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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

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...
covelocos

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:00pm PT
I'm good for a hunsie but ONLY if it goes to lap dances!
jstan

climber
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
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...

Being an eastern climber I have talked to John on only a few occasions over the last forty years. That said I can only opine that I would be very surprised were he willing to be a lapee.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Dec 8, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
Well...I'm still "in" on the moral support angle. I know what it's like to get all busted up in 5 milliseconds. The road to recovery lengthy and arduous. And...it gets worse...the older the bust-upee has become!
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 12:26pm PT
As Mighty said, Johns Friends are going to throw him a Party this Spring at Joshua Tree. . .df
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 9, 2012 - 12:40pm PT
throw him a Party this Spring at Joshua Tree.

Sounds good to us!

Susan and Ferretlegger
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
-A race of corn eaters
Dec 9, 2012 - 12:49pm PT
The fundraising link goes to the John Long Donations Fund in the name of Krista Goodsitt.

Curious, has there been any follow up on this?

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 this?
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
The web fundraiser is some site called Chipin

And where is the link to the contact for who created this? Oh yeah, th...
And where is the link to the contact for who created this? Oh yeah, there isn't one.
Credit: stich

So, absolutely no information about who created this, how to get in touch with them, etc. Very shady. Anyone can essentially set up a Chip-in for any cause whatsoever it appears.

Stick with the fundraiser where you actually see people in the flesh for now.
jstan

climber
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:06pm PT
You might read Largo's post.

He said very clearly, "Thanks. But no thanks.
Mighty Hiker

climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
This may not be of much help, and could just be a coincidence. There is an actress named Krista Goodsitt, FWIW. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0329359/
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