Today we received sad news from Mako Steel Inc. The company's engineer, Mike Dale, lost his wife to cervical cancer on Wednesday evening. At only 39 years old, Danielle had battled with the disease for the past couple of years. In addition to her loving husband, she leaves her two young girls behind. All of us at ISS are incredibly sorry for their loss.
“I think Danielle’s passing has spurred something within all of us here at the office and in his group of friends and family to help him in any way possible,” says Caesar Wright, Mako president. He points out that though times are financially difficult for everyone, Mike is now struggling with medical bills and funeral costs in addition to his usual household expenses. By way of help, an account has been set up in Mike's name at Provident Bank to collect funds for this hardship, hopefully lessening the blow and helping him focus on his family.
We urge anyone who is able to offer a contribution, no matter how small, to this important cause. Donations can be made in one of four ways:
1. Mail a check to:
c/o Provident Bank
40325 Winchester Road
Temecula, CA 92591
2. Send a check, made payable to Michael Dale, to the Mako Steel home office at:
5650 El Camino Real Ste. 235
Carlsbad, CA 92008
3. Make a donation in Mike's name at any Provident Bank branch.
4. Use your billpay feature in your personal online banking system.
The account number is 4811923; the bank-routing number is 302227518. The official account title is "Contributory account for Danielle Dale."
To learn more about cervical cancer, visit the website of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. There you can get information about detection, prevention and treatments as well as read survivor stories, get tips for raising awareness, and donate to the organization itself. According to NCCC, about 10,000 U.S. women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year; approximately 3,700 die from the disease.
As a woman just a few weeks away from her 39th birthday, I am stunned and incredibly saddened by the news of Danielle's passing. I can't imagine having to let go of the world at this time in my life, or the intense suffering and loss being experienced by Mike and his family. But ours is an incredibly close-knit and compassionate industry, and I know Mike has lots of loving support from his Mako family. Please, let's all do what we can to assist him through this dark time.