‘Deadliest Catch’ cast connection aims to assist fan Patty Valentines fundraiser raffle

patty-and-dad-739x840Like the beach glass she finds and turns into works of art, Portland resident Patty Valentine met the fishermen and sea captains of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and turned them into friends — and, with her father Meredith “Zeke” Valentine battling cancer, she can use all the friends she can get. Of course, it helps when friends are also television stars. The story of Patty, her friendship with these sea-faring folks, and how they came to help her and her father started five years ago, when Patty reached out to Josh Harris, captain of the vessel the Cornelia Marie. “His father, Phil Harris, passed away after suffering from a pulmonary embolism, which he then had complications from,” Patty said. “(Those complications) caused a massive stroke, leading to his death.” Read the story here 14:31