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Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:03am PT
Many, many spirit points, Mr. Hudon.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:06am PT
I'm happy to be the recipient of one of Sonya 's pieces of art and benefitted a great family. Where should I send the $?

Susan
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 11:15am PT
Hey Sonya, I don't have a paypal account, so you can send me a check if that's ok....Michelle Gill
469 Tourmaline Way
Redding, CA 96003
And thanks to folks like you, I still live here!! Sooo much appreciation.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 2, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Hi Michelle, I'm the high bidder on Sonya's piece. I will send the check directly to you, thanks for the addy.

Susan
m_jones

Trad climber
Carson City, NV
Jan 2, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
He said it hurt more to not make that climb than it did knowing his cancer had returned.

HI Michelle - Mark told me about Ian a year ago when he coaxed me out of climbing retirement to climb El Cap after not being up there for 30 years. The quote above really hits home.

The gear I was able to purchase from you has a very special place in my heart. Very much like obtaining treasured family heirlooms. Which I guess it is as we are all a climbing family. Especially on this thread.
Ian's gear will be put to good use. I know Mark cannot wait to watch ME put up Ian's ledge this fall on El Cap.

Thank you - I wish you and your son well.

Max Jones
climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 2, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
first page bump cause there isn't a more important thread on this site.
SofCookay

climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 06:55pm PT
Agreed.

Michelle, it is an honor and my pleasure to be able to contribute. I'd love to make you a necklace with one of Ian's stoppers on it - please let me know. Susan, please pm me your address and I will send your necklace out to you.

Sonya
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
I would LOVE that Sonya....however I was in such a bad way when Ian's gear was going bye-bye that I didn't save anything for myself. Thank for the offer. It's very sweet.
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 2, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
Bumpity-bump-bump!!!!!!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:52am PT
Any chance that someone who bought one of Ian's stoppers to help out could give it back to Michelle for a necklace?
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 3, 2013 - 06:46am PT
You guys are ruining a present I had in mind!
SofCookay

climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 07:34am PT
Um...oops! It was Mark's idea - I thought he was suggesting it to me so I would take the hint and make one (sorry, Mark). So Michelle, pretend you never saw this part of the thread... ;)

Carry on, Mark!
Michelle Gill

climber
Jan 3, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
....didn't see what part of the thread?...
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jan 3, 2013 - 02:14pm PT
Inspirational.

I'm in my mid-50s and continue to dare to dream. Ian had the audacity and courage to dream, and truly be alive for his life.

My mom had cancer three times, and chose to live as much as possible depite carrying that parasite in her body. As I get closer to the age of my mother's early demise, I look at each day as a gift.

WIsh I could give you such a gift.
Audrey

climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
I continue to be overwhelmed by the spirit and generosity of all of you. Not only is Mark selling gear at a good pace, but we STILL after 4 months have donations coming in on Fundrazr...people here who don't know Ian but have been moved by his story. I am sincerely blown away by the generosity and kindness being shown, and I know Michelle is too.

Mark what you are doing is a ton of work, once again major kudos to you.

Since we're still seeing action on the Fundrazr, I will post the link again for those of you who don't need gear but want to help Ian's family:
http://fundrazr.com/campaigns/bMOnd

My wish for all of you is that the new year bring you an abundance of good health and great adventures!
Audrey
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 3, 2013 - 05:24pm PT
Just logged the biggest sale yet (aside from Max buying a lot of big expensive gear) and there is still a bunch of good stuff yet to go.

Anyone need a brand new still in the bag lead rope?

A brand new Petzl Helmet?

A pair of brand new 5.10 approach shoes?

Cams?

Quickdraws?
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:49am PT
Bump for a "Thanks Mark", stuff just arrived and I was surprised that it was brand new still in the wrapper. Bonus and extra thanks.

sofcookie, whats your address I'll send you some old sh#t, err, Chouinard wired stoppers. Your donation was appreciated by more than just the family. Good on you for jumping in and helping out.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 4, 2013 - 08:53am PT
opps, sorry, just saw that you'd emailed it to me Sonya. I'll rummage my basement and send some Chouinard wired nuts along to you next week.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 5, 2013 - 09:41am PT
Just sold a bunch of the old wired nuts and a batch to Sonya for jewelry and I'm waiting to hear back from a few other people about various bits.

The photos and list of what is available is a few pages back now. I can't edit the post any longer to move them up. Maybe I'll just repost them.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jan 5, 2013 - 10:40am PT
Ian Bump and to get to a new page.
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