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Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:12pm PT
"No one ever started a fundraiser for me..." Locker




We only help out with medical issues....mental patients are on their own.
Besides, Locker...you self-medicate anyway!

:)
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:15pm PT
The last fundraiser at Todd's was a hoot- good folks, good times.
AND I shared a rope with ol Largo.
I'll mos def be there!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:25pm PT
Ferretlegger and I are in. Pretty open as to dates as long as not conflicting with Sushi Fest



Susan
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:08pm PT
Always have a hand out for a brother in need. Need to talk to my wife. We all love John, wish him the best, and we all need, once again, to rally together on this one. It's gonna be a tough road ahead;.....Rest assured, we got your back, John.
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Dec 6, 2012 - 09:26pm PT
This is really weird for a guy with a doc for a daughter...
Bob D'A

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:42pm PT
I can throw in a couple of the new second edition of Boulder Canyon rock climbs and a few new Shelf Rd guides. Would also throw in some cash and maybe if timing is right come out to the benefit.

I just had a huge medical bill after open heart surgery...my plan paid for a large percentage of the bill but still had a chunk of change out of pocket. This crap can wipe out your savings in the matter of days.

Hang in there JL and hoping for the best for you.

Todd...way to go. You are a class act.


Bob
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:00am PT
Well. It probably comes as a surprise to many that Johno is not terrifically wealthy after all those books, all the slide shows, all the years, all the legendary ascents.

He has still been shaking the dice, staying fit, helping tons of people on intimate levels through four decades, has a family and a dear wife now that perhaps is ailing as well. He remains amongst us and has a story much like most ST members: he gave it all at "church", so to speak and today the rest of us join in to help this man at one of his bad spots along the way.

JLP

Social climber
The internet
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:11pm PT
The fundraising link goes to the John Long Donations Fund in the name of Krista Goodsitt.
Who is this person managing the fund collection and what his her connection to John Long? I can't find her name anywhere behind the Chipin link. Seems this might go a lot better if all this stuff was a little clearer and open.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 7, 2012 - 12:17pm PT
This is really weird for a guy with a doc for a daughter...


My understanding is she is a medical student. Huge difference, and would explain any lack of money as well. My wife's a doc (not MD) and I married into 100k in debt. I'm sure you can figure the math out as far as how that sort of debt alters the father's funds.

edit: I can understand some cynicism as far as making sure the money gets to the right place, JLP, but we shouldn't make this a slag fest when a guys who has given his heart and soul to the community sits broken in the hospital. That would be completely tactless.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Dec 7, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
Jeeba - Largo's eldest daughter is a medical doctor and she lives in Venezuela.
neversummer

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Dec 7, 2012 - 01:19pm PT
ill kick in a lil' sumpin....heal up.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 7, 2012 - 01:36pm PT
Are we still planning on a bonfire and ghost stories.

I'm down for that count!

I remember one winter in JT, some wood lot owner would pull up with his dump truck loaded with a cord or so of wood, and dump in all in a fire ring and light it up.

We'd all be standing about 30' away, with our fronts roasting and our backs freezing.


Yeah, like that...
can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 01:57pm PT
k-man, guilty as charged. Those were some wild fires.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:01pm PT
Ha! Now that is cool!
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:33pm PT
Todd...way to go. You are a class act.

+1

"No one ever started a fundraiser for me..." Locker
We only help out with medical issues....mental patients are on their own.

now, that was funny
eKat

Trad climber
BackInTheDitch BackInTheDirt BackInTheDay
Dec 7, 2012 - 02:51pm PT
BOwinkle. . . do you have a mailing address for Long? What hospital and the like? So we can send cards?

?

Thanks!

oxoxoxoxo

Brockman
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:14pm PT
Silver's right. Even if you have planned well financially, the perfect storm can destroy it all.

The community can help keep that from happening. I would be glad to help in whatever way I can. Hope someone establishes the date asap so people can begin to make plans.

Ditto ekat about an address.

Peace, lynne
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:52pm PT
How many days in the hospital now for John?
This is going to be one expensive bivouac and also ain't going to be any soaking-the-cast-off-early and jumping right-back-up-on-the-pipe type of recovery.

But for our part, we can try real hard and imagine it so:



We are all pulling for you John.
Vegasclimber

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV.
Dec 7, 2012 - 04:59pm PT
It's my hope that the drama queens and bullies alike can act like gentleman and focus on Largo.

Amen to that, Coz, and thanks for your offer, that's awesome.

I have never had the honor of meeting John, but in my eyes he is a legend (as he is in many.)May you heal up fast!

As a recent recipient of a $50k bill over my last Yosemite adventure, I know well how fast one's life can get turned upside down by an unexpected incident.

I really like the idea of a JT gathering and bonfire stories/fundraiser...would love to see this happen!
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Dec 7, 2012 - 05:30pm PT
Coz, that's a mighty nice offer. If there's an event down by the Tree, I'd make sure the house was rented for at least a couple of nights.

Ho man, Spring in JTree....
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