Cancer patient needs Rusty

Cancer patient needs Rusty

Posted in the Rusty Wallace Forum

Durwin Bixler


#1 Jul 15, 2006
Here is an email I sent NASCAR because I don't know how to get it to Rusty. If someone could help get the following to Rusty I would be very grateful and so would the patient. I can't put the phone numbers on this forum.

I need help to contact Rusty Wallace as fast as possible. My sister-in-law, one of Rusty's best fans, is in the final days of passing away from uterine cancer. She has been an avid NASCAR fan and Rusty was her driver as long as I can remember. She posed with him at a number of races. Her name is Brenda Shearer. She was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in March and the doctor asked her what she would like to do before she started her treatments. The first thing out of her mouth was to go to see a race. The closest/soonest race was Dover and she made it. When she got back she started kemo, but was only able to take a partial treatment and they had to stop. Her body couldn't take it. They tried a number of things, but nothing has worked. Last week the kidney doctor said her kidneys were all but gone and the dialysis was not doing any good. Even the dialysis they could only do partially because she was so weak. She then decided to go home and be close with her family to pass away and be with the Lord. Everyone has been great at trying to keep her spirits up. It is one close family. I'm just glad to be part of it.
I was trying to think of something that would show her how much she means to all of us and as I walked past one of her Rusty pictures I thought I would try to do the impossible. See if I could get Rusty to come and see her before she passes away. I know Rusty has to be incredibly busy and is a very important person, but the thought of how much that would mean to her drove me to write this letter. I tried Rusty's website, but there was no direct email and then I found your site with the email. I pray you will get this and pass it along to Rusty so he can know about Brenda and see if he can somehow work it into his schedule to see her in the next few days.
We don't have the money to pay his travel, but then knowing Rusty he wouldn't take it anyway. We do have warm hearts and outstretched arms to welcome him though and one poor sick friend that would love him beyond description.
We could sure use your help, and Rusty if you get this message and it just cannot be done, we love you no matter what and always will.
God Speed
Here is information if you somehow can come to see Brenda.
Brenda and Timothy Shearer
York, Pa
My cell phone can be reached anytime xxx-xxx-xxxx
Durwin Bixler
Spring Grove, PA
Hope it works

Nutley, NJ

#2 Jul 18, 2006
So sorry to hear about your sister-in-law.
You might try him at different locations (ESPN or realityracingtv) You should go to , the owner of that site might know how to get him info. Good Luck, hope it can work out for your family. Maybe if he can't come, he could call!

Calhoun, GA

#3 Jul 28, 2006
I just came across this, you might try again, there is a phone number there for one of his shops. If not, try , his son runs that website, and I know it has an email address.
Our prayers are with Brenda, her family and friends.

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