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Topic: Fundraiser / Raffle for Kiet Pham aka Bluegill  (Read 1278 times)

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napajustin

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Last year, our friend and kayak angling expert Kiet Pham was diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease, and has been on oxygen and not been able to work. He had to sell most of his kayaks and fishing gear and has been living on limited savings. This disease was terminal unless he received a double lung transplant. Fortunately, this week, he was accepted into the program at Stanford, immediately found a donor and has two brand new (to him) lungs! He is still in hospital, but he should be able to make a full recovery and hopefully join us fishing again the not too distant future. While his prognosis is great, he will be strapped with an astronomical amount of medical debt.
Kiet is an expert kayak angler who is everybodyís friend, and is very open and generous with his fishing advice, camp food and whatever heís got in his cooler. He embodies our NCKA spirit of community and giving just as much as anyone Iíve ever met. Some of us older NCKA guys know him very well and will hopefully share stories about him here in the comments.
WHAT WEíRE RAFFLING AWAY:
1st Prize - 5 nights at the fabulous Ft. Bragg Pacific Redwood Hideaway. 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms on 1 acre of redwoods, just minutes from the FISHY Mendocino coast! 10/10 on VRBO with over 60 reviews. You pick ANY 5 NIGHTS that arenít already booked. Perhaps the Rockfish or Salmon opener? Over $3,000 value. Link in comments. 6 people max overnight capacity.
2nd Prize - Guided mushroom hunting trip with expert guide Dylan Taube for up to 4 people. Either Morels at Mt. Shasta in the spring, or Chantrelle/Black Trumpets at Jackson Demonstration Forest in Mendocino this fall. $1,000 value
3rd Prize - 2 seats on Reel Obsession Sportfishing charter fishing boat drifting live bait on the bay for Halibut this spring, generously donated by Tyja Taube. $600 value.
TO ENTER:
Go donate to Kietís GoFundMe at the following link.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kiet-get-a-lung-transplant
Post a screenshot of your donation here or DM it to me.
For every $20 donated, you will get one raffle ticket. On Sunday, March 10, we will live stream the drawing on the Fresh and Salty Facebook page.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2024, 03:49:50 PM by napajustin »
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Damm! Alright Justin! This is excellent. Thank you to all who put this together. My wife saw the 5 night stay at the Redwood Hideaway, she is in. And thank you Dylan, and your Bro for the generosity.
   And to note, Kiet is whipping ass in the hospitalÖhe is already ahead of schedule. I am guessing he will be out of the hospital in 3 weeksÖthen move into on site housing for an estimated 3 to 5 months. Letís keep the fingers crossed.  Ron/Sharkie


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Strong move, Justin and crew.   :smt008
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Thank you Josh, Ty, and Dylan for contributing packages to the raffle.

Pacific Redwood Hideaway is an awesome place, stayed there myself in Jan.  I've also fished with Ty and foraged with Dylan.  These are all primo packages.

-Allen


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done ...PM sent .. :smt001
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Angler Of The Year is currently free!!
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Done deal, get well soon Kiet
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Julie and I donated $100.00. All is well!


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Stoked that Kiet was able to get the transplant, and hoping he is back on his feet soon!!

I donated a little just now, and screenshot attached for raffle.

Get well soon Kiet!!!

Sincerely,

Jim

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Prayers for Kiet!
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God speed on your recovery Kiet.
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Thank you all for helping us raise over $1200!!! I have reserved the property for April 30 to May 5 in case you want to come up for the shallow water opener. Otherwise, you can reserve a different date once you win!

In order to make more money for Kiet, we are pushing the raffle drawing back to Monday, April 8th. We hope you all understand! I'll be putting up a spreadsheet with names and entry numbers in the next couple of days.

Current participants and # of entries:
Glenn Casale-1
Sonny Nguyen - 5
Jill Deforge - 5 (yakabass)
Scott Swehla - 2 (NCKA)
Pheng Vang - 3 (yakabass)
Lloyd Chasey - 5
Mark Lockaby - 5 (NCKA)
Jim Russell - 3
Corey Ryan - 5
Julie Perry - 5
Adam Baumbach - 2
Tim Duffy - 3
John Meteyer - 5
Victor Donovan - 5 (NCKA)
Mark Stamp - 5
Sue Jb Vang - 2
Poup Smith - 3

Once again, please message me when you've entered!

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Bump ..Winners ?

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It was live on F&S Facebook, canít link the drawing but the winners were: Julie Perry,  Pheng Vang, and John Meteyer
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It was live on F&S Facebook, canít link the drawing but the winners were: Julie Perry,  Pheng Vang, and John Meteyer

Thanks Mark , I donít do FB .Just curious. All for a great cause.
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