Community Sponsorship

Willy Cannon is a 54 year old finish carpenter who, up until this past November, was a healthy, six-pack abs kind of guy who did all the things a husband and a father does and more. In addition to providing for his family, he did the grocery shopping, the cooking, the laundry, and the coaching. Willy has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, and in a matter of months, has lost the use of his arms, hands, and the ability to swallow or talk. He is currently on a feeding tube and a ventilator. Since being diagnosed with Lyme, Willy has had to stop working, and his wife Mary has committed to taking care of him 24 hours a day. In addition to paying the ordinary household bills, Willy and Mary need to pay for full time in-home care that is not covered by insurance so that his wife Mary can return to work as a school nurse at Indian River High School in Frankford, Delaware. If she cannot return to work, she could eventually lose health insurance coverage for her family.

Willy and Mary have a large community of friends in Ocean View, Bethany Beach, Fenwick, and surrounding areas, that have come together to help with the daily routine. Willy and Mary have both done so much for their community in the past 25 years. It's now time for us to return the favor.

We don't know what the future holds for Willy. But we have been given the chance to help him heal and survive. With this fundraiser, we hope to continue his care at home and bring him back to health so he can achieve his greatest dream – to see their children, Emma and Sam, attend college.

We would like to thank the organizations and individuals listed below for their continued support of our cause:

$10,000 Level

84 Lumber

$400 - $2,500 Level

Morgan Stanley/Smith Barney Funds from "Anonymous Donor" - $2,500
*American Cedar and Millwork - $2,000
Bethany Blues BBQ - $800
Princeton Forest Products - $500
Coastal Coatings - $500
TimberTech - $400

$200 level:

Reeb Millwork
Atlantic Forest Products
*Miranda and Hardt Building and Contracting
John B Hendrickson, AIA
*Morning Star Construction, LLC
*Garth Enterprises, LTD
84 Lumber (again)
Beachwood, Inc.
Weekes Forest Products
Captain Mac's Bait and Tackle
*Mark Dieste Design Build, LLC
The UPS Store
Michael and Kathy Cummings
Edmund Ponko
K.B. Coldiron, Inc.
State Line Building Supply, Inc.
Rt 113 Boat Sales
*Beach House Resources, LLC

$50 - $150 Level:

*Garth Enterprises, LTD
East Sussex Moose Lodge #2542
Ed Hileman Drywall, Inc.
*Sandtone Construction, Inc.
*Atlantic Elevator Services, Inc.
SeaHawk Design Technologies, LLC
GTCM Management Group, LLC

For generously donating goods, merchandise or services to be used as prizes, and in no particular order:

Pohanka of Salisbury
Overture Ultimate Home Electronics
Cottage Cafe
Gallery One
*Fortress Home Services, LLC
Jack Hogan
Cultured Pearl
Greene Turtle
Big Fish Grill
Blue Crab
Gina Hall, Energy Gym
Kool Bean
Jim Miller, World Gym
Nick's House of Ribs
Fagers Island
Bethany Blues BBQ
The Blue Ox
Northeast Seafoord
Penguin Diner
Country Wicker
Salt Air
Port of Dewey
Jake's Seafood
Treasure Island Fashions
Off the Hook
Bethany Surf Shop
*Alesi Construction and Renovation, Inc.
Pitter Patter
Warrens Station
Kitchen cabinet Corner
Banks Liquors
Sedona Restaurant
Ted and Sherry Stephens
Captain Steve Peterson
Matt's Fish Camp
Coastal Point
Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club
Bear Trap Golf
Bay Club Golf
Baywood Greens
Atlantic Hotel, Berlin, MD
The Bistro at Bear Trap
Mike and Kathy Cummings
Barry Kruemmel
Craig Nantais
Mark and Paula Hardt
Frank and Mary Miranda
Laura Hickman Gallery
Phil and Cathy Ojalvo
Energy Gym
Brafman Family Dentistry
Oasis Bath and Body
Harry and Donna Wilson
The Cottage Cafe
Galaxy 66
Coronado Jewelers
Halpern Eye Care
Lisa Daisy
Amanda Amaral
Sherry Stephens
*All States Construction
Ellen Rice Gallery
Michael Orhelein, Portrait Artist
Hocker's SuperThrift
Dukesigns and Designs
Jefferson, Urian, Doane and Sterner, P.A.
Creative Resource Group

*indicates that they are members as well