Rest in Peace, Mike Shaw aka VIP.

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  1. Raider

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    I don't like doing this. My friend Mike Shaw, who has not really been active here, but is well known in Nator and Dragon Camp, has cancer. It's in his leg, spread to lungs and spine. Stage 4. Chemo and radiation on tap, he's unable to work, is on COBRA health care, and is struggling as his wife is the breadwinner as a teacher. They have a baby and a daughter too.

    If you are able to help, thank you.

    ***Update March 24th, as posted in the thread. Mike was a fighter to the end, and passed away in hospice with family beside him that evening. Donations collected through 4/30 for member upgrades have been donated to the gofundme. The link below is here if you want to make a direct donation. ***

    MSO raised a lot of money, and 2 members even donated a substantial amount. It has helped a LOT, and his family thanks everyone for their support.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/8t5n2-he...edium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet
     
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    I think I may have a picture of his car from the last "Mazda Meet & Eat" back in 2016.

    Is his Miata white?
     
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    Yup, found pictures of the car.

    Unfortunately these are the only 2 pics I have of his car from that meet.

    20161015_112842.jpg 20161015_112847.jpg

    His car was super nice, well built and well maintained.

    I've come across a lot of people that know him, and everyone always knows his Miata. They would always talk about how nice of a guy he is.

    I didnt get to meet him back at MME 2016, but he has a big positive reputation.

    Whoever buys his car will really be getting a gem.

    More importantly, hopefully he comes out ok and with a clean bill of health.
     
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    Yeah, we are all hoping he beats this.
     
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    Hung out yesterday. He's doing better on pain meds. Radiation on spine now. Will have his Miata up for sale soon.

    **Through 12/31/19, if you upgrade your membership level on mazdaspeeds.org, I'll donate 100% of the upgrade funds received to the gofundme! Upgrade, I'll donate with a screen shot in the donation thread on the forum!***

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    ***Through 12/31/19, if you upgrade your membership level on mazdaspeeds.org, I'll donate 100% of the upgrade funds received to the gofundme! Upgrade, I'll donate with a screen shot in the donation thread on the forum!***
     
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    75 to Mikey! Thank you so much! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    upgraded!
     
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    More donations [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Had fun with Mike this weekend. This is his family, his whole focus on beating this cancer. If you can help, link to donate is, in the first post. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    How can I renew membership when membership is current? Looking to help out.
     
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    You can PayPal me directly and include member name and level. Webmaster@mazdaspeeds.org

    I'll manually extend the membership upgrade for you.

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    Sending the 100 buck referral bonus from your dealership Mike's way once it arrives.
     
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    Thanks man. I have been needing to call you to thank you.

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    Quik-latch.com donated $50 on top of an order of RaiderFab brackets! [​IMG]

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    @Bigelow is donating $100! e-check pending. Once processed, will extend his membership as he wishes. Thank you all so much. I will hopefully get raffle up this week. I wish it was easier to re-post them!
     
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    Not sure what happened, but posted anonymous, here is rhe gofundme receipt [​IMG]

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    This got sent yesterday.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    Mike is recovering from double pneumonia, a blood clot in his lung, and a broken pelvis from a fall. Keep him in your thoughts! Big donation made, thank you all! [​IMG][​IMG]

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