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happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:03am PT
The parties are great and all, but the fundraising effort really needs to start now.

Agreed on this point. He has been driving back and forth to Eisenhower hospital 3 and 4 times a week this last few weeks.

I tried to coax him into allowing a fundraiser to be made when I first learned about this recent round of chemo, but he was too...something! I also wasn't the right person to manage it, and was hoping for someone better equipped to get it rolling. I think the Friends of JT link is a smart move, to help with transparency, and we all know that Clark has surely been a friend TO Joshua Tree for many years!

Went climbing with him on Monday, while he still had stitches in his chest for the port insertion. He said the doc had told him to limit strenuous exercise, but true to his nature, Clark felt that leading Double Cross and Sexy Grandma ought not be all that strenuous for him.

He led both cleanly,quickly and in such style you'd have thought he'd been on those routes a hundred times already...oh,wait...he has- hahah. Nonetheless, who amongst us would have the tenacity and good spirits to take that attitude and actions in the same circumstances? Clark has the best attitude possible, and that is inspiring.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:07am PT
I can contribute a little
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Anything will help. I have the info sent off to the board of directors of FOJT to post on their website. As soon as that goes live, I will post a thread to support the effort here and on other websites.

FOJT is an established group so there should be no problems with people getting up in arms over where the money is actually going. It goes to Clark.

I spoke with Clark yesterday while he was hanging out on the job site about all of this and he is fine and very appreciative of the effort. A friend of mine has already donated $150. Another friend of his came by with food, blankets, sheets, and a extra sleeping bag for his new digs.

What ever amount people choose to donate is great.

We are definitely looking out for him.

He deserves it!
Bldrjac

Ice climber
Boulder
Feb 20, 2013 - 03:49pm PT
I'll keep my eyes peeled for the new post. I know Jack would want to help out in any way, so I'll do my best!
Pam
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Feb 20, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Bump for The Man...

Clark Jacobs
Clark Jacobs
Credit: Ksolem

We all have a lot to learn from this guy. He shows us happiness and grace in the face of real challenges. Barbara and I were out visiting with him a few days ago, and like Happie says, he has a totally positive attitude.

About two weeks ago a fellow at the pit named Max and Clark and I went up and did Sail Away and some of those face climbs near there on Wailing Wall. It was a great day.
thebravecowboy

Social climber
Colorado Plateau
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Strong vibes of goodness your way Clark, keep on climbing and may your essential kindness and karmic high standing translate to a positive outcome.

I will contribute to any fundraising effort for Clark's benefit.

Can't wait to get back down to that neck of the woods and get some more of that old fashioned salty dog's advice on love, life and climbing.

rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 20, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
I've spoken with the folks at FOJT and they are on it. It will likely take the weekend to get things up and running, but as soon as it is ready, I'll post up.
Nick

climber
portland, Oregon
Feb 20, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Sending healing vibes your way Clark.

Nick
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
Feb 20, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
rif:
Thanks for the update.
I'm following this thread with great interest: standing by to help in anyway I can.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 22, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
So rlf, are we having a climbing get together in jtree this spring and will it benefit Clark or shall we be looking at some other reason to create our annual get together???? lynnie
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 23, 2013 - 02:54pm PT
As far as fundraising parties go, I'm going to leave that to people and powers far greater than myself.

I would like to make my intentions very clear on this fundraiser for Clark. After what happened to the John Long effort, I want things to be very clear.

I purposely chose the Friends Of Joshua Tree because it's a known entity. I know the members of the board, and there should be no issues of where the funds are going.

They are going to Clark.

For those that choose to donate through the site, there will be a small processing fee. Other than that, all moneys donated will go directly to him.

If you wish to avoid the online transaction fees and wish to send him a check, that information will be available.

There is an additional benefit to this process that will come to light in a few days. We are almost there. I just spoke with one of the board members and a few tweaks need to be made.

I promise to keep everyone up to date.

Robert Fonda
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Feb 23, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Additional benefit?

You mean they are going to do a little fine tuning to the face on the Old Woman so the visage bears a resemblance to Clarks? (bump)


rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
Feb 23, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
To the community as a whole!
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