I have been pretty quiet around here for a long time but for those who do not know me, I have been with Reddcoin for quite some time…I sold off my Dogecoin and bought into Reddcoin when it was at 6/7 satoshi many many months ago. And I am very happy I did.
That aside, I am looking into starting a fundraiser to donate to one the local cancer charities where I live and participating in our Cancer Walk.
- Why am I doing this now?
Well my Dad was just diagnosed with cancer that appears to be late stage, but we are still in discovery on the precise details. And my girlfriend of 12 years has just found a lump in her breast, which also we are waiting on tests and doctors and all that.
So I am more motivated to participate than I otherwise would this year.
- What am I asking?
Essentially, I wondered if this community would be interested in helping me achieve the minimum donation to participate. I will be looking at many crypto-communities to try and reach people who are interested in donating to cancer research. I wanted to start here as this is my crypto home and you all have been nothing short of amazingly supportive of good projects.
- Why am I explaining all this?
I really wanted to gauge the community reaction to this request and as well ask for your input on how I would best go about partnering up with a good group or some good groups of generous benevolent people.
I intend to provide as much documentation and transparency as possible so as to meet or exceed any expectations of potential donors.
- Why am I concerned about asking for donations?
Well, that is a long story. But, I was previously attempting to start a fundraising campaign through Moo-Fund prior to the Moolah debacle, and as it turns out I am so glad that they never actually allowed me to get the project off the ground. I would have felt so bad had anyone donated to that scammer.
I was so demoralized by the process involved with Moolah that I am now much less hopeful and possibly a bit more realistic about crypto community involvement.
I am very happy to answer any questions I can, and as well receive any feedback or suggestions you all may have.
Thanks for your time :)
So things have progressed since my last post, and both my Dad and my girlfriend have been confirmed that they both have cancer. Both are about to start treatment and/or schedule surgeries this week.
I have been in the midst of household renovations for the last couple of weeks and so have been away from the computer during that time.
Thanks to those who expressed interest in the fundraiser idea, but I will just will not have time to organise and participate in the event.
I will be spending my time and energy supporting these two important people in my life during their treatment and hopefully, recovery.
I will likely provide some updates here along the way.
Since my last update, my GF has had a lumpectomy and is recovering nicely. She should have tons more information about what is happening for her in a few weeks. Until then, rest, recuperate, and try to carry on as normal :)
Also, my Dad has had his targets implanted and the permanent markers applied for the radiation therapy that will start next week. He is past the age cut-off so no surgery for him, straight to radiation, oy
They are both being very positive and somehow realistic at the same time, so I am very happy about that. Such a strong mind set will surely be beneficial in their treatments.
More to come when next I have some news :D