Rest in Peace, Mike Shaw aka VIP.

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    Things have taken a turn, and he's recovering from a fall, broken pelvis, double pneumonia, and a blood clot. Prognosis is not good, just a rough time


    ***Through 1/31/20, 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!***


    https://www.gofundme.com/f/8t5n2-he...edium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet


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    @Littleloogy, thank you for your donation! [​IMG]

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    Thank you @Slow_MS3 and @andrew for upgrading your membership he's leaving rehab next week and, meeting the #1 sarcoma cancer specialists in Murrica on the 20th to hopefully get a special chemo to knock down the 20 lb cancer in his leg. Keep thoughts with him.

    Thank you all,
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    Thank you @macdiesel for your support! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    After 34 days, my buddy Micheal is HOME! Awesome gift for Kathleen Mary on her birthday! He's fighting stage 4 sarcoma like a badass. Mayo clinic and a trial program is in the works! Long fight ahead, keep in in your thoughts!

    Also keep thoughts with Kathleen's dad, who is in the hospital now too fighting heart issues.

    Huge thank you to Dan and David Hodges (owners of Hodges Mazda at the Avenues) , who Mike worked for up until last year. They are securing a wheelchair prepped van for him to use as long as he needs it. This is HUGE!

    If you want to help, here is the link to the gofundme again. It 100% goes to them! https://www.gofundme.com/f/8t5n2-help-mike-fight-cancer[​IMG]

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    Well it's been a rough week. Tuesday, I delivered a wheelchair van to Mike at his house. The owners of my dealer bought it for him to use, then return when done. The next day was going to be me taking him to Mayo, to discuss his pending treatment and pain management.

    Unfortunately, he took an ambulance there when he fell early in the morning. Intense pain had him in the ER on piles of meds. I saw him in his room the next morning, a lot better. Need to get pain stabilized, and treatment started. It's a long road ahead. The cancer is, spreading and he's in the fight for his life.

    I'll be keeping up with member upgrades going to Mike indefinitely. I only have $20 to give them now, hoping to get more upgrades in the coming weeks, as MSO celebrities 4 years!

    Here is the link again for donation directly if you want to. 100% goes to them. Thanks for all who have donated!

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/8t5n2-he...edium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Thank you to @Sho, @udntknw and @neganox for your membership upgrades!

    An update on Mike. Last week, he got his pain under control, and, got up, unassisted for the first time in many weeks. Next day, end of the hall and back. This week, pain increased and something triggered more back pain. MRIs yesterday and, today on his spine are being performed, and we are hoping for some news that is positive. The surgery to remove the sarcoma on his leg was planned for the week, but is now canceled for now.

    His family has asked for some help covering the expenses of a stage 4 cancer battle. I'm hoping many more will renew Metal Membership with mazdaspeeds.org as 100% of the donations are going to Mike and his family.

    If you can help, here is the link:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/8t5n2-he...edium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet[​IMG][​IMG]

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    Alright people, time to get real.

    The GoFundMe is sitting at $8,220; $1,780 from the goal. There's 3,324 members on this forum. If you all can come up with $780 together, I'll put up the final $1,000 to hit the 10k. If only half of you (that's 1,662 for those who suck at math like me) donate, that comes out to $0.47 per member.

    This community has come together to accomplish great things in the past, and there's no reason to stop now. From hurricane Sandy and tornados that hit Moore OK, to house fires and unexpected medical bills, we take care of our own. So lets continue to do so to help a true OG MSF/MSO member.
     
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    Thanks for that, Travis!
     
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    I'll double the $1000 as long as @Raider is fine with me mailing a check, cause fuck paypal.

    Nevermind, looks like i can go straight to credit card on gofund me
     
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    Bro.

    You guys are amazing. I've got $35 to donate just from today. Will make a total donation Sunday

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    Got to see Mike tonight. It's a tough time right now, a roller coaster of prognosis and test results that change regularly. Words cannot describe how it feels to have everyone's support. Sarcoma sucks. Cancer sucks. [​IMG]

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    Thank you @KingScarborough, @VashEXE and @MS6 P.C. For your donation!

    100% of member upgrades are going to Mike! Click the link to donate, upgrade your membership, get more access, raffle stuff, and help our friend! [​IMG]

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    The gofundme was updated to reflect the current needs since the cancer has spread. "Mike is currently at the Mayo Clinic receiving palliative radiation on his leg as doctors are desperately working to control his pain. The cancer has unfortunately spread throughout his entire spine. We are still hoping and praying that he can participate in a clinical trial at Mayo. We are incredibly grateful for your love and support through this incredibly difficult time."

    Bonus is, they may be on the news! I'll share more later. Keep him and his family in your thoughts, as he's undergoing radiation on the cancer in his leg.

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    OK, so some big awesome news! Literally...

    Mike and his fiancé were facing issues getting married. To get a license, they had to both be there. Mike is in the hospital. So no go. I emailed our mayor. Big town, but I have his email. Next day, a call. Exception and rules. Shared to Mike and Kathleen, and they are getting married tomorrow! Today, local news texted me for more info, like gofundme and their info. They are gonna on the news, video is posted!


    https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/...trying-get-married/52I5FLJ6D5DULEP6FEA2IMYNDI




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    That's awesome. Happy for them!


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    $9210 now, good group of member upgrades this week!

    Mike and Kathleen are now the Shaws! I got sick and couldn't get attend, but they got it done!

    He's had a number of targeted radiation treatments on his leg, pain management on his spine a huge focus still. He's at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, and they appreciate all the love and support from you guys here!

    @mikedunnit @Josh Smith @Ssinstaller @Kustelokal @Indran @SharksInSpace @Jordan lewis @HwyStar @Benny71 @mankypro @rookie13

    I'll continue to donate to the cause as long ad possible. Thanks everyone! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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