BRUNSWICK — Steve Crawford was supposed to marry Danielle Schultz on March 9, but the couple postponed their wedding after he collapsed in January.
In February, he received the diagnosis: cancer.
“A week before the wedding we had to cancel it, because his health still isn’t good,” Danielle’s mother, Deborah Schultz, said.
Schultz and other residents in the Mueller Creek Homeowner’s Association in Brunswick have started a fundraiser to auction off a quilt and pillow shams made by her to help pay for Crawford’s medical expenses.
“I thought it would help raise money if people had the chance to win something,” she said.
Schultz planned to give the couple the quilt as a wedding gift, but said it’s more important now to pull together as a family.
Crawford, 42, of Brunswick, is a patient at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, undergoing treatment for leukemia and bone cancer.
Schultz said the family plans a wedding in the backyard as soon as Crawford gets a little better.
“Some days he’s doing good and other days (he’s) just not,” she said.
The treatments have been expensive, and health insurance doesn’t cover all the costs, she said.
A fund has been set in Crawford’s name at Huntington Bank. Donations can be made at any Huntington Bank location.
To purchase a raffle ticket for the quilt, call Schultz at (330) 273-1117.
Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.