Editors, Vineyard Gazette:
We are writing this letter with a heavy heart. Recently native Tim Fullin was diagnosed with cancer. Tim is going through chemotherapy treatment; he is the husband of Linda and the father of three children who are all locals as well — Veronica, T.R and Keith. Tim is a grandfather, uncle, brother, son and an amazing friend. We have all known the Fullin family most of our lives. Most of us went to school with their kids and had Tim service our burners. They are one of the first to help out when you’re in need of anything, night or day. Thanks to the help of Island people and businesses, we will be able to hold a benefit auction at the P.A. Club on Nov. 3. Dinner will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m.; a live auction will begin at 7.
We are looking for any donations, monetary or auction items. I know times are tough, but anything will help, big or small; this letter can be used for your charitable donations for taxes. Money raised will go toward Tim and Linda’s cost of travel, medication, copays or maybe even a house payment. We thank you in advance for your time and consideration to help one of our own who has helped so many. We look forward to working with you and talking to you soon.
Olivia Law-Butler & Caroline Derrig, Oak Bluffs