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Author Topic: Where To Start?  (Read 7105 times)

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Offline Joe K

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Where To Start?
« on: June 04, 2006, 11:14:14 PM »
Dear Family,

This is possibly the most difficult post I have ever written, for so many reasons.  After much juggling and balancing the books, there is just no way I can afford to go to Montreal for AMG 06.  Actually, I know I can go because all I need to do is post my need ...  but you know how cruel pride can be sometimes.  So i find myself on the horns of a dilemma.

Being on the Grants Committee, I now find myself in need of help to travel to Montreal and I can't do this through the committee and so I came to all of you.  I can't believe I am doing this, but I need Montreal very badly, for so, so many reasons.  And leave it to a good friend, to remind me that there is no shame in asking for help from your friends.

I need help with both my airfare and hotel.  We found one flight for $305 that works great but there's not enough Grants money left to cover the flight.  Then there is the hotel, but hopefully I can just double up with someone.  Thanks in advance for what I know you will all do for me.

(I suppose this is one of those "defining moments" in ones' life, difficult, yet very sweet.)
« Last Edit: June 04, 2006, 11:20:50 PM by killfoile »

Offline kcmetroman

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2006, 08:27:04 AM »

Joe, you have been here for so many of us....And one of the major reasons that Trish and I are going.....We can figure out something.

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2006, 09:00:16 AM »

you have been here for us.
We will work it out for you.

If we all put in a litlle it will will fill the basket.

Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Kivexa (Epzicom),Tivicay once daily.

Switching to Viramune, Isentress and Emtriva

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline joemutt

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2006, 10:48:58 AM »
I agree withKCmetroman and Herman,
I dont think I will be going myself but
if you have Paypal drop me a PM with your accountname,
I will help you,pal. 8)

Offline Moffie65

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2006, 11:48:41 AM »

Well Joe,  Ask and you will receive.  I have a room for two, which has been generously provided by one of the members here, and I would be overjoyed to spend the time with you.  You have been one of the "Rocks" here, and what would it look like if we couldn't fix this for you.  I trust the airfare will be provided somehow, but the room is reserved from the 16th to the 23rd, and it is a double room, so there you go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On a few days, Alan/doyourowndamndishes, might be sharing also, but we can fit three very well.  Besides, I know we can think of somehting to talk about together.

In Love and Support. ;D
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and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006, 11:52:33 AM »
Hello Everyone

Here is a quick update on Joe's situation.

In the interest of full disclosure, and because Joe is a member of the Grants Committee, we are sharing the following information with all of you.

An anonymous gift has been made to the Grants Committee in the amount of $300.00.  The gift comes with the specific instructions that it must be used for Joe's airfare.  (In other words,  while the money is being routed through the GC, it is not within their discretion to spend on anything else.)


Offline Joe K

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2006, 01:49:50 PM »
Somehow I knew this would happen and I thank you all for making this possible for me.  I'll be able to handle the spending money, but the airfare and hotel were beyond my reach.  I can't believe you did this for me, but I knew you would and all I can offer is my gratitude.

Offline greatcyber

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2006, 02:57:35 PM »
Perform a Random Act of Kindness Today...

...You Just May Be In Need of One Tomorrow!

Offline Lisa

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2006, 10:17:54 PM »
Oh Joe,
I just saw this post this evening. You are one of the people I have looked forward to meeting for such a long time. I could not imagine being there without you.
No Fear  No Shame  No Stigma
Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have.

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2006, 01:23:42 AM »
Joe, it's not Christmas without you.

I am grateful that the very things you helped set into motion have turned around to help you. THAT is what makes this forum worthwhile.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline DingoBoi

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2006, 02:09:32 AM »

Offline heartforyou

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2006, 07:30:48 AM »
Diagnosed in 1987 and still kicking
Kivexa (Epzicom),Tivicay once daily.

Switching to Viramune, Isentress and Emtriva

Happiness is the freedom of breathing fresh air every day.

Offline david25luvit

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Re: Where To Start?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2006, 11:15:22 AM »
Hey Joe...  I see your flight and room are taken care of....I'd be honored if you would allow me to buy you dinner Friday night when we all go out....Like the others here I value your participation and the advice you have given to me over the past year or so.  You're a good guy with a big heart and I think its obvious how loved and admired you are.........Please consider it!
In Memory of
Raymond David McRae III
Nov. 25, 1972- Oct. 15, 2004
I miss him terribly..........


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