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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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    and I am thinking about all of you too!
    The visits went great, in a record breaking 4 hours!
    And as I demoed it's use, and fast heat-up.... I realized how much I would miss that bad little boy of a vape. Minimal Meds... fast heat-up!
    But a gift is worth more, if you part with one that you really were crazy about.
    It makes it a more valuable gift!
    It was a good day, and I feel better about life and about myself.
    I think I will have a vape break!
     
  2. Splat

    Splat Well-Known Member Manufacturer

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    Wow, how am I only reading this now! I've been off FC for some time now and only back on to ask vitolo with some help which he did without question. Then I read whats happened. He helped me without questions even thought all this has happened. Just shows the measure of the man. I will be making a donation to your paypal account to help you out some what. I hope everything picks up for you. Keep your head up, Keep your heart strong!

    R
     
  3. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    It was received, @Splat Thank you for your generosity.
    I am trying my best to make lemonade with the lemons the Universe has left at my door!
    God Bless you all!
     
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  4. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    We love what you're doin'!
     
  5. MothChewMoth

    MothChewMoth Gamer Extraordinaire

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    @Vitolo I've been struggling pretty hard myself this last year will my own demons, both physical and mental. Still struggling, but things have improved. I admire your tenacity and will to survive, because let's be real; there are a lot of folks who might have given up by now in your shoes. I know I might have.

    Thank you for continuing your struggle, and thank you for continuing your selfless effort to improve the lives of all around you. Seeing your work is truly inspiring.
     
  6. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Keep it going! :rockon:

    Help anyone you can.
     
  7. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    @KidFated. ....
    I want to thank everyone for the assistance also, and for helping me to continue my reason for being alive!
     
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  8. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Congrats to you lucky winners!
     
  9. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    A shout-out of of gratitude to @dron19 for an excellent portable that will fit someone's needs easily, and stealthily.
    I just received the Hebe "Titan", and already have a home lined up for it.
    I bow with respect.
     
  10. Ramahs

    Ramahs Fucking Combustion (mostly) Since February 2017

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    Thanks, @dron19. You're awesome :clap:
     
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  11. arthritisbites

    arthritisbites Well-Known Member

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    Hey @Vitolo I’ve got stuff for you, pm me the address :D
     
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  12. abracadaver

    abracadaver Billy was a mountain.

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    Any of the goodies that I have listed that don't find good homes are heading your way Vito! Positive vibes and big, fluffy clouds to all. FC is my family and "I love you guys" (spoken in finest Cartman voice).
     
  13. abracadaver

    abracadaver Billy was a mountain.

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    Ok FC family, I need some assistance with setting up a new pay it foward contest. Our brother @KidFated.
    is on the move and I do not want to burden him with logistics. I have numerous prizes to donate, I simply need another member to help me with the actual contest. I don't do social media, and I don't want to foul this up. The goal is to send great vapes to great people, and make sure that Vito gets a double helping of
    good vibes for all of the great work he does. So far the prizes look like: Vapman Station package, Walnut MiII, Timber Elite, I am sure that there will be some fine glass pieces, and maybe a Redwood Burl Enano.
    I would like to get this off of the ground before the end of the week. Please contact me with your contest
    structure/idea/help. So far, the drawing from a hat concept looks like a winner. Just need a bit of creative input. Thanks!
     
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  14. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    @abracadaver ... kind and VERY special of you to think of me, at this time.
    I do not post much these days... but am still at work helping patients that get sent my way.
    It seems really difficult to get myself ready to make posts , through the dark fog of depression, but I am trying. I go to counseling weekly, and even participate in a group.
    I built my life around what is now a ghost in my memory, but is still the subject of my dreams on a nightly basis.
    Keep the faith FCers.... I am still doing what I can from rather tight quarters.
    Love to all of you.
     
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  15. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    Sorry to have vanished around here, I’m still adjusting to new lifestyle I find myself in.The patient’s, I notice are older, closer to my own age, I realize that We are all 10 years older… a decade! It is becoming more like looking in the mirror. And many patients are older still.
    I realize that I am not a young man any longer…. I retreat into a solitary place.
    A miracle happened at the right moment.
    I received a package of magnificent proportion. This pushes me forward!
    There are several WoodScents, 2 IQ’s, electric grinder and a manual one and a few more vapes of various makes. The collections were very complete. I was in @Ed's TnT city .. in my surprised eyes as I saw exotic mouthpieces of wood of a great variety!

    Truthfully this will take days to sort and see it all.
    It will get me off my ass and get me motivated to "match up" patients older than I with some real tools.
    @Modicum thanks friend, this was earth shattering. You have renewed my interest in getting out of my shell! I have been in touch with an amazing local Dr. as it is my renewal time. This is always when we talk about the patients that she has recently seen and I will offer new inspired assistance.
    Now for this next set of patient’s I get to demo and coach to teach each exotic tool.
    Trust me it lifts self esteem to have classic designer items when you first enter world of vapedom! You’re flying high with the financially more “lucky” people.
    I feel a new surge of life flow through me as I am n ow pushed forward to keep this bunch of seniors getting the best vapes out there. Ill try to visit the forum more, and let you know where some of these go.. It’s hard to recount every story, but some will shine.
    LOVE to you all!
     
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  16. virtualpurple

    virtualpurple Well-Known Member

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    @Vitolo you are such a blessing to so many people. I am forever a fan of how you reach out and get these wonderful tools into the hands of patients that need them.

    You are always an inspiration, my friend.
     
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  17. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    My life is now so shatteringly different that I am still numb. I live in 30 sq feet divided evenly into 3 areas:
    1. living room/kitchen
    2. bedroom/closet/bathroom
    3. fenced yard
    Living alone in tight quarters has made me have to work hard to accommodate the exercise needs of a 95 pound Shepherd. The two of us fit ok... clothing, a a new set of tools to work with.
    My dog is a monster. He was traumatized from being kept from me for just shy of 3 months. I was a protection dog trainer, and his protectiveness over me should be something I could get under control, but he is my 4th German Shepherd, and by far the most stubborn and aggressive dog I have owned.
    If we are walking down the street people can't even look toward me. Maybe I phone "The dog whisperer" for advice or a visit!
    Sorry to get off the track...
    I sold most of my collection of vapes (it was a museum) when my time of trouble came. I needed money for starting a new life (And space to move within).
    To receive such a well packed and complete set of primo conditioned items has changed me and gotten me back on track. I can use this renewed energy to forget my troubles, because many have it worse! I did not want to draw attention to @Modicum without his permission. The new need to keep things moving has become a chance for me to further thank everyone here... Thank the Universe for what I still get to do.
     
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  18. Modicum

    Modicum Well-Known Member

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    The world needs more like you. Many of us at FC & VA cherish your friendship & charitable acts of kindness. Bless you Vito and thanks for laying out the Vapor Trail for all to follow .
     
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  19. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I have been visiting patients about 3 times a week, for the past 3-4 weeks, and I have gotten out a number of Dyna-Vaps with very beautiful wooden stems by @Ed's TnT, and have passed out a couple of Furies, and a DaVinci I.Q.. Prior to the visit, I speak over the phone get assured there are no overt symptoms of Corona Virus, then I go in with an N95 mask, and surgical gloves. I disinfect thoroughly when I leave with a solution of 91% Iso and a few drops of Aloe Vera...I knew all my bottles of 91% Iso would come in handy, even though I am using less equipment personally. I am down to using Fury2, Volcano, SSV, and a Woodscents vape. Less variety, but also less parts to clean so I can devote my Iso to sanitizing.
    Today, I officially am only helping the community by Skype online, and am taking no more chances of infection until the COVID 19 virus is under control.
    I want everyone here to take all of the precautions recommended, and follow your state's guidelines about staying indoors, or even curfews.
    This time it is not a matter that can be easily dismissed.
    Uncle Vito says so, and loves this community and wants to not lose anyone.
    Thanks for reading!
     
  20. P.A.M.

    P.A.M. Vapo Rising

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    thanks Uncle Vito , you’re the best ! i’m sure you will help people over Skype, i’m happy you found a way around this all to keep doing what you love. stay safe too my friend !
     
  21. scy123

    scy123 Well-Known Member

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    Very inspiring. Would have loved to read the whole thread but, my attention span only goes so far. What I did read was really touching. A lot of what you mention have really hit home @Vitolo. I too am struggling with turning my life around and hope some day I can dedicate myself to helping others in need as a way for redemption.

    I just might have found my path doing what I know best. Don't want to jinx it but, never have I been so sure of something that my future is looking brighter by the day.
     

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