Letter: Support June 8 Fundraiser For Jason Budjinski

As a 32-year-plus resident of Wellington, I have a great fondness for the Town-Crier. There is nothing so special as a local newspaper, which catches our families, friends and even relatives doing what they do every day, but making it seem so special! I have always had a fondness for your community editor, Jason Budjinski, as I knew him as a little boy. One of the first women I met here in Wellington was Maureen Budjinski. We became fast friends, as did our sons, my son Andy and her son, Jason. Jason became the community editor of the Town-Crier, and I followed his career. What a fine young man.

And now Jason is facing the battle of his life. He has a rare liver disease that is destroying his body. He has not given up. And we are not giving up on him. He does need our help. The Town-Crier has been so wonderful in contributing articles about Jason, and the advertisements for his upcoming fundraiser are so wonderful that everyone I show it to wants to help.

There are many of us who are gathering silent and live auction items, but I have never seen a team come together to gather so many items as all of you, at the Town-Crier. It blows me away! What a wonderful group of people you are. I can’t thank you enough.

As I write this with tears in my eyes, may I ask anyone who has a heart to attend the fundraiser on Saturday, June 8 at Madison Green? There is no cost and no RSVP is needed, just come to Madison Green from noon to 3 p.m. And oh, by the way, Madison Green has donated its facilities. What a wonderful community we live in!

Nancy Severson, Wellington