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Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:40pm PT
When you make a donation to someone via paypal, you can designate it as a gift.
If it's less than $14,000 in a year, no one needs to be concerned about any tax implications.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
So many other fundriasers going on...

Why not one for BLITZO???...

I think it's a fine idea. When I heard of the situation in the fall, I was told it was to be kept "quiet". So that may have been part of the "why". If it's all transparent now, and Blitzo gives a thumbs up, then of course, the support efforts should become more wide spread...

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 11, 2013 - 04:49pm PT
My brother in law has been battling multiple myoloma since a few months after 9-11 and thinks they are related (he lives in lower Manhattan).

I don't think I've even met Blitzo but put me down for a couple of double sawbucks (though perhaps "Blizfest" might be a misleading name,... then again, not).
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
Give your money to Blitzo guys. He needs it more!!
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Mar 11, 2013 - 05:18pm PT
Jesus I wish I could help.

Now, this is not a troll, but I need money too, seriously, what does a healthy (I hope) kidney go for? Jennie says "don't be stupid", but I do not want us to be evicted into the (it's snowing now, in March, in Ireland, sort of weird) cold.

I would love to help Blitzo, and I think you Supertopians know that I would if I could.

Is there a website where one can (sell/organize) one's organs? I am phucking serious, a lunatic perhaps, as someday I may need two kidneys if one fails, but...

John, the public health nurse is going to see if he can get us a council flat, but there is a two-year waiting list. I was doing so well (financially) until Jen's medical condition.

And any accommodation must be safe and secure for Jennie (first they call it absconding, then wandering, but apparently the term is now "walking"). And we will not leave Boots behind, so a place that will take cats.

I will, if I have to, sell a kidney.

The best I can do for Blitzo is send positive vibes.

Blitzo, stick in there. If I can muster up some funds, I will send them to you via pay pal or whatever. We all have to stick together.

Cancer sucks. I lost my closest brother, Mac, the winemaker, last May 18 (lung/liver cancer), and my sister Mary (2011) to breast cancer.

But dementia sucks too. (I lost my mother to Alzheimer's, and three of her sisters too.)


I just won 250 (wish it was 250,000, that would get me out of a bind) on the Daily Millions. Tell me the Pay Pal details for Blitzo, and I'll donate 50. That's the best I can do. But I will do it.

Another EDIT

To Patrick Compton and supporters of the three who messed up in Peru. They, by whatever means or people, asked for funds to continue their journey, or get dental work (sounds fishy, four teeth broken and six implants, my late mom was a dentist, four teeth broken equals four implants, at best, IMO. Okay perhaps there was periphereal damage to other teeth). Or an airplane ticket home, after messing up. Chancers. Fecking chancers.

Pat, BVB, Largo, Blitzo... these and others are genuine cases, are the ones who deserve help, not some effing idiots with corporate sponsorship (ie van) and loving relatives back in the USA.

These three can raise $25,000 plus through their stupidity. Sick. While more meaningful people need better help. These three are as#@&%es compared to those on the Taco Stand who really need help.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:22pm PT
When you get it figured out i'll contribute.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Mar 11, 2013 - 06:35pm PT
I was on the verge of deleting my previous post, as it almost seemed self-serving.

But Jim kicked in about the 'details'. Listen, I think that I can muster up 50, not really but I will, because, because, I can identify. Damn it, if I could just sell one of my novels or win the lottery, then the people on the forum who really need help...

Not some Jackson Hole chancers.

I guess I have a bit of a problem with that issue. Maybe I should look in the mirror.


Wouldn't it be intersting if the Peruvian Three would contribute to Blitzo and others. Fat chance. But it would be great PR on their part.

Another EDIT

I guess selling a kidney is not a good idea, but desperation sometimes makes people not think what is the intelligent course of action. I will have to just work harder from home, if I have one.

All is not lost. I think that Blitzo, BVB, Pat and others are in (hopefully not) worse positions than I am. Desperation can lead to stupid decisions.


Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:27pm PT

PM'd you. . .

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Perhaps an address or P.O. Box for those who don't use Paypal...

Thank you
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:32pm PT
Blitzo should sell some prints!! I would happily buy some once I get back on my feet again!!
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:01pm PT
once I get back on my feet again!!

Big Mike, same here.

Blitzo, Big Mike, Pat, BVB and others, the best I can do for you people at this point in time is to send my best vibes. I wish I could do more.

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Mar 11, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
Well, this was bad enough news to get the "lurker" out of hiding!

I really think we should try to set up a Spring Fundraiser in Josh! We should check with Todd to see whether he'd be willing to make a loan of his facilities. I'm somewhat strapped for cash, but could donate some serious climbing gear to be sold/auctioned off. That, in addition to a modest contribution of cash. If the n00b needs help big time, this is one good reason to break my self-imposed silence.

Sewellymon just touched on that idea in an early post to this thread, but let's take it and run with it.

My gear contribution will be a brand new, in the factory plastic wrap, Mammut 10mm x 60 meter Everdry rope.


Social climber
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:11pm PT
Kudos to all those that are helping Bill get through this - Skip and I will of course contribute when the fund is set up.

Will, you are a saint.

Dude's still the mack!

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:14pm PT
Count me in for a case of Mesilla Valley's finest
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
It's not as bad as it seems! I have medical coverage. I have more food than I can eat! I have work. All my organ functions are normal!
Getting my car fixed would be great! A Medical Marijuana card and some beer would be nice.
If I get over $900.00 a month, I lose my medical coverage, so I'm not sure how beneficial a fundraiser would be!
Thanks for your concern!

I wouldn't mind having the:
Philo Originals,
RDA Fish piece
Brokedowns 10 MM x 60

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Mar 11, 2013 - 11:26pm PT
Glad to hear Blitzo is feeling better. Count me in when the fund is active. He's a talented and GUD dude.
The New Age Blitzo

Social climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:48am PT
BTW, I wouldn't mind selling some prints! I don't feel good about accepting hand outs though.

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:04am PT
How about a show in JTree Blitzo! Some prints would surely sell there!
rick sumner

Trad climber
reno, nevada/ wasilla alaska
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Bill, why don't you post some of your offerings here on this thread.I for one would pay green in advance for a few prints.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 12, 2013 - 01:36am PT
Billy, Blitzo.... Will do what I can. Get in contact and let me know what yo need. You can get me through Hilde or Robert Fonda. I work at Nomad's in Escondido.

So super bummed to hear about your health challenges BUT great to hear how you are so positively taking charge of them.

I honor and respect you sir, for your talent and your gift of life.

Cheers, Lynne Leichtfuss
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