Help Steve Fight the Cancer Demon!

For: Steve Holzer
Organizer: Friends & Fans of the Marfa Holzers
$17,459
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 143 donors
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The Story

In September, Steve Holzer, Marfa’s adored and indefatigable silver fox, fell while taking down an art exhibition. Assuming he’d torn a hamstring or pulled a muscle, Steve decided to tough it out -- limping around his studio, through Marfa and even Mexico -- before capitulating, in November, to a trip to the Emergency Room in Alpine, Texas. Steve was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer, which has spread to bones in his pelvic area and caused multiple fractures in his right hip and femur. He was sent, via air ambulance, to a hospital in El Paso, and has already undergone multiple surgeries and will soon begin a series of intense radiation treatments. 

For those unfamiliar with West Texas geography, El Paso is three hours west of Marfa. Steve and Daeryl will need to remain in El Paso through January, so that he can continue with his treatment.

For those who’ve yet to have the pleasure of meeting Steve, he is one of West Texas’ most beloved bon vivants; an exceptional creative talent; a wild storyteller; an unbelievably generous friend; and he’s Daeryl Holzer’s soul mate. Marfa, Texas, is a more magical place because of them. Folks in Marfa are desperate to have them back.  

Fortunately, the cancer has not spread to Steve’s vital organs, and there is a strong probability that he can be successfully treated. Steve maintains his usual optimism and determination. He’s bolstered by the outpourings of love and support. When it comes to his recovery, he says he’s going to "show us how it's done!”

The healing journey will be challenging on many levels, including financially. Steve and Daeryl are both self-employed and currently without health insurance. (They have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, but it is not yet effective.) The pile of medical bills is already mountainous. It is a growing distraction from the primary objective: to get Steve healthy and home to Marfa. The tally to date is well over $250,000. Even if they are able to negotiate some of those bills, Steve and Daeryl will owe at least a third of that. We are hoping you’ll help alleviate some of these costs. Funds donated will but used toward expenses associated with the air ambulance, Alpine ER,  EL Paso ER and hospital stay, surgeries, doctor bills, relocation costs, homecare, radiation, pain medication...

Steve and Daeryl believe in the power of community and the power of healing love. More than anything, they hope you’ll hold the vision of love and light coming Steve’s way, releasing him of any pain or disease, restoring him to the fullness of his being. He is already cooking up in his head his next video project, utilizing the abundance of medical imaging and morphine visions he is accruing!

We will keep you updated, as Steve progresses through treatment and recovery. With your support, HE IS GOING TO BEAT THIS!

Love,

Friends and Fans of the Marfa Holzers

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 19, 2014

Posted on September 19, 2014

Hello dear friends,
Though we've been determined and hopeful for many months, recently we reached that fork in the road, where we have had to embrace that Steve is not going to recover. We are able to keep him out of pain, after many weeks of distress. He sleeps much of the day, but is clear and loving when he is awake. We are unclear about the timing, but it seems that it might be rather soon.
As in all things, Steve is facing his next journey with courage and great style. He is fortified with the love he has received from so many over the past year. His sons will both be here at the beginning of the coming week, and Tarin is here at the house every day. Many friends have been coming by for short visits, to play music in the living room, to bring food, and offer amazing compassion and support.
He doesn't have much 'chi' or breath, so phone calls are not very easy for him. If it resonates for you to send a message to him via email, I will read it to him in a lucid moment. It would be beautiful for him to hear from you.
Love each other.
Many blessings,
Daeryl

Posted on September 12, 2014

Posted on September 12, 2014

Thank you to everyone who has been sending good wishes and participating in our weekly Healing Circles.

Last week, there was tremendous energy coming through my hands, as a result of so many powerful people sending their focus. I led Steve in visualizing millions of tiny magical robots going through his entire system and making repairs. We really do believe this is helping him on many levels.

In general, he was much less in pain, until he Steve pulled muscles in his rib-cage, putting him back into an uncomfortable state. So, in this week's remote Healing Circle, we're asking for loving focus to be sent to that area - specifically on the right side, front and back, lower ribs.

On a more practical note, we are delighted to discover that Steve doesn't need to make the long trip to El Paso anymore. Whatever care he needs, including pain meds and the monthly bone density injections, can be handled by his local doctor.

Thank you again, be well, and love each other.

Posted on September 5, 2014

Posted on September 5, 2014

We're getting ready for another powerful Healing Circle and invite your remote participation. This week's focus is Building and Strengthening.

Beginning at 8 pm, Central time, this Friday the 5th (today).

Steve has felt much improved after each of the last two circles. We are also encouraged and intrigued by the reports from those doing the remote healing. So many matching visuals and sensations, and reports of personal energizing as well.

We are hopeful, and Steve is so encouraged by the energy of love he feels from everyone.

Thank you all so much!

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