View Full Version : These girls want to fish the Gambler
08-29-2009, 07:19 PM
Thursday night Capt. Bob Bogan donated an entire cruise to my daughter Haley. Haley has two inoperable brain tumors that have impacted our lives as a family. She is great right now, but our future is uncertain and we have taken some steps.
Capt. Bob saw a flier and had a darn good idea : Fireworks cruise.
Haley boarded the Gambler with her 7 yr old sister, my wife & I. On board were about 100 passengers that were there for her. Family, friends and customers that saw his ad or gambler gal's ad. We even had the Holiday City Silverton fishing club. Needless to say Haley felt a lot of support just as the rest of the family.
Captain Bob & crew not only helped us financially but also gave Haley a giant boost of confidence. There isnt enough room on this site for me to convey words of thanks. As her Dad and best friend Im scared as hell.
Capt. Bob said, "Dont stop prayin, it works". I believe him.
Now my daughters want to fish on the Gambler. I will have two of the best fishing partners a guy would ever want.
08-29-2009, 07:25 PM
Howie - prayers sent.
Capt Bob - you're a gem.
08-29-2009, 07:35 PM
08-29-2009, 07:46 PM
What a great idea!
Best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery.
Capt. Bob, you are aces in my book!
08-29-2009, 07:57 PM
only good thoughts! I can't imagine what that must be like, being a father of three myself.
08-29-2009, 08:11 PM
I wish the best for your daughter. God give her the strength to overcome this poison. I don't know what else to say.
08-29-2009, 08:25 PM
God Bless you, your daughter, and your entire family. Prayers said.
Capt. Jerry P
08-29-2009, 08:50 PM
Prayers sent for Haley and your entire family!!!
Capt Bob and crew on the gambler... World needs more people like you guys!!!
08-29-2009, 09:04 PM
Tears in my eyes as type this
Good luck and God Bless
08-29-2009, 09:37 PM
i HOPE FOR THE BEST FOR U AND THE FAMILY. aND TO THE GAMBLER CREW NICE JOB!!
08-29-2009, 10:05 PM
I pray for the best for Haley & your family.
08-29-2009, 10:17 PM
I don't usually comment on these threads, but that was a really amazing story. Good luck with everything and while I don't pray you will definately be in my thoughts.
08-29-2009, 10:29 PM
God Bless you and your family.
My Prayers are with you...
08-30-2009, 12:02 AM
Words cannot express how I felt reading this post, My and my families prayers and hopes go out to Haley and the family
Capt Bob. you are a man amoungest men
Howie check your PM
OFF the SHORE
08-30-2009, 02:10 AM
Great story! Myself and my family wish you and yours only the best. God Bless
08-30-2009, 02:30 AM
I as a fathter with a daughter about the same age. I don't know what to say but as i sit here tearing up about thinking about how this could be my little girl i wish you the best of luck in this trying time as a family. If i could be of any assistance let me know.As i have no fear about donating blood plateletes , marrow or any other organ little haley may need.
I'M AN O+ DONAR IF AT ALL NEEDED. PLEASE LET ME KNOW
08-30-2009, 02:48 AM
I second the donation if needed. I am B negative
08-30-2009, 03:49 AM
My best to you and your family.
A+, whenever you need it.
08-30-2009, 07:48 AM
What a lovely story,My prayers are with this family.
Well done Capt Bob and the Gambler crew .
Life's A Beach
08-30-2009, 08:28 AM
Best wishes and prayers to you and your daughter.
This only further proves what I've known for years; Bobby Bogan is a hell of a nice guy who cares more than just taking people's money.
Glad we get to to hear good stories too! I just hope we can have a happy ending for Haley too!!!
08-30-2009, 08:44 AM
Capt Bob you are the greatest.My prayers go ouy to Haley and her family,all the best.
08-30-2009, 08:45 AM
Great story and I hope you girls catch 'em up on your fishing trip. May the grace of god and your families strength bring a happy resolve to Haley's condition.
08-30-2009, 03:18 PM
This was an easy decision for my wife and me. We saw a poster about Haley. She looked just like our little girl. Very happy to do it.
Keep the prayers up.
Howie was about the 5th person who told me that Ronald McDonald house had helped their family so much. Don't ever hesitate to give money to them. Also, St Judes Childrens Hospital --I've heard they're great, too.
08-30-2009, 03:43 PM
great job capt.bob and my family will keep Haley and her family in our prayers
08-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Nice job Capt'n. Kinda speechless, I'm not good at this stuff.
08-30-2009, 07:53 PM
Howie wishing the best to you and your family and my thoughts and prayers are with your little girl as well as your family during this time. Think Positive...she WILLL overcome this!!
Kudos to Captain Bob!! The world needs more people that come together like this.
08-30-2009, 08:16 PM
Nice to see the outpouring of support from Bob and everyone on the board here for Haley and her family..
Please drop us a note from time to time to let us know how Haley is doing. God bless you and your family Haley!!
08-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Howie prayer does work I'm Cancer free for 15 years have faith I'm on your side in a big way. Give Haley a big hug from all of us I'm sure you do that every day anyway. Bob that was one of the nicest things that you could have done that's why your clientele keeps coming back.
08-30-2009, 10:00 PM
Nice job Capt Bob. Best to you and your family, with people like you behind her she will find a way through this. Our family's thoughts are with you.
08-31-2009, 08:39 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Captain Bob, you are the best!
08-31-2009, 06:44 PM
Prayers from our family to yours! And yes.... praying does work! God bless you and your family and also you Capt. Bob. Nice to see there are still good people on this left on this earth. I will be sure to be boarding your boat soon. Play it foward people. Mike
08-31-2009, 07:01 PM
many prayers from my family , god bless and enjoy the night :) good medicine !!
09-01-2009, 06:22 PM
I just wanted to thank everyone for your thoughts, prayers, pm's and replies. There are a lot of good people on this site. I read a lot of the same emotion that I have been feeling.
We are all optimistic. As long as these things dont grow, life will continue to be just fine. I will be sure to post our fishing trips. I will post health related stuff in the non fishing section.
09-02-2009, 03:19 PM
Bob has always been a classy and sincere person. This does not suprise me at all. your daughter and family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God does send us miracles. I hope one gets sent your way.
09-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Your Daughter is in my prayers. Best of luck to you and your family. Capt. Bob you are one hella of a guy. Really wish there were more people out there like you.
09-02-2009, 05:13 PM
God bless your daughter and your family. Nice Job Capt. nice to know that there are good people out there willing to make a difference
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