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As some of you know, those who were at the January Chucks' gathering, I was diagnosed with Testicular Cancer in early December and have been going through Chemo since mid-December. I am currently coming up on my midway point (it's actually Super Bowl Sunday) and currently have a date of March 20 to be completed with Chemo treatments. There will still be some minor things that I have to go through as follow-ups for pretty much my entire life, but compared to what I'm currently going, I'm looking forward to it.

Anyway, what I would like to ask the club is for those that feel inclined to provide support to the Lance Armstrong Foundation (http://www.laf.org/). It's not just for Testicular Cancer patients and it has been a godsend to a lot of less-fortunate people than me. One thing I have learned from my ordeal is that this is NOT a solo process, it affects family and friends in ways that I cannot even begin to fathom. LAF has been contributing all of its donations to not only help in the research aspect of fighting cancer but the personal aspect. It has helped provide support to Hospital support groups and educational seminars. It has given easy access to the countless specialists around the country for those very important second opinions. It's also done a lot to help in the care of not only the patient, but those that are close with the patient. I cannot tell you how important it is to have a strong support group for someone going through cancer, and knowing that not only is my support group strong in their will to help me, they are also supported when they need it.

The donation to LAF is only $1 for one of the yellow-bands, as far as I can tell, all monies are being donated (not kept to off-set costs). Last figure I was told was $30 million since May of last year when it started, but that's not enough. Currently, there is a 4 week shipment delay on new orders, and you can only order a minimum of 10. What I am proposing is getting a list of those that feel compelled to make a donation to put their name(s) down here and requested quantity. I will PM you to get other personal information and we can then correspond through E-mail. I will end up making the bulk purchase, plus a few extras, and should have them ready by the March gathering. I will also have them at my apartment (North Dallas) for those that would want to pick them up sooner or cannot make it to the gathering. I am also open to coordinating other means of delivery for those that are in extended driving areas, I may need additional club support from members on this too.

I'm not trying to put some charity on y'all, but I have met too many people in the past two months to ignore the positive meaning my band has had on them and what it means to me when I see others wear it. Please post any questions in the thread, unless you prefer to keep it private, as many others may have similar questions.

Thank y'all for taking these few minutes to read this. Have a nice day.
 

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ny98max said:
Does anyone else feel bad about these kind of essays?
If its true - fight it out like Lance, if its not true, you are just asking for it.
Honestly though, how is this $1 arm bracelet going to help your balls?
Just curious.

STFU Jackass.
 

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ny98max said:
Does anyone else feel bad about these kind of essays?
If its true - fight it out like Lance, if its not true, you are just asking for it.
Honestly though, how is this $1 arm bracelet going to help your balls?
Just curious.

damn you can be an ass sometimes.

Put me down for 10 please.
 

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seems like you need to hang out in OT more

you have a paypal that we can send the money thru?
 

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It's not the bracelets that help...it's the donation towards them that helps.
:rolleyes:

The bracelets are more of a recognition thing.
 

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Most people don't donate because they either don't know 'where' to donate or 'what' to donate for.

Things like this help with exposure of said charity.

If you already are donating to something worthy or you already knew where to donate then kudos to you...doesn't mean you need to turn a 'favor-thread' into a Q&A session.
 

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ny98max said:
Does anyone else feel bad about these kind of essays?
If its true - fight it out like Lance, if its not true, you are just asking for it.
Honestly though, how is this $1 arm bracelet going to help your balls?
Just curious.
Wow, you are a true ASS! I hope that you never have to experience what Andrew is going thru! Keep your $1...Tanya Phillips
 

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isnt it vice versa.... ?
 

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ny98max said:
Everyone seems to be missing my point, whatever.
Your 'point' is negative towards an already negative situation. He can't help what happened.

If I post on here I was in an accident and I needed help putting body panels back on or help with engine work would you have the same thinking? I am asking for somebody's time in helping me out.

Time = Money, right?

Alex, have you never asked for help before with anything in your life? Do you think people felt pity and that's the only reason they helped you?
 

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MrEous said:
Your 'point' is negative towards an already negative situation. He can't help what happened.

If I post on here I was in an accident and I needed help putting body panels back on or help with engine work would you have the same thinking? I am asking for somebody's time in helping me out.

Time = Money, right?

Alex, have you never asked for help before with anything in your life? Do you think people felt pity and that's the only reason they helped you?
There is a difference Jeff.
This is a CAR related forum, not cancer related forum.

I have asked for help in my life, but not for personal issues I am having with my life on a car forum. When I did ask for PERSONAL help, It was from FAMILY and never asked for $.

I would personally feel BETTER if he asked for $ to help pay his medical bills instead of $ for bracelets.
If time is $, I think I just wasted more $ answering this, than buying 10 bracelets.
 

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Alex: I know that you can't be that cold and heartless. Please tell me you just had a brain fat and aren't that big of an ass.

If you meant everything you said then you really need to take a look at your outlook on life. You cannot be that hollow!! WOW

96BeaSSt: Put me down for 50. DNE has always found a way to get involved with the community. We are a kind of family and should act in that manner. When we walk for diabetes for my daughters team, DNE members came to show their support and walk. I am all for this.
 

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Virtues...
Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his virtues. Men do what is called a good action, as some piece of courage or charity, much as they would pay a fine in expiation of daily non-appearance on parade. Their works are done as an apology or extenuation of their living in the world, as invalids and the insane pay a high board. Their virtues are penances. I do not wish to expiate, but to live. My life is for itself and not for a spectacle. I much prefer that it should be of a lower strain, so it be genuine and equal, than that it should be glittering and unsteady. I wish it to be sound and sweet, and not to need diet and bleeding. I ask primary evidence that you are a man, and refuse this appeal from the man to his actions. I know that for myself it makes no difference whether I do or forbear those actions which are reckoned excellent. I cannot consent to pay for a privilege where I have intrinsic right. Few and mean as my gifts may be, I actually am, and do not need for my own assurance or the assurance of my fellows any secondary testimony.

What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Excerpt from Self-Reliance, by Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Essays: First Series (1841)
 

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Wow... Thats a pretty disgusting reaction to a horrible situation. Freedom of speech is one thing, but this type of situation requires a little more of a humanitarian response. He cannot control the situation he has been placed in. All he can do is make the best out of the hand that he has been dealt. Not everyone has the guts to fight back when faced with a life-threatening illness. I applaud his efforts and look forward to payday so I can contribute. I have seen flaming in forums before, but this is just ridiculous.
 

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Geez, i know what its like to have a family member go through cancer....i was born when my mom had cervical cancer...and look at me...lol j/k

Whats the paypal address, i would like to keep the amount i donate disclosed, but i want to contribute. Im sure if i rally at my church, and through friends and family, theyll wanna donate to the cause as well. I just hope if cancer is as heriditary as doctors say it is, that I can help make a difference in the way people will treat me if i conceive it. Props for doin a good thing.

Thanks.
 
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