Gas money for Grandma’s treatment

February 1st, 2010

My mom had sent out an email about Grandma starting her radiation/chemo treatment, and requesting gas money to help with it.  Here is what she sent:

Hi all,

Grandma begins 5 weeks of radiation/chemo today in Pueblo. The radiation will be daily M-F, while the chemo will only be on Mondays. The chemo usually causes nausea for about 24 hours. The radiation is scheduled for 11 am MST, and the chemo from 1:30 - 3:30. And then the 1.5 hour drive back to La Junta.

Jon will be taking her on Mondays since Chris is not comfortable driving across Pueblo (the radiation is at St. Mary Corwin Hospital while the chemo is across town). Chris will take her on Tues-Fri since her dad was at St. Mary Corwin and she’s comfortable driving there.

Keep Grandma in your prayers - and Jon and Chris as they transport her up and back.

I’m guessing that it’s going to take at least $100/week in gas. I don’t know what kind of mileage Jon gets or how much gas is in LJ.

Jon and family have been taking her to Pueblo and Denver, and Grandma told me that they won’t let her help with the gas expense. I don’t think they should have to bear the entire cost of these trips. They’re doing a lot just by contributing their time (Jon having to take vacation time). Rissa and Zane have also been helping out a lot in various ways.

If anyone wants to help out by contributing to Jon through PayPal, use the happycamp@rural-com.com address.

Or if you prefer to send a check, the address is 29490 Road 1, La Junta, CO 81050.

Janie, I don’t think I have current email addresses for your kids, so I’m going to send them this message on Facebook.

Much, much love & blessings,
Mom/Carol

As she mentioned, it would nice for us to be able to help out Jon and his family with gas money.  They are (and have already) contributed a lot with their time.  Mom estimated that the gas would cost them at least $100 per week, and there are 5 weeks of treatment, so I think a good goal would be to raise $500 toward gas money.  Any contributions made via this Chipin link will go directly to Jon’s PayPal account.  Chipin doesn’t take anything, but PayPal takes a transaction fee, at least if you pay by credit card.  I’m not 100% certain, but I believe there is no transaction fee if they money comes from your PayPal account or your bank account.

Update: Someone mailed a check of $100 to Jon, so since I can’t actually add that to the amount donated, I’m reducing the goal amount to $400.

P.S. Note that although on the billing information page it mentions the Walk For Liberty and my email address in the description, the money will go directly to Jon’s PayPal account, happycamp@rural-com.com.

Walk For Liberty Day 222 - Completing a Walk Across The Country: Reaching the Atlantic Ocean

January 7th, 2009

December 31st 2008, day 222 / Snowstorm! / Last day of coast-to-coast journey of the Walk For Liberty / Crowd of people joining me to walk to the beach, despite the snow! / Reaching the ocean at Hampton Beach / More people waiting for us at the ocean / Snow covered beach / Final approach to the ocean / Setting foot into the Atlantic Ocean / Doing a Polar Bear Plunge / The After-Party New Year’s Eve Bash / Welcome Home Cake / Modeling a custom Walk For Liberty shirt / Nintendo Wii games / Karaoke / Recording GPS coordinates the next morning / 8.51 miles for liberty / http://Donate.WalkForLiberty.com / Snow Angel / Cloverfield homage?

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Walk For Liberty Day 221 - T-1 Day - The Antics Of Keith

January 1st, 2009

December 30th 2008, day 221 / Coast-to-coast Walk For Liberty is almost complete / Walk For Liberty recap / Watch the whole story of the Walk For Liberty at http://Videos.WalkForLiberty.com or http://YouTube.com/WalkForLiberty / Subscribe to the Walk For Liberty YouTube channel at http://SubYT.WalkForLiberty.com / Keith joins me and performs a public service / I’ll continue doing the Walk For Liberty videos even after reaching the coast / Walking into the water at Hampton Beach, NH at 3pm on New Years Eve / Exeter, NH / 13.76 miles for liberty / http://ArrivalPlans.WalkForLiberty.com / Keith’s antics of walking through ice water and climbing up a downed tree

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Walk For Liberty Day 220 - Cops Satisfy Their Curiosity About You At Your Expense

December 30th, 2008

December 29th 2008, day 220 / Hierarchy of mailboxes / Cop car stalking me / Curious cops / When cops are curious, it’s not like other people being curious, because they can arrest you as a result / If cops were just curious it would be one thing, but they can snap into their law enforcement role instantly / They’re satisfying their curiosity at your expense / Not wise to treat police officers like any other curious person / I can’t treat them like regular people until they are again peace officers rather than law enforcement / Todd and his kids walking with me / 9.40 miles for liberty / http://Amazon.WalkForLiberty.com / Bug-eyed Iron Man

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Walk For Liberty Day 219 - Cops Don’t Pull Speeders Over For Safety Reasons, But Rather For Revenue Collection

December 30th, 2008

December 28th 2008, day 219 / ManchVegas / Mannequin supports Ron Paul! / Manchester, NH / No Dog Fouling / Incidents of Cop-unsafety / Cop pulling someone over when his car is hanging out onto the highway / Pulling people over for the “safety” reason of speeding, yet the cops is creating more of a hazard himself / Speeding is just an arbitrary “crime” and is not a danger to anyone else / If a cop can’t pull someone over safely, then he shouldn’t do it at all / If cops aren’t pulling people over for safety reasons, are they doing it for revenue collection? / Having quotas to fill / Peace officers aren’t supposed to collect revenue for the state, they’re supposed to keep the peace / Candia, NH / 30 miles to go on the Walk For Liberty / Finishing on New Year’s Eve / http://ArrivalPlans.WalkForLiberty.com / 10.15 miles for liberty / http://SubYT.WalkForLiberty.com click to subscribe to my YouTube Channel / ManchVegas

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Walk For Liberty Day 218 - Walking With a Crowd to Murphy’s Taproom in Manchester

December 29th, 2008

December 23rd 2008, day 218 / -9 degrees / Jake and Ron Paul / Staying with Curt and Aubern 1st night in NH / Parking the RV at Lauren’s and Jim’s / Looking for places to rent / Dome house / Walking with a large group into ManchVegas aka Manchester / Going to Murphy’s Taproom / 12.14 miles for liberty / http://Donate.WalkForLiberty.com / Murphy’s crowd

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Walk For Liberty Day 217 - Why Are People Friendlier In Places Where There’s More Freedom And Less Government?

December 27th, 2008

December 22nd 2008, day 217 / Greenfield, NH / Working on downed utility lines / Journey’s End? / Are people friendlier in places where there is more freedom? / Waving to people you pass / People in sparsely populated western states seeming more friendly and helpful / People offering me rides / Getting snitched on further east / People friendlier in New Hampshire / Newspaper and TV coverage / Why are people friendlier in places where they’re freer? / In places where there is more govt, it breeds mistrust among people so it can control them / If people are afraid, they often look to the govt for protection / New York City campaign “If you see something, say something” / In places where there is less government, peoples’ natural kinship comes out / 17.02 miles for liberty / http://Amazon.WalkForLiberty.com / “Save Our Island!” / Even dogs are friendlier in NH?

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Snow Couch in Support of Ian Freeman by Lauren Canario and Jim Johnson

December 24th, 2008

On November 14, 2008, Ian Freeman of Keene, NH was arrested and sentenced to 93 days in jail…for having a couch on his lawn.

On December 24, 2008, Lauren Canario and Jim Johnson of Winchester, NH built a couch out of snow on their lawn in support of Ian.

This is that couch….

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Walk For Liberty Day 216 - Does the Government Care About Its Reputation, Or Is It Content Just To Let People Die?

December 22nd, 2008

December 20th 2008, day 216 / Bridge warning sign in Marlborough, NH - “Pass at your own risk” / Taking responsibility for yourself / Don’t trust the government to build things that are safe, despite what they might say / Big Dig tunnel collapse / Collapse of Mississippi River bridge in Minneapolis / Army Corps of Engineers Levee collapse in Hurricane Katrina / You’re always at risk / Private companies have much more incentives to build reliable, sound structures, since their reputations matter, unlike with the government / Private companies have to compete for customers, so they care what people think about them / Government is not incentivized to build good structures, since they don’t have to care about their reputation / Walking with Lou from Peterborough / Oldest free library supported by taxation / 10.52 miles for liberty / http://Donate.WalkForLiberty.com / Free State Project adopted highway / State of Maine potatoes?

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Walk For Liberty Day 215 - What’s The Difference Between Republicans and Democrats?

December 21st, 2008

December 19th 2008, day 215 / McSame / Marlborough, NH / McCain may have voted 90% with Bush, but how different are the Democrats? / The 2 major parties portray themselves as being polar opposites / Democrats are supposedly for civil liberties and anti-war but they voted for the Patriot Act and the Iraq War / Republicans are supposedly fiscal conservatives but support Social Security and Medicare / Both parties violate people’s personal liberties such as with the seat belt law and the Drug War / They’re both parties of big government and are in favor of the status quo in govt / If they’re each in favor of smaller govt in certain areas, why don’t they try to repeal existing laws? / Business regulations, Department of Education, bringing troops back home / They’re just politicians / Passing pet projects / Someone who truly supported liberty, like Ron Paul, would vote against almost everything in congress / Dr. No / 12.29 miles for liberty / http://SubYT.WalkForLiberty.com click to subscribe to our YouTube channel / Walking through a snowstorm / Forced closing of a dump station? / Icy windshield

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