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BENEFITING: The Heroes Project

ORGANIZER: Doug

EVENT: Climb for Heroes

EVENT DATE: Apr 03, 2016

Cayden Thompson

THE STORY:

Doug Thompson wrote -

                 I think it was 1964 during my stay in the Hospital that motivates me to help these young men and women. I am alive today because of a very honest young Army Doctor told me I was very sick and should get out of here now (Fitzsimons Army Hospital,  Aurora Co.) I got up and walked out , and went back to San Francisco checked into a USPH Hospital  on 14th and Lake St. and some months later was released  weighing 106 pounds 6'0.

                  About 3 years later  I was discharged and went to the VA. This was another wakeup call ,the building was a WW 2  something  at the location of the new Federal Building in West LA .   I was assigned a case worker and end of story granted a rating of  30%  disabled status. ($48.00/per month).

       I talk with these young men and women and see that the system is about the same , Hope for a change in the VA is always talked about but slow to happen, the system works best if these injuried people are discharged (cheaper) and placed in the VA system which may or may not have beds or services available.

      Now to the folks that you  don't see damage they have all the "parts" and the wounds are internal  and maybe 30 - 40-50 years removed from the war location, but the war is still raging. John the day after Christmas a few years ago  went into the bathroom put the 45 to his head and pulled the trigger , John has many friends from the SE Asia days . 

       If all that is ask we spend a few hours to walk along side these young men and women and show our respect for the effort they did for our Country and  in some small way we can say Thank You, For all  May the future always be positive and the past recall the good days . Never look back to the dark days. 

    Please come support The Hero's climb with us to the top, share the day with friends old and new .Thanks Doug 

           

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To This Fundraiser

$1,250

MONEY RAISED
  • Myles Moser

    $250

  • The Cooks

    $1,000

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The Team: $5,520 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Doug Thompson

Amount Raised

$1,450

 

29% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Cayden Thompson

Amount Raised

$1,250

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Betsy Northam

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$350

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Tom Witte

Amount Raised

$225

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Christine Owens

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$200

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Patrick Moran

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$200

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Mike Mellin

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$200

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rick graahm

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

The Cooks

The Cooks

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Myles Moser

Myles Moser

DONATION: $250

3 years ago