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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:38 am

Well, our day got made today because we are within a sniff of reaching $1,000 so far. Zack's beside himself, and he couldn't believe it when I pointed out BoB was a BIG part of this.

http://www.giveforward.com/get

"You mean, people on the Internet, that you've never met, are helping me out?" He was baffled. He knows i spend jealousy-inducing amounts of time on BoB, but he figured it was just "another site." Skepticism stymied (a rare event), he just said, "Tell them I said a very serious 'thank you...'..."

...so there ya have it. Job well done, fellas. Thank you, yet again.

"It's not how you know people, it's knowing the good ones in any capacity," I told him. He agreed completely.

He owns three pipes and smokes them on occasion, and tonight will be one in celebration to a very heartfelt milestone.

It's really easing up our stresses, Brothers, and even I'm humbled by you all.

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Ocelot55

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Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:43 am

Don't worry, Kyle. We'll get you well over the thousand dollar mark! Hang tight.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:52 am

To tell you the truth, $1,000 is like a million right now... we didn't even expect to get that. Laughing

Not to be pessimistic, but we just figured, "Oh well a few hundred bucks would be so cool, it's worth a try."
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DrT999

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:09 am

Looks like you're over now, and just think, payday for those on monthly paychecks is coming up Very Happy
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:29 pm

STOP BEING SO DANG GENEROUS! ALL OF YOU! Laughing

I love you

You're making me have faith in humanity and the Internet. For that matter, Sasquatch is also real (and makes nice pipes). What's next, Loch Ness dancing with pandas? scratch

:lol

Thanks you guys.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:09 pm

Just bumping this a little... thanks to all of you, contributors, and future contributors. Cool
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:22 pm

Reposted from Friday via the fundraiser...a bright spot.

Zack's appointment with his doctors yesterday revealed he's healing up tremendously, and his physical therapy is going perfect. He was given the all-clear to start learning how to walk again and trying to put weight on the right leg, little by little.

"When I try to put any weight on my [right] leg it feels like I weigh 50 tons...it's so weird..." said Zack repeatedly.

He is also getting the go to start stretching out his hand and wrist to get it working a little more normally again. As always, there's fear and concerns about "how much better" Zack will get, but the doctors were right in saying that it's really up to Zack. Fortunately, he is up to the task!

Just thought I'd share the good news. Smile

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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:03 am

MORE GOOD NEWS! (...posted to give me something to do and...update the Brothers)

I took Zack to Physical Therapy again today, and we spent some time together driving around and doing errands--long story short: He practically walked.

Not kidding. He was doing so well after only two sessions of PT, the therapist scratched his chin, took Zack by the elbow and said, "I'm going to set the pace, but we're going to walk, use me as support, but try to keep up."

Zack was 3/4 walking. He really was. It was kind of an awkward walk, but he didn't use anything but another person. I had to kind of bottle up my emotions a little. I pretty much fell apart once we got back to the truck, but... it's been a long road. I earned a good weep.

So, I have to head out of town to do some work, and it was just the thing I needed. We're going to get a good foldable cane and one crutch for him to try out, and there's probably a baseball glove and ball in store for us to continue therapy when I get back. (If anyone has finds any of those thing on the cheap, thrift store or something, grab 'em, I'll pay you back... Smile )

I'm thrilled by the progress, and thank you all, especially those who have donated to us so far. If you know anyone that like sto help out, spread the word (or re-spread the word) of this fundraiser! It really does help us. Strangers have been pretty darned kind.


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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:32 am

Awesome news!!!!! you guys will still continue to be in my prayers though
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:37 am

The prayers/thoughts/voodoo/magic is working, and it's been very, very evident...seriously, you guys are awesome. Zack is still beside himself about BoB and how real you guys all are. Cool
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George Kaplan

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Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:31 am

Pics or it didn't happen.



Just kidding. I know he's camera-shy. Glad to hear he's improving.
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Jers

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Location : Ireland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:00 am

Great news! cheers cheers

Really good to read how things are starting to turn around for you guys.

Fraternally

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Rob_In_MO

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Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:00 am

Glad to hear, Kyle!

Keep up with Zack's PT, Brother.


As always, keep your head up. cheers
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DrT999

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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:04 am

PT can be slow work; best of luck to Zach as he continues to work at it
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:14 am

Awesome brother glad to hear the good news.
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:35 am

I want you to know I support you, I will be praying, and sending good thoughts. I will also do something financial it will be small, but as much as I can do for now. Blessings

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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:23 pm

George, there's pictures on the fundraiser page if you're so inclined. Smile

The physical therapy has been kind of an outlet for Zack, as he's pretty motivated to get the hell out of his parents' house; they're driving him crazy. He is the kind that needs to be told to not go too far, rather than coaxed to keep up with the stretches/exercises. There will only be one lazy bum in this house, and it will be me. Laughing Kidding.

I'm starting to wear smooth spots in the letters T-H-A-N-K-S on my keyboard... but still, thanks to all of you in whatever capacity you've been there. It all counts, in large and small amounts.

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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:35 pm

cheers cheers cheers Great news, Kyle.
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Location : Benton, Louisiana
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:38 pm

Great news Kyle!
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:42 pm

I have no idea how I just spotted this. It's great to hear that Zack is so much improved! I bet he'll be running circles around you before long! Smile
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:47 pm

He'd better, the chores are starting to get overwhelming. Laughing I need a break.
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:48 pm

Posted to my wall. Hopefully you'll get a flood. Very Happy
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Sweet! Thank you! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

I'm headed out of town for work, so that'll make me feel like things are "happening" while I'm away from being "caretaker."

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George Kaplan

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Location : Kalamazoo, MI
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:20 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
George, there's pictures on the fundraiser page if you're so inclined. Smile

Saw those already when I was there. I wanted pics of him walking. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Fundraiser for Zack   Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:07 am

George Kaplan wrote:
I wanted pics of him walking. cheers

And smoking a pipe!
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