admin Posted September 27, 2018 Share Posted September 27, 2018 A 66-year-old U.S. Navy veteran dying from cancer has been selling his possessions at weekend yard sales to raise money for his own funeral, reports said Wednesday. Willie Davis, of Cambria County, Pa., was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma. He plans to raise enough cash to be buried next to his parents in Culpepper, Va., according to his GoFundMe page. The page was created by two men, David Dunkleberger and his friend, Ed Sheets, after visiting Davis’ yard sale in Brownstown, Pa., in August. When they asked whose funeral Davis was financing, he replied: "Mine." Willie Davis has been selling his possessions to raise enough money to be buried beside his parents in Virginia. (GoFundMe) "It broke your heart, hearing the story, and we just decided we had to do something to try and help him, try to make his life a little bit easier," Sheets told Johnstown, Pa.-based WJAC-TV. Davis served in the Navy from 1970-76 during the Vietnam War, the station reported. "He's done a lot serving our country, so we wanted to kind of return the favor to him so that, again, his last days could be a little less hectic, a little more peaceful for him," Sheets told the station. "It broke your heart, hearing the story, and we just decided we had to do something to try and help him, try to make his life a little bit easier." - Ed Sheets, good Samaritan Dunkleberger and Sheets set the initial GoFundMe goal at $5,000, but to make Davis’ final wish of being buried beside his parents come true, they may need to raise as much as $15,000, WJAC-TV reported. As of Thursday morning, they had raised nearly $12,000. The two men wrote that any leftover money would go to help another veteran in need. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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