Organized by: Nicholas Furst
Quick Update : Short/Long-Term Goals
April 21, 2016
I have set up a fundraiser in an effort to help a lady whom I collided with in life - by way of our automobiles.
My stance on life was shaken up when I came in to contact with AS* - well, her car met mine... Traveling in early to work, I crossed an intersection of McDonalds, on a busy four lane highway that leads directly to D.C. from the Capital's Virginia Suburbs.
I crept through the intersect, several cars back from the light, as the light turned green. I seemed to make pass the intersection with safety, although almost imperceivably noticing the glimmer of the silver SUV make a left turn headed opposite my direction. My watch for any incoming traffic coming to a rest - my fully functioning brain allowing my body to relax... Alas, I had not made it. My heavy American muscle car suddenly shook - and the alarmingly loud thud in unison got my attention.
While trading information, AS clued me in on simply how in convenient this particular accident could potentially cause her. While I was now late for bagels and early session of business calls, AS began to worry that should would be late - late for her chemotherapy appointment. It made sense; this lady was not a nun, she had no hair and is obviously a victim of cancer! In an instant, I realized that this car - my dream car - and this job - a dream opportunity - were pleasures that the more fortunate get to experience day in and day out without reprieve. AS was worried that she would be late for her appointment; her 4 in the last 21 days - somberly informing me that this this frequency is a bit higher than her weekly average. I prayed in my head for her not to get a ticket, and for this to be wiped away by our insurances.
Well, we know one of which will be true. I am asking you to help us make both of them true. AS did not get a ticket. Thank goodness. Her car - her independence - is what she needs; with not many resources to get herself to these appointments, she is unable and unwilling to allow the powers that be restrict her driving abilities. She is completely dependent upon herself to get her to, and from, her debilitating cancer treatment appointments.
I'm not asking for money to repair my car (although admittedly, I initially thought that was a great idea - a bit self-serving, but great!), but to help pay for transportation costs so AS can travel safely to and from her medical appointments - nearly 60 minutes away through D.C. traffic.
This is the classic story of a little old lady hitting a young man's vehicle. funny thing is: I told myself I would donate the most money I have ever donated in a year this year. It grew to wondering about charities, how to start them, etc. I'm presented with an obvious way to help someone. Long story short, if you don't think AS could use any of your help cuz she has it made, then help some young man who has a great life and is trying to help other people so he feels better about himself by help a little old lady who hit his flashy white American muscle car. Either way you donate (they go to the same place - Anita Ride : Transportation for my friend AS), you'll be making an impact on some one's life. Said Lady (will release name upon her consent)