FUNDRAISER and AUCTION for Big Mike! Yeah!

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RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 21, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
Yay!!!!! Thanks John, don't worry I'll give that treasure a great home, maybe someday I can use it to take big Mike up something sweet when he's ready to walk uphill for 10 miles :-) I'll drop some $ in his Paypal when I get home in a bit, cheers!
Plaidman

Trad climber
South Slope of Mt. Tabor, Portland, Oregon, USA
Mar 21, 2013 - 09:26pm PT
Got the package in the mail today.

Plaid
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Just got Johntp's cheque! Very generous sir!! Thank you!! Also Ryand for his payment for John's book!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 21, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Nice work plaid!! Thanks!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 02:50am PT
Alright. Time to update the donors list.


The list of donors so far is,
Jon Beck -30
E6 100
Crunch-50
Powder-40
Kennyt-100
Friend-50
Russ-65 for The salsa donated by pocoloco
Cowpoke-50
Hamie Mutch-55 for a tshirt donated by Dave aka Squamish Climber
Scrubber and lovey wife 25 for Bruce MacDonald's rope guard
The Kid Cormier 25 for a Philo print
Kulun_Shan 60 for a Philo print
This just in 120 for his own boots!!
Harry hot dog 320 for Chris Mac's book package.
Friend 50
Dlc 200 cash for Bruce Kay's print.
Roots 250 for Tricouni's pin
Roots 50 for prints
Steelmonkey 75 for ghost's vortex book
Ryand 100 for Johntp's high sierra book.
Johntp 30 for squamish climber's tshirt as well as a very generous private donation.
Sc seagoat 70 for plaidman's agate


That puts the paypal account at 1572.00

Also these people were kind enough to send me cheques. If the wish the amounts noted, please notify me by email.

Kennyt
Todd Gordon
Sc seagoat
Ekat
Hamish Fraser
Johntp (as i allready mentioned)
Captain or Skully
My aunt Sherry
My uncle George and Aunt Diane



With these donors i have recieved almost 2470 dollars.

I have pegged some of the items which i will be using the money for.

Cane Crutches
A 1 year pass at meadow park (the local rec center so i can swim my way back to 100%)!!
Private physio at my home, as i am ineligible for disability benefits since i am lucky enough to not be permanently disabled.
Printing photos and sending them to donors

Thank you to all who have helped me so far!! It has bolstered my spirits and will make things a lot easier when i get out of here for me to transition to regular life again. I swell up in tears of joy every time i think about all the wonderful support i have recieved from the taco tribe!!!!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 02:53am PT
Ps is no one really interested in a first ascent half dome pin???

I am going to contribute a signed Half Dome 50th anniversary piton to the fund raising effort for Big Mike. Royal Robbins, Jerry Gallwas and Mike Sherrick graciously signed 23 of these for me back in 2008 and about half of them are still left to help folks in need.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:37am PT
Morning bump. Thanks to all my donors!! You've made a real difference in this "giants" life!! ;)
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:43am PT
Awesome stuff Mike, great to see u get this kind of support. Didn't someone buy scrubbers axes? As well who won the legendary Guide Tricouni donated? Or is it still bein haggled on?
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:46am PT
YAY, BigMike!

DOUBLE YAY FOR THE TACO STAND!

This whole shootin' match wins eKat's Most Coveted:

KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE AWARD!
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 01:33pm PT
There are a couple of items that have almost been finalized but have not quite been completed, tricouni's book is one and i just have to hook up with perry beckham to get that one done, philo's painting as well. Scrubbers axes i think are almost done but the auction doesn't end till he gets back from smith.

Also Jim Donini's fabulous offer is still open for bids until the start of april but it looks like elcapinyoass has that one all but sewn up with his 500 dollar bid.

There are several items which have yet to have any interest. Briham's bike tune offers, Jim b's touring boots, the fabulous carpet cleaning offer, neebee's beautiful deer painting.

Philo still has several toons for sale, and i still can't believe nobody wants the half dome pin!!


KEEP THE MAGIC ALIVE AWARD!

Indeed!! Once again! Thanks to all!!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 25, 2013 - 05:39pm PT
Briham's bike tune offers

I've been in touch with him about tuning up my bike for the Wildflowers Race when I get back in the Bay Area...stay tuned! (ahhhh no pun intended).
My two wheel baby...

Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
I just edited my donors list to include Susan's win of Plaidman's agate.

I also recieved a 600$ bid on Jim Donini's offer, for two aspiring trad climbers to learn from Jim. The Recipients would be chosen by Tami and I.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 25, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
Also Jim Donini's fabulous offer is still open for bids until the start of april but it looks like elcapinyoass has that one all but sewn up with his 500 dollar bid.

$500 to do a wall in the Black with Donini? Bumpers...

Edit: oopsie
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
It's at 650 now!

Yay john!! Thats great news!! Heal up fast buddy!!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 25, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
Sweet! I did not screw up my arm as much as I thought; just seems to be some pulled muscles and ligaments.

Cheers Mike!

Scrubber

climber
Straight outta Squampton
Mar 26, 2013 - 12:21am PT
Roots won the old ice axe offer for $25 each. So expect yet another cheque from him. They're going in the mail tomorrow morning.

Kris
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 26, 2013 - 12:54am PT
This is most fabulous Mike. Most fabulous indeed. Thankyou to EVERYONE for supporting Mike in his recovery. What a great community we all combine to make here. I was up Seymour today with Phil skiin' spring snow with massive views - didn't get to see my son's ship leave harbour ( that was this morning ) - but could see from Van Isle to the Lucky Four although much of Metro Vancouver is under a brown cloud. Kulshan had a nice top of cloud.

Was thinking of you Big Mike. You & Sandra and all you've endured. There will be more trials to be sure but you guys carry the torch of all the mountain folks who've gone before you. Be really strong & you'll be back doin' whatchya love to do. Being out of doors with people you love.

Yey.

Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 26, 2013 - 02:04am PT
Be really strong & you'll be back doin' whatchya love to do. Being out of doors with people you love.

Thanks Tami! I am and i will. I'll be playing with sandra lots this summer. Training for both of us! She finally has a chance to catch up! ;)
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 26, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
Half dome pin bump. 1957 fa pin. Signed. Previous page, check it out!!
Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 26, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
If I had any money, I'd bid on that pin.
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