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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:22 am

Hey Guys, One of our own fellow RC tankers, Terry Tiell, AKA Jackalope, has been diagnosed with cancer. The good news is it's very treatable and the long term prognosis is good, the bad news is that on May 15th Jack's gonna have to give up a kidney (insert your own kidney pie joke here). He'll be out of work for at least six weeks and the railroad he works for doesn't have short term disability so it's gonna be a hard row to hoe for a minute there. Terry's wife, the world famous Mrs. Jackalope, has opened a go fund me page in case anyone wants to help them get through the difficult time ahead. If you want to help the page is here

https://www.gofundme.com/help-terry-recover

Also, and this applies more to our U.S. members because of the high price of postage, I have some items up for sale and the proceeds will go to help Jack. I have two 15cm howitzers in 1/16th (the Merit kits) one assembled and one still in the plastic, and a 1/18th 88mm flak gun (also Merit) still in the box and un-assembled, as well as a nice Zvezda 1/35th King Tiger kit, and I'll sell any of my unbuilt aircraft kits (1/32 scale) if anyone is interested. You can PM me if you are interested and I'll make you a very good deal, with all proceeds going to the go fund me page.

Terry's a great guy and a good friend, and it really sucks that this is happening to him. I hope at least some of you guys will want to help, and if you can't help with a donation, at least send out some of them positive waves for Terry and his family. 8)
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:45 am

This is very sad news, hope all works out for Terry. Here's to a speedy recovery

All the best :wave:

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Postby PainlessWolf » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:00 am

Good evening,
Gary, that is incredibly kind of you, Doc. Go Fund Me link noted. ( now to find some funds ) Terry is a great Friend. He'll be back among us soon.
regards,
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:56 am

Sorry to hear this news Terry, hope you have a swift and full recovery, we'll all be thinking of you on the forum bud :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby Rad_Schuhart » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:03 am

Oh no, I am very sorry to read you are having health issues, Terry. Hope you recover soon...

Also I cannot understand how the health system works there in the U.S. Looks like you cannot be sick there! Where are the human rights, man!
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Postby jackalope » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:00 pm

Thank you Gary. This has come on pretty suddenly, Thursday morning at 2am I woke to go to the bathroom and peed blood. Went to the ER and there was an 11 hour wait just to be seen! Went to my dr at 9am, he sent me for a CT scan cause everyone was sure I passed a kidney stone and he wanted to look for me. What they found was a 6.8 cm mass in my right kidney that was the cause of the blood. So now I'm on a fast track to getting it removed and I'll be out of work for 6 weeks at least. Then I have to deal with my works medical department to be placed back at work and they can take 2 weeks to a month to clear you! So I could miss over 2 months of work!

I've contacted our creditors and am trying to make arrangements with them to postpone our monthly bills for 2 months but I don't know how that'll go. I have a week of paid vacation time I can take and will receive $72 a day in railroad retirement sickness pay but that won't cover much.

We set the goal at $8000 but I know we'll never come close to that but I figured to try and see so my family will be taken care of while I get better and back to work.

Thank you to Mr.Rainford the first to donate and to anyone else who can help my family I thank you too.
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Postby purplebrad » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:52 pm

PM sent about the 15ch howitzer.

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Postby Maccrage » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:31 pm

Prayers out brother. I've been going through some bad right now too. Lost literally my whole family in the last month. Just temporarily for dad and my son, but mom died and wife almost died and is in the hospital. Stay strong.

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Postby sassgrunt » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:56 pm

Terry's surgery is scheduled - ironically - on my birthday. Although I was happy to donate to him anyway; I just can't ague with an omen like that! Ha. -Mike

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Postby jackalope » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:51 pm

Thank you SO SO very much for the help guys. We hate asking, makes me feel bad, I've never had to ask for help before in my life! I always work hard and get what I want or need through just that, hard work. But this time I can't do anything and it's killing me! Really don't know how to act as again I've never been in a position like this before.

But again thank you to everyone.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue May 01, 2018 11:07 pm

I do hope all works out well for you Terry and Mrs Jackalope, and your family.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed May 02, 2018 12:38 am

As I have limited time to spend with my hobby and multiple builds to tackle I wanted to offer a very nice piece of electronic goodness for sale. All proceeds will be directly sent to mr Jackalope :wave:

I have a brand new benedini mini sound system already programmed for the Open Panzer TCB setup by Thomas benedini for a panther plug and play for your open Panzer board. Comes with the programming cable too. Brand new and unused.

I will take $100.00 usd plus free shipping in the USA. Shipping abroad will be minimal as its a small package. Remember it's for a great cause :clap:
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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed May 02, 2018 3:10 am

Here's the benedini mini setup for the open Panzer board.

Just as I've received it.

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Postby jackalope » Wed May 02, 2018 3:46 am

Damn Carl! Thank you so very much!

Hell thank you to everyone who has helped out through either prayers or donations. I've never been in a situation like this before, not only is it terrifying to hear you have cancer but then to be out of work for 6-8 weeks is terrifying too. I've never been out of work that long since I had my first job over 30 years ago when I was 15! I've always worked hard and taken care of my family, I'm the eldest of 2 brothers have at one point or another has my wife and children, my mother, my brother and his wife and baby living under my roof. I've always taken care of everyone else, that's what a man is supposed to do.... not get cancer and be out out of work for 2 damn months! My wife, Kathy, says it's my turn to be taken care of and I know it may sound silly but I just can't let go. I have to take care of them, that's my job. I know that must sound stupid or old fashioned but that's how I am. So anything that comes in helps make sure I can take care of them while I recover. The amount collected so far damn near covers a mortgage payment for 1 month, thats $1360 a month. So again, thank you everyone!
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Wed May 02, 2018 10:09 am

Does that mean those that have donated get shares in your home? ;)

You should talk to the mortgage people, it worked for me many years ago :thumbup: even if you can just miss one payment, it'll surely help.
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Postby Raminator » Wed May 02, 2018 10:09 am

All the best for a quick and safe recovery, Terry. I know how hard it can be to take your health for granted and then have that pulled out from you suddenly. Rest up, get well, let your friends and family help and you'll be back up again in no time.
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Postby c.rainford73 » Wed May 02, 2018 11:14 am

A very kind fellow ( Mr Raminator )Has made an offer to help Terry out and take the benedini mini off my hands thank you my friend :clap:

Cheers

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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue May 08, 2018 8:13 pm

I keep looking out for Heng Long to advertise these 6X6s, I thought they were going to do them?
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Postby c.rainford73 » Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:I keep looking out for Heng Long to advertise these 6X6s, I thought they were going to do them?
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Tue May 08, 2018 10:02 pm

:haha: oops, wrong thread :{ came back to post lol, what a senile old bugger, must stop thinking about wobbly bottoms :{
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