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#418491 - 04/09/16 05:57 PM A New Van for Cam
BobKay Offline
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A few months ago, Cam shared with me the state of his 1994 wheel-chair-accessible van. I suggested that someone experienced in such things should make him a GO FUND ME page. Well, a friend of his just did.

Next, I asked Ian and Amie if it would be OK for me to make a link on a post here to his GoFundMe.com page. Their response was, "...great idea..." so here it is.

Cam has been a Forum member for 10 years. He went to great lengths to be part of Axiom's 30th anniversary weekend in Dwight. The word "community" is used here quite often. Here's our chance to show we mean it.

Without a special van, Cam can't get to medical appointments, which I'm sure you can imagine are grueling, mandatory, and frequent. Needless to say, he won't be able to go anywhere.

Of course, any contribution is equally appreciated.

You're all very lucky that Ian and Amie OK'd this, or I was going to start a PM-blitzkrieg campaign that would have given YOU amnesia!

As Cam would say, "Linky:"

Cam's Wheelchair Accessible Van -GoFundMe


Edited by BobKay (04/09/16 06:08 PM)
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#418492 - 04/09/16 06:06 PM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: BobKay]
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I know a thing or two about wheel chair accessible vans. They are very expensive. Imagine purchasing a vehicle and then having to spend $10,000 to $20,000 more. When it goes to the shop or you get hit, do you think you can just rent a car?

Walking and driving my car is something I rarely think about. I'm blessed to be able to do both. Let's help as much as we can.
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#418499 - 04/09/16 10:43 PM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: BobKay]
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Thanks so much, Bobby. And a big thanks to Ian and Amie.

Also, thank you very much to everyone that donates and/or shares the fundraising page. It's greatly appreciated!

There are many on the forum that don't know me or know about my disability. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

Again, thank you very much.

Cam
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#418503 - 04/10/16 09:41 AM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: BobKay]
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Cam, are there any questions that are off bounds?
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#418504 - 04/10/16 10:01 AM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: Ya_basta]
BobKay Offline
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Originally Posted By Ya_basta
Thanks so much, Bobby. And a big thanks to Ian and Amie.

Also, thank you very much to everyone that donates and/or shares the fundraising page. It's greatly appreciated!

There are many on the forum that don't know me or know about my disability. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

Again, thank you very much.

Cam


And thanks to Chris (Lampy) who edited it and made the link for me, and to Mark who also offered his assistance.

It's hands-down the best post I've ever had the opportunity to write.
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#418505 - 04/10/16 10:15 AM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: BobKay]
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Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
Cam, are there any questions that are off bounds?


Nah. You know me, dude; I'm an open book smile.

Originally Posted By BobKay
Originally Posted By Ya_basta
Thanks so much, Bobby. And a big thanks to Ian and Amie.

Also, thank you very much to everyone that donates and/or shares the fundraising page. It's greatly appreciated!

There are many on the forum that don't know me or know about my disability. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask.

Again, thank you very much.

Cam


And thanks to Chris (Lampy) who edited it and made the link for me, and to Mark who also offered his assistance.

It's hands-down the best post I've ever had the opportunity to write.


Oh. I didn't know. Thanks very much, Chris and Mark.
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#418510 - 04/10/16 11:45 AM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: Ya_basta]
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OK, now remember you said that I can ask anything!

Ready?

I'm going to install Windows 10 today on 5 different PCs, set them all up on a new network and install a Synology NAS with 36TB of drives. Do you think I'll be able to watch the Masters too, or is that too much multitasking?

Also, do you have any blueberries that I can have to put on my salad at lunch? I forgot to pick some up when shopping yesterday.

Oh, and can you diagnose a brake noise coming from the passenger-side rear wheel on my van?

Whew! I'm sure glad that you are open to all questions!


Edited by MarkSJohnson (04/10/16 11:46 AM)
Edit Reason: Whew!
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#418512 - 04/10/16 12:35 PM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
OK, now remember you said that I can ask anything!

Ready?

I'm going to install Windows 10 today on 5 different PCs, set them all up on a new network and install a Synology NAS with 36TB of drives. Do you think I'll be able to watch the Masters too, or is that too much multitasking?


What are the Masters cool ?

Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
Also, do you have any blueberries that I can have to put on my salad at lunch? I forgot to pick some up when shopping yesterday.


I have some frozen organic ones in the freezer, that I use for smoothies. I just need to find some dry ice.

Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
Oh, and can you diagnose a brake noise coming from the passenger-side rear wheel on my van?


That's easy. The excess weight in the drivers seat is causing the rear axle to be unbalanced. Hey.... you asked grin .

Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
Whew! I'm sure glad that you are open to all questions!


Anything else? HEHEHE
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#418513 - 04/10/16 12:41 PM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: BobKay]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Yeah, can you recommend treatments for my burn?
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#418514 - 04/10/16 12:53 PM Re: A New Van for Cam [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By MarkSJohnson
Yeah, can you recommend treatments for my burn?


What's wrong with your bum?
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