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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:01pm PT
Locker, I had NO idea. I am in if folks want to buy or bid on any of my Phart work. Uhm I mean art work.

To quote Jean Luc Picard, "Make it so".
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:02pm PT
feck,,,,had no idea of his situation...Im a barely floatin squid right now, but ill come up with somethingfor the BLUTE!!

The MAN behind the lense of SO MANY STELLAR ICONNIC SHOTS!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
We have all kept it on the downlow...

But seeing all these other "Fundraisers" from people that DO have jobs and such got me a bit bugged...

Blitzo REALLY, REALLY, REALLY does NEED the help and way more than so many here...

Dude's got pretty much next to nothing going on...

He could certainly use some real help...

Especially if someone could get him some WORK...

stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:06pm PT
Medical bills can bankrupt anyone. Definitely get a fundraiser going for Blitzo. We have all enjoyed his photography over the years and who hasn't laughed once or twice at the Blizo nOOb dance pictures?
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Let's encourage CMac to proceed with his idea of setting up an ongoing emergency fund clearing house.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:12pm PT


"Maybe you could set up a pay pal for him Locker"...

Don't you have to have a bank account to set up a Paypal account???...

Blitzo for sure doesn't have an account...

He's flat BROKE...

As in, totally, flat BROKE...



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
Good on Ya Locker ( I think) I'm glad this is finally out in the open....hope the Bloot thinks so....
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:16pm PT

Someone HELP me get something organized for the Bloot!!!...

He is in big time NEED of HELP...

How do we go about setting up some way to get him some donations???...



Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Locker, do you have a pay pal account? You can use that as a base of ops.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
damnit!!
best wishes to him. I have always liked his photography.

PayPal is a good idea
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:19pm PT
You could just do it the old fashion way, put a check in the mail.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
you don't need a regular bank account for Paypal. You can lik it to a prepaid card that you buy at safeway, City MArket, Kings Soopers, etc or in this case Von's.

Don't ask me how I know this but I do!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
hey there say, locker...

oh my... i'd have been on the street long ago, without the various helps i have had, so i sure want to help too...


i never have extras, except at few times, as of recent i even made some money on one bit of artwork, so, i can surly dry to do more...


say, would a box full of dreamcatcher help, perhaps sooze has an office
area for her rentals? and can hang them all up there???

for folks to see?


i can also do some art to auction, that is slower, unless i make a
few 'sketch and paints'... :)


raising funds for those in the climber-groups is like
a community thing 'for the neighborhood' etc...

so all folks need is to KNOW about where help is needed,
and then we can try...


god bless... will be praying for blitzo...
i wish someone could see and buy his photos...
my twin buddies get lucky at times and folks BUY their photos for
magazines, etc...

every little bit helps...
course, it took them YEARS to find folks that would, :(
hard to do...
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:25pm PT
Very sorry to hear about Blitzo.

A Paypal account can be set up in less than 2 minutes using existing his email address.

Donations will go directly to him.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
It's definitely not a troll.

Alright, so I wasn't going to bring this up (but if it's going to be in the open...)

My best guess on his car is that the clutch fork is broken (thought it was clutch MC or slave, but after monkeying under the hood a bit, appears to be the clutch fork to me, hydraulic system seems basically fine). His car has like 300k on it anyway, so not really worth fixing unless someone has a tranny jack and experience disassembling manual trans housing etc (it also has radiator issue, tires are bald, etc).

He has made a miraculous recovery from diagnosis to present. Like the brother had one foot in the grave, could barely get up and walk 50', and now is MUCH better, able to bicycle to town for groceries, etc. But he's still broke. Has food covered, housing is covered.

Now here's an idea:

I just bought a new (used) car. My old car is in pretty good shape aside from the trans (135k, tires practically new, everything works, trans slips when very cold but otherwise drives normally). I've thought of just leaving the old car out there for his use, but it will require him to carry liability ins, and eventually a tranny rebuild (AX4N model Ford trans).

I am currently providing housing, electricity and water. I am willing to also provide the vehicle IF there is funding for registration, insurance, etc. I'm looking at a 20% paycut at work (thanks, sequester!), so that's about the limits of what I can do at present.

Let's see where this goes, I guess.



philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
It is a great thought Locker and folks on this site can help set it up.
But please don't be hatin' on the other fund raisers. Even if you have a job you can't really work when you are busted up. Without the compassion and generosity of the ST clan I would have never made it. In fact I would have likely ended up paralyzed or dead by being forced to work without the life saving surgery. When I finally got out of my cervical collar after 6+ months of not being able to work I had all of 0.17 cents to my name and naught but fumes in my gas tank. Desperation led me to work before I should have. I had to beg folks like Gary Neptune to let me do the work they needed. I have always intended to pay everyone back and twice had accumulated enough funds to do so last year only to have my work rig die and require thousands of dollars to repair. I still intend to repay my benefactors ASAP.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:28pm PT

What would be the biggest help is if someone had some WORK for him to do...


But in the meantime, some funds/donations and the like would for sure be a great help to him...


Last year for a long time, he litterally survived on nothing more than a few ounces of rice, per day...

NOT an exageration...

When he was here last year was when it was discovered how sick he has become...

Currently his cancer is in remission...

But it WILL come back and it WILL toast his sorry ass if he doesn't get the treatments he needs...

There is no cure!!!...

It can only be treated...

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:29pm PT
But please don't be hatin' on the other fund raisers.

It's a slippery ass slope, that's for sure.

My best to Blute, I hope he gets through this. Cancer just claimed another family member of mine, so I hate this sh#t as much as anybody.
10b4me

Boulder climber
Lost
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Elcap, that is a great offer
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 11, 2013 - 03:34pm PT

Will (ElCap) is a SAINT in the Blitzo department...

So are Susan and Russ...



I am VERY proud to know and call them my friends...

;-)




EDITED:

So, let's get something offcial set up for Blitzo...

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