If there is anything good to come of Don’s health troubles, it’s shown that when you spend a career giving to the community, the community gives back. Community members have stepped up to fill the gaps (financial and otherwise) that this disease has brought to Don and his family.
From organizing a trip to watch his beloved Ohio State football team compete (and win!) in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas, to helping pay his mounting medical bills, the community has demonstrated a sense of urgency for Don’s condition that again, if under different circumstances, would be heartwarming.
The latest local company to pitch in is Don Joseph Toyota. Don Joseph is donating a dollar for every person that “friends” them on Facebook and then writes “Team Beckett” on their Facebook wall. They will donate up to $2500 and if they reach their goal, Toyota will match it and the amount will be $5000 that they donate to the Don Beckett (Kent Fire Fighter) Be Well Account!!! Please help out by adding Don Joseph Toyota to your friend list and write “Team Beckett” on their wall!
For those that want to follow his progress, Don has created a health blog which he updates frequently with news of his treatments and response. Don’s Blog