Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thank You, Las Vegas!!

My mom in law, Dusty Buckel's fundraiser was a success!

Thank you all so much for coming out and for sending in your donations!

Here's a blurb from the local news on the festivities!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Vegas Fund Raiser and Potluck-Friday, July 11

If you are in Vegas please c'mon by.

We're holding a swim party and potluck on Friday July 11 to raise funds for my MIL.

Cancer or no this woman can throw a party, so please come by!

Contribute here;

Antioch Church of Las Vegas
Put Dusty on bottom left of check and mail to:
3825 Melody Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89108

Or contribute directly:
Dusty Buckel Enterprises,
Bank of America of West Sahara
routing - 122400724 - account # 501001703274
(If you have a Bank of America account you can do it online in about two seconds)

Or just bring it to the party!

July 11, 2008 (7-11) at 7P to 11P
YOU are invited for a swim party and pot luck, with live entertainment.
RSVP Darlene Mea
For more info contact Darlene Mea at 702-227-8393 or 702-477-5110

Or just leave a comment here!

Press Release below;

Media please give this your support!

PLEASE - we can not loose this woman...


Local Giver needs to Receive, to LIVE...

Las Vegas, NV. July 3rd – Dusty Buckel, a Las Vegas local resident for over 29 yrs is in Stage IV Cancer of the Lymph Nodes and does not have health insurance.

"I have been been graced with health most of my life, so I lived life fully as a giver, here to help, and now I am humbled to the position of having to ask for help, to live."

Dusty Buckel is many things to many people not only in Las Vegas but around the world.

Along with being an Ordained Minister, known to thousands as Rev Dusty.

Dusty has had her own radio show & television shows, An Opportunity to Make a Difference for years; is the originator of of Secret Santa which provides toys, food and necessities for hundreds of Las Vegas families every year, as well as helping stranded mothers off the streets and helping our Vets with clothing and counseling.

Dusty engages donors to give namelessly, selflessly. All who know Dusty have been graced by her extreme presence and drive to help those who need help on many levels, body, mind and spirit... Dusty lives to Give...

The stories are many, and those of you that know her or have been in connected with her, either through a real estate transaction, past president of Commercial Marketing Group in LV, Church, or on an outing in Sedona, AZ, knows the grace of this woman.

Now Dusty needs medical treatments for Stage IV Cancer of the Lymph Nodes. She has been receiving "Intelligent Medicine" out of the country and needs to continue the therapies or she will not survive. We are asking the community – please GIVE TO LIVE for DUSTY, NOW. The cost of treatment is $21,600.00 for 3 week stay to detoxify her blood, strengthen her body to help itself in destroying the cancer cells.
The hospital ~ "Bio Science Research Institute" is dedicated to the CURE, not just treatment. Centro Medico Excel, (a hospital in Mexico, owned by a San Diego cardiologist) has 4 of it's 15 story floors. Dr. Carlos Bautista is Dusty's doctor along with world renown cancer specialist, Dr. Donsbach. Contact: Gosela (Dr. Bautista's Assistant) 619-519-6374 for more information.

"This is a complete humbling experience, asking for help, but I choose to live.",

says Dusty who is always Responding to Miracles!

Make your tax deductible donations to:
Antioch Church of Las Vegas
Rev. Peter Gang is a client/friend of Dusty and is glad to help.
Put Dusty on bottom left of check and mail to:
3825 Melody Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89108.

or a contribution directly to:
Dusty Buckel Enterprises,
Bank of America of West Sahara
routing - 122400724 - account # 501001703274

July 11, 2008 (7-11) at 7P to 11P Dusty's family of friends and associates are invited for a swim party, pot luck, with live entertainment. RSVP Darlene Mea @

For additional info please contact Darlene Mea – 702-227-8393 or 702-477-5110 –

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Kent Snyder; A truly good man

For those who don't know; Kent Snyder, chairman of the Ron Paul presidential campaign died on June 26,2008 after a long illness. It was Kent who convinced Dr.Paul to run for president. We've known Kent for about ten years.

I never worked with Kent Snyder and I never talked politics with him (unless you count the great
Tele-Tubbie controversy of '98, which we discussed at length, since my son never went anywhere without his Tele-Tubbie in tow). I hadn't spoken with him (in person) since the Ron Paul presidential campaign began. But like all truly wonderful people, just the little contact I had with him touched me dearly.

I first met him in 1998 when my husband, Stewart, worked for Ron Paul.
Kent came on board to run Dr. Paul's Liberty Committee. He and Stewart quickly became friends, soon Kent was spending many a Friday evening having spaghetti with us in our tiny townhouse.

Working for a congressman, as many people know, is really an occupation best fit for a single person. But at the time of hubby's employ, we had a two year old, a baby on the way and me- a stay at home mom.

Obliviously, this was a difficult financial situation (despite the fact that Dr. Paul personally helped us out on many occasions).

I was nine months pregnant with baby two when our poor little Honda Accord with 200,000 miles on it finally blew. So Kent would show up early for spaghetti and drive us to the grocery store.

A couple of weeks later my friend and midwife flew into town to assist in my baby's homebirth. I thought I had everything I needed for the birth but afterward realized that I'd made a huge error.

As anyone who has had more than one child knows the afterpain of birth get worse with each baby-sometimes rivaling labor. Twenty minutes after the birth, I realized I needed like a gallon of Tylenol, I was in agony.

Within a hour, Kent arrived to greet baby Sedona and to present me with a giant bottle of Tylenol.

Kent joked that he looked over the store shelves tying to figure out the best one to get and thought to himself-Hmm -"Regular or extra strength? Well, huh, for childbirth-probably extra strength."

He was immediately my hero.

Years later my husband graduated from law school and Kent drove up from Virginia to Connecticut to attended the ceremony. He handed Stewart a beautiful congratulations card that was addressed to both of us saying -this is to both of you; because he never could of achieved this without you-words that still choke me up.

Through the years, I don't think we ever made a major life decision without consulting Kent.

We will miss you, Kent.


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