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    Default Hey Zardoss...We're here to help.

    Last night after a quick exchange with Kevin I got a really heavy weight on my conscience that said something is definitely wrong. My wife and I discussed, being in the market, how a fellow could justify acquiring a set of speaks from a gent that has stated "not in a hurry" when a set of the same...close enough in this case....could really help a guy out. I have not figured a way to make the drive and unfortunately do not see it as a possibility. What I do see as a possibility is a group of folks responding to a good bye post that has wrenched my heart since I got up this morning.

    I will not take advantage of a fellow's hardship by buying at a discounted rate an item that very well could be a source for relaxation and recuperation. I will however like to suggest those that care most join me in assisting our valued friend in any way we can. Mods please don't close his account. He might need it in the future

    Pm's being sent. Stay tuned.

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    A fund in the name of Zardoss is being established with the intent to show our support and allow Kevin to keep his 2.3tl's or at least not have to sell them for peanuts. Donations can be sent via check or money order or via paypal. I will collect the funds in my Paypal Business account until I can verify a new account for Kevin through PP. I will not publish names of donors nor will there be any association between donation and screen names by me.

    If you want to be public that's great! Screen names info and amounts will not be divulged by me to anyone. Any amounts are welcome and would be graciously received.

    This guy is hurting. I can feel it. If we can justify spending thousands on a new amp or capacitors we can darn sure pitch in a buck or two to help a valued friend and participant of our forum. If you wish to donate privately please PM me for PP addy and/ or local address. I will provide weekly totals for our donations in this tread. I would like to send Kev a check next Friday. Thanks for the thought's and support. I know he will appreciate it.

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    I like this idea,,,,,,,,,,ALOT!!! Pm coming! I would hope in the unfortanate event something terrible would happen to me,good people we know,would try to help! Great idea!
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    im in,
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    Does anyone know of a way to have my addy and such available to members only? I don't want to post it here but for the sake of timelessness I might have to. Thanks for the instant support folks. This is AWESOME!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    Does anyone know of a way to have my addy and such available to members only? I don't want to post it here but for the sake of timelessness I might have to. Thanks for the instant support folks. This is AWESOME!!!
    dont know how... and youre welcome
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    most of my comments are passing on of info, im a noob, im just trying to help how i can, if im wrong or out of place to comment, dont hesitate to let me know :)

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    Dorokusai headed up a collection once before, he knows how to administer one and, he's bad to the bone and didn't mind having his address displayed, IIRC. Maybe check in with him ? Name:  face20.gif
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    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    Mods please don't close his account. He might need it in the future

    Pm's being sent. Stay tuned.
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    It may help if people knew what's going on, I for one have no idea what the situation is or IF he even needs help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDA1C View Post
    Does anyone know of a way to have my addy and such available to members only? I don't want to post it here but for the sake of timelessness I might have to. Thanks for the instant support folks. This is AWESOME!!!
    You could put it in a for sale thread. At least then it would be limited to those with 100 posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    It may help if people knew what's going on, I for one have no idea what the situation is or IF he even needs help.
    He was holding a "fire sale" at a lowball price on his SRS2.3tls to pay for medical tests that his insurance wouldn't cover, IMO, that's need.

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    Fair enough, posting that kind of info or a link to that in a thread like this is often helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AsSiMiLaTeD View Post
    It may help if people knew what's going on, I for one have no idea what the situation is or IF he even needs help.
    I am not sure how personal to be but suffice it to say medical bills/bankruptcy are on the horizon. I know we can't solve the worlds problems but I woke up this morning with a need to do what I can. I hope, if nothing else, this action can show him that there are still good and selfless people in this world that are willing to give a hand. Whether you want to/can donate or just give words of encouragement, it all matters. Personally, I feel with all the coin I spend on my hobby I can surely send a little his way in hopes it make his life that much more bearable in time of hardship.

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    A paypal account for Kevin has been established.

    Kevinzardoss23tl@yahoo.com

    Soon as I sneakily get his last name lol....checks and postal orders can be sent to me made out to Kevin....? I would love to send him a manila with the stack of paper and the code to the PP account.

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    I'm with you, and I've organized something similar on the forum before, just helps to know who we're helping and why.

    Thanks for the clarification

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    Good on you 1c,I might be able to help a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdb View Post
    Dorokusai headed up a collection once before, he knows how to administer one and, he's bad to the bone and didn't mind having his address displayed, IIRC. Maybe check in with him ? Attachment 80998
    I think with the PP addy that will make the flood of email a bit more bearable. LOL. If it comes to it..I have no problem with my addy out there just not generally the first move.

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    I'm in!!

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    SDA1C,

    Dude you rock!!! Kevin did work at my shop a couple years ago. Kevin is a great guy, it's been sometime since me and him have got together..
    No Way But The Hard Way, So Get Used To It!!!

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    Nice thing to do. I'm in. Has anyone heard from him since his post?
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    I have not. I sent a correspondence via CL but have not heard back. Thanks for the kind words Larry but Kevin's participation is what has rocked for the last five years.

    In addition to my opening balance on the Paypal I will match another 10% of the total donation with a minimum of $50 bucks. Anyone care to one up me on that?


    Paypal addy Kevinzardoss23tl@yahoo.com

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    Going to make donation just want to confirm is that a capital "K"

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    Modest donation sent.

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    Yes texascoastal. It is a capitol. The name one the account should come up as Howard Bennett.

    Please be sure to use the email addy as my personal account is under the same name. Thanks
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    Done
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    I have a full name for those preferring to send a check. Pm Please.

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    Donation sent!
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    Guys this is probably the nicest thing anyone had done for me, but I don't know for sure exactly what I am dealing with yet. Since everyone here did this you at least deserve the story. On January 1st my wife felt a lump on her breast and while this has nothing to do with my current situation it attributes to our current situation. She went to the doctor and they said it was nothing but she should come back for a mammogram. She did and they found something that needed to get a biopsy so that had us on pins and needles for two weeks. they did the biopsy and the next day the lab called and said it was benign, so we went out that evening to celebrate and latter on after I went to bed I started having real bad pains in my back and stomach. finally at midnight I had had enough and we went to the emergency room. They did they're batch of tests and figured out I must have a kidney stone. They did a CT scan to confirm that it was indeed a kidney stone. Also the CT scan reveled a 1.6 cm exophytic left renal lesion that could be a hyperdense cyst and going by some of my other symptoms I have had for years it could be RCC Renal Cell Carcinoma or cancer and I have to follow up with a urologist tomorrow. They wont do anything without money up front and tell me I could be looking at surgery. I am sure I will probably not know anything tomorrow either, just take my temp and blood pressure and charge me $200 and schedule a ultrasound.
    So when I started to try and sell things, originally to pay for my wifes bills that the insurance will not cover, and everyone was low-balling me on Craigslist it got beyond aggravating. My wife and have been struggling financially for a while and just can not get ahead when we get some money saved something always comes up that takes it all and a little more. Now we have the bills coming in on my wife and we don't have the money to pay those let alone the money to pay for my testing. I have never felt so helpless in my life. I am the kind of guy that is used to taking care of myself and does not like to ask for handouts.

    I really do appreciate this and all your compassion but for now lets please wait until I find out more.

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    What a modest and humble gentleman. Sometimes it seems in times of peril we find ourselves clinging to the things we know. In this case I see a strong and independent couple relying on what they know, their sovereign ability to take on anything that comes their way. It is these displays of strength that really convey how fragile we can be. The ball is rolling my good man! Please know that you have many friends on your side and those friends are here to help.

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    Kevin,

    Just so you know, there are a lot of positive vibes and prayers being sent your way today. We all hope your visit goes well and life can get back to "normal" soon.

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