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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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    We were lucky enough to get a donation of two brand new Fury 2 units.
    I tested one and LOVED it's performance, and I deemed it to be a great medical device.... for it's convection flavor, size, readability of the screen, and ease of access to the buttons.
    Both of these units went to senior citizens with cards. Both had diagnosis of advanced arthritis, but each has other relevant age related disorders.
    The Fury sure impressed me with how easy it is to control and to read. for a patient with limited function.
    I would not hesitate to give one of these to any patient.
     
  2. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    News-
    I spoke with @HealthyRips.com and they made the suggestion that I get donations, and then send him the funds when complete.
    He has said that for any purchase of a Fury 2 that I can pay for, he
    will add a second unit and donate it to the cause. He did limit this to 6 purchases.
    He said he is willing to, "match donations" up to 6, and send us 12 Fury 2 units.
    I am not asking anyone here to overspend... or to spend funds at all, but I am just passing on a generous offer that has been put on the table.

    If anyone does want to pay it forward to a low income, terminally ill, card holding patient, we set up an account solely for the purpose of the Fury 2 project at https://paypal.me/pools/c/82apTAfZZR
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2018
  3. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    My word, that was fast!
    I already have 2 FC members to thank for getting the Fury 2 project started.
    @Dynavaper, that was a selfless act of kindness of kindness....
    and I already have 5 patients on list to be the first recipients.
    Some truth:
    To be honest.... some days I feel terrible.
    I hurt, and get depressed, like anyone.
    My past week has been filled with emotional pain.... which triggers spasticity and a deepening of my physical symptoms.
    Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel lifted my spirits just now.....
    so much so that I will go for a short walk with the dogs and my wife this evening.
    Paying it Forward has been my salvation.
    I have been blessed.
     
  4. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    A quick shout out to @tepictoton
    You brought the goal closer, with your donation.
    FC is home for me for so many reasons.
    Thanks for caring and sharing!

    Edit:

    Thanks also to @AtomicPB you have helped!
    By a wonderful act of the Universe, we have a friend that kicked in also...
    We are over halfway there!
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
  5. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    @hillbill and @thatoneguy445 .... my hats off to you. Thank you!
    My hopes rise high today.
    I really was not sure this was anything more than a "pipe" dream, but it comes to fruition as I watch.
    Only 345 USD to go now. It improves by the minute!
    While I love the Fury 2's glass accessories, the Fury 2 is dynamite with the standard Mouthpiece, which allows the session a bit more flower in the oven, and a very wide open free draw (without compromising the vapor's thickness).

    EDIT:
    @Polarbearboy Thanks for moving things along further with your generosity.
    1 other kind soul whose forum name I do not know has also kicked in!
    I thank you both. the mission is almost done... with only 210 USD to go.

    The goal was met...
    I sent the full amount to @HealthyRips.com
    The units will be shipped on Monday.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2018
  6. Dynavaper

    Dynavaper Karma Farmer & Dynavap Maniac

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    So happy that it worked out. I really was not sure that it would have a chance when I suggested it, but well - that went fast and successful! :)
     
  7. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    A great number of things have happened since I have been here.
    thanks goes to @little maggie ...the box of vaporizers, parts, and great glass pieces arrived safgely and is already being mentally assigned... so all goes to largest need.
    We have been able to get units out to a couple dozen patients over the month.
    I have not reported on the individual stories in a long while...
    and I know you enjoyed hearing about some of the more interesting encounters.
    The very recent encounters, have been harder for me.
    The patients were older than most, and are terminally ill.
    My heart tugs at the thought of sharing my perspectives on the individual stories.
    My attention, divided by a number of life's tests for weeks on end.
    In the end, I saw many smiles, and calls of joy from those that got units.
    Can't fake that gratitude.... that humility.
    While I have not sat down to tell about the stories... Knowing that we
    are paying it forward, helps us face a new day, and take our minds off of our own complications.
    Worrying about others is a good tool to avoid self pity.
    Actually helping others is a blessing..... Rule from childhood....
    "share" .
    I still have a few Fury 2s left.
    It is a beautiful little unit.
    Even after watching videos, and live demos, most declined the extra glass mouthpiece or water adapter.
    They liked using the unit self contained.
    A couple of the patients had tremors, so with them in particular I understood.
    One couple came all the way 103 miles from their home to get the units in person... and ask questions.
    That brings out the teacher in me!
    Anyway... my apologies for not showing up here for a bit.
    Love to all.
     
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2018
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  8. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Chewy 2 became my favorite grinder.
    I recently worked with a patient, with severe Arthritis.
    Both hands gnarled into disfigured fists... due to numerous surgeries and "fusings".
    He has had 11 different bones in joints and knuckles fused together.
    Fusing the bones together is a way to prevent further deformation.
    He used a krups coffee grinder, but his bud always came out as dust, making it difficult to vape in the wrong units.
    There was really no choice here.
    I had to give him my Chewy 2.
    I saw him giggle like a kid that just learned that the remote control opens a neighbors garage door.
    He has had it for a week, and he has called 7 times to tell me what he has prepared for vaping in his Chewy 2.
    @Splat your creation just landed in the truly right hands!
     
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