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Paying it Forward - A New Direction

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

  1. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I realize I won't be able to do what I do forever.
    Meeting people in public is hard, and the trauma of having people in our home has remained a scary thing.
    I grow older and the complications from my TBI and Spasticity... double vision is progressively getting worse... etc.
    I will always try, though!
    I got to place the Vaporizer Donation of my dreams to someone today,
    This makes me feel great about what we do, and about my own place in this world.
    The story today is about a young girl.
    The 16 year old girl I was honored to help is called Yazy ....
    She has a life threatening condition ... she was born blind and has cerebral palsy along with Scoliosis. And two years ago her parents almost lost her to opioids ...but cannabis gave them more time with her.
    She recently had Spinal surgery as well.
    She uses a seeing eye cane and human guide. She is still waiting on insurance to approve her wheelchair as she doesn't have long distance strength.
    She is special needs child, and is a legal medical marijuana patient for now over 1 year.
    She one out of 176 kids that carries a legal card to consume cannabis.
    In that one year they have seen a remarkable improvement in her health. And almost immediate improvement in several areas such as pain management, nausea control & increased appetite.
    Also, the young lady was born at 23 weeks gestational age, completely blind and with cerebral palsy. She lived her life up until a few years ago in fairly good health, all things considered. But after complications due to a spinal fusion surgery, she developed life threatening SMA Syndrome.
    Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) is compressed between two arteries (the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery). This compression causes partial or complete blockage of the duodenum.
    None of the pharmaceuticals worked. So her desperate mother researched "natural solutions" and found juicing cannabis article which led them to trying the plant.
    Because of cannabis the young patient was able to complete her make a wish to meet Justin Bieber last year!
    In addition to the numerous health improvements they've witnessed, the girl is now completely pharmaceutical free! Which means no more antidepressant or anxiety medication. Yazy is able to live a more normal life because of cannabis.
    The video you are about to see is about 2 children… Yazy is one of the 2 kids spoken of in this video
    You will know which child she is by watching.
    Click to play YouTube Video

    The Unit we decided on for Yazy was the Odin by TopBond. This unit was chosen, because of the vibration aspect, which will let Yazy know when the unit is ready to go!
    As always, thank you all for reading.
     
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  2. Baron23

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    Great post and thanks for the video link...seeing this just makes me wish that somebody would just go and kick Jeff Sessions ass. Him, Christie "the whale", and Rosenberg...."no valid medical application". Fuck those guys.

    You do great work, Vito. :tup::clap::nod:
     
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  3. Vitolo

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    While They can not change my double vision, I will be getting Cataract surgeries next week on both eyes.
    They say the acrylic implants will make me able to see with less blur. Maybe this will help me with my ability to diagnose issues in the smaller portables once again!
     
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  4. GreenHopper

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    Hope it's a huge success and works out for you bud.

    All the best,

    GH
     
  5. Vitolo

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    Thanks, GH!
     
  6. Vitolo

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    A special thanks goes out to @ShayWhiteGrow for the huge donation of vaporizers to be distributed to low income patients:
    • Original Iolite
    • Wispr2
    • Og Pinnacle with water tool and stand.
    • og Vapium Summit
    • Indica Noir
    • Davinci Ascent
    • Vapir Prima
    I promise they won't go to waste!
    That's quite a list.
    I will type more when I can see better. Still healing.
     
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  7. Vitolo

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    Thanks goes out to @Baron23
    The brand new Elm and Owl "Wing" you sent is charging now, and I know it will be fast to find a home.
    I will give it a test run first to be sure it is safe for all involved!;)
     
  8. Baron23

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    I gave Vitolo permission to reveal my donation in the hopes it will motivate others to do the same, and certainly not to garner any credit to me personally.

    Find it a good home, Vitolo, and I will be happy knowing that I may have contributed in a small way to someone else well being.
     
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  9. Vitolo

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    This one is versatile and functional enough to be an appropriate vape for a great variety of patients.
    I can not thank you enough... I love meeting and studying units I have not yet come across.

    On another note:
    I have tried to be discreet and comply with the wishes of members as far as privacy goes.
    One of you has done a lot but has remained private.
    Mystery gal-
    I would have to go back through dozens of private messages to explain what she has "paid forward" to this low income community which I serve.
    Many units that she held as spares, or got as gifts... even maybe units that fell out of favor.
    Thanks, Dear Friend.... You have helped many.
    Most recently, a Hot Box Original, that has helped in 2 homes, but has come home here to wait for a new patient... it's glass pieces require only a minor amount of dexterity, but the right unit for the right user is the goal!
    I also thank you Mystery gal for the DynaVapCaps. These are ideal for some of my population of transient patients... ones with no permanent home, but whose MMJ cards State Fees were paid for through donations (some from a few members here!), and caring Doctors, that waived their personal fees.
    Many are Veterans... forgotten heroes with qualifying conditions, but a street-based lifestyle.... The DynaVap Caps that you provided are going to 2 such homeless
    patients, so that they can feel that they are not left out of what there is on the tree of generosity.
    Love to you all.
     
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  10. StormyPinkness

    StormyPinkness Rhymenocerous ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

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    @Vitolo would an og flowerpot be something you could use? Not the pid/controller, just the hardware? I was going to give it away in the classifieds because I didn't think it was something to send your way, I figured I should ask first though.

    I'm also seeing a previous post of mine where I said I'd send some stuff and never did, I will rectify that.
     
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  11. Vitolo

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    I will look into how to find a pid/controller.
    I would love to try this technology... it appears to be similar to the Sublimator, but a little closer to the ground (safer feel).
    Then it would sure enhance the life of one of my heavy hitting patients!
    While I can not afford the controller, I will begin the hunt for one... in fact I posted an ad in classified.
    http://fuckcombustion.com/threads/pid-controller-for-new-vape-flower-pot-vape.26004/
    Thank you @StormyPinkness
    I will find the controller.
     
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  12. Vitolo

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    I have found the PID.
    A generous person just has donated the controller.
    I will be getting it soon.
    Thank you @StormyPinkness for the thought and the kindeness.
     
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  13. StormyPinkness

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    Excellent, does it also include the barrel coil? If not I'll send that also.

    I was going to send it all out today but as I was loading it up I saw some pieces that weren't clean so I left them in an iso soak while I'm at work. I should be sending it out tomorrow, I'll let you know.
     
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  14. Vitolo

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    And I will message you the second it arrives.
    I am checking on the barrel coil and will message you.
     
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  15. StormyPinkness

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    Actually does anyone know if iso soaking a sic dish is ok? I feel like I heard that was bad for it. I normally just heat it and scrape it, I'm not sure if that will get it clean enough for shipping though.

    Edit: I should post this in the d-nail thread probably.
     
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  16. Vitolo

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    I believe that it can be shipped, cleaned in the normal manner (heat/scrape).
     
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  17. Vitolo

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    A special shout-out to @virtualpurple
    Thanks for sending such a variety of vapes for me to pass on!
    CFX, Flowermates, bubbler, Ascent, and a bunch more.
    All getting checked out today.
    I tip my hat to you for caring.:nod:
     
  18. virtualpurple

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    Thank you for all you do Vitolo, I only hope that my future donations will be more orderly and that I will have things packaged up nicer in smaller, complete packages!
     
  19. Vitolo

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    Nothing broken....all being tested now for battery power retention......
    You went above and beyond what could be expected of anyone wanting to do good.
    I also question myself often..... wondering if I am doing enough in the right way to repay the Universe for my gift of still being alive.
    We are alike in that we have done well and done good, and still find time to question our own deeds.
    I thank you for "watching my back", and helping me fulfill obligations to the Universe that I am not powerful enough to do alone.
    God Bless You~
     
  20. Vitolo

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    Anonymous Guy that has helped with the 2nd Flower Pot Project....
    I love you man.
    You have helped in the tidying up of a situation, of providing High quality tools to a low income patient that is capable of using the device, but would never in a lifetime been able to afford one.
    I love the device, but have many vapes, and so in spite of my magical mystical brief relationship with a couple of Flower Pot units, I will be paying it forward to the capable!
    One day I will own one for myself!
    In the meanwhile, the providing of these tools has made me feel complete, and has made you guys the heros to many.
    I do not take credit in these cases, but rather I enjoy saying that an FC member covered them.
    This takes away the feeling of indebtedness to me, and helps to show that the world (the FC world) has their backs!
     
  21. Vitolo

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    I now have a second Flower Pot set-up, on the way from @StormyPinkness
    The first was tested out (an ass kicker!!) and is gone.
    The Flower Pot was well received, and has landed in the hands of a patient that will use it every day.
    A well coordinated young patient with a fused spine and need for pain relief.
    He needs solid heavy hits, and exclusively uses water.
    He got the Flower Pot, and the Bubbler sent by @virtualpurple
    Seeing this young patient so happy made my day.
    In his voice that I know too well that hides the pain, he smiled and said:
    "I have never been so stoked"
    I will rest tonight... long day, and many things have passed this day.
    Thanks for reading.
     
  22. Vitolo

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    Our fortune here has been miraculous, and now that Flower Pot is on my radar, I have secured yet another promise of the main works of the Flower Pot coming in a week.
    This one also is without a controller, but Since the parts have not arrived yet, I feel the comfort of time as I get together a final controller for this one.
    I had no idea that the Flower Pot was so well thought out and safe.
    When done, that will be 3 local patients with a Flower Pot.
    Could not have done this without you all.
    EDIT:
    PID/Controller located!
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2018
  23. Vitolo

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    Thanks @OldOyler
    The DaVinci I.Q. and the Puffco have landed, and I am already building a plan of action/placement for them both.
    Tucson, has one of the largest population of low-income patients, and patients that are "the working poor".
    Thanks to all of you, Tucson also has the largest number of patients living in poverty that own vaporizers.... many of them High End vapes.
    Thank you all for Making It So!
     
  24. StormyPinkness

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    My pleasure sir. I'm glad it will finally get some use, I started neglecting a lot of my vapes once I got my glass symphony.
     
  25. Vitolo

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    The coil plug=in connector was an older type that can not make the coil function....
    but @StormyPinkness , the odds and ends you sent are INVALUABLE, providing "wished for" parts to 3 FlowperPot Users!
    In the words of the current vernacular, "You da' bomb!"
     

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