If you can help, it is appreciated.

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MODS - if this is does not belong here. I 100% understand.

Allen, thanks for letting this ride if it can.

Hey guys, in tough times, I know millions need a helping hand and
I have never been one for posting in forums for people in dire straights.

But, with that said... This story has touched my heart.

A total stranger reached out to me to donate for a young girl that
is 15 and has cancer. She needs money for treatment that can save
her life.

Life is precious and we Warriors can help save her life. She does
not need much to be raised to get her treatment.

I promised the family today that I would reach out to the people I
think will so what they can, no matter how small, to help.

Her name is Macy Johns. Please see what you can do to help this
young beautiful girl.

She is counting on us.

Even if it is $10. $100 even better. $1000 if you are blessed to be in that position.

And if money is tight, hey, I have been there too but there are ways to help.

Add it to your sig file for a few days. Add it to your outlook. Send a tweet. YOU
can make a difference.

The website is here.

Hodgkins Disease Cancer Macy Johns 15 Years Old - Donation Site

- Donate
- Tweet
- Pray

Or do just one of those if that is all you can do.

I got a personal email from her family and she was in tears with joy for
what we were able to do yesterday when I told a few friends and tweeted.

We raised $4600 in 1 day.

Thanks so much to all of you.

Mike Filsaime

PS - I know this is off topic for this forum. But there is more views in here
and I think a precious life of a 15 year old girl needs all her help.

I hope the trolls stay away from this thread and the TRUE Warriors read
this and say a prayer for her and her family.
#appreciated
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    • Profile picture of the author AnneE
      Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

      I chipped in and also tweeted. There are a lot of Warriors on Twitter and other social networking sites - we should be able to reach an awful lot of people.

      Tina G
      Tina sent me here today. Good luck with the fund-raising. I do know two Hodgkins survivors (they both are now 20+ years after treatment and going strong) personally, so it's definitely beatable. I'll offer my prayers as well for her and her family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete223
    Sent out a Tweet and a little donation...

    Kindest Regards,
    Pete
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  • Profile picture of the author MemberWing
    For some reason I do not feel an urge to donate.

    Looks like macyjohns.com website is registered to internet marketer William Surrency (Will Surren?) who also owns such domains as:
    weconsolidatecards.com
    insomniaforidiots.com
    and others. Many of them are 1-page salesletters for stuff.

    Maybe I wrong in this.

    Spam?
    I don't know.

    Gleb
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    • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
      Originally Posted by MemberWing View Post

      For some reason I do not feel an urge to donate.

      Looks like macyjohns.com website is registered to internet marketer William Surrency (Will Surren?) who also owns such domains as:
      weconsolidatecards.com
      insomniaforidiots.com
      and others. Many of them are 1-page salesletters for stuff.

      Maybe I wrong in this.

      Spam?
      I don't know.

      Gleb
      That is because you did not read the website. He is the one who set up the site
      and his name is on the bottom of the salutation for crying out loud. So before you
      do your "WHOIS" detective work, just read the site and the explanation as
      well as who signed the page.

      Here is the email I got from him today.
      2009-04-16_2253

      He is also going to be at Anik's Event in May in Vegas as well as mine and
      he and I are having dinner. The family is very thankful. If you do not want
      to be a part of helping, that is cool. But be responsible and do better research
      when warning people not to donate to help a child that is very sick and would
      die without the warm help from the otherwise WONDERFUL people in this forum.

      Your scarcity mentality is blinding you. That is really your problem. I knew
      people would say things like this. Thus I made the "troll" remark.

      Sorry to come down on you. But it saddens me how scared people are
      about the truth that they think this or anything like this is a scam.

      This can happen to ANYONE of us or our families.

      Mike Filsaime
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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        Originally Posted by mikefilsaime View Post

        That is because you did not read the website. He is the one who set up the site
        and his name is on the bottom of the salutation for crying out loud. So before you
        do your "WHOIS" detective work, just read the site and the explanation as
        well as who signed the page.

        Here is the email I got from him today.
        2009-04-16_2253

        He is also going to be at Anik's Event in May in Vegas as well as mine and
        he and I are having dinner. The family is very thankful. If you do not want
        to be a part of helping, that is cool. But be responsible and do better research
        when warning people not to donate to help a child that is very sick and would
        die without the warm help from the otherwise WONDERFUL people in this forum.

        Your scarcity mentality is blinding you. That is really your problem. I knew
        people would say things like this. Thus I made the "troll" remark.

        Sorry to come down on you. But it saddens me how scared people are
        about the truth that they think this or anything like this is a scam.

        This can happen to ANYONE of us or our families.

        Mike Filsaime
        I think you are way off base Mike. Anyone can pretend to be anyone on this forum as well as the internet. Doing due diligence is a great thing when dealing on the internet. It has nothing to do with scarcity mentality.

        I was about to donate as well but the website put me off. If you want to say I have a scarcity mindset than have at it. Those comments just make you look bad.

        I love to help others out. I just don't want to get scammed doing it. There has been a few that have come here and taken advantage of good people.
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        • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
          O.K. So do not donate. That is your choice. I stand by my words becuase
          the person tried to "out" William when it was CLEAR that he wrote the
          letter and admits to helping the family in the text and SIGNS his name.

          Maybe Macy should do the HTML from her sick bed?

          So I simply stated that the person did not share anything with his "Detective" work
          and that what he stated was already transparent.

          So, what is your point?

          The fact remains that there are scams. But I did look into it and was satisfied
          and I would think that my reputation would add some credence to the
          reality that a young girl is very ill.

          If you TRULY want to help if this is real. I can arrange to get the family's
          phone number and you can call the parents or perhaps be blessed to speak
          to Macy and offer her some nice encouraging words keep her cheer up.

          Let me know. I can do that if you really do want to help and you can not
          see the truth in this for what it is worth.

          Mike
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          • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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          • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
            Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

            My point is your an asshole who thinks everyone that doesn't do what you think should be done has a scarcity mindset.

            If you want to talk mindset than you should have yours checked. You set the mood of this thread by talking about trolls in your opening post.
            I saw you sent a donation. Thanks for that. That will really help.

            If you feel better calling me an asshole, in this thread, than I will take that one
            with a grain of salt for the good of the help this family will get.

            As for talking about trolls in my start of the thread. It was really referring to the ones like that guy that said "I hope she dies".

            I apologized already for being too harsh to call the other person a troll. I was off base
            proving my point to him that he himself did not do good research. Let's move on.

            I am sure the family will really appreciate your help

            Mike
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
        If you guys do a little searching around you will see that there are yard sales being organized in Florida as well as other activities to raise funds for this girl.

        Nobody wants to be had, but I would honestly feel worse knowing that I didn't send a couple bucks to a child that had cancer and could die then knowing that I got taken for $100.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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          Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

          If you guys do a little searching around you will see that there are yard sales being organized in Florida as well as other activities to raise funds for this girl.

          Nobody wants to be had, but I would honestly feel worse knowing that I didn't send a couple bucks to a child that had cancer and could die then knowing that I got taken for $100.
          Which child would you like to get the donation Jeremy? The real child that needs it or the scammer pretending to be a child.

          Searching is due diligence. I also would investigate any non profit organization before giving money. I would rather people that need the money, get the money.

          I do think it is fair of Mike to say others are a troll for asking a legitimate question.
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          • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
            Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

            Which child would you like to get the donation Jeremy? The real child that needs it or the scammer pretending to be a child.

            Searching is due diligence. I also would investigate any non profit organization before giving money. I would rather people that need the money, get the money.

            I do think it is fair of Mike to say others are a troll for asking a legitimate question.
            The guy did not ask a legitimate question. He posed the fact that it may be a scam because it is registered to an internet marketer based on his research.

            All I said was if he read the site, he would see THAT SAME GUY made the site and
            signed it on the page and explained how he organized the site to help the family.

            Maybe it was unfair to call him a troll. But he was mistaken and was not helping and
            had HE done his due diligence he could have spared himself from saying what
            we already know without casting the doubt of a scam when it is simply a family
            that needs help.

            Again, I am not going to spend time on the squeaky wheels here. This is it I hope
            on that stuff.

            Thanks again to all of you that can see the forest through the trees.

            Mike
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            • Profile picture of the author Pete223
              Come on guys, lets not turn this thread in one of THOSE threads...

              It's a 15 year old girl for crying out loud!!!!

              Either Donate... or move on!!!

              Pete
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            • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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              Originally Posted by mikefilsaime View Post

              The guy did not ask a legitimate question. He posed the fact that it may be a scam because it is registered to an internet marketer based on his research.

              All I said was if he read the site, he would see THAT SAME GUY made the site and
              signed it on the page and explained how he organized the site to help the family.

              Maybe it was unfair to call him a troll. But he was mistaken and was not helping and
              had HE done his due diligence he could have spared himself from saying what
              we already know without casting the doubt of a scam when it is simply a family
              that needs help.

              Again, I am not going to spend time on the squeaky wheels here. This is it I hope
              on that stuff.

              Thanks again to all of you that can see the forest through the trees.

              Mike
              He wrote Spam with a question mark. Normally a question mark is followed by a question. He was helping fellow members here. This is what we do because of the amount of scammers that do come here.

              People are really good here. It is easy for them to get scammed. I would rather people question and have the facts come out. I don't think it will hurt donations once you correct the facts.

              You are right, we don't need to continue with this.
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            • Profile picture of the author BrainDance
              Judging anyone's motives is not our responsibility.
              I say this because I have become SO jaded my first thought was, ok what is Mike trying to sell now and what new sort of crappy marketing ploy is someone trying out on us.

              That is just so wrong and I'm not happy with my initial response in the least! So what to do with the self-shock of that, I don't know yet! eye opening experience for me.
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      • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
        Originally Posted by mikefilsaime View Post


        This can happen to ANYONE of us or our families.

        Mike Filsaime
        Too bloody true all the money in the world does not
        protect us.

        la dominatrix
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  • Profile picture of the author jimh1626
    Well maybe Mike got duped, but if he is asking here he doesn't think it is a con.
    Good enough for me.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
    Donation sent

    It's for a child warriors - Dig deep.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimh1626
    Well if it's a scam then I have just been had.
    After all Uncle Sam just got me for $1600 yesterday so a little more to help someone isn't going to kill me.

    Give them the benefit of doubt and donate a little.

    Jim
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  • Profile picture of the author jimh1626
    My God people.

    Either donate or don't, but why come here and blast someone for trying to help.
    It isn't like it is someone with no reputation and no post trying to scam you.
    Filsaime isn't going to run a scam on this forum that has probably been very good to him.

    Just my take,

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by jimh1626 View Post

      My God people.

      Either donate or don't, but why come here and blast someone for trying to help.
      It isn't like it is someone with no reputation and no post trying to scam you.
      Filsaime isn't going to run a scam on this forum that has probably been very good to him.

      Just my take,

      Jim
      Jim, we had someone running on this board pretending to be Kim Standerline just last month.

      So what is your point again?
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
    Donation sent. God bless her.

    I have daughters and something like this could strike them too. I would be devestated. Nobody is immuned. I also just learned last weekend that a family friend of 30 years is in ICU for liver problems and he may not make it.

    I take health issues seriously and compassionately. Life is too precious.

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  • Profile picture of the author flnz400
    Donation sent. RT.

    And for the skepticism, you give with your heart, not wondering whether or not something is a scam.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by flnz400 View Post

      Donation sent. RT.

      And for the skepticism, you give with your heart, not wondering whether or not something is a scam.
      lol Your philosophy is why there are so many scammers out there.

      I want people that need the money to get it. I call it smart. Luckily this girl has all of us to help out.
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    It wasn't much but donation sent. My prayers go out to her and her family.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
    Guys, I need to get some rest.

    Thanks for all the donations. I will communicate with the family and report back.

    Maybe we can get a pic from her to us.

    Thanks for allowing this thread to get back on track.

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
    MemberWing, I just joined this site a few min ago. I was just told about this site tonight so I def. don't want to rant. I understand you being skeptical, as no one here knows me. Yes I own about 40 domain names most of which I have not developed yet. Several are article sites with adsense and yes some are one-page CB sites. I hope that having these sites is not a bad thing. I am trying to become an Internet marketer and slowly I am. If you look at my name domain I list all of my domains. I am not trying to hide anything.

    Macy is my 1st cousins daughter, which makes her my 2nd cousin. Yes, she is a real person and and everything on her website is 100% true. She is at Wolfson Children's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida please verify this. I ask that you please remove your reply as this could cause someone not to donate and Macy would be the one to suffer.

    Think about it, when someone needs help we all do what we know. I know how to build websites and I told her and her mom and dad that I would do this for her. I promise you this is no scam. Please verify and post a reply to your message to confirm what you find out from Wolfson Children's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida.

    Another thing, if this were a scam, would I post the bank account number and routing number on the website. You can also call VyStar Credit Union and tell them you would like to donate to the donations account for Macy Johns Cancer Patient in care of William Surrency Jr. They can confirm the information as well. The account number is on Macy's site.

    Much respect guys.. Mike I hate that this caused you all of this time tonight. And thank you for posting

    Thank you,
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    • Profile picture of the author Mark McClure
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      Donation Sent. RT.

      Cynicism I don't have much time for. However, skepticism is by and large a healthy thing, so I get where Thomas is coming from. There are indeed scheming shysters roaming around - some find this forum from time to time.

      Tomorrow I'll be blessed to watch hundreds of teens around Macy's age try their hearts out at a track and field meet. Some will win, some lose - but all get to go home safe and sound. It would be good if this young lady has a fighting chance to do likewise.

      Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author Star Riley
      Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

      MemberWing, I just joined this site a few min ago. I was just told about this site tonight so I def. don't want to rant. I understand you being skeptical, as no one here knows me. Yes I own about 40 domain names most of which I have not developed yet. Several are article sites with adsense and yes some are one-page CB sites. I hope that having these sites is not a bad thing. I am trying to become an Internet marketer and slowly I am. If you look at my name domain I list all of my domains. I am not trying to hide anything.

      Macy is my 1st cousins daughter, which makes her my 2nd cousin. Yes, she is a real person and and everything on her website is 100% true. She is at Wolfson Children's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida please verify this. I ask that you please remove your reply as this could cause someone not to donate and Macy would be the one to suffer.

      Think about it, when someone needs help we all do what we know. I know how to build websites and I told her and her mom and dad that I would do this for her. I promise you this is no scam. Please verify and post a reply to your message to confirm what you find out from Wolfson Children's Hospital Jacksonville, Florida.

      Another thing, if this were a scam, would I post the bank account number and routing number on the website. You can also call VyStar Credit Union and tell them you would like to donate to the donations account for Macy Johns Cancer Patient in care of William Surrency Jr. They can confirm the information as well. The account number is on Macy's site.

      Much respect guys.. Mike I hate that this caused you all of this time tonight. And thank you for posting

      Thank you,
      I'm a newbie Warrior Will and I feel you . You and Mike are super stars keep shining my prayers with all I'll tweet the website and you should see a donation from my wifey's paypal account as mine is tripping..
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    Thank you guys! I updated the meter at 2am. The account is at $4,889.72 USD. You guys are awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      Will,

      Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

      Thank you guys! I updated the meter at 2am. The account is at $4,889.72 USD. You guys are awesome!
      How much are you guys trying to raise...or is it just as much as possible?
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      • Profile picture of the author stevenh512
        Originally Posted by Jeremy Kelsall View Post

        How much are you guys trying to raise...or is it just as much as possible?
        Can't speak for the girl, her family, Mike or any of the other marketers involved with helping her.. but I can tell you from personal experience as a cancer survivor, my chemo alone was upwards of $30,000. That's not even including CT scans, blood work, medications that I needed, followups, etc.

        Mike, while this part of the forum might not generally be the "right" place for something like this as far as the rules are concerned.. I think you're doing the right thing and I hope this post stays here where it'll get as much attention as possible. I'll definitely tweet about this and I'll be looking into what I can afford to donate in the next couple days. It might not be much, but I know (again from personal experience) that every little bit counts. I'll be keeping Macy and her family in my prayers and hoping for the best.

        Originally Posted by severt View Post

        I just ask myself the question "Do I want to help this girl, or do I want to help all of them? It's just a little weird that 1 girl is getting help and that thousands other children still have to suffer...
        In a way, by helping this one girl you may be helping all of them. There are organizations with funds to help people in these kinds of situations, but those funds are limited. By making a donation you're freeing up those funds to be used elsewhere. But, if you'd like more directly to help the thousands of other people who are suffering.. feel free to also make donations to worthy causes like the Make A Wish Foundation, American Cancer Society, Lance Armstrong Foundation (they put a lot of money into cancer research, and also lobby Congress to do the same), St. Jude, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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    My point is your an asshole who thinks everyone that doesn't do what you think should be done has a scarcity mindset.

    If you want to talk mindset than you should have yours checked. You set the mood of this thread by talking about trolls in your opening post.
    The man has a point. I thought Mike started off on the wrong tack too. And being aggressive to the guy who was doing his due diligence didn't help matters. Mike, you are not a GOD. You are just like the rest of us. Maybe you've ripped more money out of this game but "that don't impress me much". But acts of kindness do. So I've chipped in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
    For now we want to stop at $10,000. I don't know if they will need more latter but for now 10 should get them by for a little while. I want to be careful not to raise more than they need because I don't know what they would need to do with any additional funds. I guess they could put in a trust for her if that happened but I am not sure. Given that, I will disable the buttons as soon as possible after the account reaches 10k. The site will stay online for Macy to update and I think I will show her mom and dad how to set up an adsense account for her.
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    This is a young life.Many people are in need of help.
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  • Profile picture of the author hernan10
    Donation sent.
    May she live long and prosper.
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  • Profile picture of the author patfl
    Guys,

    I checked Mike's twitter page here: Mike Filsaime (mikefilsaime) on Twitter, you can find some messages about the donation.

    For me it's a confirmation it's the 'real' Mike who posted this and not someone who would have hijacked his WF account.

    Mike, sorry for checking but on internet, we never know...

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  • Profile picture of the author jimh1626
    My daughter is 26 and just announced she is getting married.
    I couldn't imagine life without her in it.
    I hope and pray Macy gets the help she needs and gets to announce her engagement sometime in the near future.
    No kid should have to go through this.
    Kick ass Macy.

    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by jimh1626 View Post

      My daughter is 26 and just announced she is getting married.


      Jim
      Congratulations Jim.
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      • Profile picture of the author jimh1626
        Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

        Congratulations Jim.
        Thanks Thomas,

        Now I have to figure out how to pay for it.

        Jim
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        • Profile picture of the author severt
          Relax guys, I'm just trying to understand why Mike Filsaime is starting this thread here. As we all know, there are thousands of children suffering with cancer. But when someone starting a post like this it's getting closer to the mind. I just ask myself the question "Do I want to help this girl, or do I want to help all of them? It's just a little weird that 1 girl is getting help and that thousands other children still have to suffer...

          I know a lot of you guys think I'm sounding skeptical and think I'm a bad person. But that's not the case. I'm just trying to understand why Mike is trying to help just 1 girl instead of "generating money" for more then 1 person.

          That said,,, why is it wrong trying to understand why Mike is posting this here? I'm sure a lot of warriors have the same doubts but are to scared to post here... (but that's an other story)

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          • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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            Originally Posted by severt View Post

            Relax guys, I'm just trying to understand why Mike Filsaime is starting this thread here. As we all know, there are thousands of children suffering with cancer. But when someone starting a post like this it's getting closer to the mind. I just ask myself the question "Do I want to help this girl, or do I want to help all of them? It's just a little weird that 1 girl is getting help and that thousands other children still have to suffer...

            I know a lot of you guys think I'm sounding skeptical and think I'm a bad person. But that's not the case. I'm just trying to understand why Mike is trying to help just 1 girl instead of "generating money" for more then 1 person.

            That said,,, why is it wrong trying to understand why Mike is posting this here? I'm sure a lot of warriors have the same doubts but are to scared to post here... (but that's an other story)

            Dennis

            I assure you that I am perfectly relaxed. I am not sure why you think people have the same doubts but I highly doubt it. In fact, if you think I am scared to post than you didn't see some of my others posts in this thread.

            There doesn't need to be some underlying motives. Someone brought his attention to this girl and he wanted to help by passing it along to others. He posted on this forum because he knew a lot of us have helped others out and would pony up for this charming young woman.

            Why does helping one girl have to go towards helping all the people that have cancer in this world?

            Seriously, I think you are making a big deal out of nothing here.

            If you don't want to help this girl than help any other person you want. You don't need to donate. You can start your own charity if you choose to. Good luck with it.

            I am especially interested in why you think anyone can help them all? Again, you have no idea what other charities Mike or anybody else on this forum are helping.
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            Originally Posted by severt View Post

            Relax guys, I'm just trying to understand why Mike Filsaime is starting this thread here.

            Dennis
            I think the answer to that question is pretty simple.

            As much as we'd all like to - we can't help everyone.

            Mike is a human being and a caring person - this particular young girls situation came to his attention, and knowing that whatever else he can do - sharing the knowledge of a real person in need of help in a place such as this WILL result in extra help being given.

            I know this is a marketing forum and the aim is to gather and talk about making money, but there's more to life than making money - there's WHY you want to make money.

            For most people this comes down to:

            1 - To remove money worries or problems associated with a lack of money.

            2 - To feel like you've created value with your life (whatever you think about money, aquiring it isn't a bad measure of whether you've taken action and done something to help others - you usually make money by giving people something they want or need).

            3 - To be able to help others.

            This is the particular reason that suits this thread. We all want to make money, but a lot of warriors have that desire because having more resources equates to being able to help more people.

            In situations like this one with Macy, donating money literally will make a difference - so it's natural for Mike to think that sharing this information here will undoubtedly end up being read by people that want to help.

            If you can afford to send $100 - that won't save everyone in need, but it WILL make a difference to this one young girl.

            So - the question is - Why WOULDN'T MIKE think sharing this made sense?

            If you've been a member here for any amount of time you'll have seen some idiots come and go and sometimes there are people who have no respect for others at all and are insensitive enough to make offensive remarks in situations where it's completely out of order.
            Mike knows this and obviously some part of him felt the need to try and avoid that type of poison affecting this thread.

            If you're looking for problems you can always find them, so even that comment in his post was enough for some people to hook on to. It had the opposite effect to the desired one. but that's life so let's just get on with helping the girl.

            It's a bit of a shame to have a thread which has such a simple and pure cause end up having more ranting about motives and mindsets than posts from people helping.

            These things are optional - if you don't want to help, just click your Back button - there's no need to try and find demons where there are none.

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          • Profile picture of the author ShayB
            Originally Posted by severt View Post

            I'm just trying to understand why Mike is trying to help just 1 girl instead of "generating money" for more then 1 person.

            Dennis
            Because if every person in the world helped "just one person," then the world would be a much better place.
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            • Profile picture of the author Donna Dueck
              Originally Posted by ShayRockhold View Post

              Because if every person in the world helped "just one person," then the world would be a much better place.
              I agree with you 1000% It start with one, then another and another....

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          • Profile picture of the author drmani
            Originally Posted by severt View Post

            Relax guys, I'm just trying to understand why Mike Filsaime is starting this thread here.
            Dennis
            WHY?

            Because Macy's cousin is a Warrior.

            Because Mike Filsaime heard about it through that Warrior
            - and Mike has a LONG history of reaching out with a helping
            hand to causes he believes worthy and bonafide.

            (And he's addressed it in a longer post, see message #87 in
            this thread)

            Because Warriors HELP people in need.

            Because one person cannot make as much difference as many.

            I know from personal experience and observation what it is
            like to have a 'Warrior Ripple' set off in support of a
            non-profit.

            HOW IT WAS DONE...

            - will always be debatable.

            - will always leave room for improvement.

            - is reasonably confidence-inspiring (see the website, almost
            all relevant detail is available and verifiable contact
            info is shared).

            Online fundraising is a pretty difficult area to dabble in
            BECAUSE there are so many scams and scammers around.

            Yet, if we let that affect or influence the way we view our
            world, or limit our potential to make a difference, that's
            worse than being scammed, don't you think?

            Be cautious. But also be generous.

            All success
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            • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
              "Be cautious. But also be generous." - Dr. Mani

              I'm adding that to my list of Dr. Mani quotes.

              @Will, thank you for the update. It brings my heart great joy knowing that her medical insurance is paid up.

              RoD
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        • Profile picture of the author Kym Robinson
          Sheesh people!

          You are either in or out - there is no need for all this conflict!
          Make your own decision, go with your gut.

          True wisdom manifests itself from within
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        • Profile picture of the author jmaster
          Donation sent. Thank you to all the generous people here who are showing that you care! Prayers to Macy and her family for a speedy recovery and thanks Mike for bringing it to our attention.

          It just brings to mind again how fortunate most of us are being healthy, having enough to eat, having a warm place to sleep in at night. I for one am thankful for what I have and I am even more thankful that I am in a place to share what I have with someone else even if it is just a little.

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        • Profile picture of the author ClaytonY
          Hmm... forget the talk about scamming. I'm a college kid living in poverty, but I couldn't help it. Just donated a little bit

          I cannot imagine myself being diagnosed with cancer, yet being diagnosed at 15? I hope we can all help her out.

          I give the best of my wishes to Macy.
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        • Profile picture of the author Randy Smith
          Only just heard about this from one of my own forum members.

          Glad to tweet it and help a little. (I'll also encourage other members of mine to visit here and read this thread - great work Will & Mike)


          Good luck with hitting the 10K - yu look so close!


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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    Donations sent... come on Warriors... the goal is only $10,000 .. we can do this by midnight UK time... ya got 3 hours 25 mins

    I'm off to tweet...

    Peace

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    Donation sent, along with some prayers.
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  • Profile picture of the author severt
    Mike,

    I love to donate money for things like this, so no problems here.

    But I really have to ask you 2 questions, just to get things clear.

    - People will think (at least it came to my mind) that you are doing this to show us that you are a real guy, with human feelings etc. It's good for your status, and will eventually be good for your sales. You could simply send an e-mail to all of your partners asking them the same thing and getting tons more money... right?

    That said, I always thought you have millions of dollars, and now you're asking this warrior forum to help... So my second questions is: How expensive is this treatment?

    Please note that I'm just curious and in no way was trying to offend you!

    Regards,

    Dennis
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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      Originally Posted by severt View Post

      Mike,

      I love to donate money for things like this, so no problems here.

      But I really have to ask you 2 questions, just to get things clear.

      - People will think (at least it came to my mind) that you are doing this to show us that you are a real guy, with human feelings etc. It's good for your status, and will eventually be good for your sales. You could simply send an e-mail to all of your partners asking them the same thing and getting tons more money... right?

      That said, I always thought you have millions of dollars, and now you're asking this warrior forum to help... So my second questions is: How expensive is this treatment?

      Please note that I'm just curious and in no way was trying to offend you!

      Regards,

      Dennis

      Dennis, what exactly are you saying? Are you saying that Mike should just pay for the treatments?

      If so than I think you are completely off base with your comments. Why should Mike pay for the treatment?

      First, you don't know how Mike spends his money or what other charities he gives to.

      Second, you don't know if Mike didn't contact some of his other partners.

      Third, it doesn't matter since a lot of us want to help this girl so why shouldn't we?

      Just because someone makes millions of dollars doesn't mean they need to shoulder all the charities and responsibilities for everyone in need.

      It is all of our responsibility not just a selected few.

      I am not attacking you but want you to think about what I said.
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      • Profile picture of the author Patrick Pallesen
        Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

        Dennis, what exactly are you saying? Are you saying that Mike should just pay for the treatments?

        If so than I think you are completely off base with your comments. Why should Mike pay for the treatment?

        First, you don't know how Mike spends his money or what other charities he gives to.

        Second, you don't know if Mike didn't contact some of his other partners.

        Third, it doesn't matter since a lot of us want to help this girl so why shouldn't we?

        Just because someone makes millions of dollars doesn't mean they need to shoulder all the charities and responsibilities for everyone in need.

        It is all of our responsibility not just a selected few.

        I am not attacking you but want you to think about what I said.

        I agree Thomas



        I can say I just tweeted I don't know how effective it will be, but I have 353 followers so I guess it gives some money in the end


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    • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
      Originally Posted by severt View Post

      Mike,

      I love to donate money for things like this, so no problems here.

      But I really have to ask you 2 questions, just to get things clear.

      - People will think (at least it came to my mind) that you are doing this to show us that you are a real guy, with human feelings etc. It's good for your status, and will eventually be good for your sales. You could simply send an e-mail to all of your partners asking them the same thing and getting tons more money... right?

      That said, I always thought you have millions of dollars, and now you're asking this warrior forum to help... So my second questions is: How expensive is this treatment?

      Please note that I'm just curious and in no way was trying to offend you!

      Regards,

      Dennis
      Are you serious?....

      If so...I'm a little shocked...
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    • Profile picture of the author jimh1626
      Originally Posted by severt View Post

      Mike,

      I love to donate money for things like this, so no problems here.

      But I really have to ask you 2 questions, just to get things clear.

      - People will think (at least it came to my mind) that you are doing this to show us that you are a real guy, with human feelings etc. It's good for your status, and will eventually be good for your sales. You could simply send an e-mail to all of your partners asking them the same thing and getting tons more money... right?

      That said, I always thought you have millions of dollars, and now you're asking this warrior forum to help... So my second questions is: How expensive is this treatment?

      Please note that I'm just curious and in no way was trying to offend you!

      Regards,

      Dennis
      Strange post Dennis.

      I got an idea. Why don't we get Bill Gates to pay for it. He has or at least had Billions.

      People like to help. Do what you can. Even if you are broke you can wish her well.
      Hell I'm so broke I can't pay attention, but I am better off than she is health wise and I can always find a few dollars for something like this. Go without that artery clogging Big Mac one day. Make a balogna sandwich and donate $5.

      Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
      Originally Posted by severt View Post

      Mike,

      I love to donate money for things like this, so no problems here.

      But I really have to ask you 2 questions, just to get things clear.

      - People will think (at least it came to my mind) that you are doing this to show us that you are a real guy, with human feelings etc. It's good for your status, and will eventually be good for your sales. You could simply send an e-mail to all of your partners asking them the same thing and getting tons more money... right?

      That said, I always thought you have millions of dollars, and now you're asking this warrior forum to help... So my second questions is: How expensive is this treatment?

      Please note that I'm just curious and in no way was trying to offend you!

      Regards,

      Dennis
      To that I say this:

      Mike just gave out like 1,500 copies of Butterfly Marketing he could have sold for $2,000 apiece.

      If you took advantage of that deal (I know I did), now he's giving you a chance to 'pay it forward' and take some of that money you saved by jumping on the free deal, and help someone in need.

      After all, why should Mike have all the fun?

      Sites down right now, anyone got a donation link I can invest some of that money I saved?
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      • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
        the donation email for paypal is donations @ macyjohns .com the spaces are due to me not having enough posts to post addresses or links.

        the site is up right now.. not sure how long it will be up.. it is running on 2 servers so if it doesn't load the first time you may be able to shift+ reload and hit the other server.

        thanks, william
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  • Profile picture of the author Asher
    Hi Mike,

    I sent out a tweet and brought attention to this thread.
    If they just went to the site, I reckon that they might
    not do anything... but if they understood where and
    why you're doing this. They might be more willing to
    help.

    Hope it does!

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  • Profile picture of the author bombdiggity
    Please keep us updated on how it turns out. I just donated and will be sending this to my mom (she gives to St. Jude's so I know she'll want to help out). I can't imagine what her and her parents are going through. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    Hey,

    I know a lot of people ask whether it is appropriate to post these kinds of things in the main forum etc. And I know everyone has struggles and problems they need help with, and if they all posted here, we'd never get down to any business, but.....

    I don't really care about that anymore. I used to think about it, but I absolutely love the fact that the warriors have helped so many people and continue to do so. I think it is a great reflection on the people that hang out here that people come here to make these kinds of appeals, and I think it is pretty cool Mike decided to visit this place with his appeal as well.

    I am donating and hope I can do my little bit. I'll Twitter hard these next few days. I'm rooting for Macy and her family.

    As a side note, I often wonder if it would be benficial to have a section of the forum where people could ask for help, but it probably wouldn't get the required readership to make it worthwhile. Hmmmm. Never mind, I am just thinking out loud here.

    My thoughts, prayers and best wishes to the family. Lets hit the big 10k for them!
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    It's eighteen years tonight since my Dad died from cancer. He loved kids.

    Donation sent. It wasn't a lot, but it was from my Dad as well as me.

    Love to Macy xx
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Donation sent, blog post made, tweet sent.
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  • Profile picture of the author severt
    Originally Posted by Thomas Belknap View Post

    I assure you that I am perfectly relaxed. I am not sure why you think people have the same doubts but I highly doubt it. In fact, if you think I am scared to post than you didn't see some of my others posts in this thread.

    There doesn't need to be some underlying motives. Someone brought his attention to this girl and he wanted to help by passing it along to others. He posted on this forum because he knew a lot of us have helped others out and would pony up for this charming young woman.

    Why does helping one girl have to go towards helping all the people that have cancer in this world?

    Seriously, I think you are making a big deal out of nothing here.

    If you don't want to help this girl than help any other person you want. You don't need to donate. You can start your own charity if you choose to. Good luck with it.

    I am especially interested in why you think anyone can help them all? Again, you have no idea what other charities Mike or anybody else on this forum are helping.

    We both don't know why Filsaime started this thread here.
    We only have our idea's about it.

    We can discuss about this for days but it won't help this girl.
    So I will stop posting reply's here and donate a nice amount of money because I really care. Let's hope everything is going well.

    Regards,

    Dennis
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  • Profile picture of the author jacktackett
    Donation sent, courtesy of my oldest son. I sat in the PICU with my son 8 years ago and have seen the effects of losing a child on other parents there. Thankfully, 8 years later my son is alive and well.
    He has to donate part of his allowance and this month this is his donation. Lets keep the gifts going!
    peace,
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    • Profile picture of the author Pete223
      Originally Posted by jacktackett View Post

      He has to donate part of his allowance and this month this is his donation. Lets keep the gifts going!
      peace,
      --Jack and Matthew Tackett
      WOW... I like that... a lot!

      What a cool thing to teach your children!

      Glad to hear your son is back to good health!

      Cheers, Pete
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  • I sent in my $15. First found out about this effort to raise money through twitter. Thanks for giving me the oppty to help a total stranger -- always feels the best, because its totally altruistic.

    And if this happens to be a fraud (which I dont think it is, but... ) that won't stop me from donating the next time around.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      I told Macy about this forum and the great people that are here. She is holding a message for all of you in her hand.

      Well i just found that I can not post pics or links yet. I placed the pics on her website at the homepage MacyJohns com

      Thank you guys.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Having lost my 20 year old sister to cancer in 1997, this is a topic that is near and dear to my heart. I think for the people that don't want to donate should do just that, not donate and keep the thread on topic. Having personally witnessed Mike Filsaime help many people behind-the-scenes in this very forum is more than enough for me to donate for this cause and then some.

    RoD

    P.S. The thank you page was a nice surprise and well done. I hope there will be many more smiles in this young lady's future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Cheesman
    I sent a donation.. this really gets to my heart as I have three young daughters and I would really appreciate all the help I could get in a time like this..

    My prayers go out to her and her family..

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  • Profile picture of the author mikecowles
    The internet gives us all a lot of choices. I believe giving to real causes, like this one, is an important one that we all need to make. Working in numbers (meaning the group of readers here) is a great way to leverage our influence to help people who really need it.

    If you're not sure about giving, pick a product of mine, from my signature below and send the amount for it as a donation, then send me a pm and I'll send you my product for free.

    Let's do something good together.

    Sincerely,

    ~Mike Cowles. <><
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    • Profile picture of the author jlandells
      Originally Posted by mikecowles View Post

      The internet gives us all a lot of choices. I believe giving to real causes, like this one, is an important one that we all need to make. Working in numbers (meaning the group of readers here) is a great way to leverage our influence to help people who really need it.

      If you're not sure about giving, pick a product of mine, from my signature below and send the amount for it as a donation, then send me a pm and I'll send you my product for free.

      Let's do something good together.

      Sincerely,

      ~Mike Cowles. <><
      Hi Mike,

      As per your offer, I just made a donation to Macy and I'd like to request the 3rd offer in your sig, please.

      Oh wait - it's free and I already have it!

      I just wanted to say that it was an extremely generous, heart-warming offer that you made and it's things like this that make me proud to be a Warrior!

      Thanks Mike!

      Kind regards,
      -John.
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  • Profile picture of the author TMJonsson
    Everyone, I am fairly new around here. But I just want to point out that I think it is pretty disgusting that people are calling out Mike Filsaime for trying to do a good deed.

    Sure, any big-name marketer wants to have a good reputation and come off looking like "one of the good guys"

    But just because he is "Mike Filsaime" as opposed to "Internet Marketer #314321" does not mean we should all of a sudden question his motives.

    I don't know Mike Filsaime from Adam, never met the guy. Sure I bought BFM 2.0 like everyone else, but I don't know him personally.

    But I can tell you that getting on somebodies case because they are trying to use their public platform to help either 1 or 10 or 10,000 people, is just classless and rude.

    I am not trying to offend anyone in this thread that may have posted any "negative" or doubtful messages about this young ladies fundraising efforts or the gentleman marketer who set up her site.

    But I think that you should take a look inside yourself and ask yourself WHY you feel it necessary to try to put doubt and "IT'S A SCAM!!!" type messages in a thread meant to help SAVE THE LIFE OF A YOUNG GIRL.

    That's just downright awful.

    I will leave it at that, make my donation, and hope that people will read my message, and instead of instantly turning Flame-Mode on, will instead stop and think about it for a minute.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aj Wilson
    Well...

    I've donated and signed the guest book too, I trust Mike 100%.

    Yesterday I was walking past the bus stop near our local mall
    when a guy asked me for some spare change for the bus...

    I gave him the coins in my pocket, $3 dollars.

    I walked into the mall for an hour & a 1/2 or so & when I came out
    the guy was still asking for money for the bus...

    Now i train like a demon... I weigh 110 kilos of muscle,
    (about 240 pounds)...

    I could've easily knocked this guy out for his dishonesty,
    (simply coz I cant stand dishonesty) But then i thought otherwise.

    Money...

    Some people need it.
    Some people greed it.

    I've spent money on useless shit before but all I know is that there COULD be
    little girl who COULD need a helping hand, it COULD be a scam and you COULD
    donate $10 Bucks and you COULD get ripped off...

    or you COULD help save a life.

    But no need to get all upset about anything... it's only $10 bucks or so?

    Good luck on your decision to donate.
    Im sure your decision will be a great one
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    It's heart warming to see Warriors get involved like this... you are all fantastic people...

    Another donation from us this morning.. My missus this time

    Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author phil.wheatley
    Donation sent, thanks.
    ...and posted that to also keep it bumped up
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Pallesen
    Wouw it's really touching with the message to warriors
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    Donation sent, Tweeted, Stumbled, Dugg, etc, etc...!

    -John.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Get well soon Macy, my family's prayers are with you.

    Donation gladly sent.

    All the best,
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Just thought I'd add another message.


    Get well Macy!
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Hey Mike,

    Tell Macy to get well. We are all rooting for her.

    Payment sent.:-)
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
    Warriors... You folks are just awesome.

    I got some emails from Macy and her Family and they are so happy to see
    you guys Rally for her.

    She sent me some more pics for you guys!

    2009-04-18_2007

    2009-04-18_2005

    2009-04-18_2005

    2009-04-18_2006

    2009-04-18_2008

    Sorry I did not update Friday as promised. I was up all night Thursday working
    on a video and then I went to bed finally Friday at 1:30 PM.

    So I am happy to report they are over $5000. thanks to all of you.

    Way to go everyone!

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author ECS Dave
    Here's a ready made Twitter link (if you're logged in that is) to tweet this thread,
    and get more eyeballs, and donations to help out...

    Help Macy Johns' Fight Against Hodgkin's Disease

    I'm off to donate myself now, and wish, hope and pray it helps!

    Be Well!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
    Here is a small note to member "severt" or maybe some other people that question
    why I did this.

    Last year, Mike Ambrosio, a member of this forum and a member of my team,
    lost his niece to Cancer.

    We fought hard to raise money, but unfortunately, the cancer was found too late that
    all the money in the world could not save her.

    I watched how this young girl went through so much pain an lost her fight while
    in her teens.

    It was devasting to Mike, his sister (the girls mother), their family, and our entire
    staff.

    The day she died, it was one of the toughest days I have been through as an Internet
    Marketer.

    I felt helpless when she passed and felt horrible for the parents to have to
    deal with the loss of their child.

    You ask why don't I just pay for the surgery?

    Richard Branson is one of the weathiest people in the world. Why does he have
    VirginUnite ? Why not just give all his money to the charity and not ask others
    to help.

    I am not sure why you question why I ask the warriors for help. Why does
    Branson have a charity?

    I would prefer not to have made this reply.

    But for you to think I would do this for my own benefit is very surprising to me. But
    you just do not know me. Others say I think I am a GOD (in this thread) or say
    that I am not one which implys maybe I think I am. And I did not think my
    mention of trolls was out of line in the PS of my post. There are mean people
    in this world and they find this forum every now and then. It was not to the
    great warriors, it was keep mean people out that do not know how to bite there
    tongue when they have bad things to say and there is a life at stake here.

    I get emails all the time, from veterans, people about to lose their homes,
    blind and deaf and handicap. How / if I help those people is my business.

    But I never go a tweet "I just did this and that" for my own benefit.

    I am not going to talk about the many charities I donate too. I am not
    looking for credit.

    I do what I can. I thinking giving back is very important. But I do not
    make it a point to let the world know when I do it.

    Getting a letter from a kid in Africa with a picture is all the reward I need.

    Could I pay for this charity myself. I could yes. And I made a promise
    to the family that I would do EVERYTHING I can to get them to the goal
    and promised them, no matter what, they would hit it. If I had to doante
    any shortcomings I would.

    I did reach out to my best friends with a personal email. They did donate.

    One of them $3000.

    I donated my self 2 x.

    You may have heard the story about the Gril and her father and the Starfish on the beach.

    They walk on the beach and they see thousands of beached starfish.

    The young girl picks one up and throws it BACK in the water. The father asks her
    "Why did you do that? There are thousands. You think that will make a difference?"

    She replied "It will make a difference to that one!"

    the point is, we can not save the world. But we can make a difference to one
    person. On wonderful human act at a time.

    I know in my heart, there are great wonderful people in this forum that would
    rather I reached out to them then do this all by myself.

    Many people find great reward in helping people that can not help them selves.

    I requested if you could not donate, to tweet and pray and spread the word.

    We can ALL help.

    So rather than question my motives. Just donate and send move on. Do you
    really need to know what my motives are?

    I saw a young girl lose a battle with cancer last year. If there is anything
    I can do to prevent that, I will. Even for a total stranger. It is my goal
    to meet her.

    She is just so happy that many of you helped. That is the medicine she needs.

    Not just the money, but to know people are rallying for her to get well.

    That is 1 Million times better than a paid in full donation my friend.

    Please, for a minute, don't let yourself be so blinded that I would do
    such a thing for personal branding. That is disgusting and it saddens
    me. Honestly.

    When I got a DM in twitter about this. I saw the page and I was taken
    over completely. I had instant reminders of the page Mike A made for
    his niece.

    I instantly said "Not this time!!" and I knew reaching out to my friends
    and fellow warriors was the right thing to do and I acted on it.

    God bless her and all of you that did what you could, even in prayer
    to help this young kid.

    Again, you guys are wonderful and I am sorry for this post here. It is not
    about me and I would prefer no one replies on this part. I just needed to
    address this for some that questioned why I would do this for a young girl I do
    not even know.

    The answer is, "The same reason many of you did. It is the right thing to do."

    Mike Filsaime - GO MACY!
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    • Profile picture of the author threestars.asun
      I don't have much money to send, unlike other warriros in the forum ... but definitely, me, my family and our friends at church will include Macy in our prayers.

      To those who have doubts, who think this is scam, fraud, whatever you call it, let me share the words of one of our elders... "It does not matter what they do with our donation, they will be the one to hold responsible when they face the Father in heaven. For as far as we are concerned, we extended our help from our heart."

      Get well soon, Macy!
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        Mike,

        Money sent, I hope Macy will feel better soon ..thank you for your course as well great ROI as always.

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    Macy - just sent you a little something

    and prayed for you

    and tweeted about you with your website address included

    Get better fast!!

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  • Profile picture of the author danemorgan
    I have another reason why Mike brought this to the forum, and to others for help.

    The reason is that Mike is a leader. One of the hardest lessons I've had to learn as a leader is that "doing it myself" is actually almost always the wrong action. It's often the easiest thing to do, but it has ramifications beyond the simple act that impact you, your teams, and others for some time to come.

    Opportunities like this allow many things to happen for the individuals and for the community as a whole that would not happen if leaders simply did it themselves and did not bring these opportunities to their communities (tribes, followers, teams).

    I suspect this is something of a second nature to a guy like mike. I still struggle with it myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    When my niece was diagnosed with colon cancer at 17 years old (March '08), after the initial shock wore down a bit, I thought about ways to help my sister and my niece from a financial standpoint. I thought long and hard about coming here to the WF, in which I have been an active member since the old UniSol forum back in 99 or 2000.

    Ultimately, I decided not to for a few reasons...

    - My sister and her husband were fortunate to have fantastic insurance
    - They live in a community that from the first day rallied everyone they could in support, in the form of fundraising dinners, carnival (yes - a whole carnival with rides and everything) and much more.
    - They found the local childrens hospital had an excellent program which helped them in many ways too.

    I knew if I posted here, at some point someone would come and "call me out" in some form, and I would have to prove my niece's existence, or have my sister post, or some such.

    I am all for due diligence, but I felt it would not be worth it for my sister, who was already in the heat of battle with getting answers for my niece.

    Instead, I held a sale and gave her the procedes. Even in the sale, I only mentioned my niece in the P.S. of the sales letter as I didn't want any negative energy.

    When the generous people at MikeFilsaime.com Inc donated, Mike matched every dollar.

    My niece passed on December 11th and my family still feels the loss greatly. It seemed her entire senior class, teachers, friends as well as family came to her funeral. Our precession shut down our local 4 lane highway because there were so many cars.

    Because I know what Macy's family is going through, I hope and pray that they get every cent they need so they can focus their energy on Macy because she needs it.

    Cancer sucks. Cancer kills. My prayers are with Macy and her family - as are the prayers of my sister and her family.

    Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
    Thank you so much Warrior Forum members!!!!! I talked with Macy tonight and she was checked out of the Hospital and at home. You guys have lifted the spirits of her and her parents. There is an evident stress relief visible in her parents face as they have been worried about their daughter and the mounting expenses. Since I told them about you guys and what you are doing, they have been able to focus their energy more toward Macy and less toward worries of how they are going to pay for everything she needs.

    Macy is my 2nd Cousin. Please take this as a thank you from her family. They do not know much about the internet but they have seen Macy's web page. When Macy is feeling better, I am going to sit down with them to show her this forum so they can see what everyone has done to help.

    If you are here and you are saying I would love to help but I don't have the money. No worries.... Just visit Macy's website and sign her guestbook an some encouraging message.... If you are a prayer warrior Pray for Macy and her family.... If you are on Twitter "Tweet"... There are many other ways you can help Macy if you are not in a situation to where you can donate funds. Her guest book is a great place to give her a message that will lift her up.

    Guys, Thank you again for your help. I have not updated the image of the meter since 7:30 PM EST. but I want you know that you guys have helped raise $6,279.89. The goal is 10k and not too far away..
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  • Profile picture of the author JayXtreme
    With my daughter just beginning here life.. this story really struck me as painful..

    It's amazing how warriors pull together...

    Thank you Mike for posting this and giving us the opportunity to help where we can..

    Thank you Warriors, for... well .. being the warriors that you are..

    You're golden!...I'm off to tweet again

    Peace

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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ellis
    Mike, this is a nice thing you're doing here... Donation made. Thanks.
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      Donations sent Proud to be part of it. Get well soon macy
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  • Profile picture of the author rbarnes
    Im in and did a RT - The rest of you can help a littel too.

    All the best.


    [quote=mikefilsaime;702735]MODS - if this is does not belong here. I 100% understand.

    Allen, thanks for letting this ride if it can.

    Hey guys, in tough times, I know millions need a helping hand and
    I have never been one for posting in forums for people in dire straights.

    But, with that said... This story has touched my heart.

    A total stranger reached out to me to donate for a young girl that
    is 15 and has cancer. She needs money for treatment that can save
    her life.

    Life is precious and we Warriors can help save her life. She does
    not need much to be raised to get her treatment.

    I promised the family today that I would reach out to the people I
    think will so what they can, no matter how small, to help.

    Her name is Macy Johns. Please see what you can do to help this
    young beautiful girl.

    She is counting on us.

    Even if it is $10. $100 even better. $1000 if you are blessed to be in that position.

    And if money is tight, hey, I have been there too but there are ways to help.

    Add it to your sig file for a few days. Add it to your outlook. Send a tweet. YOU
    can make a difference.

    The website is here.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Maybe I am off base here but why just stop at 10K ??

      At least lets do $10,999.99 which I think is the Legal Amount that the IRS cant touch if it is a Gift. Someone correct me if I am wrong ??
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    I am tweeting as hard as I can.

    All my tweets in the last day have been about this appeal.

    I don't have too much money to give right now, though I have made a donation. It has already been said, if you can't send a dime, take some time to tell a friend, tweet, mail your list, write a blog post, anything. Like I say, this is an awesome forum with some great people in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    I don't have a lot extra, but I donated what I could. I can't imagine how stressful this must be for her and her family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
    Good news and bad news the traffic to the site is high.. bad news server shut down... I'm in chat with host waiting in line for tech support now. Hope to have it back up soon. just in case the paypal email is donations @ macyjohns .com i had to separate the email address because don't have enough post to enter addresses yet..
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    ok the site is back up now..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
    It's when I read this type of thing that I thank God for the NHS (as bad as it is) here in the UK

    Please accept my donation Macy, I know you will get better really soon, (Toddling off to tweet about it as well)

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    • Profile picture of the author stevenh512
      Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

      It's when I read this type of thing that I thank God for the NHS (as bad as it is) here in the UK
      Off topic, but I heard not too long ago that they were trying to "ban" certain life saving cancer drugs not because they weren't effective, but because they were "too expensive". That's one reason I'm against any kind of "nationalized" or "socialized" health care system.. I know how it is in Canada, their health care is free, but most of the people I know who live there say the quality of health care is nowhere near what it is here.. lol.. as I said in a debate on the subject over on another site I'm on, I'd rather be uninsured, thousands of dollars in debt and alive than insured and dead.. free health care doesn't mean much if you can't get the treatment you need because it's too expensive for the "government insurance" to pay for.

      Back on topic.. I tweeted about this and scheduled a couple retweets in TweetLater. Had my brother do the same for both of his accounts (personal and his band) since he has a few thousand followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author steve m
    I went to the site shame about the hosting issue would try it again tmoz,
    Anyhows donated some dollars. Be nice to hear the progress on the young girl too.

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      Originally Posted by steve m View Post

      I went to the site shame about the hosting issue would try it again tmoz,
      Anyhows donated some dollars. Be nice to hear the progress on the young girl too.

      Steve M

      I have added 2 more name servers and I think that is how to fix the problem. I am not totally sure as I have never had this problem before.

      Another update on the funds!!! We are at $6,544.73!! Way to go thank you Warriors!!! Only $3455.27 to reach the 10K!! We will get there..

      Please keep telling your friends and family about Macy.
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  • Profile picture of the author rosemade55
    Hi, I am new to this forum. I am a 62 year old senior citizen and I am trying to help someone who needs help. His name is Kenneth Robinson and he is a 53 year old man displaced by Hurr. Katrina to Knoxville, TN in 2005.
    He stayed with relatives until recently he got a Section 8 house to live in because it was too crowded where he was staying. Unfortunately Kenneth only gets $674 a month SSI income and could not afford furniture. His money goes towards rent, utilities, transportation costs, personal, food, etc. He is sleeping on a hard floor that is not good for his back disability. Kenneth is both mentally and physically disabled and handicapped. Please help him get some furniture for his bedroom and living room. Please send donation to Kenneth Robinson, 2638 Summitt Ave, Knoxville, TN. If you need proof of his circumstances please give name and address and I will send information to you. Thanks alot. Please twitter this also.
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  • Profile picture of the author ElaineBaker
    Why is the world so cruel? this is so sad.

    15 years old is so young. Let's work together and help this family - they deserve it as do many in this world - these people don't have the backing of the likes of famous people like Elton John etc to help (if anyone knows where I'm coming from) - it is so unfair.

    In November 2006 I lost my aunt to cancer (my mum's sister), in November 2007 I lost my dad to Melanoma cancer and last night at 11.30 I lost another aunt to cancer (another of my mum's sisters) - it has been a terrible 2 years.

    I pray that young Macy will get the help she needs.

    I will donate as much as I can.
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  • Profile picture of the author CaptainLou
    Donation just sent. I know I'm late to see this here, but after hearing of Mike Ambrosio's niece, plus a good friend's sister dying of cancer a few weeks ago, and my own sister-in-law 2 years ago...how could I say no to Macy!

    So glad to see so many generous Warriors come forward, and knowing Mike F personally I can tell you that he may not be a "god" as some like to project, but he has a tremendously BIG heart, with no alterior motives here.
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  • Profile picture of the author seree
    Donation was sent.

    I haven't a chance to come here for a few days but I think it's not too late.

    My prayer will go with you Macy.
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  • Profile picture of the author traces2757
    Donation sent. And let's all remember to stand up for the cause of affordable health insurance/health care for *everyone* whenever we get the chance.
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    Going to bump this again because it keeps getting buried so quickly. Only time I will, I promise.
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  • Profile picture of the author InternetM39482
    I donated, tweeted and prayed.

    My prayers with you, Macy.

    Way to go Warriors!
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Momentum has slowed quite a bit the total is now at $6,664.32. Not 10K but still a big help for Macy. Please keep this thread going. From what you guys have already proven I know the account will continue to grow.

      Here in Jacksonville, we are going to host a large yard sale on Saturday 4/25 to help raise money for Macy. If you are in Jacksonville the yard sale will be on Cassat Ave. near Normandy.

      Thank you for all of your help Warriors and please keep it going..

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  • Profile picture of the author RedMatrix
    Will, here is a link for you. PayPal email is: donations@macyjohns.com.

    Donation sent.
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      I'm not sure if they're still taking donation, but I just gave what I could =D
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    I think this campaign may have lost a little momentum due to the fact that the total amount of cash asn't been updated since Sunday. I think the people donating and working hard to spread the message need to see the fruits of their labor and how successful/unsuccessful their work is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

      I think this campaign may have lost a little momentum due to the fact that the total amount of cash asn't been updated since Sunday. I think the people donating and working hard to spread the message need to see the fruits of their labor and how successful/unsuccessful their work is.

      You make a Very good point... My Bad....

      I would like to give you guys an update on everything that has gone on over the past week.

      Macy received her chemo through the weekend. She returned today for blood work and was checked in as outpatient to receive blood as her count was low.

      When we ask her how she is doing, she keeps saying she is fine as if she doesn't know what all of the fuss is about. As the rest of the family is all worried, she appears to remain strong and confident.

      A few things that have happened that are not only a blessing but in my opinion miracles.

      After registering the website and getting it online, you guys jumped in to help and have already helped raised $6,850.33.

      Imagine all of the email that Mike Filsaime receives everyday. Somehow, he saw my DM on twitter and read it and not only did he read it, he made a generious donation and came here to tell you guys about Macy.

      The website MacyJohns.com ranked on 1st page of Google for "Hodgkins Disease Cancer" & "Donations Hodgkins Disease" within 3 days of building the site.

      Approval for transfer of funds exceeding $500 from paypal with verification of information and the transfer all within 2 days.

      $5000.00 are already in Macy's bank account and ready to help.

      Her mother contacted the insurance company and they told her if she pays the late payments on insurance by end of next week, they will reinstate the insurance.

      A huge THANK YOU!! goes out to **** EndGame **** He made a video, put it up on YouTube and sent it out to friends asking others to help Macy. He also gave me a swift kick in the rear to get the meter updated. Thanks again, EndGame


      Total is $6,850.33 plus a donation was received today in the mail and Now the total is at $6,875.33.

      All of these things are blessings. However, given my past experience with google, paypal and banks with all of these things, I have never seen things work out this way for any website before. I truly believe that Macy has been blessed with miracles over the past week and I have a great feeling that with everyone's help, she is going to beat this cancer. Please keep the positive energy going her way through prayer, donation, email to friends and anything else you can do. The goal is 10K and the account is still moving in that direction. Prob. would have been faster if I had kept the meter updated this week. We are also doing a yard sale for her Saturday that will have many families involved. We will have live singing and DJ set up. Please pray that we are able to hit the 10K between the internet and the yard sale.

      I have updated the graphic on the hompage for the meter. However, I am not able to access one of the servers. So, the guestbook as of now is offline until I can figure out how to move it to the new server.

      Guys, Thank you so much!!!! I hope you know how blessed the family feels having everyone pulling for Macy.

      If you have any questions, my contact info is on the homepage of the site. You are best calling my cell phone.

      Thanks again,
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  • Profile picture of the author ECS Dave
    Here's a ready made Twitter link (if you're logged in that is) to tweet this thread,
    and get more eyeballs, and donations to help out...

    Help Macy Johns' Fight Against Hodgkin's Disease

    (a bump for the cause)

    Be Well!
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      • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
        A Great Update for you guys!!! The account has now exceeded $7000.00!!! We are getting so close because of all of you. The yard sale is tomorrow and we hope to make $800 - $1000 I will let you know how it goes. It will be late tomorrow night EST before I will be able to update. I get to Dj for Macy at the sale... Yeah!!!

        I have updated the meter on the website and a couple of guys from the forum have made some great tools to help spread the word about Macy. Please see the links below... If you can not donate, it is very easy to tell someone. Even more easy now that these tools have been added.

        I still can not post links so the tools are posted to MacyJohns . com
        Great YouTube video by EndGame can be posted and emailed

        Ready made Twitter Link from Esc Dave

        Thank you everyone for your continued support in getting the message out and getting closer and closer to the goal everyday...

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      Originally Posted by JustinK View Post

      Mike do you think you can get some contact details to her? Our school just did a fundraiser for Hodgkins. And i was wondering if i could give her the number of the foundation
      Please either email or call me and I can connect you and her mother. My phone number and all contact info is on the website.

      Thanks, William
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  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    Mike I also tweeted this and will RT for as long as it makes a difference. Hope it causes some of my followers to donate.

    I wish I had been more involved in IM a few years ago when my best friends son found out he had leukemia. Poor little guy passed away last year and I always thought I could have done more to help. It may not have saved him but donations could have made his family live easier during their nightmare.

    If I had been on the forums then I could have asked all the great people here to help out as well.

    I will be donating also. We all need to stick together in times of crisis.
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    Donation Sent

    We Will be keeping Macy in our prayers.
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      Originally Posted by fxteam View Post

      Donation Sent

      We Will be keeping Macy in our prayers.
      Thank you!! You guys are great!!! Please pray that Macy will feel up to going tomorrow to the yard sale fund raiser. She was not able to go to the last yard sale / car wash that we had for her.

      Thanks, Will Surren
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisG
    Glad this thread found me. Great job warriors! It is inspiring to see so many people reach out to someone they don't know and help them in a time of need.
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    • Profile picture of the author Agung Prabowo
      Donation sent.......hope she will be ok
      i'm happy can help my sisters

      hope GOD will cure her
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      • Profile picture of the author onlinewannabee
        This thread has touched my heart. just finished reading all the pages and its nice to see so many people out here willing to help. I'm sad that I cant make any donations now as my paypal account has just been drained for something but I am willing to help in any other means I can. I just twitted about this and hope from that somebody out there from my followers would be able to help even a little. I will also make a blog post about this in a while. Hope it would be able to help in some ways.

        Go Macy. You can make it. God is always with you so don't lose hope. You will be in my prayers too. God bless you and God bless to everyone in here also who have helped in whatsoever ways they can. Kudos to Mike F. and Will for their effort to help.
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    I will do as much as I can...I also just sent a tweet for a RT as well.

    Kathy
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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    Hey guys,

    Since Will was going to post it but couldn't I'll do it for him:


    I've taken all my marketing videos and advertising videos off that youtube account and I am setting up another one for those.

    I want that channel and video to be exclusively for macy and her appeal for as long as she needs it, so if you're so inclined feel free to distribute the video.

    I'm a little embarassed about being on video and my stupid accent etc, but I would make a 100 videos if I could and be mortified by it if it meant I got to help out people like Macy and their family.

    Thanks to Will;

    a) for doing all this

    and b) for his kind words.

    I am rooting for the Macy and the family.
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      Hi All! New to the site but I just felt the need to post here....Macy is a real person and this is not a scam! She and my 17yo son are very close friends and I was with Macy's family last night when they got the call about the donations coming in from the wonderful ppl on this website. There was alot of relief on hers parents faces at the end of that call. As William as posted Macy is in great spirits and will assure you that she is fine....brave is what she is. I am proud to know her and her family. Thank you all for you help in Macys fight against this terrible disease!

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    Here's a ready made Twitter link (if you're logged in that is) to tweet this thread,
    and get more eyeballs, and donations to help out...

    Help Macy Johns' Fight Against Hodgkin's Disease

    (a bump for the cause)

    Be Well!
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    Money sent, and tweeted to ma peeps! Nice work everyone. Keep it up!

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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      I wanted to give another update to the Warriors in this thread. I have had some problems with my FTP connection but have cleared up everything. The meter on the site is updated with the current total donations. You will be glad to know that the family has already received 1/2 of the goal in their account and the money is already going toward Macy's care. Thank you again for your ongoing support. We are $2254 away from the goal and I know that we are going to reach it soon.

      Please continue to keep Macy and her family in your prayers and continue to tell others about her and her condition. As Laura said, Macy will tell you she is fine. I talked to her tonight on the phone and asked her how she was feeling. She said, "Uncle Will, I am fine" I am her cousin but she calls me uncle it is kind of a southern thing. But the point I am making is she is so strong... She doesn't want anyone to worry about her and she cares more about how everyone else is doing. She is just a great kid...

      Macy, I know you may be reading this forum so a little message to you. I want you to know that I am proud of you for the way you have dealt with this challenge in life. The challenges you are facing and the strong faith that you have shown has been an inspiration to many people locally as well as all over the world. You said you were going to kick cancers butt and I believe you have!!! I'm sorry it took me as long as it did to get involved in helping. It just took a little while for reality to hit me. I am glad that I was able to put the website together for you. Building a website is such a small thing ( I have built hundreds). It is the great people in this forum and others like them around the world that have answered the appeal on the website and joined hands to help. I am honored to be able to play a small role in this effort.

      Also, a special thank you to Mike, Frank and everyone else who has helped get the word out about Macy.
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        I forgot to mention one thing in the last post... Macy's insurance is now paid and current. Yes, her insurance payments are current as a result of your donations. The donations are going to allow them to keep the insurance payments current to where Macy's care will be covered. Great News!!!
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    Another site update. We are getting close to $8000! I just updated the site meter and the total is at $7901.03. Only $2,099 to go an we hit the goal.

    Now an update on Macy... She had her test on Friday May 1st and we are hoping to get the results on May 8th. This is the test that will let us know that the cancer is gone. Please keep Macy and her parents in your prayers. This week is going to pass by slow as we approach Friday.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Another donation just made. As well as prayers lifted.

    Thanks Will for keeping updates coming.

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  • Profile picture of the author rootpixel
    You made $8000 from donations? This is great!

    I'll pray for Macy and donate for her.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Originally Posted by blfred View Post

      The next person to donate $50 to Macy please PM me and I will donate $75 and let them know it was from you. I struggled with cancer for nearly 3 years, my insurance coverage ran out. Thankfully my prior success saw me through (barely). This girl and her family need our help.
      What a great offer!! Thank you!
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      Originally Posted by blfred View Post

      The next person to donate $50 to Macy please PM me and I will donate $75 and let them know it was from you. I struggled with cancer for nearly 3 years, my insurance coverage ran out. Thankfully my prior success saw me through (barely). This girl and her family need our help.
      Done!...you don't need to say it was from me...just throw it in and that'll do
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      Originally Posted by blfred View Post

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      I did $100. If she has not hit $10,000 next week I'll donate $500 if someone else will match it.
      edit. I'll go ahead and donate $50 more right now as well. I said that I would match one person, but both of you look to have donated pretty close to the same time.
      aaaaaahhhhh man that is like a big pink hoochie...if nothing else it speaks to bringing hope and in my view there is no better gift for a child. This is a terrible disease and no kids should have to suffer.

      Mike's launch is coming up and if my promo goes well next week I will be one of the first to kick it in...
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          We do a 1100 km cycling ride here for kids with Cancer...it raises close to a million a year. When we see the kids suffering from this disease, the inner strength they possess..it is truly amazing.

          Kids are meant to be running through sprinklers and laughing at cartoons not battling diseases.

          I don't want to hijack this thread so I will close by saying only this...

          Bring hope to this child today....donate!



          Originally Posted by blfred View Post

          I really hate the commercials from Cancer Treatment Centers of American, but having fought cancer myself for about 3 years I can say that sometimes "hope is a mainstay", and sometimes it's all you got, and all that gets you through.

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          • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
            Another update!!!! We are now over $8,000. I just updated the website and we are now at $8,121. This is awesome progress. Thank you!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbessling
    Mike,

    I offer a Tweet Riches form for the site to make it go viral to help reach even more people. PM me and I will send you the code to put into the page. I will help out any way I can. It is for a child and I am a father of 3 young children. Everyone who can help should. It is time to come together. That is what makes the Warriors so strong!

    Mike you are doing a good thing!
    Keep it up buddy!

    Regards,
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Ryan, thank you very much for doing this. I didn't really understand what you were offering. I got the code from you earlier tonight and put it on the website and it works great. People will be able to tweet the message from Macy's page without ever even leaving the site. I haven't seen a tool like this before. I wish I was the one that came up with it!

      Thanks again

      Another update on the site. With tomorrow being the big day for the test results, I thought I would redesign the site a little. So, I have made changes to the top of the page. Macy, I hope you like the changes I made to your pic. I am praying for awesome news tomorrow.

      Will


      Originally Posted by ryanbessling View Post

      Mike,

      I offer a Tweet Riches form for the site to make it go viral to help reach even more people. PM me and I will send you the code to put into the page. I will help out any way I can. It is for a child and I am a father of 3 young children. Everyone who can help should. It is time to come together. That is what makes the Warriors so strong!

      Mike you are doing a good thing!
      Keep it up buddy!

      Regards,
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    Hi, thanks for bringing this to us Mike ... I tweeted, made a donation, and will send my best thoughts ...

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  • Profile picture of the author Charann Miller
    My sister had cancer at the age of 9, the memories just came flooding back.

    Sent a little something, I hope it helps.

    Please keep in touch,

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  • Profile picture of the author Charles Boustany
    Good Luck with the fundraising Sent a little something

    Please let us know when you hit the 10K

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    • Profile picture of the author samtom2
      Had an e-mail from Ken Letherman today about Macy. We've made a donation via PayPal.

      Macy, you're an inspiration to all of us, regardless of how long we've been on planet Earth.

      Best wishes,

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      Donation Made and I plan to Tweet and ask for RTs.
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    I have decided to donate a little bit. I don't have much, heck, right now I don't have much of anything at all, to be totally honest, but I want to do the right thing, and so, I've found some money for her.

    I may be poor, but she may die, I wonder what's more important. lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Zalesky
    Hey this is a good thing going. My parents are still paying for my brothers treatment that he had to go through some 20 years ago. He is better now but it costs miliions even with insurance to treat cancer. So the more they can get the better. Lets just hope that she can get better.

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    Mike, thanks for the chance to help. Donation sent, and gladly.
    Also thanks for standing up for Macy.

    Cheers from warm and smiling Thailand,
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    Get well Macy! My prayers are with you. Donation sent as well.

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    made a small donation...

    Get well soon Macy!!!


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  • Profile picture of the author Randy Rater
    Thanks to Mike for starting this thread, and Ken for bringing it to my attention.
    I was able to make a small donation.

    You are in my prayers Macy. Get well soon!

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  • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
    Another Update: What a great day!!! Over the past 2 days there were 49 donations with a total of $779.74. Now @ $8,956.54!!! Most of the donations are a result of the members of this forum. Thanks again... Please pray that we get the results tomorrow... I will not be in until late but if I can get access to a computer I will update the forum... It will most likely be late tomorrow night before I can update though.

    Thanks again guys. We are getting closer and closer to the goal!! As some have said already, it would be great to bless them even beyond the goal. $10,000 is the goal I set for the website and though it will not cover everything it will be a HUGE help toward covering expenses. You Guys Are Awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author cashonwebsites
      I know for fact that you will get good results tomorrow! YOU SHOULD NEVER DOUBT IT!
      This is another great example of the power of people.
      I 've started tweeting the link to the donation site 20 minutes ago (since I've just found out about this - Thanks MIKE You're Great -). I'm tracking the hits. 800 in 20 minutes. I'm money will come out of this and we'll get to $10,000.
      All of you who helped ... MY RESPECT. You are All high quality people and thanks to people like you this world is getting better and better. Is people like you who make a difference in the world. And don't forget one of the Laws of this universe is RECIPROCITY.
      Keep doing what you're doing!!!

      Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

      Another Update: What a great day!!! Over the past 2 days there were 49 donations with a total of $779.74. Now @ $8,956.54!!! Most of the donations are a result of the members of this forum. Thanks again... Please pray that we get the results tomorrow... I will not be in until late but if I can get access to a computer I will update the forum... It will most likely be late tomorrow night before I can update though.

      Thanks again guys. We are getting closer and closer to the goal!! As some have said already, it would be great to bless them even beyond the goal. $10,000 is the goal I set for the website and though it will not cover everything it will be a HUGE help toward covering expenses. You Guys Are Awesome!
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      • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
        The results I am speaking of here are the test results. We should hear from the doctor tomorrow and he is going to tell us that the Cancer is gone. It has been such a long week waiting for the test results and it is my prayer that they come in tomorrow.

        The prayers for another great donation day are good too. But the family needs some good news tomorrow. When you are waiting on news like this the time passes so very slow...

        Thanks, Will

        Originally Posted by cashonwebsites View Post

        I know for fact that you will get good results tomorrow! YOU SHOULD NEVER DOUBT IT!
        This is another great example of the power of people.
        I 've started tweeting the link to the donation site 20 minutes ago (since I've just found out about this - Thanks MIKE You're Great -). I'm tracking the hits. 800 in 20 minutes. I'm money will come out of this and we'll get to $10,000.
        All of you who helped ... MY RESPECT. You are All high quality people and thanks to people like you this world is getting better and better. Is people like you who make a difference in the world. And don't forget one of the Laws of this universe is RECIPROCITY.
        Keep doing what you're doing!!!


        Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

        Another Update: What a great day!!! Over the past 2 days there were 49 donations with a total of $779.74. Now @ $8,956.54!!! Most of the donations are a result of the members of this forum. Thanks again... Please pray that we get the results tomorrow... I will not be in until late but if I can get access to a computer I will update the forum... It will most likely be late tomorrow night before I can update though.

        Thanks again guys. We are getting closer and closer to the goal!! As some have said already, it would be great to bless them even beyond the goal. $10,000 is the goal I set for the website and though it will not cover everything it will be a HUGE help toward covering expenses. You Guys Are Awesome!
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Macy, her Mom and Dad as well as the rest of the family have waited all week to hear the results of the tests. Macy went to her appointment yesterday and found that all of the results were not yet in and will most likely be another week before she hears the results. The Dr. did say he is happy with what he is seeing. However, the results of the test are what we are really wanting to hear.

      I will keep you updated as soon as I hear the results, I will pass them on to you.

      Thanks, Will
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      • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
        Donations update

        As you know the goal is $10,000
        and I am happy to report that
        donations have now passed $9000.
        Donations are now at $9013.10. Only
        $986.90 to go. It is a little more than
        that with PayPal fees but we are so close
        to reaching the Goal.

        Thanks again to everyone who has helped
        and please continue to tweet and tell others about
        Macy.

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  • Profile picture of the author EndGame
    Hey team.

    I don't the think target has been met yet.

    I know many of you maybe not be able to put the money forward to help Macy, but you could put the word out. Thats something everyone could really do. I have told friends over seas, friends at home and all my work co-workers to at least check out the site and make a donation if they can.

    Although the momentum has died down on our end, that doesn't mean Macy's situation has got any less serious or terrible.

    If you can't donate, please let people know about the site, situation and/or appeal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      I have an update on Macy's condition. Though the news was not great, there is always a bright side to everything.

      Macy's treatments have been 78% effective. This means that there is still 22% of the cancer remaining. Not the news we were looking for but still encouraging that 78% of the size is gone.

      Going forward Macy will undergo 14 days straight having radiation treatments. The under lying good news here is her doctor said that the odds of the cancer relapsing with only having Chemo is greater than the cases to where the patient has radiation. The patients that go through successful radiation are less likely to have a relapse than if only treated with Chemo.

      We are very close to reaching the goal of 10,000. We are now at $9,059 but the donations have really slowed down. As you can see above, this thread is not getting very many comments over the past few days. I ask that even if you are unable to donate, please leave a comment on the page. You comments show that other people care and help people get involved. We are not far from the goal and if I could afford to donate the amount needed to reach the goal I would but at this time, I am not positioned to donate at that level. If you can donate even as little as $1.00 it will help us reach the goal. Please know that people have donated anywhere from $1.00 up to $3,000 so it is not the size of your donation. It is the fact that you are willing to help. If you can not donate, can you tell a friend? Can you put a product up on your site and tell your customers to donate and send you their paypal email showing they donated?

      There are many ways that all of us can help and it will not take much to reach the goal. So, please help us keep this appeal going until we reach the goal.

      Thank you, Will Surren

      The website for donations is http://MacyJohns.com please visit the site now. Also, you can visit
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      to find out the symptoms of Hodgkins' Disease to make sure your child does not have symptoms that go unnoticed.

      Thanks again, Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Thanks a lot for the update Will.

    It was only a few months ago that I went over to Singapore to spend 3 months with my sister after she was diagnosed with stage2 breast cancer.

    My sister had her Chemo, then had the 2 lumps and her lymph nodes removed - then they decided that because the biopsy on the lymph nodes showed cancer in many of them that she should have another round of chemo to blast her whole body to try and catch any cancer cells that got spread.

    She then had the radiation therapy.

    So I know what Macy is going through and what you and her relatives must be going through too - I was in your position very recently so my heart goes out to you.

    In my case my sister is now clear of cancer so it was a great relief and I got a text from her today saying she was at the hair dresser, which consider she had no hair until recently was great news

    Please don't think that we've stopped thinking about you and Macy or that the donations won't continue.

    Regards,

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    I just twittered and sent a few dollars. Wish I could have done more....
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    Donated, Tweeted & sent emails out.

    Looking forward to the updates.

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    As you can see by my sig I am also doing what I can for the cause. I'll be posting about this donation on my network of sites as well, likely this coming week. This has been tweeted by me quite a bit since I read of it. I pray for her and that people can see fit to really dig into their hearts and pockets to give all that is needed, if not even more.
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    • Profile picture of the author onlinewannabee
      its glad to hear that Macy's condition is getting better with that 78% willness. At least that's a big chance already that she is going to be getting well real soon. Our prayers are with you Macy and your family. Good luck to the fund raising im sure you will hit the target real soon.

      @Will - thanks for dropping by my blog and posting a comment on the Macy article. God bless!
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      • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
        Thank you guys! I have another update on the donations meter. We are now at $9121.62. I should also have some special news to post this week. One of the top Internet Marketers contacted me about a gift they are sending to Macy. I am going to ask him if I can share the news of this gift on the website. I know he is not looking to get attention from this gift so I feel I should ask his permission before posting.

        Also, I am sure you can imagine how a young girl would feel going in public with no hair. I am sure it is not the most comfortable feeling. Macy was able to get a wig this week that looks like real hair. The colored wig that you see on her site though cute, it doesn't look natural. Your gifts have given her the ability to go in public without feeling that people are staring at her. With her having to go through radiation, Macy knows that her hair will not be growing back as soon as she had hoped. She showed me the wig yesterday and she asked me to pass on to all of you that she is very grateful.

        Thank you all, Will
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Ok I have some great news to share about someone who made a big donation. He is one of the names everyone knows on here I'm sure. I will be updating the meter on the site tomorrow and will post the donation information on the site.

      Thank you all...
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        Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

        Ok I have some great news to share about someone who made a big donation. He is one of the names everyone knows on here I'm sure. I will be updating the meter on the site tomorrow and will post the donation information on the site.

        Thank you all...
        Thanks Will.

        If that leaves the number at under $10,000 still - I WILL MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE to get it there.


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    Just "tweeted" again... (and an "ethical" bump...)

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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Ok, I was not able to contact the donor directly so I am sorry for the delay. I was able to speak with his office so I wanted the warriors to be the first to get this news. I am about to update the site meter with the new total. The family had asked me to turn off donations after the total exceeded $10,000 and I had planned to do so. However, now that we know Macy has to go through more treatments, I plan to keep it going a little longer.

      Ok, So first I want everyone to know that no matter how large a donation, everyone has helped in great ways. So, whether you sent a prayer, emails to friends, monetary donation of any size, posted a blog article or sent some love toward Macy and her family, you are all great and it is appreciated. I am not posting the info about this donation for any reason other than to show others that our leaders in internet marketing care about others and they silently give back not asking for recognition. These guys have sent several emails personally asking how Macy is doing and It can teach us all that when we do make it big, we can use our wealth to help others in need.

      To give you some insight, Mike Filsaime contacted Frank Kern before Mike ever posted to this thread. Between Mike and Frank $4,100 was donated to Macy and Mike told me there were great people here on the Warrior Forum that he wanted to give an opportunity for you guys to get involved. He also told me that he was sure that we would reach the goal. However, if for any reason the goal was not met he would make a donation that would get to the goal.

      So, here is the news!!! At Frank Kern's Mass Control Workshop at The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, CA Frank had a thought. He had items that he was going to sell at the workshop and he made a decision that he would hold a fundraiser for Macy. Frank raised over $7,000 at this event and sent a donation directly to Macy. I do not know the exact amount of the check at the minute but will get the details ASAP. I know the check was $7,300 +. Wow!!! This takes the donations well above the goal of $10,000. Thank you Mike, Frank and all of you for making this happen. There is also an additional $1,400 that was raised at Franks' workshop that is being delivered in person by the donor. This total is not included in the amount above.

      There are 100's of people that have donated in many ways. I would like to list all of the names on Macy's website with a huge thank you. However, I did not think to ask for permission on the site and I did not post a privacy policy.

      I would like to ask you here and now, if you helped in any way through prayer, tweets, emails, blogging, monetary donation or in any other way, I would like to place your name on Macy's homepage. No one took advantage of the advertising on the homepage that was offered. I know that many of the people that donated own their own websites and products and made donations without requesting any recognition. Now, I am asking you for permission to thank you in public if possible. I would like to post your name and a link to your site but if you would rather remain anonymous maybe you would allow me to post your first initial and last name. Just let me know by sending an email to donations@macyjohns.com.

      Ok, visit the site in the next 15 minutes to see the meter and where we stand on donations now.

      Thanks again to all of you from Michael, Pam, Macy and the rest of her family. You can only imagine how much help this is giving this family.

      Also, I want to send a personal thanks from me. You have all touched my heart in a very special way. I am honored to be a part of these special gifts to my cousin Macy.

      William Surrency

      PS: After hearing of the additional treatments Macy is going to have and the stories I have heard of the amounts parents are still paying toward treatments of their children that are now adults and also seeing the great results from all of the donations, I am going to leave the donation buttons live through $20,000.

      PSS: Let's keep this post bumped up for a while if possible to where everyone will know how they have helped in this effort.
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    THANKS! Will.

    You've done an amazing job helping Macy and you're an inspiration yourself.

    I really appreciate you and the effort you've spent in getting the word out and facilitating letting us help.

    There are probably way more benefits to what you've done here than just what's happened with the contributions for Macy. I know that many newcomers to this forum don't realise just how different it and the people in it are.

    Seeing just how many warriors actually step up and help out in whatever way they can when someone is in need really can make a difference.

    There is a big mindset in the IM community online that everyone's out for themselves and will screw anyone over to make a dollar - but example like this thread are able to break that mindset and show that this forum is full of real people with huge hearts.

    I'd rather not have a link on Macys website as I think the information on there should be about her - not us, but I appreciate that you're making these offers so that others know that there are real people behind those numbers.

    Take care, pass on our wishes to Macy and thanks for everything you're doing - you're a good person and I'm sure she appreciates you even more than we do for what you're doing now.

    Andy
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Today should be Macy's last radiation treatment. The x-ray appointments should be scheduled very soon. The x-rays will tell us how the treatments went. We are very hopeful that this will be the end of cancer for Macy and she will be able to get on with a normal life of a 15 year old girl. Please continue to pray for Macy and I will be here to update you as soon as the x-rays are scheduled and soon after I hope to be back with news of a Cancer FREE Macy...


      I know that Macy would want me to put this information out so I am providing you with info about a little girl that Macy knows.
      I want to take this opportunity to tell you about a girl who was in the hospital with Macy. Chase Haydu is a 9 year old girl with Wilms' Tumor. After seeing how a simple website has helped Macy and her family, I have donated another site. This one is for The Chase Haydu Foundation. Macy is family so it was slightly different asking others to pitch in and help. However, I know the needs of this little girl and her single mother. You can find out more about Chase at How is Chase Doing? Stay In The Loop. Also, instead of simply asking for donations, I created a website at the Butterfly Marketing Workshop and I am dedicating my portion of the income from this site to the Chase Haydu Foundation. I am also offering a JV Pro Membership in the WSO forum to help promote the site. The commissions payout to the JV's is 95%. You can find out more about the product and the JV offer in the following thread. http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...r-patient.html

      I will be back with more info on Macy as soon as the x-rays are scheduled.

      Thanks, Will
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    I don't know HOW I missed the original thread but I just sent in my donation too!

    We're looking forward to hearing good news from the doctors on Macy's treatment!
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      An update on Macy for everyone who did so much to help in this effort. Macy has completed chemo and radiation treatments. She received a donation from a group that gave her bedroom a makeover. Also, Disney gave her and her family a dream vacation in Orlando Florida. This all followed the week her radiation treatments ended. Thursday, August 13, 2009 is a very BIG day for Macy and all of her family. We expect to receive the results of all testing. This is the day that we look forward to hearing that she had kicked cancer's but. Please keep praying for remission... I will update you on the results as soon as I hear.

      Thank you again for all of your help..

      Will
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      • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
        Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

        An update on Macy for everyone who did so much to help in this effort. Macy has completed chemo and radiation treatments. She received a donation from a group that gave her bedroom a makeover. Also, Disney gave her and her family a dream vacation in Orlando Florida. This all followed the week her radiation treatments ended. Thursday, August 13, 2009 is a very BIG day for Macy and all of her family. We expect to receive the results of all testing. This is the day that we look forward to hearing that she had kicked cancer's but. Please keep praying for remission... I will update you on the results as soon as I hear.

        Thank you again for all of your help..

        Will
        Hiya Will, been impatiently waiting for this news. I'm so glad that others are doing their part in Macy's battle. As you can see I'm doing what I can as well. My prayers continue to be with her and I cannot wait for the good news on August 13. I will log in here on that day specifically for that reason.

        God speed Will.
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        • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
          Great News!!


          Today's News

          Macy Is Cancer Free!!!



          She will have another check up in 3 months and will continue checkups every 3 months for 1 year. After one year, she will start having check up's every 6 months. After 5 years of clear results she will be declared in full remission.

          Thank you to everyone that donated, tweeted, told friends and Prayed for Macy to be healed. This is awesome news and I want to thank you all for everything you did for our family during this difficult time.

          Thanks again, William Surrency
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    Wow, that's FANTASTIC News. Thanks for the update!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Will,

    I am happy to read this awesome news! I will keep her in my prayers anyway, but this post made my day.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mike
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Originally Posted by MikeAmbrosio View Post

      Will,

      I am happy to read this awesome news! I will keep her in my prayers anyway, but this post made my day.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Mike
      Thank you... I know you guys are in the middle of a launch right now. I have tried to reach Mike with the news but was unable to reach him... Will you please pass this on to Mike F. as well and let him know that Macy is looking forward to meeting him.

      He can give me a call as well..
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
        Originally Posted by Will_Surren View Post

        Thank you... I know you guys are in the middle of a launch right now. I have tried to reach Mike with the news but was unable to reach him... Will you please pass this on to Mike F. as well and let him know that Macy is looking forward to meeting him.

        He can give me a call as well.. 904-251-5288
        Hey Will,

        You must have missed it - Mike posted above your post with a video link.



        Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
          Opps... I saw it just after I posted... Thank you all!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikefilsaime
    Hey William,

    Please send this message to Macy for me and my staff!

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    This was the best news we heard all year.

    I know we have a bit more work for some new friends like Chase.

    To all the warriors the helped with donations and tweets, look at
    what you guys were able to do. Macy is now cancer free!!!

    Amazing!

    God Bless!

    Mike Filsaime
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    w00t!!

    Words can't describe how amazing this is... I'm really excited for Macy!!



    Peace and happiness

    Jay
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  • Profile picture of the author haikuangel
    I feel bad for this little girl. My sisters daughter is 9, and she is suffering from Leukemia, we've been trying to fight her battles for 2 years now and I understand the pain that a parent has to go through to see their child suffer in ways they are not prepared for. I sent out a tweet for you, hopefully you can find those helpful souls to rally your cause.
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  • Profile picture of the author peter gibson
    Well that makes everything worth while. Please send my congrats to Macy and the family.
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    • Profile picture of the author jmaster
      That is great news! Thanks for keeping us updated. Here's to Macy finally being able to live like a healthy teenager!

      Blessings
      Joan
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  • Profile picture of the author ezminisites
    Good news; nice to see the human successes among the marketing mayhem.

    Congrats Macy and all who supported her.
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    • Profile picture of the author Will_Surren
      Mike, it's been 5 years now and I wanted to take a moment to give you an update.

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