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Paying it Forward - A New Direction

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by vtac, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

    FC R&D
    As you may know, fc member @PhotoRider ran a series of contests and auctions late last year as a gift to the staff here. His incredible altruism and generosity will continue to be a priceless source of inspiration and optimism to me and many others I'm sure. On behalf of the staff, and everyone involved here at fc, thank you, PhotoRider!

    It didn't take long for the spirit to spread, and what happened next is summarized perfectly by the following announcement. I can't take credit for writing it, but I was nominated to post it and am very happy to do so.

    When the moderators were blessed to receive such a gift as result of PhotoRider's contest and generosity, we all talked it over, and felt that being here at FC was such a joyous job, that we wanted to "pay it forward", instead of keeping the gift.

    This is where Vitolo comes in.

    FC Member Vitolo lives in a state that only 3 years ago was made into a Medical Marijuana State. He is active in helping low income patients that are moderately to severely disabled to find vaporizers.

    Doctors in his state, like Dr. Heather Moroso and Dr. Garcia refer patients that they screen and assure are low income, and moderately disabled at minimum, and they ask that Vito teach them about Vaporization, and other alternative methods of MMJ consumption.

    Over the course of time, many have helped Vito in his plan to aid these patients.

    • Manufacturers like AromaZap, 7th Floor, Vapor Brothers, and Delta9 and others have stepped up and helped Vito with this endeavor.
    • Retailers also have joined in. Folks like PuffitUp, Vapor Warehouse, Vape World, PlanetVape and BlissSville have kicked in to help when they could.
    • FC Members have also sent Vitolo older vapes that have fallen out of regular use, and Vito finds appropriate homes in the community for all of them. So many have helped with this, that it would be unfair to single them out , as we may leave someone out.
    Apologies if anyone that has helped was inadvertently excluded.

    The Moderators wanted to do something here also.

    We have elected to let Vitolo get Medical grade devices, and grinders to a few of the most financially limited, and severely disabled, Card Holding patients the local Doctors have referred to his care.

    Vitolo has made arrangements with the manufacturers and sellers, and is getting the best possible deal that can be had, because everyone involved wants to help out.

    We surely hope you approve of how the Moderators at FC have decided we will use the money we have been given.

    Thank you, Vito for doing the legwork and making it easy for us to help others. Thank you everyone for making this community what it is! I hope that we can continue to do great things. :)
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 23, 2014
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  2. DDave

    DDave Vape Wizard Accessory Maker

    Judge the Vaper by the Vapor
    @vtac Thanks for sharing this information! I've only seen a small portion of Vito's contribution and he definitely serves as inspiration to all! :tup: It is a very generous thing that you and the moderators of this site have chosen to do!!!!

    @Vitolo Props on your continuing contribution to the relief of those who suffer! :clap:
  3. Buildozer

    Buildozer Baked & Fried

    That's what's up!! :rockon: :bowdown:
  4. equatorgringo

    equatorgringo Well-Known Member

    Love this place.
  5. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

  6. smokum

    smokum I am who I am and your approval isn't needed!

    Very good Karma !

    RUDE BOY Space is the Place

    What an amazing place on the interweb is this fuckcombustion.com.

  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

    The Vapor Trail
    Thanks to PhotoRider
    Thanks to all of you.
    Only good things to you and your loved ones, buddy.
    Props on your being so generous with your words. You have a good heart.
    No... What's up is you, Buildozer.. and your positive vibe.
    I do too. I tried to leave once, but this is my family!
    Cooler than you know. I forget my own pains.
    Karma it is.
    Consciences allowed peaceful interlude through acts of compassion.
    My personal debt to the Universe, too much to bear... I began helping where I was needed.
    Hearts turmoil for promises unfulfilled in past lives.....
    Pain for the times "I shoulda... I coulda"....
    Tears wasted on the times we did not.

    Find yourself with a gift to share,
    and share it not..... and be left wondering if you might have been that last push that made a human whole again.

    I am guilty.
    So damned guilty.
    I am a selfish soul.
    I am not doing this altruistically, just because I think it is nice to be nice.
    My debt to the Universe... so extremely large... for the very air I breath...
    I am guilty of doing what I do so that I selfishly might sleep each night.
    So that I can look at my reflection every day, and live with myself.

    Thanks to all of you.. not just those that helped.
    Just plain and simple... Thanks to you all.. for just being alive.
  9. Buildozer

    Buildozer Baked & Fried

    @Vitolo, Speaking of positive vibes.. I have a PM I have been meaning to send you for a little while now.. I'm a huge procrastinator though, so I'll probably send it later on some time soon.. LOL
  10. Vicki

    Vicki Herbal Alchemist

    Very nice!! I can't think of a better way to use it! :nod:
  11. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

    Arcadia, California
    Kind of amazing to watch FC's journey, eh?

    Nice work, Vito. :tup:
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  12. placetime

    placetime Well-Known Member

  13. Melting Pot

    Melting Pot Sick & Twisted

    A state of confusion
    Alot of love here glad i could find this forum so could become a part of the fuckcombustion family

    Good vibes Good karma

    I have 2 micro g pens one working and one not I would like to donate pm me the info when I get out of hospital I will ship if sound's like Something u can use. I must save money first for shipping been in hospital 2 weeks now don't know when I will be getting out.

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  14. Been Vapin

    Been Vapin Fringe Class

    A True Hero and Vaporist, congratulations Vitolo and FC.
    SSVUN~YAH, Seren, mvapes and 6 others like this.
  15. PhotoRider

    PhotoRider Diagnosed with level 11 G.A.S.

    Oregon USA
    This whole situation has exceeded all my expectations and truly shows how people can help one another.

    This was and still is a "team" effort that is much more than the sum of its parts. I truly think the membership here at FC is a great example of a jelled team and what can be done. Thank you all for your work. It takes all of us, each doing their part for this type of difference.

    Thoughtful, compassionate and selfless* work guys.

    *mod note: Edited to replace mistyped word
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2014
  16. Melting Pot

    Melting Pot Sick & Twisted

    A state of confusion
    I think u meant selfless :doh:
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  17. olivianewtonjohn

    olivianewtonjohn Well-Known Member

    This is amazing! My friend is letting me look at his broken Vapir NO2 if I fix it he would probably donate it to @Vitolo
  18. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Yeah, load me a demon lung and I'll be alright now

    7th heaven - 666th pit (EU)
    Uncle Vitolo rocks it as aways :) and a big up to the mods for "paying it forward" .
  19. DieHard

    DieHard Accessory supplier

    @Vitolo and @PhotoRider are both an inspiration.:clap::clap::clap: They and the entire FC community should be very proud of the work being done.:tup: I am fairly new to the vaping community, but thanks to this forum I feel like it is home. :luv: My only regret is that I have not been vaping long enough to have anything on the back burner to donate.
    VegNVape, Shrike, scottg402 and 10 others like this.
  20. Reflections

    Reflections Well-Known Member

    wine country , california
    That is so awesome vtac and staff to do...the generosity here is quite amazing and heartfelt..and I keep learning more and more about Vitolo..so knowledgeable ..caring..loving..sharing..one fantastic man you are!!!
  21. CheeseSandwich

    CheeseSandwich Well-Known Member

  22. ShadowVape

    ShadowVape Vrip CSR Manufacturer

    Cali Baby!
    Way to progress the super cool community vibe family I'm seriously moved!
  23. dorkus_molorkus

    dorkus_molorkus Well-Known Member

    Mind= Blown. :whoa:

    @vtac -you and yr disciples are deadset fucking legends. Sure ima bit bummed one of you is not coming down under to crash on my couch & get eaten by the wildlife.
    I must admit this is much better.

    I would like to suggest ongoing support for this project. Perhaps we could have an FC charity and associated thread? We can support Vito's work with either donating old pieces or maybe selling or auctioning off those items & donate the funds?

    Its all very well for me to have this great idea all the way on the other side of the world, but this is something I would support and I suspect so would many others.

    God Bless Uncle Vito for not only thinking of others, but actually doing something about it.:rockon:
    I am so proud so be a member here, and in particular, Im proud of the management of this site.

    This is not a website of vaporists, its a community of people.

    The green miracle, is just that, a miracle. Its difficult for me to support those who need it here due to the prohibition penalties.
    I do what I can, but it has to be very discreet.
    I would love to be able to help bring 'the green miracle' to others.

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2014
  24. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

    the north
    In a sane world/mmj states: nursing homes/hospices.

  25. FlyingLow

    FlyingLow Team NO SLEEP!

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