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Phobia 08-21-2012 04:05 AM

Condolences - From ChiefsPlanet
 
Extended opportunity to Sept 14th. Please give. We're at $240 so far and this site can do much better.

In the past 2 months our site has lost two longtime members who were great people and contributed to this site over the years. Each of these men were in their 40's.

Currently, the Lounge is named for a man named Dan Edwards (aka CrazyHorse) who had fought lung disease for a very long time and finally succumbed to a second transplant which failed earlier this month.

Previously, Mike Hall (aka MadMax) died after a lengthy battle with liver disease on June 30th. We named the Lounge after MadMax for the entire month of July.

Several current members know these men in real life and some were even introduced to ChiefsPlanet by them.

We used to do nice things for people more frequently when the site was smaller and we haven't done anything like this for years. Dan was a Chiefs fan but spent enough time friendly trolling over at OrangeMane.com that they pooled their money and sent he and his wife on a vacation prior to his first lung transplant more than 4 years ago. We did nothing at that time.

I know there are some financial needs in both of these cases and these were extraordinary individuals who were taken far too early. Mike left a couple of minor children. Dan's son is grown.

We'd like to accept gifts which will be passed on to the families of these members who were taken tragically far too soon. Dan's family will utilize these funds to help pay for funeral expenses. Mike was a personal friend of FlopNuts and he will ensure that the money given for Mike will go directly towards the care of the children and/or their college fund. If you're unable or unwilling to give, please keep these families in your thoughts and prayers.

If you choose to send a gift via paypal, use the button below. l total the moneys collected and share those numbers on the 4th. Please specify how you would like your gift to be earmarked. If no instructions are specified, it will be split 50/50. Thanks for your generosity.

Personal checks can be mailed to me or I will provide an address via PM.

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ChiefsNow 08-21-2012 05:40 AM

where is the Poll?

ChiefsNow 08-21-2012 05:42 AM

I will also say CrazyHorse Lounge is a good name for a bar. Or a good name for the lounge .

ChiefsNow 08-21-2012 05:46 AM

Cool move Phobia

luv 08-21-2012 07:32 AM

I think this thread should be stickied.

Deberg_1990 08-21-2012 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phobia (Post 8837887)
We will take contributions until Sept 4th. If you choose to send a gift, PM me for instructions. Personal checks will be collected centrally and then mailed to each respective party. We will also accept Paypal to my account and I will then mail a check once those funds have arrived. I will total the moneys collected and share those numbers on the 4th. Please specify how you would like your gift to be earmarked. If no instructions are specified, it will be split 50/50. Thanks for your generosity.

Not trying to cause trouble, but dont families usually set up official funds for donations when death occurs?

Donating money over the internet to strangers might scare alot of people off.


But other than that, classy move Phil.

Predarat 08-21-2012 07:53 AM

This is a good idea and I agree with Luv, it should be stickied.

chasedude 08-21-2012 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luv (Post 8838010)
I think this thread should be stickied.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Predarat (Post 8838039)
This is a good idea and I agree with Luv, it should be stickied.

This and That

We're a community of friends and seems to me sometimes, family.

Phobia, I'd like to contribute next payday. I'll pm you asking for a postal address, I want to send a check.

Planetman 08-21-2012 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luv (Post 8838010)
I think this thread should be stickied.

Concur.

ChiTown 08-21-2012 08:29 AM

:bravo:

boogblaster 08-21-2012 08:40 AM

nice ..

Gonzo 08-21-2012 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luv (Post 8838010)
I think this thread should be stickied.

Good idea.

Done.

Phobia 08-21-2012 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Deberg_1990 (Post 8838022)
Not trying to cause trouble, but dont families usually set up official funds for donations when death occurs?

Donating money over the internet to strangers might scare alot of people off.


But other than that, classy move Phil.

I don't think they set up funds as often as you think. I understand the concern of donating money to strangers so it's a good thing I'm not a stranger. We've done something like this probably 10+ times over the years here, we've taken contributions for the site itself, and we used to run a charity on this site. Every single penny has always reached its destination. I'm not a rich man but I do value my experience on this site and my reputation more than the few hundred bucks this is likely to bring in.

Big Smoke 08-21-2012 12:31 PM

Money is tight for me right now, (is for a lot of people I'm sure). But I love this place, and will be more than happy to put a little into the collection for the families. Phobia how would you like to collect checks?

Garcia Bronco 08-21-2012 12:34 PM

I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to trash talk with Crazyhorse. He will be missed and he was always friendly. God Bless him and his family.


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