Bachmann Seeks Car Help for Pancreatic Transplant

David Bachmann

David Bachmann

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.

After losing the Coroner’s race to incumbent Marelene Lantz, Bachmann amused himself and others with the blog “Dirty Keity vs. Dirty Harry.”

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.

Click here.

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.


Comments

Bachmann Seeks Car Help for Pancreatic Transplant — 11 Comments

  1. Bless you Karen for being able to help . . .

    David has touched so many lives for the better.

  2. can we assume that nygren is still sticking it to the taxpayers and getting exemptions on both homes?

    What else did he do as sheriff?

  3. David Bachmann’s (the 2008 Democratic Party’s 2008 candidate for McHenry County Coroner)

  4. David Bachmann’s (the 2008 Democratic Party’s 2008 candidate for McHenry County Coroner) point of …

  5. Yes he ran against that guttersnipe Lantz.

    Your point Stand 4truth?

    Is this something you’re going to comment on and have to be schooled on (like so many of your other ignorant posts?)

  6. it is not ignorant it is stating a fact just because you do not like the message oh well he is still a democrat

  7. I will say it – there are a lot of Democrats who claim to be Republicans, and we elect them.

    I knock on their doors all the time.

    Why just yesterday in Cary this man claimed to be a Democrat and hated McSweeney.

    When I asked him why he had consistently voted in the Republican primary he said “to ‘mess’ with people like you.”

    …if only every Democrat inside the GOP would self identify like this.

    People should look carefully at voting records to see who is espousing the core values of the party and who wants a more “progressive” approach.

  8. I feel I must answer to the person hiding under a false name claiming to KNOW my political standing.

    I AM A CARD CARRYING REPUBLICAN! I ONLY RAN AS A DEMOCRAT because I believed, and it has proven as absolute truth, that Marlene Lantz was an inept coroner.

    I was an a Democrat because the slot was open, AND, in my profession, party affiliation does not matter.

    MY entire family for generations are Republicans…..

    Now there need not me any further speculation..

    SO I guess “Stand4truth” IF I WERE a DEM you would advocate that I deserve Death?

    Where were you when I was out there alone, chasing the corruption out of the county?

    Thanks again to all my wonderful friends, both GOP and Dems.

    Dave

  9. Please see this link for proof of my party affiliation.

    http://dirtykeithvsdirtyharry.blogspot.com/

    I feel I must answer to the person hiding under a false name claiming to KNOW my political standing.

    I AM A CARD CARRYING REPUBLICAN!

    I ONLY RAN AS A DEMOCRAT because I believed, and it has proven as absolute truth, that Marlene Lantz was an inept coroner. I was new to politics and I believed, incorrectly, that to run under a party flag, you had to have their blessing.

    I knew the GOP at that time would only support Lantz.

    I saw all those people dying at that Woodstock nursing home… I had to try to gain office to clean it up!

    I ran as a Democrat because the slot was open, AND, in my profession, party affiliation does not matter.

    MY entire family for generations are Republicans…..

    Now there need not me any further speculation..

    SO I guess “Stand4truth” IF I WERE a DEM you would advocate that I deserve Death?

    Where were you when I was out there alone, chasing the corruption out of the county?

    Thanks again to all my wonderful friends, both GOP and Dems.

    Dave

  10. Devisiveness rules the day,once again in these terrible times.

    I don’t care what you call yourself, David; you are a good guy!

    I pray that God continues to grant you strength and courage.

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