Disabled Man Stranded

$2,660 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 39 months
DA
Dave A
on behalf of John Skalberg
 FORT MYERS, FL
Some good friends of ours are recently moving from Tampa, FL to Colorado Springs, CO on a limited budget. Unfortunately within less than 2 hours it turns into a nightmare trip. The Budget rental truck (which was supposed to be brand new) full of everything they own and towing their small suv broke down on the side of i75 at approximately 2pm Wednesday June 1st. It took Budget rental car 5 hours just to get them a tow truck (keep in mind that about 2 hours north of Tampa on i75 it is rural) they had no food, water or restrooms and John has medical issues. 5 hours later when the tow truck gets there they finally get John and Candace off the freeway and they have to find themselved a hotel for the evening. The tow truck company was told by Budget rental to weigh the total weight of the truck and all the belongings - the tow company told John and Candace that they were under 50% of the total towing weight capacity.  Budget rental tells John and Candace that they will not rent them another vehicle and that they need to move their stuff out of the broken rental at their own expense, unfortunately John and Candace cannot move their belongings by themselves due to Johns medical conditions and on top of it Budget is keeping the total $1600. deposit even though John and Candace were only able to use this (supposedly new) truck for less than 2 hours. John and Candace are out at least $1600 for what they already paid Budget (that Budget is refusing to reinburse anything). They'll need at least another $1600 to rent another vehicle from another company and had to fork out money for at least two unexpected nights stay in Florida. Not to mention missing his very important doctors appointment in CO and missing a job interview as well. Last thing - John's medical condition has nothing to do with medical marijuana - his problems cannot be treated by medical marijuana. We just want to make it clear that these funds are for John and Candace to get to CO successfully to start their new life. Thanks to Budget the first 24 hours of John and Candace's three day trip has been unbareable.
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John and Candace lodged in Kansas last night - tonight they will be in Colorado Springs! This is the last of their big haul out to CO. John's appointment with his specialist was rescheduled for Thursday. Wishing John and Candace the best of luck on their new venture in CO! Thank you again to everyone who spread the word and especially those who donated!!!
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John and Candace are about half way to their new home (stopping in Arkansas for the evening) and over half way to their goal! Thanks for all the love and support!!!
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We're half way there! Thank you to everyone reposting, regramming, sharing, tweeting, viewing and especially those donating - you have all restored our faith in humanity!
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We're 1/4 the way there! Thank you kindly to those how've supported this cause! Anyone that cannot afford to help the cause monetarily then just helping raise awareness is just as beneficial!
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Vicki E Wilson
39 months ago
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I have tears in my eyes ... Thank you so very much, Dave and Sarah for helping my kids out ... and my heartfelt thanks to all you amazing friends who have been so generous ... ♥ ♥

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Vicki E Wilson
39 months ago
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Thank you so much, Sarah and Dave ... You're amazing people .... I'm Johnny's mom ... so this situation was really stressful for me because I do know what Johnny goes through ... It has been heartbreaking .. I am so astounded that Budget pulled this ridiculous stunt ... what a way to run a business .... But I believe that what goes around ... comes around ...

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Tracy Moore
39 months ago
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Thank you all! Beautiful souls! Love and Light to you all!

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Linda Meade
39 months ago
1
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I just posted the link to your site on Budget Rental's Facebook site and they sent me this: Hi Linda - if you are in contact with them, please let them know to call our truck division at 1.800.462.8343 for assistance.

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$2,660 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 39 months
Created June 2, 2016
DA
Dave A
on behalf of John Skalberg
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DW
$100
Darryl Woodson
38 months ago

Sorry to hear about all this. I am praying for you Johnny all the time. Hope you get the medical attention you need very soon.

PH
$100
Patricia Hayes
38 months ago

Lots of love to both of you, The Hayes family

JF
$30
Jordan Fields
38 months ago
MP
$20
Michael Pyle
38 months ago
1
1

Good luck with the rest of your trip!

HR
$15
Heidi Reinsmith
38 months ago
1
1
JL
$20
Josh Leopard
38 months ago
1
1
JB
$50
Jason Baumann
39 months ago
1
1
$50
Peter Mazur
39 months ago
2
2

I'm sorry you had to deal with this at the start of a new chapter in your life. Good luck from here on out in CO!

MP
$50
Michael Powless
39 months ago
2
2
RR
$200
Randy Ransom
39 months ago
3
3

Hope this helps Rocker Red. Hope you get better brotha.

Vicki E Wilson
39 months ago
2
2

I have tears in my eyes ... Thank you so very much, Dave and Sarah for helping my kids out ... and my heartfelt thanks to all you amazing friends who have been so generous ... ♥ ♥

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Vicki E Wilson
39 months ago
2
2

Thank you so much, Sarah and Dave ... You're amazing people .... I'm Johnny's mom ... so this situation was really stressful for me because I do know what Johnny goes through ... It has been heartbreaking .. I am so astounded that Budget pulled this ridiculous stunt ... what a way to run a business .... But I believe that what goes around ... comes around ...

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Tracy Moore
39 months ago
1
1

Thank you all! Beautiful souls! Love and Light to you all!

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Linda Meade
39 months ago
1
1

I just posted the link to your site on Budget Rental's Facebook site and they sent me this: Hi Linda - if you are in contact with them, please let them know to call our truck division at 1.800.462.8343 for assistance.

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