Many have blogged this already, and I feel compelled to do the same so as to help reach the widest audience possible.
Just about everyone in the ColdFusion community knows Joe Rinehart. Between his work on Model-Glue, his presentations at MAXs, and more, Joe has given continuously to our community, and now we have the opportunity to give a little back.
Joe’s wife, Dale, was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and has been undergoing aggressive treatment. Dale has been sharing her feelings and experiences online, and the posts are both painful and hopeful at the same time.
A group of ColdFusion community members (including Brian Kotek, Ray Camden, Scott Stroz, Doug Hughes, Charlie Griefer, and others) have taken it upon themselves to set up a donation pool to try and offer a little assistance to the Rineharts in this difficult time by helping to offset the large and ongoing medical expenses associated with this illness. They have created a site at www.helpsupportjoeanddale.com, and are asking for the community to contribute. I just sent a contribution, and encourage those of you who know Joe and have benefited from all he has given to do the same.