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Paying it Forward - A New Direction

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

  1. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    A bit late but merry christmas and happy new year. I hope this one is less of a pain in the ass.
     
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  2. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    @Baron23 The Zues found a home yesterday in the hands of a man with crippling arthritis.
    His joints had to be fused together in many spots so his dexterity is severely hampered. He loves the Zues, and chose it over the Odin and Boundless, as he felt more comfortable with the Zeus's doors, which slid open and shut more easily.
    Last week we saw a dozen patients, and I have been remiss in catching you all
    up.
    The solo that was donated went to an 84 year old patient with Fybromyalgia this morning.
    Last week a dozen pens (Omicron, Evolve, VaporBrothers 11, and generic pens. I did not post because we were preparing evidence photos to present to the police, along with Police reports that showed how many vaporizers were taken.
    Out of the main 73 that were removed, we have gotten back 70.
    Two missing ones were generic Chinese pens with no names on them. The final one missing was an Arizer Solo.
    Lastly not present or to be found were 18 SSV standard Hand Held wands, each in bubble wrap.
    Patty and I can live with that, and I will at some point get funds together to get SSV wands again.
    I have pictures to share, but will do that this afternoon, as I have an appointment to renew my membership with a community Dental service for financially qualifying patients.
    The pictures will show us at evidence (police dept)... with our stuff... and then I will post images of my vape room... the way so many of you have seen it before in my videos.
    More patients this afternnon!
    I will be having to place a number of orders, for I never dreamed we would get things back, so I sold everything else in the house to FC Members.
    I will need a PD stem, and a number of other items for a variety of units, to have them work like new again.
    God Bless you all.
    When we return I will post a "photo shoot" that will take up a couple of posts!
     
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  3. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    @Vitolo - thanks terrific news that my Zeus has found a new happy home and is helping somebody. So glad the gentleman liked it.

    Perhaps you would consider posting a wish list, particularly for accessories, stems, and the like that you need so that people can chose from them if they want to make a donation to your efforts. Like your SSV wands. Just thought
     
  4. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    OK... I promised to share the day at the Police Evidence and Property Facility.
    This will take a few back to back posts, but I believe it is worth you seeing me reunited with my Possessions.
    Here is a brief Video of me the night of the raid.... just a few seconds of memories...
    THEN:
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    And NOW:
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    Welcome home VB1... this one has been in 3 homes!
     
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  5. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  6. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    And......

    at last......

    And now the Vape Room with it's "Mojo" back!

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  7. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I have posted a Wish List.... in the classifieds, under "want to buy".
    Check it out at http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/vitos-wish-list.23766/#post-1083061
    I am trying to piece things back together, for in our poverty we sold the pieces left behind... never imagining the day would come when we would have our things back at home.
    The tools I have in my home are not only for low Income patients, but they are also instructional tools that new MMJ patients come to see to learn about vaporization, and to help them decide on what is right for them... while they get to try each type of vape.
     
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  8. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    Sent you a PM, Vito.
     
  9. P.A.M.

    P.A.M. Vapo Rising

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    Wow quite the collection , so happy for you to be reunited with. If I'm not mistaking, it might be your video I seen of a Toasty Top on youtube. That video was great. I'm since on the Toasty Top waiting list . I am lucky to have a Bamboo HI log from Alan meanwhile.

    Keep doing what you do , Sir, you seem to be a great fellow who's kindness is being of help to many . Hats off to you .
     
  10. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Done!
    Thank you @Baron23
    Yes I have a toasty top video... one of my favorite videos.
    While it has always been our habit to not sell items, except when trying to help patients with aquisition of meds, I did place the Toasty Top and it's stem collection for sale, when we were at our worst spot financially, but it ended up in the hands of @ZC , who is giving it the love and attention that I always did.
    @Alan helped me to replace it with a Zap remade into a HI, and I am delighted with it.
     
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  11. ZC

    ZC Well-Known Member

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    @Vitolo Yeah your Toasty Top works nicely as my "bedroom vape", always warm and ready to go. I'm lucky to have it. I am bummed about you having to part with it due to circumstance though, and I'd be happy to send it back to you if you miss it. @Alan has told my spot on the waitlist is coming up very soon, so I'll have my own custom TT soon enough (among more beautiful Alan pieces.)
     
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  12. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    And I am happy for your fortune. I want to make people's days better!
    Don't be.
    If our experience over the last couple of years has allowed us to accept anything... it is change.
    I do not look back.
    I had my time with "Dizzy" that is the Top's name.... because it medicates, and tops balance and spin!
    You came through in a dark time, and Dizzy is yours!
    Now in a thread marked Paying it Forward, I present Dizzy and her Roasting Tubes:
    Click to play YouTube Video

    On this next one... please touch the CC symbol, for closed captions of the original voice-over.
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  13. grokit

    grokit well-worn member

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    Looking good @Vitolo :tup:

    Also great to see you reunited with all your stuff. What a long strange trip it's been eh, now that you've both come out the other side you're probably almost like different people. Hopefully so are some of the cops!

    :cheers:
     
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  14. P.A.M.

    P.A.M. Vapo Rising

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    Yup , @Vitolo . That is the video in question ! It inspired me to want a Toasty, and also to make a video myself to showhow the Bamboo HI can be used and performs., also did so not being many out there other then your video and other videis thay are mainly zoom in on bubblers. Thanks for sharing with us , Sir , video & story of Dizzy Top.

    @ZC , nice touch to offer it back , quite the gentleman. This forum rocks! Fuck combustion!
     
  15. jeffp

    jeffp psychonaut

    So happy for you Vito. Phenomenal great news that you got almost all of your items back.
    You had sent me a bunch of stems a while back - not positive if they are MZ or PD but if you need some back let me know...
     
  16. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    So, Vito is probably too humble and nice to promote his own Wish List.

    But I'm an asshole so I will do it! LOL

    In the Classifieds, at my suggestion, Vito listed a number of small items, rather low cost accessory/parts, that he needs to put his vape clinic back together properly.

    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/vitos-wish-list.23766/


    For everybody that thinks what Vitolo does is valuable and honorable, here is a chance to support him at a modest cost.

    Pick one from the list...if it lists three of an item, you don't need to get all three. Get one if that's what your budget can allow. But please do consider helping.

    If you find an item you can donate from your collection or buy new for him, PM him and he will give you an address to send them to.

    Remember:

    On Giving
    Kahlil Gibran

    You give but little when you give of your possessions.
    It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

    In the final analysis, its the giver who truly benefits.

    Thank you for considering this.
     
  17. Lookatmeglow

    Lookatmeglow I seem to have a bad case of VAS

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    I just found this thread, and it looks like I have a lot of reading to catch up on. I love this. I know that I can't donate a lot at the moment, but I plan to come back and donate more for sure.
     
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  18. Lookatmeglow

    Lookatmeglow I seem to have a bad case of VAS

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    Mods, I am sorry for the double post but I felt I needed to type a new post. Please feel free to combine if you feel necessary.

    I had the utmost pleasure to be able to not only donate four solo stems, but a spare 2 piece sharpstone grinder I had to @Vitolo. Not only did I get to donate these items, I was graciously and beyond thankful to hand them to the man, myth, and legend himself.

    I spent just around 3 hours in your lovely home, but I learned more about vaporizers and the work you do than I could have imagined. There is nothing I can say that would be enough. I can only hope to be able to be a small part in what you have accomplished and the good you do.

    The vaporizer room blew me away and being given that opportunity to see and talk about everything that we did means more to me than I believe I have said. I hope that over the next few months and years to come, I can help in anyway possible.

    I don't want to forget Patty. She is a wonderful woman. She was very welcoming and so friendly and I want to make sure she is also mentioned.

    Meeting you both was perfect. I implore those that can help and give to try. After getting to meet @Vitolo there is no doubt in my mind that I will be contributing more where I can. Hope everyone has a wonderful rest of their weekend.
     
  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Your presence was an honor. Your eagerness to obtain fresh knowledge was a blessing to see.
    You already are... 4 Solo's are ready to go out thanks to your generosity.
    My goal of sharing educational Data with another has also been met.
    It blows me away a number of times a day... fact is I will be getting blown away in a few minutes.
    Thank you for that.
    She is more than my wife and best friend..... Patty is the air I breath, and the water that keeps me afloat.
    Neither of us do well without the other. Our marriage is the blessing that makes me Vito.

    Getting the vape room back together has been time consuming. I have a brain injury that allows me to get sidetracked when I see a forgotten piece or part.
    During this process my FC family has been helping me get pieces together for teaching and for donating to patients.
    Some parts like @Lookatmeglow donated will be added to the existing Solos, and will make donation possible.
    Other parts are to make the demo equipment complete so new patients referred by the Doctors can see the vape show and make an educated choice.
    I am not forgetting anyone ...... things are just happening fast.
    I need to thank @little maggie , @Anonymous , @Baron23 , @jeffp , @underdog ,@Lookatmeglow for parts already sent or in transit.
    @underdog , you have set me up with stems for the dogs that will last, and will fill the replacement/repair needs for patients that are already in the "Dog Park"!
    The list and the items being crossed off are at http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/vitos-wish-list.23766/
    (where I also thank those individuals)
    None of this would have built up if not for all of you at FC, and by your grace it continues.
    @Patty sends her love.
     
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  20. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    The wish list is almost complete.
    All of you that have helped have surprised me, and gone above and beyond.
    Thanks to all of you..... I do not know where to start with the vapes that were sent also...
    @little maggie you have sure tried out a large selection of Vaporizers from all schools of vapor!
    The 1st patient to get a vaporizer I have seen in the past week was the Solo.
    She is the second owner of a Solo in a row, to have their Units go out, after accidents or just plain out heavy usage
    They both were big Solo fans, and both wanted their next units to be solos.
    This was made possible by a few of you right here!
    This speaks of Solo's appeal to a more mature audience, of medical users.
    The solo can medicate well enough to take on most of the symptoms that we are all familiar with.
    and the fact that both recent recipients were in their eighties.
    I felt well backed up by you FC Member's recent love, and got the requested tools where they have been accepted, and well cared for in the past. Good track record, and now back in the hands of ones that would have me tell you guys thanks!
    The second patient this week will need to come over, as I met him at his home, and needed to figure out some details to help in his dexterity, and will be likely recommending the simplicity of the flowermate, and as a plug in unit, I am thinking this could be the older black Da Buddha's second home as well. Home unit and portable. Makes a man feel subconsciously rich... using tools that connoisseurs would own.... and self image is a very important part of wellness!
    Thank you guys.. I will keep you posted as things progress.
     
  21. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I am glad this is working out for your patients. At least my VAS has a positive aspect to it.
     
  22. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    And thanks again to you, glow... and to 7th Floor.
    My Buddha is now complete and ready for demos!
    (and testing)
     
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  23. Lookatmeglow

    Lookatmeglow I seem to have a bad case of VAS

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    Really happy to hear these got to you so quickly. Hope you can find it a proper patient, after sufficient testing :cool:. Now go enjoy the rest of this beautiful Saturday.
     
  24. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Hey "Anonymous"
    I just received the CFX (I always loved that unit.)
    Thanks for the added waterpipe adapter.. this will make a fine setup for someone very soon.
    No news to report...
    Medical issues (both Patty and I are experiencing them.....) just keeps us busy, and pains and aches are preferable to the situation we were in after May of 2015.
    Tests, and probes... pricks and Xrays.
    Growing up is a tough job!
    I will keep you all up to date as we get our appointments and healthcare stuff dealt with.:nod:
     
  25. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a new want list?
    This is a total aside but given how many different vapes you've tried- if you could only own 3 which ones would you pick for yourself?
     
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