Dear Family and Friends:

Our lives at any given moment can change for better or for worse.  One year ago, at the most unexpected moment in time, our lives changed for the worst.  David, our brother, our beloved Uncle D as he is affectionately called, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, Stage Four Brain Cancer.  A horrible disease with an even-more horrible name.  Although his life has been dramatically changed, David has not.  He has been a beacon of light to us all. His sense of humor and zest for life has never darkened.  In the face of over-whelming odds against success, he has soldiered on in the spirit we all know and love about him. David has shown us all what it means to truly live: to love deeply, to laugh loudly, and to be ever so present in this short fragile life.
 
In spite of potent treatments of radiation and chemotherapy, David’s cancerous tumors have returned with a vengeance.  As the disease progresses and a hope for a cure recedes, a new hope is being born through each of us. While those of us who know and love David can do little to stop his cancer, we CAN do much to relieve his anxiety for his family’s well-being.  From the moment of diagnosis, David’s unshakeable concern has been for his family and their future.  His wife Ada and his two young sons, Nicholas and Christopher, are the loves of his life. We want to assure David that Ada and the boys will be able to grow and be nurtured in their home, surrounded by the community he so loves and loves him in return. This is our promise to him. Please help us to encircle David and his family with your continued outpouring of love and your generosity of financial support.  
 
A “David Roberts Family Fund” has been established at Bridgehampton National Bank through The Island Gift of Life Foundation, a local 501c(3) charitable organization.  Your donations are tax deductible and will go directly to David and his family.  Credit Card donations can be made through our PAYPAL account. Check Donations can be made payable to The Island Gift of Life Foundation, with a memo “For David Roberts Family Fund” and mailed directly to: 
 
The Island Gift of Life
P.O. Box 532
Shelter Island Heights, New York  11965
 
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for your support.
 
Love, Jane Roberts Spotteck, Gina Kraus and The Roberts Family
 
“Lest we forget how fragile we are.”  Sting