My Dad, Lee Barden, was diagnosed with End Stage Liver Cancer on Friday, February 3rd, 2017. Doctors informed us that he is no longer a candidate for a liver transplant. These funds will be used to help cover medical expenses, living expenses, and to help contribute to the care of his family. He would also like to take a trip with our family before his health declines more. My Dad, Master Lee Barden, was born in Fort Myers, Florida. When he was thirteen, he saw Enter the Dragon, starring Bruce Lee, which inspired his training in the martial arts. He built a homemade set of nunchaku out of a broomstick and a dog’s collar. As a teenager, he began his martial arts studies at a local dojo. At the age of eighteen, he joined the United States Navy and served for four years. During this time he visited Europe and the Middle East and had the opportunity to continue his martial arts training along the way. He opened his first school in 1983 focusing on teaching children the positive side of Martial Arts. My Dad is a man of great Strength, Integrity, Passion and Kindness. He is a Wonderful Sensei, Father, Husband, Brother, Uncle Etc.. My parents have had such a positive impact on so many lives for the past 30 years. I’m asking you to please find it in your hearts to help my Dad and my family at this time. Thank you so much.