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Grumble Alert Danny Boy Information!!!!

MaJa

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Okay guys, I know this has been a long time coming, but look what I found today!!!

I know I have read that is his family is very private, but this was in their local news paper, so I decided it could be repeated here ...

News Paper Article

Fundraiser planned to help Danny Blondell

Family and friends of Danny Blondell plan a garage sale/fundraiser late in April to help his family meet medical costs.
Blondell owned and operated The Framery in North Bend. He was diagnosed with cancer and, by the time it was discovered, it had progressed to the point it was inoperable. He has been hospitalized since mid-January, undergoing radiation and chemotherapy to try to stop the cancer's progress. Specialists have suggested his best option is a bone marrow transplant.
People may contribute to the yard sale by contacting xxx xxxx at xxx@xxxx.xxx or xxx-xxx-xxxx.

PRAYING FOR YOU Danny Boy!! Help is on it's way!!

Moderator note: I removed this person's personal phone, name, and email address from the public forum. Since they aren't the contact party, I don't think they would want all this posted on the internet.
 
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moglet

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MaJa, thanks for posting this update. It's a relief to hear that Danny is still fighting the fight. (Might be a good idea to also post a link to this thread on Warped, btw.)

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Danny and family, can't help with the yard sale, but you have my prayers.

(((((((Danny and Family)))))))
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Good call! Doing it right now ....

Okay, I am getting a bounce on the email. Stay tunned. I tried a variation, but it looks like I am going to have to ... call ... this will really prove home much I love Danny Boy ... I HATE the phone ...
 

nikfrz

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THANK YOU MARY!!!!!

So he wasnt in Hospice afterall.

OK Guys, let's come together here.
 

MaJa

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Okay ... here is the REAL story ... gosh darn news papers!!

Don't call the lady listed, she's not in charge, just a friend from church.

The lady in charge of the fundraiser is Andrea Sharman (spelling might not be correct) 541-297-2748. I have not called her yet. I will but not today, two phone calls in one day is push it, lol.

So here's what I know ...

Danny had bad back pain, he went to the doctor, doctor sent him to physical therapy for like 6-8 weeks. It didn't get better. Therapist sent him to the emergency room. They found cancer. Sounds like a lot of it. Not good. They air flighted him to Portland.

Sounds like he came back home last week. He is in an extended care type place. He is awake, but weak and very sick. I've got his wife's number and I am going to text her so that I can set up a time to go visit!!!

I will print out Grumble info for his reading pleasure!! Let me know if there is anything special you want me to tell him. I will keep you posted on ALL the details!!

I am so happy!! I found Danny Boy and I get to tell him we love him!!
 

MaJa

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Grumble Relief sounds like a plan to me!!

Let me coordinated with the family. I promise I will keep you posted.

I know I'd track him down ... even if I had to drive 3700 miles to do it!! Never try to hide from me, heee.

OH - I forgot!! His daughter is a perfect bone marrow match, so if it comes to that he's got a match. I was already to be tested.
 

RParrish

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Great News MaJa I am sure there are lots and lots of us that will do what we can!
 

Jeff Rodier

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Thanks Mary, we'll be waiting for info from you as to where we can send our love and support for Danny Boy.
 

FrameMakers

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Thank you Mary. I find this to be great news considering the little information we had and where ones mind would take us.

I would support some grumble relief when you get more details.

It would be great if we could get an address and flood him with cards and letters.
 

GPoe

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Mary,
Like all above, thank you so much for this update! I think of him every day and say a little prayer. Nice to hear that he's still fighting and that he has a perfect match donor! That is good news.

I'm rooting for him and happy to help out in any way.
Gail
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Okay ... thank Janet for this one.

We will be going either Tuesday or Thursday to see Danny Boy. If you sent out a card tomorrow, I might ... maybe would get it on time. Here's my address, if you want to try I'll take it if it gets here and if not I will be sure it gets to him!

Danny Boy c/o Mary Jarvis
960 SE HWY 101 PMB 188
Lincoln City, OR 97367

If you'd rather wait I'll get you an address as soon as I can!!
 

neilframer

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Mary, thanks so much for the information. Mar and I are trying to handle some of the birthday threads, but Danny did it so well and made it look so easy.
For so many of us he is the friendly, welcoming face of the Grumble.
(((Danny Boy)))
 

GPoe

MGF, Master Grumble Framer
Thank you Mary. It's great of you to do all of this. Hope your Post Office can handle all the extra mail. I'm picturing the end of the court scene in Miracle on 34th Street!

Thanx again for doing this!
Gail
 

Twin2

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Thanks, Mary, for the update on Danny Boy. I think of him often and I'm glad to hear that there is hope yet with a bone marrow transplant. I would certainly be willing to contribute to a Grumble relief fund for him. Look forward to hearing more details.

((((Danny Boy and family))))
 

Candy

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Would it be possible to find out if there is a bank account set up for donations? That way many of us may be able to just contribute to the account locally.
 

RParrish

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Would it be possible to find out if there is a bank account set up for donations? That way many of us may be able to just contribute to the account locally.

I don't know how it works exactly but a charity account can be set up. Then a paypal account linked to a donation account or through a bank as Candy suggest!

Go Danny!!!
 

Ylva

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I'm crying.


I've been checking every day to hear news about Danny and expecting the worst...probably like all of us here.

Tell us where to send the money. I'm in. If you could let us know an address Mary, that would be great. I would love to send him well wishes and let him know we are thinking of him.
 

blackiris

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AWESOME!!!
This really makes me sooooo happy!!!!!!


HEy can you take him some Dr. Pepper and some cheetos from me?

I'll send you $$$$$$$!!!!! :D
Can he even eat that stuff? Maybe I'll just make him a card!! :D
 

MaJa

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Janet, I do!

Do you want to PayPal me money and I can take it with me on Tuesday or Thursday when I go??

My email address for PayPal is stampin.mary@gmail.com

I would be more then happy to do that! Another great idea!
 

FrameMakers

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Mary, money sent via Paypal.
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Bless you guys!! I'm sure it will mean the world to Danny and his family.

He has been in the hospital since January and his shop is closed, so I can imagine the financial burden this has created.

Even more excited to go see him.

I would not send food at this time. From what I understand he is on a feeding tub at the moment.

I gotta see if I can find a stuffed something with a cape!!

The Grumblers are THE BEST!!
 

Jeff Rodier

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Mary, thanks for taking this on but I do have one concern here with Pay Pal.

The gov't has been wanting to tax these accounts as income and the current health care bill has a provision for that now. You may find yourself at tax time next year having to pay taxes on thousands of dollars or more by using your account.

Can you get somebody there to open a P.O. Box so money can be sent that way. This would also allow for cards to be sent.
 

FrameMakers

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Jeff, when you use send money via paypal it asks you if your purchasing good or services etc, there is a "gift" button also.
 

Larry Peterson

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Mary, thanks for taking this on but I do have one concern here with Pay Pal.

The gov't has been wanting to tax these accounts as income and the current health care bill has a provision for that now. You may find yourself at tax time next year having to pay taxes on thousands of dollars or more by using your account.
The new rules for PayPal reporting to the IRS is $20K per year and 200 transactions.

What PayPal says:

Applies to sellers receiving over $20,000 in gross payment volume AND over 200 payments

The answer for Mary is "It Depends".

What Mary will be receiving may be considered "Personal Payments" and here is what paypal says about those:

Are personal payments that I receive counted in the total that will be reported to the IRS?

No. Personal payments that are not payments for the sale of goods or services will not be counted in the total to be reported. However, all payments received for the sale of goods and services will be used to calculate the gross payment volume to be reported.


Confused. Maybe. Best to talk to a tax professional, but it sounds like the contributions will be excluded. When you send money, there are two categories, Purchases and Personal. Under Personal, there are these selections: Gift, Payment Owed, Cash Advance, Living Expense and other. I would guess that most should use 'Other' for this. There is also a message box that can be completed. To protect Mary, there should be a message included that states the purpose of the 'Other', i.e. 'Gift for Danny's medical expenses', etc.

Regardless of whether Paypal reports it to the IRS, most of those categories maybe considered income so stating the purpose will be important.
 

blackiris

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Hey another thing to think about Mary....

I was chatting with Chickie the other day... She said it takes about 2 weeks to get any kind of payment from Paypal......... :shrug:

Did you get my PM? I retarded... got interrupted sending it... and can remember if I hit send or not!! :(!
 

Larry Peterson

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Hey another thing to think about Mary....

I was chatting with Chickie the other day... She said it takes about 2 weeks to get any kind of payment from Paypal......... :shrug:
I use Paypal Virtual Terminal as my credit card processor. Withdrawals to my bank take about 3 business days; occasionally 2

If I want to pay an ATM fee, I can withdraw at any ATM.
 

MaJa

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Nicole, PM received and response sent. (Sorry I was out walking on the beach!)

Okay, PayPal. I have no issues with taxes. I will pay them if I have to. So far what I have received has already cleared. Sometimes (depending how you send the money) it can take a while to clear. I will cover that money if that should happen, I'm not worried. I will write a check to give him when I visit, then just transfer the money into my bank account to cover it.

IF YOU WOULD RATHER WAIT, I will get an address to get cards and such directly to him. It has been this long, I think another week or so will be okay!

I'm just happy to be able to messenger that get's to tell Danny how much we love and miss him!!

Thanks guys!!
 

Peter Odems

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Let me just know about the Paypal-account. It should be a pleasure for me to give a little help.
 

Ylva

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Money sent through Pay pal.

Mary; when will you visit him???

Tell him we are all sending our well wishes; we miss him; we hope to have him back here.

But this news is better than I expected. Hope that lots of people will give.

I also asked Bill to make this a sticky; maybe another moderator will see this and can help make it a sticky???
 

blackiris

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
GOT UR MESSAGE MARY!


Ok man.... this totally made my day!!

Hang in there DannyBoy!!!!
Grumblers are out to help you!!
MUUUUAH!!
 

MaJa

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This link will let you send money via PayPal:

www.paypal.com ... click on Send Money (down a little in the middle). Let me know if you have any problems.

My email address is stampin.mary@gmail.com.

Going to visit either Tuesday or Thursday. He has a doctors appointment early Tuesday, so I'm not sure if that is the best day. But I don't want to wait, lol.

Nicole, you are the BEST at typing out evil laughs, I wish I could do that!!

You guys are AWESOME!! I'm going to have a nice check to take with me!!
 

Peter Odems

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You received my little stone Maja. Let's hope and think for Danny.
 

moglet

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Mary, I think you're an absolute star! :thumbsup:

((((Mary))))

Can't access my Paypal account, it's so long since I used it. Any other ways to send a drop for the ocean?

Please tell Danny how special he is to all of us, and how loved he is by all here. Also, Danny and his family are in my prayers every day.

(((((((Danny)))))))
 

tique1228

Grumbler
Such wonderful news!!! Can't wait to send him a big card - wish I could insert a big hug, too.
 

Larry Peterson

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Mary, I think you're an absolute star! :thumbsup:

((((Mary))))

Can't access my Paypal account, it's so long since I used it. Any other ways to send a drop for the ocean?
You can have Mary send you a money request. Just tell Mary before how much you want to donate and she can send you a request that you can pay with any credit card.
 

nikfrz

SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer
Before I do this, doesnt Mary have to pay a fee for accepting all these payments?
 

MaJa

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I do NOT see where they are charging me any fees. If so, they are a drop in the bucket and I will cover them.

It is also free to send money if you send the money to Friends or Family ...
Fee if you pay with:
PayPal Balance: FREE
Bank Account: FREE
Credit/Debit Card: 0.88 USD

I do not believe you need a PayPal account just to send money, but I will be happy to request it to make it easier for you!
 
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