Warrior in Critical Care

by HeySal
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I know this is in another post - but it's at the end so those of you who already quit reading, or didn't read the thread need to know this -
KimW has been admitted to critical care. As you may not know - he has kidney failure.

Now I'm going to bitch at you all........

Kim has a thread about a Kidney walk for funding for the Kidney foundation and research into alternative medicines to keep kidney transplants from being rejected -- he has a bad reaction to the one that they use and needs them to find an alternative...and fast.

His goal was $5000 dollars.........

Some of us donated money we don't really have to donate because, well........it's Kim. He's been with us for 6 years now. So far that goal has not been attained.

Kim is terminally ill people -- he had a goal, and I think that if we are calling ourselves Warriors maybe a few more of you could get off your duffs and donate to help him at least see this goal become reality........it may make a difference in the amount of hope he has, and hope can make the difference between life and beating the odds and death.

If you haven't donated yet .........please........a few dollars? The price of a cup of coffee? If enough of you will donate, Kim can see his goal become reality. It is all we can do, but it might make a difference.

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UPDATE:
WHEN MAKING DONATIONS _ PLEASE SEND PART OF THE DONATION TO THE FOLLOWING LINK, THEN TO THE LEFT SIDEBAR - WHERE IT SAYS "DONATE TO A WALKER" -- PUT A LITTLE OF YOUR FUNDS RIGHT THERE TO MAKE KIM THE NUMBER ONE WALKER IN VIRGINIA.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE
This link is to donate funds to Kim's Team - and to help make him top walker! (and the Kidney Foundation)

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HERE IS THE LINK TO DONATE TO KIM PERSONALLY TO HELP WITH HIS EXPENSES FROM HIS ILLNESS:

The Kidney Walkers


  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    Sal,

    If you're in touch with him (as it sounds), please let him know that we're thinking of him and send him our best wishes.

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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

      Sal,

      If you're in touch with him (as it sounds), please let him know that we're thinking of him and send him our best wishes.

      Tina
      He's got his laptop with him at the hospital, Tina........I don't have DIRECT contact and not sure who does....but he should be able to cruise this forum as long as he's conscious and I think he would be if he's hooked up to a dialysis machine. I don't know that much about how this all falls. I'm sending him a pm to make sure he has info to one of his kids in case he can't get back to us himself to keep us posted.
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    • Profile picture of the author internetworld7
      I don't know Kim but I just donated $20. I hope his goal is met fast.
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    Sal,
    please let me know my family is thinking of him and have hopes for the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Folks - I'm not in direct contact. I'm just as in the dark as the rest of you - He's in bad shape and I just thought that we need to do whatever we can right now to give him some love and support. At the moment, a few bucks from everyone is the only thing we have to give, the only thing we can do to show him that he is a cared for member of the community.

    And his thread is stuck in the OT ...so low community traffic.

    I just tweeted a Warrior's alert to try to pull some more attention to what is going on. Right now he needs faith and we need to give it to him - and the only way to do that right now is to part with a couple of our almighty precious little dollars. Giving our own faith to pull through is one hell of a sight more noble than sending flowers later, ya think?
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Sal -

      Thanks for posting this - I didn't know Kim had been admitted to the hospital and thought it was odd I hadn't seen posts by him in the past few days.

      Keeping my fingers crossed for him that this is a temporary problem.

      Folks, we know the WF is a giving community with many caring members. Now is the time to show you care. Kim hasn't asked for much - only that you give even a small amount to the Kidney Walkers group.

      Do it - it can be small amount but every donation shows we care.

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      • Profile picture of the author glchandler
        Now I'm going to bitch at you all........

        Some of us donated money we don't really have to donate because, well........it's Kim. He's been with us for 6 years now. So far that goal has not been attained.
        You are absolutely right! I have been waiting for my monthly stipend (SSD) from the government to give to this, but absolutely no reason I am not spreading the word.

        Have hit my Facebook and couple of Twitter a/c's just now---and when I am funded on Wednesday then his cause will increase a bit!

        Keep bitching!-----his cause is worthy!
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by glchandler View Post

          You are absolutely right! I have been waiting for my monthly stipend (SSD) from the government to give to this, but absolutely no reason I am not spreading the word.

          Have hit my Facebook and couple of Twitter a/c's just now---and when I am funded on Wednesday then his cause will increase a bit!

          Keep bitching!-----his cause is worthy!
          You're not the only one who had to wait to send something, Gordon. I was happy when the check finally arrived (for more reasons than one). I've also turned from most donating, too - because there are so many in need and asking. This one I couldn't turn away from with any conscience though. I can't imagine what it feels like to be in his shoes. I'd rather have cancer any day of the week than kidney failure.

          I'm not someone to pray....but I'll do it if it means seeing people pitch in and show him we are behind him and care. Kim's been good to the people here.
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      My prayers go out to you Kim and your family. Get well soon!
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    Sal,
    Thanks for letting us know....I'm in heavy-duty prayer mode for him. He NEVER mentions feeling bad or has anything but a great attitude. I hate to hear he's been admitted

    I, too, hate his thread was stuck into OT and have regularly tweeted and put posts out to groups I am in elsewhere on line.
    It IS hard to give for many of us that are out of work (myself included)and other limitations.......but it doesn't have to be much but you can bet I'll be back at his link for another 10.00 or so when I get my UI pymt this week.

    I'm sitting on a bank account in the red - a home headed towards foreclosure-and a car with fumes (for today).........NONE of which are gonna kill me.

    Kim is one of the best people I've met on here, so those of you that have managed to scrape up the $7-10 to buy that WSO you thought would make ya rich....do something really worthwhile with the cost of a stinkin' Starbucks ok??

    And never forget the power of prayer!

    Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    I, and I know another here, actually gave money partially to try to kind of seed the pot in the hopes that someone else would think to donate as much or more. I WOULD offer a matching program but, with my luck, someone would donate just to break me. Besides, I got some bad luck, health and my contract is almost up, a bit before I donated myself. 8-(

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Steve - nobody expects you to risk your own life - you've donated plenty more than many have already -- it's time for others to follow your generosity and pitch in -- right now it's more about the support than anything else.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Put Kim in your sigs - and let's get him over his goal!
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Kim is one of my best friends here. I've had more fun with him doing our
        stupid musical trivia nonsense than you can possibly imagine. Over that
        time, I have come to like him very much.

        This news saddens me to no end.

        I will post about this on my blog and also send an email to my list. I also
        have other things I'm cooking up to try to get people to this thread and
        the one on the kidney walk.

        Kim, if you're reading this, we will NOT let you down. You have my word on
        that.

        Sal (another great person I'm proud to call my friend) thank you for letting
        us know what's going on.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Steve - nobody expects you to risk your own life - you've donated plenty more than many have already -- it's time for others to follow your generosity and pitch in -- right now it's more about the support than anything else.
      OK, I wasn't saying I was risking my life, only that I have problems too. I WAS hoping someone else would donate MORE! 8-)

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Actually Steve - Kim let us know. I just thought it was too buried for people to see.............

    And I don't think many of them realize exactly how much Kim is depending on this research or how genuinely sick he really is.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Actually Steve - Kim let us know. I just thought it was too buried for people to see.............

      And I don't think many of them realize exactly how much Kim is depending on this research or how genuinely sick he really is.
      yeah, I used to wonder HOW dialysis could keep a person alive. I mean they go SO infrequently, and healthy people have things practically totally cleaned out an average of every 4 hours! Well, NOW I WORK at a dialysis place. People AREN'T expected to live forever. All it does is buy people time. HOPEFULLY they get a kidney eventually. But KIM said THAT only lasts 6-15 years! MOST last about 6 years.

      As many of you know, I have an artificial aortic valve. I couldn't get a NATURAL TISSUE valve because I am too young. THEY are expected to last for 6 years. I was on a heart valve implant forum, and saw a person complaining that she had to have THREE operations! ALL failed in about 6 years because they were TISSUE valves. So I guess kims statement is probably right.

      JUST THINK! If I had a tissue valve replacement, I would be likely getting ready for another surgery now! The same would be likely if kim had a transplant 6 years ago. Of course, tissue valves are manufactured out of raw tissue materials, and are usually from PIGS, so THEY are EASY to come by. Kidneys are FAR too complicated for that, so they have to get compatible kidneys from HUMAN donors.

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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    Just did another Ping-o-matic for his donation page...

    kinda boring upstairs

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  • Profile picture of the author ronmartin
    I new here and don't really know him but I will send out a prayer for him that God may be with him and guide him through this.

    God Bless!
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    Thanks Sal for letting us know what is happening to Kim.

    I appreciate you. Please extend my heart-felt sympathy to Kim. My thoughts and prayers will always be with him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Sal where do we donate, to the group or Kim?
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Mark Brian View Post

      Sal where do we donate, to the group or Kim?
      I just edited the OP to give the direct donation link.

      I would think you can donate via paypal - I haven't looked at the page, I donated to his group for the shirts via his blog page and that accepted paypal.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        I just edited the OP to give the direct donation link.

        I would think you can donate via paypal - I haven't looked at the page, I donated to his group for the shirts via his blog page and that accepted paypal.
        Thanks Sal, just donated.
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          I am so damned proud of the people here - and thanks so much those who responded to the request to add Kim's link in their sigs. I had already donated and thought may we could motivate others with the sigs.

          Allen - you rock!!!

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          • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
            Is Allen Says the coolest guy in the world or what!

            This is a proud day to be a Warrior when you see the kind of love and support we have for each other here.

            Hurry back Kim, we miss you.

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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Allen, you just made a grown man cry like a baby.

              You are without a doubt the most generous soul I know.

              There are just no other words I can think of.

              Wow...just wow.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    Ouch. Major ouch. I really want to help. Any way to donate via Paypal?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    For those asking his donation page is at The Kidney Walkers
    Click the "make a gift" (under the temp bar on right)

    You can put in Kim's name and it does let you pay via Paypal...

    Thanks for stepping up Warriors!

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    • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
      Originally Posted by Andie View Post

      For those asking his donation page is at The Kidney Walkers
      Click the "make a gift" (under the temp bar on right)

      You can put in Kim's name and it does let you pay via Paypal...

      Thanks for stepping up Warriors!

      Andie
      Maybe I'm being thick, but I'm just not seeing it. I see the Paypal donations button on the left, but when you follow the steps to donate under Kim's name, it only gives you Visa, Discover, AMEX, and Mastercard.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        Zabrina,

        That's a page that will get you there with a few more clicks that Kim set up to raise money for his teams' tee shirts. Just use one of the links in my sig to take you directly to the correct page to donate to the NKF Kindey Walkers fund raising link.

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      • Profile picture of the author Andie
        Originally Posted by Zabrina View Post

        Maybe I'm being thick, but I'm just not seeing it. I see the Paypal donations button on the left, but when you follow the steps to donate under Kim's name, it only gives you Visa, Discover, AMEX, and Mastercard.
        Hey Zabrina,
        You're not being thick at all..........I guess I saw the paypal and thought that was it; but that is to donate to help the team get tshirts for the walk. My bad
        Which I am Sure would be appreciated.... I know Kim had mentioned in his other thread that checks can be accepted.

        ORRRR....perhaps a warrior would let you paypal a donation through their card ? If you want to do that I could help depending on what amt you wanted to send so send me a PM if you're interested.

        Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    BTW I never did ask, do you know what Kimw was admitted for, if I can ask?
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    Steve / all...
    Kim's post didn't say exactly what happened to send him in.

    I DO know.....he was here rather late Sat night because we spent nearly an hour messaging.
    Out of the blue I got a PM from him offering to give me a website he owned because he thought it could help me out with a place to market article writing.
    He walked me through signing up at namecheap and pushing the site/files to me.

    Being Kim, he asked for Nothing in return and was in his usual sweet spirit. He mentioned he was going to bed soon when we were done. By then it was probably going on Midnight in VA....

    You are right about the 4 times a day, and Kim was getting his done at home. It would be a case of living around that schedule....

    His team has passed the $1000 mark now --- good, but not good enough yet.
    Keep putting the word out there!

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      I know Kim said once that if the home dialysis isn't working just so - he is sometimes hospitalized when he goes for his regular checkups. However, this is unusual.

      Not hearing from Kim worries me. He has his laptop but perhaps no connection? I hope that's the reason.

      By the way - my pm'd request to you guys are fine per Thomas at the help desk.

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      • Profile picture of the author Andie
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I know Kim said once that if the home dialysis isn't working just so - he is sometimes hospitalized when he goes for his regular checkups. However, this is unusual.

        Not hearing from Kim worries me. He has his laptop but perhaps no connection? I hope that's the reason.

        By the way - my pm'd request to you guys are fine per Thomas at the help desk.

        kay
        Kay,
        I worry not seeing him on as well.......and, it seemed out of the ordinary that he even posted his being admitted.

        (whew) Glad Thomas approved because it crossed my mind it did go against sig. rules.........not that a ban would've stopped me from doing it anyway
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        • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
          Come on Kim, if you're awake, breathing and not soused on a 5th of rum, give
          us a shout and let us know you're still a musical "know it all" who thinks the
          Move ISN'T obscure.

          Like hell they ain't.
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          Originally Posted by Andie View Post

          Kay,
          I worry not seeing him on as well.......and, it seemed out of the ordinary that he even posted his being admitted.

          (whew) Glad Thomas approved because it crossed my mind it did go against sig. rules.........not that a ban would've stopped me from doing it anyway
          Kim wrote four words on Facebook. Posted 3 hours ago Kim says "Still in the hospital".

          ****EDIT - Sorry Sal, I didn't see your post when I posted this one.
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      Originally Posted by Andie View Post

      Steve / all...
      Kim's post didn't say exactly what happened to send him in.

      I DO know.....he was here rather late Sat night because we spent nearly an hour messaging.
      Out of the blue I got a PM from him offering to give me a website he owned because he thought it could help me out with a place to market article writing.
      He walked me through signing up at namecheap and pushing the site/files to me.

      Being Kim, he asked for Nothing in return and was in his usual sweet spirit. He mentioned he was going to bed soon when we were done. By then it was probably going on Midnight in VA....

      You are right about the 4 times a day, and Kim was getting his done at home. It would be a case of living around that schedule....

      His team has passed the $1000 mark now --- good, but not good enough yet.
      Keep putting the word out there!

      Andie
      Exactly why we need to be there for him, now Andie. Anyone who will help start someone out while they are feeling absolutely miserable themselves deserves to get good back for it from EVERY WARRIOR IN THIS FORUM -- it is acts like this that make the Warriors what they are and different from any other forum......community.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Just got a message from Kim.

    He was admitted late Saturday night/early Sunday morning because he couldn't breath. He had liquid filling his lungs. He's losing blood somewhere and they are trying to find out where. They are getting ready to do a colonoscopy (sp?) and he expressed somewhat less than happiness at having to drink the liquid they give you for that one. He said that his wife will keep us informed on his progress if he can't.

    Last night he had $111 to go to put his team in 3rd place........ 1st place would be a godsend for him -- that kind of hormone rush would have to help something inside straighten out a bit.

    Lets do it people - it's time to move on it!
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Just got a message from Kim.

      He was admitted late Saturday night/early Sunday morning because he couldn't breath. He had liquid filling his lungs. He's losing blood somewhere and they are trying to find out where. They are getting ready to do a colonoscopy (sp?) and he expressed somewhat less than happiness at having to drink the liquid they give you for that one. He said that his wife will keep us informed on his progress if he can't.

      Last night he had $111 to go to put his team in 3rd place........ 1st place would be a godsend for him -- that kind of hormone rush would have to help something inside straighten out a bit.

      Lets do it people - it's time to move on it!
      WOW, that is BAD! For the colonoscopy, they USUALLY have you drink phospho soda, and not eat for a day or so. That is NOT what you want to put a terminally ill patient through. On the BRIGHT side, it WILL lower his hydration so he is less likely to drown due to water in his lungs. To state it in a clear but non direct matter, the phospho soda basically prevents your large intestine from absorbing or retaining water, and it makes it easier to catch things with the colonoscopy. But YEAH, it's not fun. You CAN tell kim that, at least with ME, I found that if you just down it, it will be over within about 3.5 hours! Of course, that is BEFORE the actual colonoscopy, but they can put you to sleep for that.

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      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Just got a message from Kim.

      He was admitted late Saturday night/early Sunday morning because he couldn't breath. He had liquid filling his lungs. He's losing blood somewhere and they are trying to find out where. They are getting ready to do a colonoscopy (sp?) and he expressed somewhat less than happiness at having to drink the liquid they give you for that one. He said that his wife will keep us informed on his progress if he can't.

      Last night he had $111 to go to put his team in 3rd place........ 1st place would be a godsend for him -- that kind of hormone rush would have to help something inside straighten out a bit.

      Lets do it people - it's time to move on it!
      I'm fully aware of exactly what Kim is going through. I had a fairly lengthy discussion with him last month about his kidney condition in the off-topic section and I was at the hospital last year when a family member of mine had a similar condition although to a lesser degree. I recall they made him drink a very disgusting liquid to prepare for the colonoscopy as you said. Hoping Kim is back home soon and healthy again.
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      • Profile picture of the author Hanz
        Wow! Allen.... You are a God! I hope Kim is back better than ever soon. One of my favourite Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I'd like to remind everyone to please put an alert for Kim and a link to this thread in their sig files - and post EVERYWHERE. Get this on Twitter, blogs -- anywhere you can. The last bit of research that your money funds might be the bit that saves Kim's life.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Okay - I got a blog up and pinged. I'm back linking it here like a few traffic minded Warriors taught me to do, LOL.

    Sal's Not So Secret Ramblings: Nobility Isn't Reserved For the Rich - Kim's Story

    Anyone reading - if you can't make your own blog - please ping this - or link it or tweet it - It doesn't matter what - just DO something - anything!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    GOAL ACCOMPLISHED AND EXCEEDED!

    Hang on Kim - the Calvary is just arriving!

    I Just checked the score and The Kidney Walkers have:
    $6,075.00

    Heartfelt thanks to Allen Says for his contribution of $5,000 dollars. Allen - you may have a sharp sense of business and have built an incredible market for yourself and others here --- but it is this kind of generosity that has lifted you to the top. My hat is off to you. Thank you.

    EVERYBODY -- DON'T STOP ROCKIN' NOW!
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    WOW WOW and WOWie!!!!!!!!!

    Allen -- BLESS YOU!

    I had to go run some errands and came back to the Huge headliner on the forum......
    I am so seriously proud to be a part of this place!

    Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    LMAO -- I was so excited to see Kim's team skyrocketed to first place that I didn't even NOTICE the headline.

    This is what it's about. This is the unity that allows us to thrive. Let's keep it going. Rock on, Warriors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      LMAO -- I was so excited to see Kim's team skyrocketed to first place that I didn't even NOTICE the headline.

      This is what it's about. This is the unity that allows us to thrive. Let's keep it going. Rock on, Warriors.
      This is absolutely one of my proudest days to be a Warrior.

      Allen Says, I wanna have your baby.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        This is absolutely one of my proudest days to be a Warrior.

        Allen Says, I wanna have your baby.
        LMAO Steve.....
        I'm too old for the baby thing.........
        but I'd seriously marry the man !
        Hmmm.......I'm not much on the baby thing....or the marriage thing, but he's definitely becoming very doable, isn't he?
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    Amazing team you guys have here. Truly amazing.

    God bless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    LMAO Steve.....
    I'm too old for the baby thing.........
    but I'd seriously marry the man !
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulWeller
    Thanks HeySAL for this wonderful post..Its warriors like you that make this forum a wonderful place to be and be part of..
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  • Profile picture of the author Biggy Fat
    All man, I hate to hear about Kim. I wish I had money to donate, but he will get my prayers tonight.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gijsbertus
      Indeed, it should not be ''virtual'' all the time.... take the money and run stuff... hype and BS ... somebody is ''down''... maybe we could bring some relief ...I don't know this person but my small contribution is on it's way.
      Bonne chance..
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    • Profile picture of the author Mattie
      I don't have a lot of money either but I'm kicking in $5.

      My dad used to say if you had a million pennies you'd be rich and this works the same way. Every penny counts.

      Throw in a couple of bucks. There isn't a Warrior here who can't afford that, alternatively donate a kidney, I'm giving you the choice ;-}
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      omg! I'm so sorry to hear about Kim. I will do what I can to help because Kim's one of the nicest guys in this forum. I love his sense of humour and his taste in music is quite similar to mine. We've had some good times on various threads in the OT. Maybe if we all pitch in and keep focusing on positive thoughts for his good health, we'll witness his triumphant return to our WF sooner rather than later.

      Sal, I'm going to pm you...
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    • Profile picture of the author cynthiamason
      My kids uncle had to have a kidney transplant. My kids dad happened to be a good match. I know that is not always the case for some families. I am not in the best of health to give one otherwise I would give him one of mine.

      I see some people do product giveaways to raise money for charities. Has anyone come up with any creative ways to help him?

      I will donate some cash to help him.
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    • Profile picture of the author neuroticwriter
      Everyone that donates at all is awesome! Whether it is their time to let others known about Kim's condition, or with money. Allen Says, you are beyond awesome. Get Better Kim, we all care!
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    • Profile picture of the author guruslasher
      Sorry to hear that. I'll send out prayers and donate whatever I can.

      May he get well and have a full recovery.
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      God bless.
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    • Profile picture of the author parsibagan
      I do not know him, so what? He too is a human being like me and he too has a family like me. He will be there in my prayers in that of my family members too. Good Karma always pays back in kind.

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    • Profile picture of the author Allen Lundy
      While I do not personally know KimW, I do know how painful and expensive kidney failure can be through family and very close friends.

      I could be loosing my job shortly, we just lost my mother-in-law to kidney failure and had to borrow money to go to the Phillipines to see her before she passed away.

      I'm definately tight on funds, however, when my retirement check arrives on the 1st of November, my donation will be there to help KimW.

      One doesn't have to know the person who needs help. I haven't a clue who gets the money I donate to Breast Cancer every year, but, that doesn't stop me from donating for my favorite charity. (My wife is a SURVIVOR)... Hopefully KimW will be as well.

      KimW is in my prayers.

      Allen

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    • Profile picture of the author karinav
      Thanks I appreciate you.
      Thanks Sal for letting us know what is happening
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    I just sent an email out to my list of 25 k subscribers and added the link to my sig file. Come on Warriors! Rise to this occasion!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      I just sent an email out to my list of 25 k subscribers and added the link to my sig file. Come on Warriors! Rise to this occasion!!

      Awesome Matt!

      Get Creative folks -- all those things you do to promote your biz or OPP(other people's products)......take a day or two and do it for Kim. I don't have a list, but I DO use several mailing list services.
      So pinging his donation site; Tweet it; Digg it; all that other stuff....

      Doesn't take much of your time and when you are done? YOU get to go sit on your comfy couch or whatever --our friend Kim can't do that
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      • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
        Wow. Allen Says - What. A. Star.

        I really hope Kim gets to see the banner at the top of the forum - it's gotta give him a lift.


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        • Profile picture of the author waterotter
          Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

          Wow. Allen Says - What. A. Star.

          I really hope Kim gets to see the banner at the top of the forum - it's gotta give him a lift.


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          LOL, Thanks Frank - been so busy I didn't even notice the banner!
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    I contacted the kidney foundation today.

    JUST BUMPED MY HUGELY SUCCESSFUL

    WSO...ARTICLE COPYCAT...IS LIVE RIGHT NOW AND ALL SALES ARE DONATIONS FOR KimW!

    SIMPLY FORWARD ME YOUR RECEIPT FOR DONATION, AND GET THE WSO FOR FREE.

    CHECK IT OUT HERE...http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/236014-system-virtually-forces-you-create-page-one-articles-last-chance-50-off-hurry.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Just donated -- Will add to my signature when I get home, about to miss the bus!.

    Is there a way I can donate to the walk as well with PayPal? I donated to the t shirt thing as that was the only other way I could find.

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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    HeySal - seems like hitting the thanks button is just not enough. Thanks for you efforts in getting the word out and kudo's to you/Matt/and Allen for raising the awareness of Kim's needs.

    Kim - as Steven said - get your butt out of the hospital and back online here - we miss you!

    best,
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      HeySal - seems like hitting the thanks button is just not enough. Thanks for you efforts in getting the word out and kudo's to you/Matt/and Allen for raising the awareness of Kim's needs.

      Kim - as Steven said - get your butt out of the hospital and back online here - we miss you!

      best,
      --Jack
      Jack - the only thing I did was notice Kim's post buried in that other thread first. Someone else would have stuck up a post later if I hadn't seen it. It is the team here that is making the difference for Kim and his team, not me. Everyone who has donated, tweeted, blogged, bannered, pinged, etc - deserves an equal amount of thanks -- with special mention to the Leader of THIS team, ALLEN SAYS - because he's the one who shaped this forum to make it a place where this team could come together, develop, grow, and achieve -- and to get to know each other well enough to care.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zabrina
    OK, awesome, thanks for letting me know that it is the t-shirt button that's the proper place to donate via Paypal. Anyone else having trouble, it's the button on the left side of this page:

    The Kidney Walkers

    Can we set up a Paypal button, or at least a direct link, to display in this thread?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by Zabrina View Post

      Can we set up a Paypal button, or at least a direct link, to display in this thread?


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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Thanks KJ - Just edited the OP with this. Sometimes I need a tech to slam me in the face with things.

        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post


        THEN LOOK FOR THIS IMAGE

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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    This thread is on fire!

    Allen Says, as Captain of this Ship, you have shown not only leadership, but compassion and humanity at it's best. Thank you for this.

    I'm proud to be a Warrior. Warriors Rock and they don't give up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    3 DONATIONS MADE FROM the ARTICLE COPYCAT WSO offer so far!! Within 1 hour.

    Wahoo... Many more donations to come

    What a great friggin community we have here, really, what a great bunch of people.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

    I'm a little confused. Is this money being raised for Kim's treatment (a second transplant)? Or for a kidney charity?

    I'm not being mean in asking this question, it's just that there are many charitable causes out there that I already support.
    It is going to the Kidney foundation which is using it for research -- some of that research being less dangerous drugs to keep transplants from being rejected -- Kim can't take prednisone, and he needs them to find the answer to that one REAL fast. There are a few others but they don't work as well. Also the Kidney foundation has helped him to receive the care he is getting.

    Read the first post again and now you'll understand it better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      From what I've seen knowing KimW here for years - he has never asked for anything for himself.

      In fact - though he updates us sometimes on his health, he never complains about it. He comes here and answers questions and banters around and most don't know how critical his health is.

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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        From what I've seen knowing KimW here for years - he has never asked for anything for himself.

        In fact - though he updates us sometimes on his health, he never complains about it. He comes here and answers questions and banters around and most don't know how critical his health is.

        kay
        I know...he makes me ashamed of how much I bitch and complain about
        things. The guy is one of a kind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
      I normally wouldn't post in fonts that stand out but this is one of those exceptions.

      Some of our True WF Heroes; enough said...


      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Okay - I got a blog up and pinged. I'm back linking it here like a few traffic minded Warriors taught me to do, LOL.

      Sal's Not So Secret Ramblings: Nobility Isn't Reserved For the Rich - Kim's Story Anyone reading - if you can't make your own blog - please ping this - or link it or tweet it - It doesn't matter what - just DO something - anything!
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      I just posted this to my blog and submitted to EZA.
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      Just tweeted to my followers:

      If everybody can get on Twitter (you ARE all on Twitter right?) we can reach as many people as possible. If any of you have a report or something you can give away for a donation, that would be great. I'm giving away my Hot Trends Instant Cash ebook for anybody who donates even just a dollar to the fund. Just send me your receipt and it's yours.
      Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

      Is Allen Says the coolest guy in the world or what! This is a proud day to be a Warrior when you see the kind of love and support we have for each other here.Hurry back Kim, we miss you.
      Originally Posted by mattlaclear View Post

      I just sent an email out to my list of 25 k subscribers and added the link to my sig file. Come on Warriors! Rise to this occasion!!
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Just donated -- Will add to my signature when I get home, about to miss the bus!.Is there a way I can donate to the walk as well with PayPal? I donated to the t shirt thing as that was the only other way I could find. Caleb
      I know you guys and gals might not have served in the US military, however, you remind me of our brethren who serve and so this is dedicated to you, including those that I missed and/or overlooked!!!!

      This is the true spirit of the Warrior Forum!!!

      Get well Kim, you are in our prayers!!!!!



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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

      I want to make sure this charity is the best way to support Kim. Or would direct funds also be helpful? Seems that Kim is so humble and selfless that he would never ask for the second but I wonder if it could help more in the short to medium term?

      I don't want to disuade anyone from donating so keep doing it. Click below to donate!


      THEN LOOK FOR THIS IMAGE


      If I remember correctly (please correct me if I'm wrong), this particular Foundation also provides medical insurance for Kim. That in itself is a significant amount of money/aide.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        If I remember correctly (please correct me if I'm wrong), this particular Foundation also provides medical insurance for Kim. That in itself is a significant amount of money/aide.
        This is true. I believe that is one of the big reasons Kim is proud to work hard at giving something back to that organization.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    Sal great idea!!!

    Alan - thanks for putting it on top so people like me see it

    Wishing Kim all the best. I encourage anyone who has made money thanks to Warrior Forum, to make a minimum donation.

    $1000 down
    $4000 to go

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Chris - I don't know of any other way to help him now. What we are doing is what he wanted. He had a goal that was unfathomably crucial to him. That research means his life. And these donations will mean more to him than I can ever, or he can ever, express. He is seeing a wish come true, and that is not a small deal. All we can hope for right now is that this money will provide the answers and help he needs to survive. Sometimes hope is all we have. Sometimes hope, and knowing others hope with us, and for us, is enough.

    Kim will never forget this the entirety of his life. Count on that. The immediate gift here is caring about someone who has cared about us.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Chris - I don't know of any other way to help him now.
      Sally,

      Perhaps you could copy the image/link from my post (#68) like Chris did (#71) and put those at the bottom of your OP. That way there's a gateway to the donation site that no one can miss. (It should be easy , although it's up to you.)
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    KimW is definitely someone I appreciate. I've enjoyed my rapport with him on this forum. He's actually even made me feel important (when, in fact, I'm not). What's happening to him is only just sinking in for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    Speaking of direct donations -- isn't this Kim's site here:

    Maj's Kidney

    There's a PayPal donate button on the left side. If I'm not mistaken, any donated funds given there will go to him directly.

    Cheers,
    Becky

    P.S. Keep on rockin', Warriors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

      Speaking of direct donations -- isn't this Kim's site here:

      Maj's Kidney

      There's a PayPal donate button on the left side. If I'm not mistaken, any donated funds given there will go to him directly.

      Cheers,
      Becky

      P.S. Keep on rockin', Warriors.
      Becky,
      Yes, that is his site and it looks like it does go directly to him! So, I'm thinking....his team for the walk has done well now (*thanks to Allen again) so perhaps the direct support is what needs to be pushed now.
      Donations he and his family can use to help lessen the burden while he is suffering this setback.
      Thanks for pointing that one out! ( i do believe I've worn out my thanks button for the day)

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    • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
      Good idea Becky, and also you can purchase his product in his signature.

      Originally Posted by R Hagel View Post

      Speaking of direct donations -- isn't this Kim's site here:

      Maj's Kidney

      There's a PayPal donate button on the left side. If I'm not mistaken, any donated funds given there will go to him directly.

      Cheers,
      Becky

      P.S. Keep on rockin', Warriors.
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  • Profile picture of the author gareth
    Poor KimW he was very open & up straight about his kidney problem. Dialysis must be the pits. Even worse when you know your days are numbered in such an uncomfortable way.

    If he wants to look at WF from critical care I doubt it - I wouldn't, but I salute the dudes resolve for battling his illness.



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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Wow! 7 donations via Article Copycat so far! Amazing.

    Almost $100 so far after adding the numbers on the receipts I received!!!

    The best $40 investment I've ever spent on a WSO.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    I just made my donation. This is one of those times
    when this forum REALLY feels like home. I am moved
    to tears by all your collective actions to help.

    This is also one of those times when we wonder why all
    the money in the world are not MOSTLY used to
    RESEARCH cures to conditions such as these rather
    than spent wastefully on senseless wars,


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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Mailed the list

    I was thinking of giving my next coaching sale $197 to the cause... So I'll do it like this, you send $200 to the cause, forward me the proof {message & screenshot please}, I'll coach you regularly...

    Caleb
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Mailed the list

      I was thinking of giving my next coaching sale $197 to the cause... So I'll do it like this, you send $200 to the cause, forward me the proof {message & screenshot please}, I'll coach you regularly...

      Caleb
      You ROCK, Caleb!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    10 Dollar Donations:

    Send your receipt for:
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    PLR report on dog training - here's the info for you on this report:

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    24 pages - 11,549 words pdf plus report saved as MS document
    Full rights - brand it, sell it, give it away as a bonus or opt-in incentive, tear it up for articles, smoke it, use it to train your own little pal.

    Report includes:

    Tips on socializing your dog
    Info about a dog's natural abilities and social (pack) habits
    Housebreaking
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    Command training
    Helpful do's and don'ts
    Development of word category understanding
    Complex thought development
    Developing Interactive skills
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    If you can't use it for business, Your dog will still appreciate this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author isamuel
    I have seen the pain of kidney failure up close when it happened a few years back to my father-in-law.

    My sincere prayers for Kim to be healed and healthy and back to this wonderful community!

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  • Profile picture of the author nathantk
    I mailed out to my list asking to help. I pray for him too!
    Thanks for starting this thread!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
    friend has inspired me to do the same. Anyone who donated, just forward me your receipt email and I will send you a copy of

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...t-reviews.html
    (which sells for $27).

    Like friend, please donate minimum $5 to the cause.

    Now for all those want to help but dont have money, here are a few idea's.

    I want to help but I dont have money?

    - Talk to others who do have money (mentors, friends, other IMers)
    - Write a blog for your following
    - Email your list
    - Social Bookmarking,
    - Social Media (Facebook, Twitter about this thread or the donation page)
    - Volunteer locally to help the cause (maybe not directly for Kim, but someone else out there)
    - Get involved in a run, performing an act in order to raise money from friends and family
    - Mention this thread or cause on other forums, blog commenting where you have influence or in a community you have influence in.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    $150+ and 10 donations thus far. I see that I have inspired others to incentivise

    What a team, what a team

    Is there any way for him, or his family members to be aware that he is getting closer and closer to reaching his goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rogers
    I haven't been on the forum much lately, but am glad I dropped in today and saw Allen's alert. Thanks Sal for leading the charge, and Allen for broadcasting it.

    Get better Kim!!!

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    • Profile picture of the author mike_lucas
      Was not sure which was best but decided to use his web site donation link and made a small donation to him directly.

      I do not know him but this community has helped me and if there is Karma I got to think you might get a few extra points for helping a stranger.

      My prayers are with Kim and his family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Oh yes.. For my coaching offer {You donate $200} get coaching free.. just e-mail my support team to get set up:

    support@calebspilchen.com

    Forgot to add
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Just donated. Good on Allen - that made me choke up - I hope it's not wrong to say - he donated what was asked for. All of it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lonnie_Robinson
        This is awesome the show of support for our fellow warrior. This is really what it's all about: People helping People! God Bless you Kim. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family during this challenging time.
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    • Profile picture of the author mattlaclear
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Oh yes.. For my coaching offer {You donate $200} get coaching free.. just e-mail my support team to get set up:

      support@calebspilchen.com

      Forgot to add
      I like your style Caleb and I'll match it. Whoever donates $200 I'll also throw in an seo campaign and a guaranteed page one ranking for it. You will need to email me at matt@seotrafficservices.org for more details.

      Come on folks. Who's going to match Caleb and I?
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Thank you everyone for your usual Warrior generosity and kindness -

    This is going to blow Kim's mind - I hope he has logged in today to see it all.

    The whole routine - the banner/alert by Allen, all the new donations/friends, and that he has more than met his goal, thanks to everyone and how generous Allen Says is! That did blow me away.

    Get well Kim! - I am sorry I haven't been around more the past few days but you know why...

    I am concerned about why you are in Critical Care and I hope someone will give us an update...
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    • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      I am concerned about why you are in Critical Care and I hope someone will give us an update...
      Pat,

      Kims wife was kind enough to give us an update...

      Originally Posted by KimW View Post

      This is Kim's wife...just wanted to update everyone on his condition. Today is a good day. God has been good to us. The internal bleeding has stopped and we are on the road to recovery. He is in good spirits and we are taking each day as it comes. Thank you to all for your prayers and well wishes.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

        Pat,

        Kims wife was kind enough to give us an update...
        Thank you Bill. Can't wait until that turkey gets his rear end back here. I'm
        gonna challenge him to a musical trivia contest that'll have his head spinning.



        Hey Kim, better hit the books man.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I am blind as a bat as ever -

    Thanks Bill.

    ... and good news to boot!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    Kim still has a long road ahead of him, so let's keep rockin' and keep those donations coming in.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    YEAH WOW! That is GENEROUS.

    SEE GUYS, I told you it was a good idea I didn't offer to match.

    I guess Kim will have to set a new goal. And I hope he ends up feeling better off for what he has to deal with now.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kevin Flask
      I read in the other thread that Kim's wife stated there has been some improvement to Kim's condition. I do believe prayers do get answered.

      It's amazing time and again how members of this forum define what a community is and how everyone looks out for one another. So glad to be a part of it and can help in some way. Certainly inspires me to be more and do more for others knowing it is making a difference.

      God bless,

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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      YEAH WOW! That is GENEROUS.

      SEE GUYS, I told you it was a good idea I didn't offer to match.

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      C'mon now Steve, you did too - you're getting forgetful in your ole age. Step up to the plate. :p
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      • Profile picture of the author mike_lucas
        After I made the small donation I got to thinking I am the forum admin and creator of a rather large gaming community of about 10,000 gamers most are well old farts like myself.
        I am willing to do a email blast to all of them I believe this should help some what

        I am asking should I request a donation to the charity or directly to Kim site that he has . I am willing to do either . most of the gamer know I finally support the site entirely myself and have always been willing to help me and I have refused so asking them to donate should hopefully get a decent response.
        Please if someone is in direct contact with Kim or family ask which would be best

        thanks
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          Hope you get better soon, Kim!
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          What a generous offer! Hopefully, we can get an answer for you. Until Becky mentioned it I had forgotten the donate button on Kim's blog - probably because he never asks for anything. I do know it's been hard for his family financially for quite some time.

          Both link are in this thread - to his group raising money for kidney research and to his blog. Either one would be a wonderful gesture or you could give both and let your friends choose.

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          • Profile picture of the author mike_lucas
            I will be very happy to send a link directly to him as I know the challenges a family can have and all of the extra cost . .
            First of all to the one that put the link on news or header of the forums <salute> shows you are not just in it for the money, and that is why or one of the main reason why I made the offer.
            Now that anyone logging in see that donation link I think is a great gesture now to the community...
            A challenge.
            As I said I currently a forum admin of a community of just over 10,000 members. Recently we raised about $1,500 a year ago for a community member that had a major heart attack , this from a gaming community that supports a wide range of games so most did know directly know this player but it was the community .
            Here at Warrior Forum. a forum that has a whole lot of folks offering WSO's that they claim made them a whole lot of money, I would think is very easy to say donate just .10 per WSO you have MADE .
            If 25% of the WSO income claims are true then well then this community members and the members who claim to have made a LOT of money should be able to show their thanks by stepping up and showing yes making money is important but there is more then just making money.

            I know I have purchased dozens of WSO and received even more via email so would heck just .01 for every WSO that you have sold regardless of the price but a way to step up ...
            If just .01 per WSO was donated I suspect you would be amazed at the amount this community raised.
            I hope I not stepping on any toes but to me leader lead and the one offering WSO in a community of this type of kind of leaders of a community .
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        • Profile picture of the author Andie
          Originally Posted by mike_lucas View Post

          After I made the small donation I got to thinking I am the forum admin and creator of a rather large gaming community of about 10,000 gamers most are well old farts like myself.
          I am willing to do a email blast to all of them I believe this should help some what

          I am asking should I request a donation to the charity or directly to Kim site that he has . I am willing to do either . most of the gamer know I finally support the site entirely myself and have always been willing to help me and I have refused so asking them to donate should hopefully get a decent response.
          Please if someone is in direct contact with Kim or family ask which would be best

          thanks

          None of us are in true 'direct' contact with Kim and his family...just what his wife had posted.

          Here is a thought...his 'team' has reached #1 now...if you had donations sent directly to him; he could decide to send it on to the NKF if he prefers they get it. I expect there are numerous immediate personal needs as well, but if not he can pay it forward.

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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        C'mon now Steve, you did too - you're getting forgetful in your ole age. Step up to the plate. :p
        Don't even KID me about forgetting and old age. I don't want to pollute this thread with something that may endanger it or be taken the wrong way, so I guess I won't say more about that.

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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    ok, everybody, I have a better idea:

    Please do something that could heal him directly, I know that this works and it works even on the distance!

    I am talking about Quantum Healing or also called Quantum Entrainment.

    I have read a book and also got to know someone who is already applying it with great success. It goes as follows:

    You close your eyes and say inwardly or with minimal voice that the person you want to heal has (in this case) a working kidney and that he is far away from this disease.

    After that you say nothing and think about nothing. Just wait for a few minutes and stay this way until you begin to feel something strange (could be anything, but mostly positive) and then you stop the process by opening your eyes again.

    Please, lets do that all together because then the effect multiplies.


    Regards and success to you all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Got a donate link from his site ...



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    • Profile picture of the author Alfred Shelver
      Thanks for this Caleb

      My first thought when this ALERT went up was how do we donate money directly to Kim. I understand the need for a good cause, but right now I feel that Kim and his family need direct financial support.

      I remember once Kim said the donate button on his site went directly to him.

      You are in my thoughts and prayers

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      Got a donate link from his site ...



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      • Profile picture of the author Patrician
        I agree and as stated in the new thread,
        http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...ml#post2780267

        I have changed the link in my signature to Kim's blog where you can donate to him directly.

        Now that he has more than met his goal for the Kidney Walk and the foundation that is helping him will receive a substantial Warrior donation in Kim's name, you might want to donate to Kim directly because he is in financial straits due to his illness.

        This would help with some of the stress he must be feeling.

        Here is the link:

        http://majskidney.com/




        Originally Posted by Chris Kent View Post

        Yep, I think people could be confused into thinking that the charity donation will directly help Kim in his current critical care situation.

        I know that the charitable donation is his wish, humble as he is, but it may not be the best way of helping Kim directly, especially in the short term.

        So, good that people have a choice now.
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    Keeping Kim in my thoughts and my prayers. Hope to hear great results of recovery soon. Keep us posted please.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Just donated through the Tshirt donation link.

    I also added a post to my blog.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Kim.

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  • Profile picture of the author sysmarketer
    Thanks Sal, I don't really know Kim but my prayers are with Kim. I've learned a ton from the Warriors and received many a freebie. It's time I give back.

    Hey Kim wherever you are keep your chin up---The Warriors Are With YOU

    Many thanks for the opportunity
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    The OP should add the paypal link:

    The Kidney Walkers

    Would help people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Yeah,

    If he's American, I hear Health Care can get expensive, and if his wife is staying at a hotel near the hospital, then he might need money for that. I'm just thinking of a way for us to help him directly.

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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Yeah,

      If he's American, I hear Health Care can get expensive, and if his wife is staying at a hotel near the hospital, then he might need money for that. I'm just thinking of a way for us to help him directly.

      Caleb
      YEAH, he is American, and you have NO idea! The stint in the hospital, on a cost basis, is *****NOTHING***** compared to the cost of dialysis. ONE dialysis treatment may cost enough to pay for maybe 20 days in the hospital, which would cost maybe 4 times as much as a hotel. And an operation, if it is like many I have heard of, like mine, would cost over 20 times what dialysis would. One thing that shocked ME is an ambulance can cost about $800 or more! I paid for TWO ambulances! One had a per mile charge of $75, and one was only $10, but the total bill on EACH was about $800.

      That $5000 might not even be enough for one dialysis treatment. Still, there are a lot of things that can reduce it, get part forgiven, etc...

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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

        One thing that shocked ME is an ambulance can cost about $800 or more! I paid for TWO ambulances! One had a per mile charge of $75, and one was only $10, but the total bill on EACH was about $800.
        Two years ago a buddy of mine's wife went into have a routine colonoscopy. They perforated her bowel and needed to fly her via helicoptor to the big regional hospital.

        Cost of the flight...over $14K. That flight took barely longer than the helicoptor ride I used to take to Catalina Island from LA for under $100.

        Totally different scenarios to be sure. But the patient cost of medical transportation is out of proportion to the true costs of the service.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Okay Guys - I just got back - I'm on it - I'm putting up the personal donation button on the OP, too -- and if I don't get it right, I'll be screamin' for help in a minute.

    Also -- I want to thank Karen Blundell for putting in a pluggin on blogger for me so the blog I put in for Kim can be shared easily. I will go back and put this link on there too once I get it to work right in here
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    Just goes to show, all Warriors are your friends.

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    Im glad I made something noble today. I know it will not be enough but I hope it will somehow be of help. For Kim's immediate recovery.
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  • Profile picture of the author trishworks4u
    I've always been proud to be associated with this forum but am especially so today.

    Kim and his family are in my thoughts and I'm honored to help and, frankly, have the means to do so because of the free gifts that I get right here every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Here in Canada, it costs $50 for an Ambulance {and your insurance will cover that}, and $0 {paid in tax} for the health care at the hospital. My sister passed out in America, and it was like $700 for just a short ambulance ride.... And there were a dr's bill + hospital bill to go on with that, that were more.

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    • Profile picture of the author imon32red
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Here in Canada, it costs $50 for an Ambulance {and your insurance will cover that}, and $0 {paid in tax} for the health care at the hospital. My sister passed out in America, and it was like $700 for just a short ambulance ride.... And there were a dr's bill + hospital bill to go on with that, that were more.

      Caleb


      My daughter takes 2-3 rides by paramedic to the local hospital every year. You guys are getting off cheap. Of course the insurance usually eats most of it but I am pretty sure we are billed about $3,500 per ride.

      Two years ago the paramedics gave her three doses of versed instead of the normal one. Her respiration stopped and they had to life flight her from one hospital to another. If I remember right that was a $13,000 or $14,000 ride.

      Kim, I do not know you personally, but best wishes and I hope you get better and go home soon.

      Allen, very grateful to be a part of your forum and witness your generosity.

      Everyone else that donated, or wanted to but couldn't, you guys are what makes this forum what it is.
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    • Profile picture of the author jkmg
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Here in Canada, it costs $50 for an Ambulance {and your insurance will cover that}, and $0 {paid in tax} for the health care at the hospital. My sister passed out in America, and it was like $700 for just a short ambulance ride.... And there were a dr's bill + hospital bill to go on with that, that were more.

      Caleb
      For what it's worth Caleb, in the past 20 months I have been hospitalized 3 times for serious heart attacks. I have severe coronary artery disease and required air transport twice. JUST the helicopter rides was over $40k. The surgeries, and related hospital costs have been over $100k over that period and I have no income and no health insurance. I have one doctor who volunteered to write my life sustaining prescriptions. Other than that no medical care. When you can't pay, the care gets worse over time, and fewer professionals are there to help. (My cardiologist told me he couldn't see me anymore when I told him I lost my insurance)

      I am here to tell you people...if you think someone else is going to help the people you care about, you are wrong! The only assistance available for people in the US is exclusively for non-productive members of society. All the decent hard working people need to fend for themselves. (This is NOT a political argument, btw, this is FACT based on my experiences). When I am gone in a few years my wife will be stuck with all of it.

      I truly appreciate this thread for what it is, and the point of this post is very simple...don't wait for someone else to help. Step up now.

      With love and support like this, you can probably prevent things like that from happening to Kim. Not to mention his spirits. You would be amazed how far a little caring goes in one's life!

      I make no bones about it, I have nothing to give financially, but I have a very personal perspective on where he is right now in his life. I am 43 and not expected to make 45. It's a scary place to be. But in light of this thread, it is very heartwarming to see so much love and support for a person some of you truly care about (I don't know Kim at all) and are making great things happen. Hats off to all of you. He has an uphill battle, but it won't seem like one to him when so many of you are pulling from the top!

      John

      PS I started this post off with costs so you could see what it is like here in the US. It's ridiculous! (Btw, if you're curious at all, the flights were less than 30 miles)
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      Here in Canada, it costs $50 for an Ambulance {and your insurance will cover that}, and $0 {paid in tax} for the health care at the hospital. My sister passed out in America, and it was like $700 for just a short ambulance ride.... And there were a dr's bill + hospital bill to go on with that, that were more.

      Caleb
      I was just lamenting our problems. BTW the average taxi ride only costs about $3/mile with NO base charge. But my uncle in Denmark needed an operation, etc... The care is free THERE also. It took them a LONG time to even see him, etc... So there ARE costs you don't see on the bottom line. But I was just lamenting, I didn't want to start a discussion.

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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I just noticed Kim isn't the top walker -someone is ahead of him in donations -- there's a sidebar on the left of the Kidney foundation donation page that will let you donate via a particular walker - I'll hit that tomorrow, if anyone else can start hitting that one, lets make Kim the top walker....whether he is able or not when the day comes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Kim, I never did get to know you that well. always enjoy reading your posts.

    Doing what I can to help you get well soon so I can get to know you better.

    Heard you're pretty cranky and you better be when you get back cause I'm looking forward to a few argue....uh...differences of opinion

    Get well and God Bless.

    Your new friend,

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  • Profile picture of the author LindaC
    Donation made. Will keep Kim in my prayers.
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    Even though I am new here and hardly know anyone, I donated a little something. Will keep Kim and his family in my prayers.

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    • Profile picture of the author EllieSenra
      The goodwill of this forum, no, this community, is absolutely beautiful.

      Kim and his family have my best wishes.

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  • Profile picture of the author cynthiamason
    Ok, for the money to go directly to him do I click on the website for the t-shirt donation or the National Kidney Foundation - Welcome to the Kidney Walk : Welcome I really want the money to go directly to him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    I am so proud to be a part of this amazing community.

    Kim....I don't know you well but always enjoy your posts. Stay strong! My thoughts are with you and your wife.

    I'll head over to your link now and do what I can to help.

    Hurry back!
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  • Profile picture of the author howudoin
    Hope KIM will be up and running quickly!

    Just donated a small amount. In case anybody wondering, after going to The Kidney Walkers, you have to donate using the Paypal button on top Left so that the money reaches directly to kim.

    Don't use the button on the bottom of page (Under the Kidney Walker Circular banner) since that one will donate to the cause rather than to KIM directly.

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  • Profile picture of the author myeanne
    sad to hear about this.
    I'll forward this to our boss so we could also donate for Kim.
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  • Profile picture of the author gabbydeb
    I am sorry to hear that a fellow Warrior is ill, and in the hospital. I wish that I had the money to donate, because I know that is what he and his family needs right now. I am just glad that I can be part of a great community like the Warriors, who are willing to help a fellow Warrior in need. I pray that his spirits will stay lifted up, and that he can keep a positive frame of mind. I know that those two things go further than anything else to help someone battle a serious illness.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrmatiesto
    I know what it is like to need help and how frustrating it is to try and raise money here or anywhere for that matter. Warriors helped us when we were in need and I am happy to help here and offer my prayers also.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Hi Kim,

      I've not had the pleasure of speaking to you but I do wish you all very best at this hard time. You have a huge bunch of people here all wishing you well and it goes to show how well respected you are here.

      I've not had a signature before but I believe now is the right time and place for one.

      Get well soon Kim.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you Kim and your family. I just went over and donated, it's not much, but I'm sure every little bit helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author edustellamak
    just made a small donation. We cannot afford much but we think he needs the money more than us. We may be facing financial difficulties now but at the very least we are able bodied and will be able to make it back soon. Kim needs all the support that he can get from us warriors now.
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  • Profile picture of the author manish_suneja23
    Thanks HeySAL for this post i will pray for him. for his good health
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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Boustany
    Thanks HeySAl for posting in this wonderful forum
    Reading the post it reminded me of how LUCKY we are in the UK to have a FREE Health service and not to complain about its state
    Anyhow I will contibute to Kim wishing him a speedy recovery
    All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family
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  • Profile picture of the author Dean Jackson
    Just donated...

    I'll also throw in my traffic WSO for anyone who donates over $10 - just send me a PM. I don't care if you claimed another offer already but just send me your receipt.

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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Offer still stands for coaching, for someone who donates $200.. I think they get a guaranteed google ranking from matt as well

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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Well...article copycat WSO slowed down a bit...But, after adding all the receipts in my inbox, it raised just over $200 for KimW.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Thanks for posting this, Sal, don't know how I missed it.

    So a big thank you to Allen as well for putting up the banner.

    For those that don't know Kim, he is a class act, and one of the "good guys".

    Last summer I was on the receiving end of a massive outpouring of Warrior generosity. I had a health condition, and I can tell you from experience, that each and every donation--no matter how small it may seem to you--had a positive impact on my spirit. Without question, the Warrior community helped me get better sooner, and I have no doubt that it is having the same effect on Kim.

    Kim, we love you buddy and are all pulling for you.

    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
      I don't know Kim personally but I don't have to. I have donated anyway. This forum, this thread, and all the people involved have helped me tremendously and this is the least I could do. Even strangers are pulling for you Kim. You CAN do it.
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      • Profile picture of the author glchandler
        Finally got some $$$$ into my account and sent some to the fund.

        Little bit late but know it still helps----and hope my few $$$ are not the last wag in this dog's tail!

        Still time to Facebook, twitter and harass your next door neighbor folks!

        Kim...praying that when you read this post you are reading it from HOME!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Andie
          Originally Posted by glchandler View Post

          Finally got some $$$$ into my account and sent some to the fund.

          Little bit late but know it still helps----and hope my few $$$ are not the last wag in this dog's tail!

          Still time to Facebook, twitter and harass your next door neighbor folks!

          Kim...praying that when you read this post you are reading it from HOME!!
          gl--
          no such thing as too late!!
          I hope this one stays a hot topic for quite awhile....it won't end for Kim until they figure out how to get and keep! a healthy kidney into him.

          thanks for stepping up!

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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          Originally Posted by glchandler View Post

          Finally got some $$$$ into my account and sent some to the fund.

          Little bit late but know it still helps----and hope my few $$$ are not the last wag in this dog's tail!

          Still time to Facebook, twitter and harass your next door neighbor folks!

          Kim...praying that when you read this post you are reading it from HOME!!
          It won't be.
          I'm still waiting on the funds to send to Kim.
          I've felt like a sh**head because I haven't had the money yet to help Kim out.
          Though I've never met Kim in person, over the years he has become a good friend through the O.T.
          He's been in my prayers and thought's daily since I found out about his kidney problems.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dave Patterson
            Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

            It won't be.
            I'm still waiting on the funds to send to Kim.
            I've felt like a sh**head because I haven't had the money yet to help Kim out.
            Can't be a sh**head and have a heart in the right place at the same time.

            It goes against the laws of physics...
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    I will give access to our 50 part AdWords training course for $20 donations to Kim. Simply send your receipt to mike@mikeambrosio.com and I will send access.

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  • Profile picture of the author seosuperstar2014
    God Bless to all warriors, somebody please pm me the way to donate for Kim.
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Originally Posted by wariswar View Post

      God Bless to all warriors, somebody please pm me the way to donate for Kim.
      hi wariswar,

      The link to donate can be found in the 1st post on the 1st page of this thread.

      You can also click on the link in my sig file. Thanks for helping out.

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      • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
        warriors, you rock!

        I just had to come in here and post that. People wonder why I spend so much time on this forum. This is why.

        Continuing to keep positive thoughts going for Kim's complete recovery.
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        • Profile picture of the author gpower2
          Donating money now!

          Sending thoughts and prayers...

          Get well soon Kim!
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          • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
            Hi,

            I'm sorry to read what happened to Kim.

            I wish him a speedy recovery. I'm ashamed, but unfortunately I can not contribute money for his recovery, because savings have already handed over most of those who are in the red mud and high flood disaster victims in our country.

            My prayers will be with him and his family.

            Regards,

            Sandor
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            • Profile picture of the author Andie
              Originally Posted by Sandor Verebi View Post

              Hi,

              I'm sorry to read what happened to Kim.

              I wish him a speedy recovery. I'm ashamed, but unfortunately I can not contribute money for his recovery, because savings have already handed over most of those who are in the red mud and high flood disaster victims in our country.

              My prayers will be with him and his family.

              Regards,

              Sandor
              Sandor,
              do not feel ashamed at all, but if you cannot donate with money.....perhaps donate some of your time and promote the walk and Kim's donation page where you can. Twitter, blogs, etc. Spread the word and that is a valuable contribution in itself.

              Continue to pray for him

              Andie
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              • Profile picture of the author Sandor Verebi
                Originally Posted by Andie View Post

                Sandor,
                do not feel ashamed at all, but if you cannot donate with money.....perhaps donate some of your time and promote the walk and Kim's donation page where you can. Twitter, blogs, etc. Spread the word and that is a valuable contribution in itself.

                Continue to pray for him

                Andie
                Hi Andie,

                Thank you for your heads up... but I've to admit... I did this before, but I did not write about in my post. Because... you know... there are obvious steps for a man... sometimes.

                Cheers,

                Sandor
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  • Profile picture of the author skyzeda
    A very worthy cause. My grandfather is also set to undergo a kidney transplant in only a few days.

    I wish Kim the best of luck and a quick recovery.
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Hey folks, we need about $340 more, donated directly to Kim throught the NKF link to bump him up to 1st place. That would be so awesome.

      Keep the donations rolling in - we can do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by skyzeda View Post

      A very worthy cause. My grandfather is also set to undergo a kidney transplant in only a few days.

      I wish Kim the best of luck and a quick recovery.
      Sky,
      I wish the same for your grandfather! That's great he is getting the transplant and hope the operation and aftermath go well for him and your family.

      best,
      Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author pjayaswal
    It is so heartening to see the compassion and brotherhood of this community!

    Did whatever I could and donated $50.... thanks for allowing us to make a difference, even if it is just a little.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mukul Verma
      Originally Posted by pjayaswal View Post

      It is so heartening to see the compassion and brotherhood of this community!

      Did whatever I could and donated $50.... thanks for allowing us to make a difference, even if it is just a little.
      Wow....$50 goes a long way in India (week salary for most people). So thats a great contribution right there.

      Guys, this should motivate anyone to donate.

      Cheers,
      Mukul
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      • Profile picture of the author glchandler
        Now that he has more than met his goal for the Kidney Walk and the foundation that is helping him will receive a substantial Warrior donation in Kim's name, you might want to donate to Kim directly because he is in financial straits due to his illness.
        Yea...I vacillated between the Foundation and Kim directly when I pressed the "pay" button. Chose the Foundation for now as I believe his heart will glow brighter when warrior's support "his" cause! And surpassing his goal should definitely show that support.

        Doubt if his monetary difficulties will melt overnight---so plenty of time to get direct to him next time my checking account does not show red!
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    I feel sorry for Kim, hope he recovers soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author TrueBrit
    Ok, I just donated hoping it will help Kim and his family with current personal expenses. Have to admit, I don't know Kim, but it's obvious he's extremely well-liked here in the Forum and just now, after reading all the posts, I can't think of a better
    cause to give to.

    If you would 'av if you could 'av, but you're broke right now - I donated a few more dollars than I normally do, 'cos I could - so your donation is covered

    Maybe others who are not strapped for cash will do the same? If you have enough money each month and a little left over...That's a blessing...So maybe share a little? Doesn't have to be much... You'll feel good about yourself all day!

    I never have posted in here before. I read, I learn, I appreciate...and I log off...Sorry fellow Warriors!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      TrueBrit -

      You should post more often - great attitude you have there.

      kay
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Another update... Exceeded $300 after a generous $50 from Pravir <<Hope I spelled his name right.

    I'm going to have to send a message this small list, (it is it's own list via aweber) and ask for their usernames so I can go thank them all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Roy
    Sorry for the off-topic comment but...Why does TrueBrits stats say all 0's? Obviously that person has at least 1 post! I'm reading it! That's weird.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Because posts in a few sections (such as off topic) aren't included in post counts.

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Working on a Home Business Tax Advice eBook for a client and it reminded me DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE so if you feel you just can't afford to give money away, if you can just front the money you can get it back as soon as you do your taxes in January (or April).

    No pressure here. LOL.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      Working on a Home Business Tax Advice eBook for a client and it reminded me DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE so if you feel you just can't afford to give money away, if you can just front the money you can get it back as soon as you do your taxes in January (or April).

      No pressure here. LOL.
      Pat,
      I'm thinkin' Allen knew that one already
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    He will definitely be in my prayers, I know people in life go through pains, but we as a community can definitely do our part to try to alleviate it. Whether it be monetary or it be more spiritual, anything helps, and he definitely needs our help....

    KimW you are in my prayers... and someone is listening
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    OKAY _ EVERYONE -- LET'S GIVE KIM A POPULARITY BOOST.

    WHEN YOU DONATE - MAKE SURE TO PUT A LITTLE BIT TO MAKING KIM THE TOP EARNING WALKER - JUST GO TO THE LEFT SIDEBAR ON HIS TEAM PAGE ON THE KIDNEY FOUNDATION SITE (FIRST LINK IN FIRST POST OF THREAD) AND WHERE IT SAYS "DONATE TO A WALKER" SEND SOME LOVE THAT WAY, TOO!
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  • Profile picture of the author AFI
    Oh wow I just figured out who KimW is. I'm a newbie to the forum and haven't really gotten to know that many people yet, but I had a really nice conversation with Kim about a week ago. It absolutely BREAKS MY HEART to hear about what he is going through.

    I only wish I could donate something, unfortunately my current financial situation doesn't allow me to. But please please please tell him that I wish him the best! I am very heartbroken about this, he was so nice to me in a thread last week!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    AFI,
    If you'd like to help him and cannot put cash in, how about a bit of your time to promote his cause however you can? SPreading the word is a great help as well!

    Hopefully he'll be home soon!

    best,
    Andie
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    • Profile picture of the author AFI
      Originally Posted by Andie View Post

      AFI,
      If you'd like to help him and cannot put cash in, how about a bit of your time to promote his cause however you can? SPreading the word is a great help as well!

      Hopefully he'll be home soon!

      best,
      Andie
      Sure how can I do this? You want me to post his link on my Facebook? I'm not really sure anyone there would care that much because they aren't personally attached to it but if you think it would help, I will.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andie
        Originally Posted by AFI View Post

        Sure how can I do this? You want me to post his link on my Facebook? I'm not really sure anyone there would care that much because they aren't personally attached to it but if you think it would help, I will.
        Can't hurt! Ask them to pass it along as well.
        Never know who it will touch....many families are affected by these problems in various ways.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by AFI View Post

        Sure how can I do this? You want me to post his link on my Facebook? I'm not really sure anyone there would care that much because they aren't personally attached to it but if you think it would help, I will.
        You can tweet the thread - you can ping it, you can ping my blog post or share it - Wags has one on the first page of this thread, too I think. You can book mark blog posts or this thread. Lot's of ways to get traffic to his cause!

        Sal's Not So Secret Ramblings: Nobility Isn't Reserved For the Rich - Kim's Story
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  • Profile picture of the author LasseKohau
    Dear Warriors,

    I dont know Kim personally, but I would like to give my tribute - for all the help, that I have gained in this wonderful community.


    The deal is, wire 250 dollars to the foundation - and I will give you a 1 hour business coach lesson on skype, where you can pick the subject.

    Its not internet marketing related, its business related, subjects could be

    A) How do I find a good teamleader for my gruop ?
    B) What are the precorsitions to take, when you hire a director/manager ?
    C) How do I get more succesfull in my business or in my businesslife ?
    D) What should I do, to grow my company further ?

    Thanks for supporting a good cuase.

    kind regards,
    LASSE
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    WOW - LOL,

    That list of thanks under the OP gets any longer and Allen's gonna get jealous.

    Those thanks are for YOU actually, Kim.
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  • Profile picture of the author Valentin Yonte
    Hi there, something don't work fine. When I go to the first linkg and try to apply, the system say:
    Technical Difficulties

    We are currently experiencing problems servicing your request. Please send us information that you think might be helpful. Thank you!


    Anyone with the same issue. Do I something wrong? or Perhaps the warriors broke the system with his donations? :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Hi activosenred, you can click on this link link; it will take you to the NKF website.

      National Kidney Foundation - 2010 Kidney Walk:

      Please click on Kim's name to donate as that will help in getting him into 1st place.

      Thanks for your support, I know Kim will appreciate it.

      waterotter



      Originally Posted by activosenred View Post

      Hi there, something don't work fine. When I go to the first linkg and try to apply, the system say:




      Anyone with the same issue. Do I something wrong? or Perhaps the warriors broke the system with his donations? :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Hi activosenred, you can click on this link - it will take you to Kim's page on the NKF website:

      National Kidney Foundation - 2010 Kidney Walk:

      On that page, click on the "Sponsor Me" button in red. If you have any problems, please feel free to pm me. Thanks for your patience!
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

        Hi activosenred, you can click on this link - it will take you to Kim's page on the NKF website:

        National Kidney Foundation - 2010 Kidney Walk:

        On that page, click on the "Sponsor Me" button in red. If you have any problems, please feel free to pm me. Thanks for your patience!
        I've relinked the first link in the OP to go directly to Kim's walking page instead of just the general group page. He deserves credit for the money given to the foundation - might as well get the rest of it that comes in. He really should be top walker already - and by a long shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author acedalright
    Well done to everyone for getting behind this.

    Just remember how it would feel if it happened to you or a close family member.

    Good luck and well wishes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    Thank you to the Warrior that donated $127. You've got my coaching from me for your donation. Thanks for your PM.

    Caleb
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    • Profile picture of the author BizWebMan
      Hey Guys

      Just found out about this and am really impressed with what is going on here.

      I have been a part of this forum for a few years and only a couple of times has a thread come along where a fellow warrior needs help and support.

      You know what is great, that even though the majority of us have never met one another this forum generates a unique feeling of underlying friendship.
      That is really something and in this world where there is a lot of selfishness, its so good to know that so many here care.

      Good on you all and my best wishes for Kim.

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      • Profile picture of the author thriftgirl62
        Everyone here is donating to a worthy cause and the idea of offering a service for a matching donation is great but that works for small donations too.

        For some reason a lot of people won't make a small donation because that's not what they want...they want to make a "worthy" donation, almost as if they're showing a lack of respect if they don't give what they would like to.

        Is there a picture of KIm, a funny one or one taken during a Holiday, in his office...a collage or something to make that $3.00 or $5.00 "worthy enough" so everyone can donate without feeling bad that they can't donate more? :rolleyes:
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        • Profile picture of the author waterotter
          Originally Posted by thriftgirl62 View Post

          For some reason a lot of people won't make a small donation because that's not what they want...they want to make a "worthy" donation, almost as if they're showing a lack of respect if they don't give what they would like to.
          Big or Small, Small or Big - EVERY SINGLE DONATION COUNTS HERE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    He only needs $200 to be top walker. Since many of the Warriors didn't know to click his name we don't have the full donation count... If one person donates $200 by clicking his name he'll be the #1 walker.

    Does anyone know if KimW's outta hospital? I would like to meet the warrior on here.. never have yet
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by Caleb Spilchen View Post

      He only needs $200 to be top walker. Since many of the Warriors didn't know to click his name we don't have the full donation count... If one person donates $200 by clicking his name he'll be the #1 walker.

      Does anyone know if KimW's outta hospital? I would like to meet the warrior on here.. never have yet
      Caleb,
      No new updates that I know of...he was hoping to be discharged today but that might not have happened.
      You've put in a special effort and once you meet him, you'll know it's for a special person. He's been extremely kind and giving to me, always has an amazingly bright attitude and lots he readily shares with others.
      You are a special person as well with your kindess/support !

      Andie
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by Andie View Post

        Caleb,
        No new updates that I know of...he was hoping to be discharged today but that might not have happened.
        Andie
        Kim has been in critical - poked proded probed tested and on and on.....and then he still has to do dialysis on top of it.

        It is my bet that he is sleeping......needs to do so.......and well deserves the rest. There will be plenty of time for jubilation and celebration later.
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    Get better soon, Kim!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I am still encouraging people to give money to Kim and his family directly as he is in dire financial straits due to his condition - for some time now while we were all not looking yet.

    Since he has met his goal for the walk, I am sure he would benefit from having some money to pay his critical costs like electricity etc.

    Maj's Kidney

    Donation link is on the left sidebar.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    Every time I look at Kim's stats & team standing, my jaw just drops! He is only 35 bucks from being TOP walker!!
    Huge Kudos to all who have helped achieve this...Let's keep rocking it so he stays on top!

    Kim, get back soon or you'll have over 300 new posts to read

    Andie
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Pat - right now Kim is getting donations and so is the foundation! The Warriors are coming through from all directions. And that is how it should be. We need to help his immediate needs..........but that foundation is keeping him and a lot of others alive, and he is depending on their support and research very heavily.

    We need to support both. What I did is split it - donated to his paypal - and to him, the walker, at the foundation.

    People - don't worry about the size of the donation. I've been flooded with pm's over the last twenty-four hours. People are giving a dollar when they are hard up themselves - others are giving more. ALL ARE THE SPIRIT that makes us unique and that tells a sick human that we appreciate him, and have faith that it will get better for him....

    When we put the small donations with the large donations......... It is our voices raised in unison -- it is a scream to the heavens that can not go unanswered.

    Donate as your heart leads you. There is no wrong way to donate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Pat - right now Kim is getting donations and so is the foundation! The Warriors are coming through from all directions. And that is how it should be. We need to help his immediate needs..........but that foundation is keeping him and a lot of others alive, and he is depending on their support and research very heavily.

      We need to support both. What I did is split it - donated to his paypal - and to him, the walker, at the foundation.

      People - don't worry about the size of the donation. I've been flooded with pm's over the last twenty-four hours. People are giving a dollar when they are hard up themselves - others are giving more. ALL ARE THE SPIRIT that makes us unique and that tells a sick human that we appreciate him, and have faith that it will get better for him....

      When we put the small donations with the large donations......... It is our voices raised in unison -- it is a scream to the heavens that can not go unanswered.

      Donate as your heart leads you. There is no wrong way to donate.

      Bravo Sal!
      He's closing in on that #1 Spot!
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    • Profile picture of the author Patrician
      Good job - (give to both) - (obviously the walk is getting all the attention since that is the links posted in both threads)

      I gave direct to him a year or so ago so I did the walk this time.

      This is his own words in July: at Maj's Kidney

      It always seems to be when things are the darkest that you see that ray of light come through.

      Due to us including our power company in our bankruptcy they are now requiring us to give them a $600 deposit on top of paying out bill,which brings the payment due to almost $900 for this month.

      Now think about it, if I could come up with $900 to pay the electric in the two weeks thay gave us to get it, don’t you think I could have been paying everything all along?

      Considering I do dialysis at home 6 times a week,and that is considered basically being on life support, it will be interesting to see if they actually do cut off the power if I can’t get the $900 by the end of the month.

      As it is though, things happen in mysterious ways. In the past 24 hours people brought several computers over for me to fix and I now have $120 towards that bill in hand,and even more important, I have hope again.


      End of September:


      People are always asking if I still need help.
      The long answer is pretty involved.
      The short answer for the time being is yes.
      There is a Donate link on the left hand side of the page. Anything one can spare is always appreciated as I continue my journey to being healthy and able to go back to work one day.


      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Pat - right now Kim is getting donations and so is the foundation! The Warriors are coming through from all directions. And that is how it should be. We need to help his immediate needs..........but that foundation is keeping him and a lot of others alive, and he is depending on their support and research very heavily.

      We need to support both. What I did is split it - donated to his paypal - and to him, the walker, at the foundation.
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    We are praying for his health, and May he recover soon ... Amen!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Hudson
    Ok, I just did a backlink booster for Sal and Kim's sites. A small thing but it will help when we all pitch in. Allen's donation and the community fervor made me really proud to be here. Keep rockin' Kim!
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    • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
      Hey ya'll whats KimW's direct to his family's paypal link?

      Sounds like the charity is gunna be just fine - eager to send a warrior in need - cash to his/her inbox.

      Warriors been velly velly good to me

      Let me know.
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      • Profile picture of the author Patrician
        Here you go:

        Maj's Kidney

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        Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

        Hey ya'll whats KimW's direct to his family's paypal link?

        Sounds like the charity is gunna be just fine - eager to send a warrior in need - cash to his/her inbox.

        Warriors been velly velly good to me

        Let me know.
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        • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
          Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

          Here you go:

          Maj's Kidney

          Left sidebar 'donations'
          Thank you. May Ben Franklin lighten your load and show we care about you!

          Hope this is going straight to Kim ...[ family ]

          Prayers and thoughts ...

          Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I donated directly to Kim and told him to use it for his personal expenses or put it toward The Kidney Walkers. My dad lived into his 80's on dialysis, and he only passed on because he got tired of it and refused any more treatment, so keep sending Kim your positive vibes, prayers and good thoughts, he's got a lot of life ahead of him.

    I also retweeted Wags and Hey Sal's posts, and now one more thing...

    Anyone who donates at least $10 can have a copy of 70 Website Success Tips if you want it. Donate at least $25 and I'll throw in a copy of Profit Chains, which shows 9 ways I chain profits together to increase sales.

    If you donate and want to claim one or both of those products, send me a PM with your Paypal transaction ID and the amount you paid. Please be patient, I'm leaving I won't be back for several hours, but will send your downloads as soon as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hviews
    I'm new here so I never got to know Kim, but I donated what little I could. Hope all goes well for Kim! Keep Fighting on!
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    Kim ... I'm so happy to see your I'm Back thread. Made a donation from your blog. Your cause is doing great but wanted to help out with your personal bills and all. Was very worried and glad to see you out of critical care.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I just donated directly to Kim's Paypal.

    Here's my offer:


    Donate at least $20 and I'll give you a free copy of Wordpress One Time Offer Plugin.



    Donate at least $40 and I'll give you a free copy of Wordpress One Time Offer Plugin PLUS my Wordpress Salesletter Theme (Note...Webinar Pitch Secrets IS INCLUDED with the Wordpress PPC Theme).

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    It doesn't matter if you've claimed other offers.

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  • Profile picture of the author olubaba
    What's the latest on Kim, hope he's okay. Hey Kim, if you reading this, you gonna beat this,
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  • Profile picture of the author olubaba
    Hey Kim, didn't see your Terminator post before my earlier post, WELCOME BACK
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Okay everyone - Kim is out of immediate danger, but he still has a very long road -- an astronomically expensive one -- ahead of him, so don't stop giving. It seems to be doing wonderous things for ALL of us.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Okay everyone - Kim is out of immediate danger, but he still has a very long road -- an astronomically expensive one -- ahead of him, so don't stop giving. It seems to be doing wonderous things for ALL of us.
      Sal,
      Absolutely correct........events like this do not just 'stop' simply because they said Kim can go home. Frankly, the hospitals do ALL they can to get you out ASAP; they don't keep anyone around unless they have to.
      It does not end just because you get to leave.

      Folks -- The Richmond Walk still doesn't happen for another week+ and there is pretty Stiff competition for that #1 spot and will take continued effort to keep him there. Nobody deserves it more than this guy.

      I sincerely hope Allen will keep a banner up for him until the walk date (Nov 11th I believe)........that one thing has made such an impact on here. Allen is a hero in my eyes.

      Andie
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      • Profile picture of the author alpacabob
        I don't know Kim, but I've had some of the greatest support in my endeavors here and would love to help out- which makes me wonder about something- does Kim have support from government agencies?

        I worked in the transplant field briefly (it's an awful job- you have to spend your days telling people they can't get a transplant because their insurance sucks- people are more caring in law- sad statement, eh?) But he has a well- I don't want to call it lucky- maybe serendipitous- situation. There are three conditions under which one can qualify for Medicare- and one is end stage renal disease- which he has if he's getting dialysis six times a week.

        I guess that's a question for Kim- do you have guidance on where to find resources- and do you have Medicare? I would be shocked if you don't, but if you don't, I'd be happy to offer what I can in terms of getting that assistance.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Stuff gets buried quick in a thread this size so -- give a little boost on this one, too, folks:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...nds-alert.html

    Wonder how many contacts it takes to get donations from paypal? LOL.
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  • Profile picture of the author thinkahead
    Terribly sorry to hear about Kim. Will donate accordingly and have posted to Twitter, also asking for retweets in a hope to spread the word.
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    • Profile picture of the author Orkhan Ibad
      WOW...Guys...

      Finally Kim is Back.

      Here is the link:
      http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...thank-you.html

      This is the energy of Warrior Forum that returned him to the normal life.
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      • Profile picture of the author waterotter
        Originally Posted by Orkhan Azer View Post

        WOW...Guys...

        Finally Kim is Back.

        Here is the link:
        http://www.warriorforum.com/off-topi...thank-you.html

        This is the energy of Warrior Forum that returned him to the normal life.
        Kim has a long road ahead of him yet - he certainly doest have a "normal" life by any stretch of the imagination. Kim still needs a kidney transplant.

        Lets continue to spread the word and keep the donations coming in!
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        • Profile picture of the author Orkhan Ibad
          Sorry, I did not mention this to stop the donations. By "normal", I mean non-critical situation. Just wanted to give a good news to Warriors who wanted to know about his health and contact him. That is all.

          Originally Posted by waterotter View Post

          Kim has a long road ahead of him yet - he certainly doest have a "normal" life by any stretch of the imagination. Kim still needs a kidney transplant.

          Lets continue to spread the word and keep the donations coming in!
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  • Profile picture of the author sharp
    Wow. I slack off for a few days and everybody shows up and has a party.
    Well, I'm in now. Great job all. Good to see donations (of all sizes) coming in still.
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    • Profile picture of the author waterotter
      Originally Posted by sharp View Post

      Wow. I slack off for a few days and everybody shows up and has a party.
      Well, I'm in now. Great job all. Good to see donations (of all sizes) coming in still.
      Hey sharp,

      Thanks for your help. Better late than never, but - I think Sal drank all the beer!
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  • Profile picture of the author Andie
    He has/will need donations for as long as possible, so nobody is too late

    ez links in my sig. to give a little
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  • Profile picture of the author EA
    KimW - My prayers are with you and I also want to wish you the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author oyiborhoro
    i never knew the warrior forum could act as one big family by showing concern for one another in the spirit of humanity particularly in the case of this warrior with kidney problem ( Kimw). i was thinking it was all money affairs. keep it up. Godbless. May God guide and keep him.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley G
    Right now I am donating 25% of all income from my WSO to KIM. Thus far $75 has been donated in addition to my own private donation. I have extended the WSO by a few days as well in order to raise more money.

    The WSO is in my signature link for those interested.

    Proof of donation is provided in the form of a paypal receipt. Generally donations are made and the receipt emailed within 12 hours of purchase.
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  • Profile picture of the author searchguru
    I have you and your family in my prayers Kim-am glad to hear that you are back home!
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinBurns
    HeySal,

    If it's not too late to donate, you mentioned to me in a different thread that I might consider donating some copies of my video product. If the offer still stands I can donate 10 sets of videos
    (3 per set) at $10 a set.

    Please PM me and let me know if I can still help
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  • Profile picture of the author waterotter
    Thanks Kevin. It's never too late to donate. I believe Kim mentioned in a post somewhere that he could receive donations straight through December.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinBurns
    Great,

    Just tell me what to do next...
    If anyone is interested in my offer, I have a new interactive video product that has yet to
    be released to the general public. I will donate 10 sets (3 videos per set) .

    I will give anyone an entire set of 3 videos, if they donate $10 to KimW .
    You won't be able to find these video products anywhere else!

    If anyone is interested please pm and let me know

    Also, let me know where else on the board I can post this offer ...

    Take care & God Bless!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sana76
    One of my favorite Warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    Hi Warriors.

    Although Kim is out of the Emergency ('Critical Care') his situation is still dire until he gets a kidney transplant.

    He has been having financial difficulties since the onset of his illness - we all chipped in for the walkathon which is going on right NOW!

    However they are accepting donations through December at the Kidney Foundation that is helping Kim to stay alive.

    As well, there are Warrior products you can get for a donation either to the Kidney Foundation or directly to Kim to help him get through this rough patch.

    Don't forget - it could be you this is happening to 'There but by the Grace of God go I'.

    ... and it could be you that is a blessing by sharing - even just a couple bucks will help.

    Look inside your heart - I bet you find something to give there.
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  • Profile picture of the author CrhisD
    Hi, I got here from Sal's post in my thread. Once we figure out a proper business model I guarantee we will be regularly donating to his cause.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Shiloh
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    Kim, my prayers and thoughts have always and will always be with you.

    I'm glad you are back.
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