Dothan woman grateful after community supports boyfriend stricken with cancer

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Meredith Heche was devastated to hear that her boyfriend Daniel Weathers was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and now their family is drowning in medical bills… So to offset those costs they have started selling these hats.

On July 14, Daniel was diagnosed with what started with night sweats in December and April. This lead to a baseball-sized lymph node in July. However, Weathers is staying positive throughout it all.

“He’s trying to stay positive however every day is a struggle,” Meredith said. “He’s trying to keep his energy levels up, but it is a very hard thing to go through. Half the time you’re sick and half the time your body feels rotten is what he says, and you do get sick frequently.”

Meredith has been working on her RVL brand since October 2019. Her original goal was to help out as many people as possible with her brand little did she know it would be to help out the love of her life.

“RVL was going to be a comfortable brand apparel that helped people in a tough position,” she said. “We were going to give as much profit as much time as much of our energy to help people.”

She sells the hats on Facebook and delivers them house to house but she has also had to ship them out. She has had orders all the way from North Carolina to Wyoming.

“I’ve sold 250 hats,” she said. “With donations and hat sells, we’ve raised $3800.”

Meredith was asked how does it feel to see the Wiregrass give back in such a time of need

“It means the world honestly, I didn’t expect this and the whole point when making the hats was the support,” she said.

Meredith has asked everyone that has purchased a hat to post on their social media a picture of them wearing the special Dan the Man hat with the hashtag #dantheman on Sept. 25 to show their support.

Learn how to get a hat of your own by following this link.

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