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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
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 9, 2012 - 12:49pm PT

I just set it up to where I will have this spring to do as I please...

and what I please is to get my sorry ass back out that way...

So WHEN the gig happens, I will most likely get to attend...

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!...
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?
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 9, 2012 - 12:56pm PT

"Even I I don't get clarity,"...


Huh???...

LOL!!!...



EDITED:

A bit early to be drinking, isn't it???...

ROFL!!!...
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/
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:23pm PT
I posted some of what we are discussing over on MP.com. They posted a link to that web Chipin thing there, too.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:30pm PT


"Locker can u do something useful besides stirring the pot."...


You sure are one high strung MoFo...

Can't take much of a JOKE either...

I wasn't "Stirring the pot"...

JUST fuking with you...

Burn one or something...

Good lord man!!!...
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:43pm PT
I will not donate to that site either, but will donate if there is a get together this spring.

stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:46pm PT
I checked rockclimbing.com to see if the Chipin was there, but it doesn't appear to be. I sent Peter Stokes a message about the link he posted on MP.com to see where he got it from.
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 9, 2012 - 01:48pm PT
Everbody just chillout, Locker already is, so everybody else. . .I have no idea about the chipin link, it doesn't come from me. So, instead of a funraiser let's just call it a Party for JL this Spring at JT.

So that said, I hope that this increases the, confusion. . .


Edit, I can't change the Title of the thread, and this one is getting, good. . .
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
There's no confusion really.

1. We have a legitimate event in the planning stages that has real people that can be seen in person taking your $$$.

2. We have a Chipin thing of undetermined origin that we are examining a little closer to see what's up.

[UPDATE] It's looking more and more legitimate. Got in touch with the person that created it. We should hear from Rick A in a bit it sounds like.
Rick A

climber
Boulder, Colorado
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:52pm PT
Spoke to John last night. Was alert and in reasonable spirits, but will be in the hospital a while longer for more work on his leg.

No one should send any money to the mystery website unless John himself endorses the idea. The internet is full of scams and until we get proof of authenticity, it should be treated like an email from a Nigerian prince promising that you'll make a fortune if you just wire transfer to him a small sum.

I like the idea of a party, if for no other reason than to get the crew together and celebrate the beginning of John's recovery, and that we all have survived for another year.
locker

Social climber
state of Kumbaya...
Dec 9, 2012 - 01:56pm PT



"This is a fund raiser site"...

By the way...

No the hell it isn't!!!...

It's a climbers forum/SITE...

;-)





POST SCRIPT:

"You might read Largo's post.

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


Perhaps NOT such a fundraiser afterall???...

But the idea of the PARTY is still a damned GOOD one!!!...

BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
Dec 9, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
When Layton needed some help, I just wrote a couple of good checks straight to his name. No baloney with a middleman.

Now I have some Layton Kor autographs.

My knee surgery was a fairly complicated procedure, but it was only an arthroscopic followed by a single replacement and graft procedure. 3 days in the hospital and then I was home on a walker for a while. '

Total: 85 grand. Medicine is a racket. I have good insurance through my wife because I am self employed, so they covered almost all of it.

I noticed on the bills that half of it went away with the "provider write-off." That means that the insurance company only paid so much for each procedure and that the hospital wrote off half the costs for that sweet insurance.

I asked a doc friend about this, and if you are not insured, you won't get that provider write off and be stuck with the full 85 grand. No kidding. You fall and break your ankle now and you have to sell your house.

When the bills come due, I hope John realizes that in many ways he steers the climbing community to this day. So we all owe him for that.

I'm afraid that this will end up costing over 200 grand. For a broken ankle. No kidding. If any of us have the means to make a dent in that, just write a check here in a few months when the bills start coming in. No in kind gifts. Cash is much better.

I know he doesn't want it and didn't ask for it, but if he needs it we should consider it. Being a self employed writer is almost impossible to get decent insurance for.

Medical costs are so nuts in this country that even a guy like Largo could take a big hit over a broken ankle. It used to not be like this.

One good thing is that Largo may go through a huge spurt of writing to make some real coin. Being the best climbing writer out there will be a boon to climbers of all ages. Forever. Largo's writing will long outlive him.
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