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Oldenstylehats Situation MUST READ!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by HaRRo, Jan 15, 2010.

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  1. HaRRo

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    So i recieved an email from Oldenstylehats moments ago and things are not looking too good. I will not paste the whole email as it was directed to personal friends and some information has been removed but a quote of the email below will let you know his situation

    Now Oldenstylehats has always been amazing to all of us, and touched many of our minds and I just hate when people run into situations like this. Especially if the guy could have to sell his house to pay for it.....

    Now dont get me wrong none of us can understand what hes going through. None of us can make everything better. But as a token of my appreciation and maybe yours too.

    I have decided to give his paypal address out for those who wish to give a token of appreciation and a small gesture to help..

    is his paypal he will not notice any of this until hes out of hospital or after surgery so it will be a nice little suprise when he gets out.

    Nowhere near enough to help as his surgery could be 5-6 figures but every bit will help.

    More staff members will add to this thread but thats my little say.

    GET WELL SOON
    . And didnt know whether you wanted this public but I wanted everyone to know how amazing of a person you are.
     
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    donate or i will personally come and cut your nuts out! i just sent an invoice to a client for the past months work iv done for them and intend to donate every cent to him, anything to help out here, olden has done sooooo much for sooooooo many of us...
     
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    I will help him out. That really sucks..
     
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    I will also help him with something, once I get paid from my client.

    I am also praying for his speedy recovery & hope everything turns out good.

    P.S) I will ask my kid to say a little prayer, for quick recovery.
     
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    Man I hope he gets well soon!

    His software was the best!:(
     
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    Terrible news. I hope he will recover quickly and completely. Donation is on the way.
     
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    insurance companies suck

    i'll give what a can, but i've been giving a lot lately....first there's the haiti disaster, and then at a restaurant my husband go to all the time, one of the waitresses we know had her 2 children killed when some moron ran a red light and smashed into the car. so, we contributed there...

    but like i said, i'll give what i can

    what's going on lately????? what's with all the tragedy?
     
  8. HaRRo

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    Yes lots of terrible things going on lately lets hope all can be fixed asap
     
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    I know what its like to not have insurance. It got quite stressful.

    I will donate something.
     
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    Count me in on donating. He is a stand up guy and even though I don't know him personally I can't let someone lose there house. Its time now to give back to someone that has given so much to us.
     
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    I too met with a major car accident 2.5 months back...
    I am still at home, waiting to join the office...
     
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    I can't donate but hope he will be fine soon (don't know him)
    In french : Bon rétablissement!
     
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    i hope he gets well soon and I will try to give what I can.
     
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    i don't have insurance, everything's out of pocket.

    we are self employed, so don't have an employer pay for insurance. there isn't an insurance program out there that is reasonable enough that we can buy into. to top it off, we also make to much to be considered for public assistance......

    needless to say, something has to be done here in the us (not trying to talk politics here) but there are too many innocent people that suffer because health insurance are too greedy to care.
     
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    I will be donating soon, he has been good to me and others on here, so we should be going out of our to help him in his time of need, and thanks to those who have donated or will be donating..

    Godmonkee
     
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    Dude... wow. Really emphasizes the point that, in the grand scheme of things, one's health is wayyy above anything materialistic. So many other things which, unfortunately, get taken for granted are way up there on the list as well. Family, friends, safety... But back to that email, trying to help out someone desperately in need is really the best motivator I can think of to get one's ass to work. Who knows, any one of us could be next.

    Good energy and blessings to Oldenstylehats!
     
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    As of now its the only contact with him so i dont know of his location to send cards or gifts.
    Paypal is all i have for the meantime. I will keep you updated on anything i hear.
     
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    I've read this forum for a long time before I decided to register here, and even more afterwards.

    Oldenstylehats posts are probably among the first posts that I have ever read and I always respected him (and others) for the amazing share of information that he placed on the table for free just with the intention of helping our community, so my sincere votes of a steady recovery and a good resolution to his insurance situation is the least of what I can say here.

    But I can't help not bringing another subject, I can't wrap my mind around of the fact that one of the most enlightened minds on this forum to be thrown into a situation of financial crisis, I mean, even considering that he might be in a situation where his insurance has dropped him out and that he can possible have to personally ending up paying up medical expenses of up to 6 figures as mentioned above.

    How is it possible that such an event would affect his financial personal life, obviously no one knows how much money is he making, but when you take into consideration that information posted by himself here is what is helping others making 100k+ a year, how is it possible for him to be making any less than this?

    And in my personally opinion, if he is making merely 100k a year, he should have absolutely no trouble paying his medical expenses.

    I'm posting this merely as an inquisitive reply, I'm not questioning or flaming what has been said before me, I'm only looking for a sincere and honest answer to what I'm asking here.

    My sincere votes of a steady recovery to Oldenstylehats!
     
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    I feel your pain. If you're not part of some kind of employer-provided group plan you pretty much get shit on by health insurers. Government-run health care, eh... the US government can barely run the post office. Better than nothing, I guess.
     
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    Come people everyone need to help. Just think if it was you or a family member in that situation. Everything and anything matter's. I will donate soon and i will say a pray for him also. But i am glad he is staying positive through this situation. And he is right his positive mindset will get him out of the situation. Get WELL OLDEN
     
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