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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Almost 2 1/2 weeks left until I hit the trails. My co-workers, managers, partners and my martial arts friends really stepped up the past 2 weeks and placed some generous donations.

    Right now at $1,335 which means the AT Conservancy gets $267 to help maintain the trails. Still far from $2,000 which was my goal and getting no help from my bailed out partner too.

    Very little donations from the hiking community unfortunately. If you feel my event is worthy enough please see my signature.
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

    The end of the world is not coming in December, it is happening now in my living room. - TFC Rick

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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Unfortunately I received saddening news about my Fiance's father. His cancer has spread and only has a few more weeks left.

    I am postponing my trip until late June mid July. Once a solid date has formed I will provide details.

    Raul
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    The end of the world is not coming in December, it is happening now in my living room. - TFC Rick

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    Very sorry to hear this Raul, hope his last moments are pain free and with lots of family at his side!
    Formerly known as "Cranky Bear"....

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    Sorry to hear the news Raul. Peace to you and your fiance's family during this time.
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    Senior Member Raul Perez's Avatar
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    Today my Fiancé’s father has passed due to colon, rectum and stomach cancer. He was diagnosed late January 2011 2 weeks after I asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage.

    A very nice man who was a Navy Korean War veteran. He loved spending time with his grand kids and was notorious at cheating while playing UNO and always lost at Monopoly.

    He mixed up the names of the kids’ favorite tv characters to get a laugh from them for example he called the Big Show (WWE Wrestler) the Big Story as well as other funny sayings such as “Jump on my chest and lets see who’s the best”… I still to this day have no idea what that means but it still cracks me up.

    I remember having him over all the time and serving him Amoretto on the rocks which was his favorite drink at my house while complaining how uncomfortable my couch was (it really is though so I couldn’t fault him). He was a wonderful cook and at one time in his life owned a deli which he claimed Bruce Springsteen came to frequently to practice his guitar before he made it big.

    I pray that he is at peace now and that the suffering he endured the past 2 months has been put behind him. He is survived by his wife, 2 brothers, 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 7 grand children.
    "If you give a monkey a gun and he shoots someone, you dont blame the monkey"

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    Raul,

    Just made a small donation to the Strength For Life Charity Fund. I only wish it could be more. Lets see if other HF Members can help Raul out making his worthy goal of $2.000.00. It's easy to do. Clck on Raul's signature link on any of his posts. It will take you to a secured VeriSign Trusted Site. Just type in any amount you wish to donate. Even 5 dollars will help his cause. Put your address, credit card information and your e-mail address and a receipt to be sent to you. That's it all there is to it.

    As to this posting Raul has $1445.00 donations contributed. Also 20 percent of the funds raised will be going to the Appalachian Trail Conference.

    Raul hope you make your $2000.00. Hike strong and be keep safe for this worthy cause.
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    Sorry to hear of his passing. His fight is now over and he can be at peace. I don't have anything to donate at this time, but our thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours.


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    Thanks HWS and NC Patrick.

    I hope this doesnt sound rude because it is not meant to be, but I dont want the death of my loved one to be the deciding factor to donate to my event. My event was placed 3 months ago, continuously updated and was mentioned in a few videos I have done as well. It has been well advertised so I am ok with the funds raised thus far.

    I'll take prayers going forward with regards to this event. I just needed a place to express some thoughts on the passing of my would be father-in-law.

    Sincerely,

    Raul
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    That was a terrific tribute Raul.
    Peace to him on his hike to the other side of life.
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