Dave's Cancer Fund

Friday, March 26, 2010


Hello everyone!
It seems as though the Amigos have been very busy organising Bike Day. Check out the Amigos of Dave Bike Day Blog for updates and to get your hands on a TimeTable for the days events and of course your Registration forms.

Thanks amigos for your full commitment to the cause. And to everyone else involved/participating on Bike Day, Dave's says he's "ecstatic to see such a project come together with such enthusiasm, It's truly inspiring. I hope everyone is respectful of the FUNds and togetherness intended for the day"

And on behalf of the Montoya family I'd like to acknowledge everyone's contribution toward helping Dave by putting this day on, and while we can't be present, we hope the day runs smoother than vegan chocolate silk pudding.


Should have an update on Dave's tumor and treatment progress up soon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Fundraiser Party for DAVE!!!
Latino Style at the Park

Where: Burleigh Beach
“At the Hut” near the toilets & playground
Time: 12 noon til late

Please Join in if you can.

Check out the Facebook Event Page
Or contact Naomi Edwards
(naomiedwards09@hotmail.com) for details.

Monday, March 8, 2010

'How are you?'

How are you?
More than often we're asked 'How is Dave?' 'Is the treatment working?' 'Does David feel better?' 'Is his condition improving?' 'How is Dave doing?'...This segment is dedicated to informing loved ones and supporters alike about Dave's progressing physical and emotional state of being.

For starters it's difficult to evaluate progress over such a short period, even more so considering the circumstances. It's hard to tell whether treatment has been effective, mainly because of the location and the effects of his second operation; including effecting his co-ordination, balance, speech, and physical strength.

Considering what Dave has been through over the last six months, it's extremely difficult to reach a point for him to say he has improved. That is why we focus on the healing being internal first.

You know that analogy about the one step back two forward? I see that we play in that step back stage, all while remaining optimistic about those soon to come bigger steps forward. Dave takes small steps on a daily basis. He takes baby steps forward constantly, but of course not being deterred of that all grande leap. It's extremely tiring but just as rewarding...baby steps. It is definitely glorious to be rewarded with those few joyous moments...baby steps. An inexplicable smile, a laugh, inspired by that inner peace and internal healing, baby steps. So we take it slow with baby steps forward until he is able to physically take that leap forward.

So we evaluate progress on a day to day basis. Allowing progress means understanding causes for how he feels right now compared to how he felt before starting these treatments. For example, the side effects of low-dose radiation are tiredness, fatigue and brain fog- So we take things slow. For the most part he has an exceptional appetite, and is still as witty and humorous as ever.

We do what we can to feed and guide, and Dave must take care of the rest. Knowing that at the moment Dave is being helped to get rid of this tumor. And what he is feeling now are stages chosen for the healing process. In that respect there is a Dave mind-body factor which he has to decide how and will benefit him and the rest of us can only guide or accompany him on this, his journey. Sounds poetic but it's true. If he believes it will work, then like all miracle stories, it will work.