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Old 11-24-2015, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Popcorn Holiday Cheer "Giving Back" Event.

As many here already know, I like to "give back" in thanksgiving for all that I have been Blessed with. Every year around the Holidays, I attempt to find what I consider a worthy cause to get involved in in an attempt to help someone that I consider deserving of whatever help I can provide. Two years ago I headed up an event to help a disabled veteran get the repairs that his Suburban needed and then some. It turned out great and the outpouring of support from so many people and businesses for he and his family truly changed his life for the better. Last year I joined forces with @Yukon Joe, @RaptorWifeyy and others from here on the forum to help raise money for a friend of their's daughter that was in desperate need of a seizure response dog. This year hits a little closer to home for me. Learn more below.

A good friend of mine by the name of EW "Dub" Shupe lives near me in Galax Virginia. He is wheel chair bound and needs help to obtain an "Action Track Chair". His story and the other information is below. I will be offering items for raffles to help raise money for this event and will be contacting other businesses, etc to get involved in doing the same. As always, all donations at the link below are more than welcome and every little bit helps. When donating, please provide at least your forum name or that you are donating as a member of FordRaptorForum so that we can continue to show the world and EW's family how amazing the Ford Raptor community as a whole is.

Below is the GoFundMe link and I will be announcing the first raffle item within a couple of hours.

I have also attached a few pics of the type of chair that we are attempting to raise money for. The purchase price goal is $16,500 overall.

EW's story:

Referring to a man as a ‘stand up’ kind of guy is a compliment. It generally means he’s the kind of guy every respects and admires. E.W. (Dub) Shupe is certainly that kind of man.

First, he’s a true family man- a great husband and father. He is a remarkably hard working salesman at Lowes in Galax. He’s a great friend and neighbor in the Fries area. Dub is skilled horseman and mechanic. There are so many things Dub does well, but the one thing he cannot do is STAND.

E.W. mysteriously contracted an infection in his spinal fluid in 2003 that resulted in his being paralyzed from the waist down. At that point, Dub and his wife, Angela, started facing the life-long challenges together. It was his commitment and intent to maintain every aspect of life as independently as possible and his life since the paralysis reflects that commitment.

Dub works at Lowes and his wife, Angela, at Mount Rogers Community Service Board. They have a young daughter and contribute positively in every area of their lives.

But now it’s time for the communities they love and serve to help them.

Dub desperately needs to relieve the otherwise constant stress of his body weight on his back and seat. Without such relief, skin problems create constant infection and significant health risks.

There is an option. Friends are asking you to help us provide a TRACK CHAIR for Dub. This chair is visible on the internet and is designed to allow an otherwise wheelchair bound individual stand erectly. It would allow him to stand to work on a car engine or hunt – even move about his job site in a standing position – again alleviating the stress and pressure to him otherwise. The chair is produced specifically for people like Dub. It is sold in Virginia and can be purchased as soon as we have the money for it. Can you help?

A group of friends are leading this cause -- and committed to doing this for Dub as soon as possible. PLEASE join us and help as much as you can -- enlist your friends to help- spread the news.

Below is the GoFundMe link and I will be announcing the first raffle item within a couple of hours.

I have also attached a few pics of the type of chair that we are attempting to raise money for. The purchase price goal is $16,500 overall.


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Offering a custom Raptor hood wrap!

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Offering a custom embroidered headrest and center console package!

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Offering a front rotor and pad package for a Ford Raptor

Craven Speed
Offering a 6.2L Ford Raptor Oil Dip Stick Upgrade Kit

Proven Design Products
In conjunction with Freedom Motorsports offering a full set of PDP Contour logo mud flaps.

Ford Raptor Lights
Offering a Ford Raptor Lights brand fog light bezel kit with Vision X Optimus LED lights to fit Ford F-150 SVT Raptor stock bumper corner holes

FRF Member @jocdmd
Offering a $250 Freedom Motorsports Gift Certificate

FRF Member @Ditchplains1
Offering his spot in the upcoming 2016 Snoball 500 event worth $350!

Synthetic Motorsports
Offering a Mag Hytec Rear Differential Cover

Adam's Polishes
Offering a $350 Gift Certificate

5Star Tuning
Offering a $250 Gift Certificate

FRF Member @jocdmd
Offering a SECOND $250 Freedom Motorsports Gift Certificate
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