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Update - Won't be on for a while!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lawton, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. lawton

    lawton Regular Member

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    Hey guys, you may have noticed I haven't been around lately. Just wanted to update everyone on what's going on. As some of you I work with know, I've been battling a brain tumor for a couple years. All other treatments have been exhausted and I'm now going to be having brain surgery to remove the tumor.
    I've been in and out of the hospital the last several weeks and not feeling very well. Even though the surgery is a bit risky, I'm ready to move forward and get this thing out of my head.
    My family and I have put together a Go-fund me to help with the medical expenses that have already reached into the ten's of thousands. If you would like to donate I'm including the link and if nothing else I would appreciate prayers/positive vibes and energy.
    I'm a single parent and have a son, I've asked him to keep you guys and all of my other business associates updated, so he will log-on and let everyone know how things are going. I may end up selling a few of my sites also to help raise funds but right now we are waiting to see when the actual surgery will take place and have a couple of fund raisers planned locally.
    All of my pre-op appointments and MRI's have taken place and I met with the assisting surgeon Monday. He is going to get with my Neurosurgeon and get me a date for my surgery. I should know sometime this week.
    I just want to thank everyone at BHW for helping me live the life I wanted and not have to work a "regular", job. I've been blessed with owning my own IM business for several years and I definitely couldn't have accomplished this without BHW and all of the great members here.
    On a last note, tell the people you care about how much they mean to you every chance you get, something could happen to any one of us at any time. Live every day to it's fullest and make time for the ones you love.
    Thanks again BHW and I hope to speak to you all of you guys real soon.

    Lawton

    Here's the link
    http://gofundme.com/geary

    heres my personal email if you would like to contact me for any reason
    [email protected]

     
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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune hope everythings ok.
     
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    93chandu Power Member

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    Sorry to hear this. I wish you well
     
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    I am relatively new here, but I wish you the best! I will surely look forward for the updates from you and your son.
     
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    Sorry to hear about this. I donated a little bit of money to your GoFundMe campaign, hopefully you can raise the amount needed.

    I wish you all the best.
     
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  6. rushuna

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    Was about to donate some money but unfortunately gofundme doesn't accept paypal. Don't have a debit card either so I'll just have to sit tight until I get one.

    I'll donate money as soon as I get the debit card.

    Best of luck to you.
     
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    Get well soon brother.
     
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  8. lawton

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    Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words.
     
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    Even if I don't know you, I know you will kick that tumors' ass! :)
     
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    Put a little towards your fund as well. Good luck and best wishes; I'm sure it will go well.
     
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    Good luck for the future, stay positive and you'll beat it.
     
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    I hope all my positive energy will reach you and help you to fight the tumor. Your words are a great reminder of what's most important in life...and that's not money.
     
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  13. GrahamCrackers

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    Lawton. That's a helluva weight to have to bear. However you are strong and you are a great guy for being so transparent. My wife put a little bit towards your fund as that hits close to home for us. You have to be strong even when you may not want to, just remember that you have people who want to see you again. Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.

    God speed,
    Graham
     
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  14. lawton

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    All of your positive energy and kind words has made this the best day I've had in a long time. You guys are the best!
    i can't thank you enough
     
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    Tough row to hoe, Geary... our best to you as you work it.

    I think it would be appropriate for those of you with twitter/FB/etc to share his gofund me page to help him out.
     
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  16. lawton

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    Thanks Greg, we're going to fight this with everything! I have a lot more to accomplish and I'm just ready to get this over with and get back to life!
    Thanks again for everything it really means a lot.
     
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    Hope everything is okay with you Lawton
     
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    Get well soon.. Hope everything will be fine.. :)
     
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    God bless you and we are all praying for you. Passed the link on.
     
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  20. lawton

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    Wow, Thanks for all of the support and shares on Facebook etc!