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4 years 7 weeks ago, 8:12 PM

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This is the last push till i go to bed. I am currently in Richmond, VA to attend the Ride for Kids event to raise money for the pedrictraic brain tumor foundation. This is a non-goverment reasearch/ support group for kids with brain cancer. They offer family support to some great kids. 83% of all money raised will be put to support research. Just found out from a friend that her 20 month old son was dignosed with a brain tumor and have put her in touch with this group and the support group they help run. as of right now i have raised $215.00 for this years ride. I can raise money up untill 5 am est. on sunday June 6th. I will personally match all donations upto $500.00 which will make a grand total donation of $1000. I am putting this strain on my limited funds to try and help as many kids as i can, in doing this i will have to put on hold my AR build, getting my motorcycles fixed, stocking up on ammo, getting my hunting/fishing permit renewed, eating out and having to work as much overtime as i can, as i will have pretty much a negitive income for the next 2 months. I am willing to put myself in this bind as this is how much i belive in this cause. I would do more but was out of work for almost 3 years and now i have a $10 an hour job and trying to get my own company going as well. I do not mean to sound like i am whining or complaining, cause i am not. i am doing this willingly. My motiavation is Kevin. When i met Kevin the first time they did not know if he would live till the end of the year. He has a trac, can not eat solid food, his vocal cords are paralized, has been in a wheel chair, eye patch, has had to learn to walk more then one time and how to talk a couple of times, but through it all he has a great attuide. Seeing him and talking to his mom reminds me i have nothing to complain about. He is graduation this month and has been fighting for 7 years. All the money i raise gose to his team. if you could help with just a $5.00 donation i would be greatfull, if you want to do more feel free to, but i would be greatfull if most members on here could give just $5, be one less pack of smokes you can buy :>. Just as a side note i did some work for the motel tonight trying to get their network up and running again and they comped my room so i will be putting that towards the ride also and will not count it towards my matching funds, it is a bonus for the Ride. If you want to talk to me about this my cell phone number is 540-905-9351 i am on the Right coast so might take me a bit to answer you all from the Left coast. I will beg if you want me to, my pride means nothing compaired to helping these kids.

www.fristgiving.com/tomsomers1

this is the link for online donations so the money will go right to the PBTF event.

Thank you all for anyhelp you can give and thanks to the two members who have helped already. I will post a photo of all the Ride stars at the event tommrow night when i get back home to my computer.

Just some facts for you:
* everyday 10 more children are diagnosed with a brain tumor.
* Brain tumors are the leading cause of cancer deaths in children
* 75% of children diagnosed with a brain tumor are young then 15
* 4out of 10 children with a brain tumor will die within five years of diagnosis.

Thank you again for any help and God Bless.

Tom Somers

PS:

If they will allow it i will take a photo with the kids holding a sign with the.Gunslot.com web address

I have no friends and no one would miss me if i was gone from this earth.
4 years 7 weeks ago, 9:49 PM

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my thoughts

I was unable to donate anything to this great cause but I did take the time to call V scout and tell him that was he is doing is a great thing.Wished i could do more but i did what I could.He sounds like a real straight shooter and I believe he is proud to do what he is doing for these kids.as he should be!

4 years 7 weeks ago, 11:56 PM

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a charity that gets 83% to the kids is great.. This ones pretty simple.. God bless ya Tom, will be talking to you tomorrow.

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4 years 7 weeks ago, 7:07 PM

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The 83% is one of the reasons i choose to help them, but the main reason is the kids.

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