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Community rallies to help ailing veteran

undraiser set for Dec. 9 at Parker’s Takoda Tavern

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A fundraiser for veteran Christian Redman, who is battling an aggressive form of cancer, will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at Takoda Tavern in Parker.

Redman, who lives in Parker, was instrumental in helping organize a fundraiser in 2015 that helped a WWII vet and his wife who were facing the prospect of running out of money.

An Army cavalry scout and former police officer, Redman had to step away from his construction business earlier this year as his illness progressed. He was diagnosed with colon cancer that has spread to his stomach.

“He’s very behind on his bills because of his medicines and co-pays,” said Ron Meier, a longtime friend who is organizing the benefit with Takoda Tavern owner Bob Nobles. “He’s a proud man, so this isn’t easy for him.”

Redman is able to cover basic expenses with disability pay. Money raised from the benefit would help Redman defray medical or other living costs, Meier said. “If we can cover one, he can handle the other.”

The benefit will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Takoda Tavern, 12311 Pine Bluffs Way. For more information, contact Meier at RJM0629@msn.com.

“He deserves our help in any way we can possibly do it,” Nobles said.

“Any one of us could end up with unfortunate circumstances,” Meier said. “You’ve got to hope that people in the community will help you.”

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