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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....
m.

Trad climber
UT
Dec 7, 2012 - 05:47pm PT
Hey Bullwinkle. I've been following the comments about fundraising for Largo, and I wanted to propose an idea- doing something at Outdoor Retailer in January. I don't know how much money needs to be raised, but it sounds like "a lot". Using the Access Fund booth at OR? asking Black diamond to host a slide show during the show? getting companies to chip in $? I haven't spoken to anyone about this, so I'm wondering what you guys think. awaiting instructions!
maria.
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Dec 7, 2012 - 06:39pm PT
JL has a book-keeper so stop with the clarity BS, please.

Does the name Tim Greene ring a bell?
mareko

Trad climber
San Francisco
Dec 7, 2012 - 06:40pm PT
Sent you little something.

Ciao, Mark

Jeremy

Social climber
Albuquerque, NM
Dec 7, 2012 - 06:46pm PT
It's my hope that the drama queens and bullies alike can act like gentleman and focus on Largo.


Did you really just say that Coz?

CLASSIC.

Happy Friday all!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
Count me in. I'll help out however I can.

DE getting the beta from Largo at GordoFest
DE getting the beta from Largo at GordoFest
Credit: StahlBro
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Dec 7, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
hey there say, ... like ekat:

where can send cards and get well cheer?


also, not sure what i can do...
i could donate dreamcatcher... but they don't bring much,
:(


but i can't donate a painting at the moments, as i got about four oils
and some acrylics already in the works, all due to go to
folks, hopeflly for dec and jan, :(


wrong time for me, i am soooo sorry to say...
but;
i CAN and will pray, of course and CAN do some get well stuff


hoping and praying for a speedy as possible victory to you
john!

god bless!!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:00pm PT
m. wrote:
Using the Access Fund booth at OR? asking Black diamond to host a slide show during the show? getting companies to chip in $? I haven't spoken to anyone about this, so I'm wondering what you guys think. awaiting instructions!

+1 for Maria as industry coordinator for the Largo Fundraiser.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Dec 7, 2012 - 08:05pm PT
My first thought would be to get the Outdoor Retailer to comp a booth just for the fundraiser? I doubt we'd have any trouble staffing the booth.
Prime real estate of course. None of this out in the back 40 stuff.

I'm surprised they haven't approached us about it yet! Heh. I mean come on kids: you think the guy had anything to do with popularizing the sport?

(But barring that, yes maybe The Access Fund for some space sounds good).
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Dec 8, 2012 - 09:24am PT
+1 for a Largo Fest! We'd love to attend and help if logistics allow. Healing energy to John...
JL at the Gordo-Fest this last Spring
JL at the Gordo-Fest this last Spring
Credit: BrassNuts
MikeL

climber
SANTA CLARA, CA
Dec 8, 2012 - 10:02am PT
It's now been almost 24 hours since TC posted the URL (http://johnlongdonations.chipin.com/john-long); for the donations, and although people are posting comments to John, the contribution level has not changed on the site. Its legitimacy has been questioned here, and that's made me hesitant to use it. Things are a little murky.

Can someone say who the initiator of the donation site is, or provide an address where a donation could be sent for John?
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Dec 8, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
This is much more serious then "just" a broken ankle.


http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1998854&msg=2006453#msg2006453


I have no idea except what i saw in the pic and a few tidbits..But he does have a severe open tib fib injury and is still in the hospital after about a week. He had emergency surgery and has at least two more surgeries in the future - maybe a fasciotomy, nerve damage, compromised circulation, infection, arterial vascular damage,severe bone damage,tendon rupture or laceration, severe muscle damage, osteomylitis, sepsis,severe swelling, pain....a week in the hosp in LA with multilpe surgeries...easy over 100 000 thousand etc
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 8, 2012 - 06:49pm PT
Largo Dec 8, 2012 - 03:13pm PT

Thanks for all the support. I'l make it through this.

Any "fund" was done without my knowledge and while no doubt well-intended is not the way to go. Nobody just gives money to a slush pot for people to spend on hot rods and lap dances or whatever.

Such a plan if needed will be way later. But I appreciate the thought.

Great to have friends.

JL

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1998854&msg=2006796#msg2006796

Note that this doesn't refer to any spring fundraiser that may or may not be organized by John's friends. Although the idea of contributing to lap dances for Largo has its attractions...
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