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Don Carroll remains hospitalized following surgery

We received this statement from Jerry Foster regarding Don Carroll's health:

Donald R. Carroll of Batavia is currently in Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester recuperating from abdominal surgery for cancer of his esophagus and stomach. The surgery that took place on Sept. 12th was cancelled once his surgical team determined his cancer had spread to the point where surgery would not be beneficial.

Don is well known in Western New York for his charity work, which has raised thousands of dollars for many young residents of Genesee County over the last 30 plus years. Just three weeks ago Don ran a 5K Run/Fun Walk as part of Summer in the City to raise money for his annual Toys for Kids program.

Don has received numerous awards for his work in the community and in 2009 was inducted into the Oakfield-Alabama Alumni Hall of Fame.

Two weeks ago a fund raiser organized by several Batavia business people was held to assist Don with his medical bills and living expenses.  Donations may still be dropped off at T-Shirts Etc., Main Office of Birchwood Village, or mailed to Jerry Foster, 20 River St., Batavia, NY 14020. Checks should be made out to Donald R. Carroll.

Readers may follow Don’s progress by visiting: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/donaldrcarroll/journal

Don isn’t going to let this setback keep him down. He has a very positive attitude and is determine to beat his cancer which was first diagnosed this past April.

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