Rod Boston is a BOSS at life and fighting cancer
Organized by: Sarah McCafferty
Rod is HOME!!!!!
March 01, 2016
Reason #1 Rod is a Boss - He is tough
Rod was diagnosed with brain cancer in September. The tumor is responding well to the chemo and has been shrinking dramatically. Rod has regained most of his vision and his headaches have mostly disappeared. However, the latest round of chemo left his immune system very weak. In January, Rod picked up an infection and ended up in the ICU in septic shock. After 6 days on life support, he started a road to recovery and is now working hard to get out of the hospital and back home with his wife, Isabel. Rod is off of oxygen and talking, drinking and eating, although his appetite is not back to what it should be. He has a lot of physical therapy ahead of him to regain his strength and mobility.
Reason #2 Rod is a Boss - He’s literally a boss
Rod is a contractor and the founder of Boston Design and Construction. Being your own boss is pretty great most of the time, but when you’re sick and can’t work, it is a huge hurdle. There are no sick days, no disability, and no unemployment. And when you have cancer, you have A LOT of medical bills.
Reason #3 Rod is a Boss - He turns lemons into lemonade
Being sick sucks. Having a brain tumor is really scary. Being on steroids makes a person a little crazy. And doing chemo treatments is very time consuming. Rod has spent the last 3 months doing one week of inpatient chemo at the hospital and then one week at home. Every other week he has been in the hospital doing chemo. That’s lots of lonely time in a hospital room away from your life, your family, and your friends. Rod has managed to use this time (that would suck most people into a deep depression) and make something beautiful out of it. When Rod was 19 he went to Italy to study painting. Almost 40 years and 5 kids later, Rod is still pursuing his artistic career. Unable to sleep at 3 am because of steroids, he’s been sketching in his hospital room, or in his studio painting, or downstairs in his basement constructing frames. These past 4 months have been some of the most prolific in his life. This raffle allows anyone the chance to win one of his paintings for a fraction of their value. It also gives Rod the chance to share some of the beauty he has created.
For $25 you get one raffle ticket to win a 11” x 14” custom framed original painting by Rod valued at $500
For $100 you get one raffle ticket to win a 2’ x 3’ custom framed original painting by Rod valued at $2000
For $250 you get one raffle ticket to win a 4’ x 5’ custom framed original painting by Rod valued at $6000
Feel free to donate any amount you'd like. The suggested amounts earn you one raffle ticket for each item listed, but you can mix it up. For example, $50 would earn you TWO raffle tickets for an 11"x14" painting. Or $125 would earn you ONE ticket for an 11"x14" painting and ONE ticket for a 2'x3' painting.
If you click through the photos above you can see a sampling of some of Rod’s work. The paintings that are being raffled off are similar to the work shown. If you are interested in purchasing a painting, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you’d like to purchase a raffle ticket, make your donation here! Thanks for your support!