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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:27pm PT
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Dec 13, 2012 - 02:36pm PT
We have a guy on our fire crew....59 years old. Last May, while on a fire, he put his boot between two big branches a fell, snapping his ankle at a 90* angle. It looked bad and you know, when you get to be our age its just going to be a longer recovery. Well, he was in pretty good shape before and by last month he was walking without his walking sticks and moving along better than ever............So, hang in there John!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:09pm PT
I've done aid climbs after limping up the approach with a crutch.

Largo should do a route on the big stone and use the Americans with Disabilities Act to demand a BASE permit to allow descent for a handicapped person.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 13, 2012 - 04:11pm PT


Credit: locker
...


Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 14, 2012 - 09:27am PT
http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long
Now at $4,417

Hey John,
Any news on a tentative discharge date?
(Much longer and you'll need to file a change af address, yo)
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
AZ
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:41am PT
Update: I'm not sure of a discharge date, but he is scheduled for surgery this morning to remove the outer rods and such and place interior plates and pins in. Not sure if the they are doing the skin graft to close the wound or not. I'm gonna be there later and I'll try to get some more info for you all. Send some good vibes!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:57am PT
Toker Villian
I don't think Largo qualifies as I could for medical malpractice
administrative hearing mistakes. However I won't take from that
for that.

NoTokeRedKneck,
great second taco post! Better leave the writing to Largo,...





Krista,
thanks for the update, glad you are dialed in to the ST culture now.
We're all pulling for John.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Yes, thanks much Krista.
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
AZ
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:29pm PT
They were waiting for the swelling to go down thats why it's been a while, and getting prepped for the graft. I know it's a long time for ortho, but hopefully they're gonna get it right the first time.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Dec 14, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
As a survivor of several major surgeries -- including having my chest cracked wide open not once, but three times -- I believe it is preferable that the surgeons take their time. The only thing that has ever made me itchy for a quick exit from the hospital was the really bad food at the UCSD medical center.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Dec 14, 2012 - 04:12pm PT
Spoke to John this morning. Here is what is happening:

John is having surgery today, apparently the last one. The leg appears to be healing properly and he is looking forward to getting out of the hospital in a week or so.

I am going to sit down with John after he gets out of the hospital and evaluate with him the need for future fundraising efforts. If there is a need and John wants us to go ahead, we will then make plans for a coordinated and robust fundraiser. We will announce it on this thread and start a new one at that time.

John wanted to thank Krista again for the "chip in" fundraising effort. She is going to deliver proceeds to him today. These funds will be used to defray the costs of his daughter's travel expenses and for other incidentals during his hospital stay. As of today, John wants the interim, "chip in' fundraising effort shut down.

To all those who have contributed money, offered thoughts and prayers, and suggested ideas for fundraising, John thanks you. To all who want to help John, please hold those thoughts until we evaluate the need and then announce a fundraising goal to fill that need.

The outpouring of good will from this community is palpable and heart warming. John is very moved by this and appreciates it greatly.

Rick Accomazzo


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 14, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
Thanks for the update Rick. Sorry you have to compete with the Conn. tradgedy.


Ok, I've seen a picture of Krista finally!

Better start warming up stretching out and practicing Crimpie!!


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happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Dec 14, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
Thanks for the update.

Another week in hospital - yow!
Krista Goodsitt

Sport climber
AZ
Dec 14, 2012 - 05:39pm PT
I'm down! Survival and Russ are gonna tap out first. I will charge a penalty for under 60 seconds though. Build up your stamina boys!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 14, 2012 - 06:54pm PT
Rick A said:
I am going to sit down with John after he gets out of the hospital and evaluate with him the need for future fundraising efforts.
If there is a need and John wants us to go ahead, we will then make plans for a coordinated and robust fundraiser. We will announce it on this thread and start a new one at that time.

To all who want to help John, please hold those thoughts until we evaluate the need and then announce a fundraising goal to fill that need.

Thanks for that update and clarification Ricky ... until then, heal up John ... and:

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 14, 2012 - 07:19pm PT
Survival and Russ are gonna tap out first.

Huh?
You mean like knock each other out?

Survival,
I thought that after the Bachar debacle we were gonna keep Don King out of it.
And you may not know that Crimpie is the only black belt to master the "flying toe jam".
cuvvy

Sport climber
arkansas
Dec 14, 2012 - 11:33pm PT
I will say a prayer for a speedy recovery.
I will donate to any fund which helps the families devastated by the loss of a child.
If the medical bills get too much, how bout a book signing? Garage sale? Another short stories book?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Dec 18, 2012 - 03:37pm PT
Dec 10, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Anyone who contributed and wishes a refund please e-mail me. For those of you wishing to donate I will make sure it gets to John and post proof that it has.

Dec 13, 2012 - 12:13am PT
The fund is around $4300 tonight. Sometimes you just need to refresh the chipin widgit. Thanks again for all of your donations, I'm going to get a check to JL tomorrow.

Sorry about the widget it works on my end, but will be closed tonight. Thanks for the donations.

Credit: Hardman Knott


Well since you offered, I would indeed like to see the check for $4,422.00 - and confirmation that John received it.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Dec 18, 2012 - 05:55pm PT
Oops!!
Oops!!
Credit: Hardman Knott

To answer the question in your deleted post, I was holding off until it was clear that this whole thing was on the up and up...

So let's put this thing to rest and "post proof" that all the money raised (four thousand, four hundred and twenty two dollars) has been received by John Long.

Hardman (king of screenshots) Knott
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Dec 18, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
Yes, John himself says the "chip in" fundraiser is legit.

But, having done these things a bunch of times through the years... takes alot of the worry out if you have the person, e.g. John Long, create a paypal account (if they don't already have one). With the funds going directly to their paypal account via their established email and banking information. There's options with paypal to have it either auto transfer into their banking account or even have it left in their paypal account for them to use the free paypal debit card to spend the money.

If the fundraiser is setup to go directly into the beneficiaries bank account, rather than someone else's account, it just makes everyone feel alot more comfortable about contributing. Enuf said. :)
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