David Bachmann has played a role in McHenry County politics since running for Coroner in 2008.
The former Crystal Lake Central High School baseball player built the funeral home that still bears his name on Route 14 next to Flowerwood in his 20’s, then sold it and went onto other phases of his life, including being coroner in a Mexican state.
The blog poked fun at Sheriff Keith Nyrgen and his protege Andy Zinke, but also reported real news, such as, the Homestead Exemption that the Nygrens had for their Florida home as well as for their one in McHenry County. (Illinois doesn’t care, but Florida does.)
Before moving back to McHenry County, Bachmann underwent a fourteen hour “whipple” surgery in 2002 at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. It is a most difficult surgery for a patient to endure.
He now lives in Jo Daviess County and needs transportation to Texas where he hopes to get another pancreatic transplant.
A “Wheels for LIFE’ Benefit for Dave Bachmann” is on Facebook.
David’s plea for assistance follows:
For those who know me, know my work during the 2008-2014 time frame. I worked hard to tirelessly expose those who were actually hurting the people of McHenry County via there greed and surreptitious ways as office holders.
Unfortunately, my health has taken a serious turn and I find myself in a precarious situation.
Simply Put, “I need help!”
Due to my serious battle with uncontrolled diabetes, I’ve now lost my family. My wife six weeks ago, informed me that “She was tired of living with a sick husband,” then walked out on me.
An immediate divorce proceeded and within six weeks I find my self having to live alone, and most seriously, without a car.
I need a pancreatic transplant and I am in congestive heart failure. I MUST obtain a car so I can get my transplant and then to my doctors appointments which are located twenty five miles from my home, currently.
I need to raise $5,000.00 in order to obtain a reliable car to take me from my home to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas where I was treated back in 2002. Cal Skinner wrote a profile story about my 2002 cancer center experience. Perhaps you had already read that story? ]See below.]
I have never asked for help my entire life. However my life depends upon my ability to get from my home in Galena, Illinois to my doctors or… I will not make it.
If you help me in any way, I would be so blessed and obviously very grateful as well.
David Bachmann c/o
The Tirio’s at Monarch Senior Care
234 Main Street
Woodstock, IL 60098
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The stories below chronicle Dave Bachmann’s fight against pancreatic cancer, which resulted in a transplant.