer, but honestly, I could really use your help to survive my next battle, the heart transplant. The procedure itself will occur at Shands at the University of Florida - a really great medical facility with some very sharp, eager, and capable physicians. When is a bit of a question still, as I have reacted postively to my IV drug, Milrinone. This is but one of the expensive medicines I will need for the rest of my life. Some of it is covered by insurance; a lot of it is not.

We will be having numerous fundraising events in our Space Coast community including my extended Canal Zonian familia at reunions and festivals for some time. This support will go directly to offset the above mentioned extreme costs of drug treatments, deposits required before procedures, insurance premiums, and other unforseen costs. As a sponsor of this event, we will place your company's name / logo on event t-shirts as well as any correspondence / signage associated with this event. We will typically anticipate that 250 people in our community will be reached through their participation or attendance at each fundraiser.

Thank you so very much for your consideration and support. Donations may be made either above, at any Chase bank into savings acct # 3033413823, by mail to: Robert E. Munchbach, 1325 Trout Street, Merritt Island, FL 32952 or paypal link from my Fb page, "Transplant for Heart-throb Rob".

Very Sincerely Yours,

Rob Munchbach
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