An email blast from Unique-ARs:
If you’ve ever designed a custom handguard from us, you more than likely worked with our designer, Rich. He’s a huge part of our team, and our family here at Unique.
Rich has been with Unique-ARs since the beginning of 2015 working as the head designer. He has been responsible for much of the new product development, roughly 3,000 custom handguard designs, and 27,000 email correspondences.
A few months back, Rich started to feel ill and originally attributed it to food allergies. After weeding out different foods, he was still in pain. Rich endured many tests and doctor visits to finally receive the shocking diagnosis – stage 4 cancer.
Richard is the ultimate “I can take care of it myself” kind of guy, but has acknowledged that the upcoming hospital bills are beyond his means. He is on the precipice of 3 months of chemotherapy followed by liver surgery, 6 weeks of radiation, colon surgery, and another round of chemo. Treatment will take place at MSTI in Boise which is over 100 miles away from his beloved home of McCall, Idaho.
We’ve set up a GoFundMe for Rich – any contributions will be used for medical expenses, travel and lodging.
Even with his diagnosis, Rich is still an active, strong and good-humored member of our community.
Richard, or as the local kids call him “Coach Rich”, is otherwise the figure of good health. He enjoys hiking, swimming, and playing every sport out there. He helps run the local “Old Man” basketball league and is an assistant basketball coach at McCall-Donnelly High School. We are asking for your support to help get Richard back on his feet, and back out to the community that he loves.
Any outreach, well wishes, or new design ideas can be sent to [email protected]