Circle the Wagons: The Happy Toy Maker’s Thayne Slater

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My friend Jerry Sims posted a call for support for his hired man, Thayne Slater. Please consider purchasing a raffle ticket for any amount you care to from $1 on up. Jerry is wonderful support to many causes and organizations, and this one’s mighty important and a great way to thank him.

Here are a few words from Jerry as well as a link for raffle tickets which will close August 31.

Thayne Slater
Thayne Slater has been helping me build toys since he was in high school (about 7 years). He graduated from West Texas A&M University in December. He had a brain tumor 5 years ago and hasn’t had trouble with it again until this July.

The tumor came back and was bigger than an egg. He and his family traveled to Houston for surgery and the doctor discovered a new tumor along with the old one that had grown back. The initial surgery was successful, but they weren’t able to remove all of the tumors because he would have lost his communication skills among other things.

A week passed and they went back to the hospital to have Thayne’s stitches removed and doctors discovered the tumors had come back even more aggressively. They are currently trying to decide the best plan to fight the tumors. It will likely be radiation and chemo.

I appreciate the prayers and support you’ve shown Thayne and his family. All proceeds will go directly to Thayne to help with his medical bills and other expenses.

Thank you,
Jerry Sims – The Happy Toy Maker

Thayne Slater
Tickets are $1 and you can purchase as many as you want. We will pick a winner for this raffle on September 1st. Winner will receive a custom feedlot and day cab semi along with the feed truck attachment.


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I'm Savanna Simmons and I live north of Lusk, Wyoming, on the Four Three Ranch with my husband Boe and our sons, Brindle and Roan. I grew up evolving my horsemanship with clinicians like Ray Hunt, Joe Wolter, and Jack Brainard, but not within a...

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