Dan Telfer needs help with this whole cancer thing

For: Dan Telfer
South Pasadena, CA
Organizer: Robb Telfer
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The Story

Hello there -

So Dan Telfer has a very treatable form of cancer. He doesn't want you to make a big deal about it or anything but he is going to incur some pretty steep medical debt fighting it. As you can imagine, working on getting healthy is difficult enough without the added stress to Dan (and his wife and daughters) of worrying about the cost of it all. 

Here's a note from Dan:  

Thank you very much for coming to this page. This is my second time fighting cancer, and the first time my family was able to make ends meet without my having to disclose my situation to everyone I knew. My wife and children mostly forgave me for being needy for a little while.

This time is much more intense. I will be going through chemotherapy for several months, being subjected to a lot more surveillance, and the bills that will not be covered by insurance are rather massive. I am very grateful to my brother for setting this up for me, and do not take the gesture of donations lightly. This is a really difficult time for me, and I need the assistance of family and friends to make it to the other side.

And though I am staying positive, it's not me I am worried about. I appreciate whatever you can spare to make this journey easier for my wife and two daughters. Any security I can bring them will make the rest of this easier. Again thank you so much for considering donating, I will never forget the generosity I have already received.

As these things go, we would be very grateful if you could pitch in some cash for this. Not only will you be helping out a swell guy and thoughtful comedian, but you'll be giving him something distracting to do by watching the donation meter go up. 

We may post updates in the days ahead. Feel free to share this with your own social networks and spread the love! Thanks for taking this moment for Dan and making this whole heaviness a little lighter.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 7, 2016

Posted on April 7, 2016

For those of you in LA or with friends in LA, check out this awesome benefit comedy show that Brian Posehn has organized for Dan. It will feature other big wigs of comedy Patton Oswalt, Chris Hardwick, Brendon Small and more! Tuesday May 24th, 8:30PM at Largo. That's a show I would pay to see even if it didn't benefit someone I've known and loved my entire 35 years of life!

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Posted on March 25, 2016

Posted on March 25, 2016

Since this is such a great community of people who care about Dan, he wrote a little update for you all:

My heart is overloaded with gratitude and I am completely in shock from how generous everyone in the comedy community has been. Thank you to all my fellow comedians who bucked the jaded loner stereotype and came through for me with love, donations, and putting out the word that my family was in need of support. 
Being able to pay for medical expenses both partially covered and very much not covered by my insurance has made life so much more bearable for my family as I rest and recover. So far my treatment is going very well! I am lucky to be young and capable of enduring a lot of intense medication. And when I've felt pushed to the limit, I find that a surprising amount of the time I am able to see outside the situation and appreciate how many people from all the circles of my life have banded together to make me feel well again. 
My wife and daughters are the gravity that binds me together. When they breathe easy, so do I. With your help they are smiling with me, and that is a wonderful gift I do not take lightly. I look forward to getting well and paying back the universe in some way. Probably with some jokes.


Posted on February 29, 2016

Posted on February 29, 2016

Sweet goodness that is some sweetness and some goodness. Thank you to everyone who gave instantly, often just on the word of a friend or famous comedian. We met the initial goal of $15,000 in 18 hours, which is crazy! Dan and his family are also blown away by your humanity.

This fight is just beginning and while you all have immediately punched cancer in its dumb face, it remains to be seen how arduous this fight will be. We posted what we considered the "low" ask, so if you have any more to give, or you came here and saw that this campaign was "funded" you are more than welcome to continue giving. The money will be put to good use. Promise.

Thank you, again.

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