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Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 6, 2012 - 06:47pm PT
Boy, I'd love to throw down some $ but I need $ for my own medical expenses right now. Sorry to hear there is surgery in the plural planned for Mr. Long. That sucks! I at least have been able to avoid that sad fate in my current convalescence. I hope others aren't as lame [pun intended] as I am and can donate to our favorite and decidedly non-pusillanimous bastion of climbing rugosity.
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 6, 2012 - 07:15pm PT
Locker, yes Todd's if he's into it. You don't have to donate to enjoy the Fundrasier, it's about community and showing up too.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
Uh, showing up would be $ for me. Quite a bit, in fact. I wish John L the best and that there is a large support from the community local and otherwise.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:41pm PT
I'm in.
locker

Social climber
Womans lingerie
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:50pm PT


"You don't have to donate to enjoy the Fundrasier, it's about community and showing up too."...



Hoping like hell that I can get to the gig when it occurs...

and ALWAYS willing to donate to a good cause...



"Locker, yes Todd's if he's into it."...

I only bet on a sure thing...

I'd bet he's into it...

;-)

Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 6, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
Depending on the date, I may not be able to attend, but count me in for a donation for sure!

Best to Largo,
DR
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 6, 2012 - 08:08pm PT
sorry to hear about the surgeries-- i was hoping it wouldn't be as bad as it looked in that initial pic.






locker:
No one ever started a fundraiser for me...

u r a rich man: u have 17 frickin guitars and a blue butt plug.

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...
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 6, 2012 - 11:15pm PT


"u r a rich man: u have 17 frickin guitars and a blue butt plug."...

^^^ well, ya got me there...

LOL!!!...




"We only help out with medical issues....mental patients are on their own.

Besides, Locker...you self-medicate anyway!"
...

You think Obama will pay for my WEED???...

;-)



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...
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