1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

[BHW Call To Action] Helping A Friend's Wife

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CEPI, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. CEPI

    CEPI Power Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    1,922
    Occupation:
    Business Turn Around & Management Consultant
    Location:
    Cosmos
    [​IMG]

    This is Matt and his beautiful wife, Danielle. Matt is one of the kindest, funniest people I have ever known. He and Danielle were going about their normal lives completely unaware of the ticking time bomb that resided in her brain. Last Wednesday, it exploded. I know we all have troubles, but seldom are we prepared for such a thing.

    Danielle suffered a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) rupture. She was immediately taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals where she underwent neurosurgery to relieve pressure on her brain. In second surgery, the artery that fed blood to the AVM was successfully stopped and Danielle has since minimally responded to commands to move her feet and hands and eyes. It will be a lengthy recovery process, but they are very optimistic that Danielle?s condition will continue to improve.

    It will be a long, difficult, and expensive road, but there is no doubt in my mind that she?ll make it and come out stronger.

    A lot of people have come forward offering support in many ways and asked how they could help, and you can also help by checking this Pledgie page here:
    Code:
     http://pledgie.com/campaigns/19185 
    The thing is, the need is more than just immediate. This is going to be a long haul recovery and while being reminded over and over again of the need and posting and reblobbing links to the pledgie helps, it is hard to sustain interest in the long term.

    I want to figure out a way to remind people to help with what they can, when they can for the long haul. Even if it is a dollar here and there.

    It doesn't matter if you know Matt and/or Danielle or even if you are in a generous mood and would like to help, hit me up with some ideas how to sustain reminders for the long haul. This is nothing official yet. I?m spitballing here, and I feel we are the smartest, most creative people I know here on BHW.

    I was just told Mark Hoppus donated a guitar for us to auction so that will help.

    Again if you can help, the Pledgie page is here:
    Code:
     http://pledgie.com/campaigns/19185 
    Please spread the word RESPONSIBLY, we don't need the Pledgie getting shut down.

    Also shoot me ideas for the long-term. I really appreciate any help for Matt and Danielle.

    I know this isn't the normal posts I make, but it's important to me, so thank you in advance!
     

    Attached Files:

    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  2. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2011
    Messages:
    5,379
    Likes Received:
    8,575
    Alright man, lets keep the thread on topic.

    Just read your post and I hope everything turns out good. I will be making a donation tomorrow morning (can't right now as Im out right now), but when you said you don't give a fuck about hungry kids.. I don't think that was called for? He was probably only trying to say that there are many people who are in need of help around the world.

    Anyways Il be donating tomorrow first thing. I hope everything turns out good and Il pray for them. Be strong. Bless.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. ramenman

    ramenman Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012
    Messages:
    633
    Likes Received:
    112
    gl bro
     
  4. SmileAtmyWins

    SmileAtmyWins BANNED BANNED

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,899
    Likes Received:
    1,955

    Sad story. They will be in my prayers. I will donate what I can tomorrow. I am a little busy at the moment, but you have my word they have a donation coming their way from me.
     
  5. pnvhq

    pnvhq Junior Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2013
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    United States
    Hey I just had a thought. We build email lists to rekindle interest in what we're offerring right? I think giving people the chance to sign up for email updates on Danielle's health could be a good way to work that in here. That way people also feel like they know what their money is going toward, and you can inform them of needs that may arise in the future. I'm not sure how you'd set that up through pledgie, or if that's even allowed, but perhaps something to consider.
     
  6. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,468
    Likes Received:
    10,148
    • Thanks Thanks x 2