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Last wishes.. [Feb. 3rd, 2009|09:17 pm]
The Official LJ of FPS (and other dumb things)

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[yappyfox]
EDIT FEB 10:

PLEASE STOP SENDING CONTRIBUTIONS AT THIS TIME.

We have raised alot of money for his trip, and it is rolling, as Airline tickets have been purchased.  Any further donations would take to long to process at this time to get the funds to him, so do not send me any more..

Approx $2100 was raised, with total airfares being arounf $900  .


Some of you may know of this: http://num8.livejournal.com/62445.html

It is private, so many of you may not be able to read it, but in any event, I know it will be hard to keep this a secret from num8, however I am going to post it anyways.

I and a bunch of furs are going to try to bring num8 to the US on Feb 12.  It is undecided as to how long his stay here will be..  Currently, I'm predicting on trying to make it a week for him, and I'd be flying him into Orlando.  My first priority for him here in Orlando is to get him on as a Fursuit Subservient.  I will also be taking time off from work to get him into Disney and with help of others, into other local theme parks.

However, other things could happen, but I would need the help of others.. 

I mostly have the airfare to get him to the US, with the help of others.  I plan on getting him a stand by open ticket, so we can be flexible on the return dates.  What I would like to propose is taking up a collection to add funds to his travel around the US, so he can visit some other cities and see other people.  I would like to raise money so he can get domestic flights to a couple other major hubs of furry get togethers, as well as finish off the fare for his international flight, as well as get him some food money while he is here.

If you all would like to contribute, I will use my paypal account, and then will turn that into the tickets and extra cash over to him when he's here...

If you want to paypal a contribution, you can send it to fps@pawpet.org, and please put in the subjuect that it is for NUM8 so it all will be accounted for and going to him.

Thank you all for reading..

EDIT:

--excerpt from his locked LJ--:

So I've received the final result of the exams (the doc phoned me) monday morning.
The final state after many wrong results before and weird pseudo stuff. I've an advanced unreachable tumor and my body seems to have some metastasis but didn't checked that points.

And too late discover is too late. I should last liike a week or two, depends of the resistance of my body and other stuff.

So right now I'm at Codydawg's place traveling around to see as many friends as possible and gonna have fun ! :3
That's all. Also, please, try to not be sad. That would be nice ^.^

EDIT on Feb 9:

Num8 will be travelling with DukeFawks as a travel partner to help with travel issues and lodging.  Duke will not be using any of the contribution funds, as he is well capable on his own, so all donations will still go directly to num8.

TENATIVE ITENERARY:
  • FEB 12  Fly from AMS to US (if no fare avail on 13th)
  • FEB 13  Recover from jet lag, or Fly To US from AMS, Kissimmee Fair at night (if not too jet lagged)
  • FEB 14  Islands of Adventure
  • FEB 15  Sea World or just chill in AM, FPS in evening
  • FEB 16  Disney Park, meet up with Ocicat/Pandaguy
  • FEB 17 Fly to ORD (Chicago). Visit Perro etc..
  • FEB 19 Afternoon Fly to Dallas
  • FEB 20-22 Furry Fiesta (tenative, awaiting word from con-chair) Are rooms avail?  Room Share? At this point  ( We have the funds to even pay for a room.
  • FEB 23 Fly to SFO (san fran). Motel
  • FEB 26 or 27  Return to AMS.

and on a side note, we will not be making any flight booking until the day before he is intending to leave, to be sure he feels up to it still.. 

There has been an amazing turn out with donations, and I'm amazed at how people are helping out..  Just as a side note, if this trip does not happen, I will be refunding all the paypal donations, via paypal, but might have to give a couple days..  Since the amount of cash that came in, I need to transfer it out into my bank account several days before so that it clears into tangible cash, and if I need to do the refunds, I'll have to get it all back into paypal to issue the refunds..  (The amount is bigger than I had expected)..  But, he should be able to quite enjoy this trip.


 
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[User Picture]From: thesonicgod
2009-02-04 02:00 am (UTC)
I propose we have another charity event! I'll see what I can do... I've put so much into FPS by now, and I'd like to contribute more, but let me get to the tax return process, and I will see.
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[User Picture]From: crazycoon
2009-02-04 05:37 am (UTC)
He's a lovely guy, met him in real life. Gorgeous in and out of suit ;3
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[User Picture]From: kuddlepup
2009-02-04 03:56 pm (UTC)

A clarification

So this is to maybe get folks to understand where this request came from, and why it was posted to our list.

Num8 is a viewer of the show. He's also a well respected fursuiter from France as well as a friend to many people around the world, including the US.

He posted very quietly in his journal news from his doctor with the projected timeline for the rest of his life. He wanted to share this with friends, because he didn't want his friends to hear the news from anyone other than himself. He is in good spirits and stated that he was travelling in Europe to say goodbye to those he could.

He didn't ask for anyone to send him anyplace. All he wanted was to say goodbye to people. Yappy, also being a friend of his, arranged for him to be able to come to the United States to be able to say goodbye to those of us here who also call him a friend. His "goodbye" party in Europe has people and fursuiters from virtually every European country travelling to see him this weekend. After that, he will fly to the United States so his American friends can also say goodbye. Because the US is a bit larger than Europe, Yappy was suggesting that those who want to help him see American cities with lots of his furry friends could donate money for that cause. Because the FPS account is already set up to handle larger transactions...it was only used as a convenience. Money in the FPS account is still used exclusively for FPS and these funds are not mixing. That's why Yappy asked folks to put the "NUM8" indicator in the subject line.

The specific condition Num8 has can no longer be treated. Out of respect for his privacy, Yappy didn't want to divulge the specifics. The whole point of this is so he can simply enjoy the time he has left and see things and people he will not have an opportunity to see again. The reason for bringing him to FPS? The only thing he did ask is for his friends to keep his character alive. Friends in Europe already have plans for his fursuit upon his passing to ensure that "Mizouri" lives on. Our idea was to get him to be a subservient, so that his character will be uploaded to Youtube and to our archives. For the donations....it's simply an opportunity to give him "the trip of his life" since he hasn't much time left. He's been a great friend to many, many people. This is a gift to him for being such an amazing friend. If folks wish to contribute to that, then please feel free.
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From: javu
2009-02-04 05:28 pm (UTC)

Re: A clarification

well spoken. And I really hope he has a grand experience when he gets over here.
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[User Picture]From: sairyswolf
2009-02-04 05:09 pm (UTC)
I first met Num8 at eurofurence 13/14 and he imo was a cool guy to hang out with. I spent some time with him and a few of his friends last year, ever since then we stay in regular contact.
Also he has a really nice suit as well.
Even tho those that cant read the protective/private journal, the topic of this LJ-post should give you a big hint.

Ill try to donate what I can, to help out.
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[User Picture]From: michael_011
2009-02-04 10:46 pm (UTC)
Good luck guys!
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[User Picture]From: johnnyblanco
2009-02-04 10:50 pm (UTC)
If I had a job or a source of income i'd gladly contribute. Hmmm.. I am going to be putting up some stuff for sale on furbid and if I can generate some money thru those auctions then yeah i'd gladly donate some of it. :)
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[User Picture]From: num8
2009-02-05 11:40 am (UTC)
.... :,-)
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[User Picture]From: rukario71
2009-02-06 01:16 pm (UTC)
I have known Num8 for about a year and a half now, and while I have only spoken with him online, I know him to be one of the nicest and down to earth furs in the Community.

I will be offering a contribution here. Num8, my friend, you are in my thoughts and prayers always. If there is anything else that I can do to be of assistance here, please let me know.

*hugs tightly*

Rukario
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[User Picture]From: bradhound
2009-02-06 09:49 am (UTC)
I met num8 at EF last year. He's a nice and sweet fursuiter. He is too friendly to me as well.

I'm shocked that he has a tumor. That sucks. :(

*Hugs a French fursuiter alot*
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[User Picture]From: ayem_willing
2009-02-06 12:16 pm (UTC)
If possible, he might enjoy Furry Fiesta in Dallas (Feb 20-22). To lead or just be in one last fursuit parade. It is always sad to lose a fandom friend.
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[User Picture]From: brokkentwolf
2009-02-06 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'd be willing to help out. Count me in for some funds and also if he comes over to the San Fran area, I can show him around and have him here for a few days.
Donation sent.


Edited at 2009-02-06 04:42 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: badwox
2009-02-06 02:07 pm (UTC)
I'll help with the bay area fun. I can burn some vacation days to do some tour guide duty!

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[User Picture]From: okamiwatanabe
2009-02-06 01:58 pm (UTC)
Oh damn. I would so love to help him unfortunately I'm currently in trouble myself, being low on money and losing home. Give him a nice warm hug from me, will you? I really enjoyed working with him on EF 13 and 14.
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[User Picture]From: slashaddict
2009-02-06 02:33 pm (UTC)
I sent a tiny bit of money (better than nothing, right?). Maybe it can buy him a tasty lunch somewhere! :) My best wishes to you, NUM8, and i will be thinking happy thoughts for you ♥
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[User Picture]From: mazaskaneko
2009-02-06 02:49 pm (UTC)
it's only a small donation, but I do hope i helps ^^
cheers!
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[User Picture]From: selenialeopard
2009-02-06 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm sure someone here in WI/IL would love to host him. I cannot personally but I know a few people in WI that would and defintatly in IL. I can ask around.

Unfortuatnly i can't donate.
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