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07-14-2006, 07:24 AM
Attn: RD Forum Admins/Mods
We would like to start a garage-sale style fund raiser for the schneller family.
This is how it would work:
We have loads of stuff people are donating to sell, with a total profit to the family.
We need one forum, so each member selling an item can list it there in an auction style sale. It will go for one week (each auction) from the post date of the original post. Last offer (by means of latest posted offer) wins the item.
How can we go about doing this?
Is it possible to set up one forum dedicated to this fund raiser? After the fund raiser is over, we could move the posts into a different category, and nuke the new forum.
If this isn't do-able, we have a place we could do it, but it would fit better here because this is where the cash donations are being accepted.
Thanks for any help you can provide :razz:
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07-14-2006, 07:40 AM
Dan - we're working on it!
07-14-2006, 07:58 AM
You guys are amazing, your selflessness is unheard of!
Makes me wanna dance :awesome:
Can we also donate money through this forum....or is that in the link?
07-16-2006, 08:30 AM
I have now spoken with Chris a couple of times and we will be hooking up soon to deliver a check for the money we have raised so far. It really sounds like they are doing well during the move to Denver.
Flounder - you are to be commended for everything you have done to get this family the help it needs. The outpouring of support has been incredible.
We have been working as quickly as possible to install & upgrade the classified section on this site to accomodate everyone and to make it as user friendly as possible. Please let us know if we have missed anything.
07-29-2006, 11:27 AM
Just spoke with Chris this morning - Jake is doing well, not out of the woods yet by any means but doing well. They are trying to keep this little fighter as mellow as possible right now so as not to put a strain on anything. He has been awake briefly but they really want him resting and asleep. They are reducing his dependency on the Oxygen. The biggest concerns are rejection and infection at this point and they are taking every precaution available and monitoring very closely.
Children's Hospital here in Denver is a great facility for Jake to be in, they really do a good job there. The hope is for Jake to actually be released in a week or so. He would still have to remain in the Denver area and go back into the hospital a couple of times a week for some pretty long days of testing and evaluations but - he could at least be back into a more normal environment with his family.
Please keep your thoughts and prayers going to Jake and his family. Chris again sends his thanks to everyone!
07-29-2006, 02:23 PM
Thanks for the update! We will keep the thoughts and prayers coming from here.
08-06-2006, 06:46 AM
Here is the latest message form Chris (Jake's Dad).....
Jake is out of the hospital! Unfortunately, he has already started showing signs of rejection. He has to go on an intravenous steriod therapy for a few days and needs to increase his immuno-suppressant medications. The medications have lots of nasty side effects, including nausea, etc. but Jake is hanging in there. We are in the hospital for hours at a time, on an outpatient basis, and he has a nurse visiting the apartment to administer some of the meds but at least he can be home at night with us for now. It is a long road but we have been on it for a while. Jake is in fair spirits but becoming more and more of his old self every day.
Thanks for your support and please keep in touch. Gloria and I are up to 4 hours of sleep/night so our apologies if this is a little incoherent.
Have a great weekend,
Please everyone keep Jake in your thoughts and prayers!
08-06-2006, 06:50 AM
We wish you all the best. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you and will continue to be with you for some time.
If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to ask.
God Bless Jake!
10-11-2006, 11:47 AM
Update on Jake (taken from some correspondence with his Dad on 10/8/06), overall Jake has been doing very well -
Jake has contracted CMV, which is a viral infection
that people commonly get in their childhood and have
it written off as a flu or cold. He will be fine
albeit with an increased risk of rejection, although
we are treating it with a prescription med that is
(once again) really pricey (>$500 for 20 day supply).
Thank goodness for decent insurance! Needless to say,
the donations from RiderDown are helping us
Keep up the good work you guys!
10-25-2006, 10:24 AM
Unfortunately Jake has had a setback - here is an update from his Dad (as of 10/25/06) - Please Read!
Just a quick update on Jake,
Jake's body has rejected his new heart. The walls of his heart are thickening, which is treatable but requires a "pick line", which is a line from his arm directly to his heart. Then meds are slowly dripped into the line for about 4-5 hours. The side effects are nasty and numerous, and unfortunately some of them are hitting Jake hard. His immune system is totally suppressed and will be for a short while longer. He is also back onto a steriod treatment, which is rough on him.
My little trooper is to the point where he doesn't even cry too much during blood draws anymore. He is tired of needles and just looks forward to the day he can go to his home in NM. Still, he loves to play and he has made friends with Zachracings' wonderfully sweet daughter. The Lee family in Parker have become wonderful friends to Gloria and I, especially as they took care of our little Alex, 1 when we had to take Jake to the hospital. I will try to PM Brokenspoke soon too. Older brothers Karl, 7, and Adam, 17, are still doing some riding (although they are unable to race) and enjoying time on their bikes. I will be donating Karl's KTM MA to RiderDown as soon as I can locate a cheap/beater XR70 or so trail bike for Karl to have fun and to tool around on. He needs a mental release and riding is a great one for him, even if it's on a trail through the neighbors back yards.
We thank all of you so much. Alex Manga came through HUGE and yes, Jake loves his gifts! We are blessed by everyone's kindness and it really helps us make it through each day. 0-0
10-25-2006, 12:07 PM
I am so sorry to hear about this setback, Jake and his family will remain in my prayers.
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