Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by MaJa, Mar 17, 2011.
Thanks again Mary. I hope all the good thoughts from grumblers will lift Danny's spirit!!
Thank you Mary for doing this. Give him a big grumble hug from all of us.
Gotta say, Im a wee bit jealous :icon19:
And done again (see relevant PM, Mary).
Mary, Awesome...All of it. Thank you.
Send hugs for me...and well wishes.
Is there anything else we can do...aside from the PayPal (consider that done).
Also regarding getting funds faster from PayPal, don't opt for a check (I have never done that before, and won't again) it takes two weeks, a transfer only takes 3-4 business days.
Your are most excellent for taking this on!
My sentiments exactly, money sent, let us know if there is anything else we can do and we are here for him!
Good morning kind and wonderful Grumblers!!
First I would like to thank those of you thanking me, but it is TRULY my honor to be the Grumble Ambassador!
Sorry ... for some reason this just popped into my head. I feel the need to share:
You guys are wonderful and I am honored to call you friends. Our total so far is ... are you ready for this ... $770!! Grumblers ROCK!!
Great news Mary.
I would like to put one thought out there for Grumblers. Think of how many nuisance donations you make every year. Make a donation to Danny Boy and every time one of the less than worthy causes comes calling for a donation let them know your cause and ask them for a donation.
Good one Jeff!!
Excellent! So, how many days do we have to pimp this thread and get that number number up before you're delivering the Grumble love?
Mary, I assume you will have an address to send anything to Danny, for when more money is coming in after your visit?
Maybe we can continue this for as long as it takes. It is great how much money came in already!
YES! As soon as I visit I will get a direct address. And I will mail or take anything I get after I visit. I am about 3 hours away, but worth the drive to see my friend. Friends are the greatest gift in life! I do not want to bombard poor Deanne with text messages.
I am hopping to visit Tuesday. I will call before I go to make sure it is a good day. If not Tuesday, then Thursday.
Mary, Tomorrow (Sunday), the Evergreen Picture Frame Guild is holding their
always amazing [strike]Spring Fling[/strike] er.... "education" festival.... (and I
always thought it was just about the food and other stuff... )
any who... they are putting out a jar.... then Chris Nato at Framers Inventory
has signed on to getting it down to him.
YEA!! Thanks Baer!!
Picture Frame Guild & Framer's Inventory are on my list of people I need to meet!
Come on up for Pad Thai... I'll introduce you to Merry Mary, Scarica Ericka the only other true framing nerd I know, and Chris your rep.
The Guild is only Washington. the Cascade Chapter is the PPFA for OR.
stick with me kid... I'll learn ya the peeps
mmmm ... Pad Thai!! Tempting ...
Send me the details ... my scheduled is pretty free at the moment ...
$770 since yesterday??? You guys are awesome.
But, we can do better :smiley:
An "oops" correction
Well, I am pretty red faced and need to make this correction.
The EPFG board declined my request to put out a donation jar for Danny. They had reasons that supported their stand, and I have to be guided by their decision.
Chris and Baer were helping me get this together, and Baer jumped the gun before I heard back officially from the board.
I'll be there most of the time, and if the board has a change of heart, or if people attending want to donate "outside of the function", just ask for me and I will get your donation to Chris.
There is no reason to be angry with the board, the EPFG, or the decision they made. They discussed it and did what they felt was right as they understood the situation.
My apologies up front for creating an uncomfortable situation for all involved.
Don't fret Terry!! You tried and that's all that matters.
Lots involved when you have a board, I think we all understand!
im sorry...... but whats to understand?? it going to help someone that has cancer that has dedicated their life to framing......
if they dont know him.... dont donate......
but give the people attending a choice!
what reason could they possibly have???
I'm sure every board member would probably personally donate but sitting on a board is tricky.
Don't ever, ever, agree to be on a board that doesn't have board insurance.
Liability and tax code issues, depending on how the group is set up. Donations for another cause other than the group's main function have to be kept segregated. There can be some paper work hassles involved.
I'm chief cook and bottle washer (treasurer) for a small professional photographers group so I get to deal with the taxes for it. Every want to spend a really boring evening try reading 501(c) tax code laws!
One way to get around this is to bring up that YOU are collecting funds to help out Danny. This way it is not part of the guild.
Come on people framers..... pump some amount to Danny and perhaps we help saving his life! No hassling and stumbling about some tax.....
When all framers ad a little stone, Danny makes a chance.
Would you please post where you want frames to send a donation to again please. Thanks
Thanks for setting this up! Just sent my $. Awhile back I was just finishing chemo myself, and signing up on the grumble...not knowing much about how this worked, I picked out an avatar from the list and didn't realize people had long held avatars that everyone associated with just one person. I picked the little stick figure superman (cause that's how I felt at the time!). Danny was the first person to send a friend request, and he never even said, "hey, stupid! that's MY avatar!" (changed it finally to the ladybug in honor of my nephew who lost his battle...this disease is the worst!) Anyway...thanks again. I am hoping and praying for Danny everyday.
Maja's information to do payments through Paypal.
Thank you, I will
Thanks Maureen for sharing that with us. And Thank You for donating to this worthy cause.
Thanks guys!! Sorry I was out looking for locations for the new shop!
Our total is up to $950!! That is so awesome!
We have a 9am meet tomorrow, my plan is to head south after that. Gotta double check with Deanne (Mrs. Danny) and make sure it's still good!! If not it will be Thursday.
Don't worry, I will wait until the last minute to write the check. And, I got a funny card that I will list all the contributors names in!
Thank you everyone for all you are doing. I knew you were great, but I didn't truly realize how great until now!
Just texted with Deanne, we decided Thursday would be better. Danny has a doctors appointment tomorrow and they are having a family meeting with the care facility, so this will work out better for them.
Few extra days to get me more $$$ ... hee, heee ... can't wait to see the look on his face!
Mary, thanx again for all of this..... I'm honored to be a part of it.
and Maureen.... glad you are here with us and so sorry about your nephew. Prayers sent your way too.... You are right, it sucks....
Boy, is this ever good news to hear! Still a
difficult place to be in, but one with some hope.
I'm so glad that he's able to recieve treatments.
Our thoughts and prayers are still very much
with Danny and his family, and it's good to
have a way to send money. :thumbsup:
Just a little help from us can help Danny for the most important buy for his fight!!!
I started a new thread with is info, too. I was afraid some might not find it here on page nine!
Okay, you asked for it and I got it for you!!
Danny Boy's Address!!
Danny Blondell, Room 27
c/o Life Care Center
2890 Ocean Blvd. SE
Coos Bay, OR 97420
We are going Thursday morning!! I so can't wait. So far I will be bring him a check for ... $1080!!
The facility has WiFi. How do you feel about using some of the money towards a cheap used laptop if I can find one?
I think meds are a better use of money. I'd be ok with it if it's ok with Danny, but otherwise, I think there might be more pressing expenses.
Anyone have an old laptop they can loan Danny?
I think it should be Danny's decision. I also think that reconnecting with his friends online could also be very good medicine.
We know little about what their circumstances are other then they are in need.
I think you will have a better idea after you visit, Mary. It could be that he has access but no energy or it could be just the thing he needs. Ask him.
I pretty much agree with this...but I'd say ask his wife, instead.
He might wear himself out, feeling like he has to keep in touch. I'd much rather him be resting if that's what he needs. She'd be the best judge.
What Jan said.
Wish Danny Happy UnBirthday from me!
Maureen, I'm very sorry to hear about your nephew's passing. I will remember you both in my prayers tonight.
Okay guys! Today is the day. Last chance to get me money. I'll be leaving to go see Danny soon! (I am not a slacker, we are on the west coast and it isn't even 6am, fyi!) I'll write the check just before I go in, so you have about 4 hours.
You guys are awesome!
I will be thinking of you today. I wish I could call in sick so I could be here when you post about your visit!!!!
Also, I like the idea of a laptop. Using the money for medical is definitely a good thing. However, if he is able to connect with the outside world, that could be just as effective as any medication.
Have a good trip!!!!!!!
Waiting on pins and needles?!!!! (Ouch!!!!)
Safe journeys Mary.
Remember you have all of grumblers going with you.
Hope you've allotted a huge amount of time for all the hugs you are going to give our Danny.
Keep us informed.
What Mik said.
I cant wait to hear how he's doing!!!!
Thanks Mary!! You are an ANGEL for doing this!!
I think everyone is anxiously waiting!!!
Thinking of Danny and his family, and you, Mary. It will be quite emotional for you as well....
We're all there with you in thought.
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