Get Niner Waldo Kid To SF

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Raised by 1,128 people in 31 months
Catherine Tate   DUBLIN, CA
WE ARE PUSHING PAST $5,500 to help this kid who needs much more than a trip to a game..........Let's send him to college!!!
We found Niner Waldo! Ladies Of The Empire is giving him a FREE ticket to the Niners vs. Seattle game next season at Levi's Stadium. We need your help to fly him to SF, put him up in a nice hotel, pay for food, and anything left over will go to the kids college fund. Thanks Niner Empire! I know you will reward this kid and his bravery and help LOTE get him to Levi's Stadium. Once the schedule is released I will be coordinating with him to make this trip possible.

I have just come to learn this kid is only 15 years old, is a ward of the state, and living in a shelter. I know this sounds so crazy and just like one of those "send money to help these starving kids in some foreign country" stories. But it is VERY true and validated by his teachers and the shelter in which he resides. We are contacting his social worker to get him REAL help. He is very thankful!!

WOW the 12th man and all NFL team fans have really stepped up on this one!!! Thank you everyone!!! His trip will be fully covered byf way of flight mile donations and hotel voucher donation offers. So the ENTIRE amount raised (minus the fee's from GoFundMe) will go to his college education so keep it coming! We will set up an account/trust fund that he can have access to when he is 18.

Check out the news stories http://www.king5.com/news/local/49ers-fan-at-Seahawks-victory-parade-now-has-fans-putting-rivalry-aside-244490421.html

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000324584/article/seahawks-fans-unite-in-support-of-homeless-49ers-fan-at-parade

If you have any concerns or questions about my reputation please feel free to look me up on www.facebook.com/cattate or www.LadiesOfTheEmpire.com or YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/cattate. You will see I am a credible member of the Niner Empire Family.
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Update 13
21 months ago
I'm sorry to say that Niner Waldo won't make this game. Something unexpected happened and there wasn't enough time to fix it. The legal system is built that way. Please be assured he is fine (heartbroken) and that his social worker worked extrememly hard to fix this for him. I was really impressed to the lengths she was willing to go. Everyone please don't get discouraged. Please only positive thoughts as he only needs love and support. Getting mad at the system won't change anything. And will only make him feel worse. The upside is he is staying positive and he will continue to work hard so that he can come to a game at Levi's sometime soon. We will continue to raise money for this young mans future and show him there are adults in this world he can count on.
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Update 12
22 months ago
I have received a few emails asking about wanting more information as to Niner Waldo's status, hobbies, grades, lifestyle etc. Because he is a minor we have to be cautious with what information is shared. I also receive limited information for the same reason. The number objective is to allow this young man to focus on school and start to adjust to a "normal" life. I can tell you that he says he is working very hard to get his grades up to where they need to be. Traveling from place to place and the stressors of not knowing where your next stop is can make focusing on school rather hard. Some of the attention this has all brought has also had some pluses and minuses when it comes to focusing on school. As you all know he is a HUGE Niner fan. Some of you also know that it can be difficult for an adult, let alone a child, to live among Seahawk fans while listening to the "chatter" that this football rivalry can provide. He is a thankful young man who wants to make himself and all of you proud. I'm sorry I can't provide more information than that at this time. I'm hoping one day he will write a book and share all of his experiences with all of you.
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Update 11
22 months ago
Cross your fingers everyone. Niner Waldo might get to attend the Thanksgiving game this year! I will keep everyone posted. Thank you again for helping this young man. Once I get the ok from his social worker I will start to plan the flights, hotel stay, game tickets, and a food allowance for he and his guardian.
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Update 10
25 months ago
Thank you for the continued support for Niner Waldo. As you all can see 100% of the money that has been raised to date is still in this gofundme account. Until Niner Waldo turns 18 the fund will remain open and active. Once he turns 18, graduates high school and is on track for college a trust account will be created. The money will then go into the trust account with very specific stipulations as to how the money is to be withdrawn. A lawyer will be in charge of the fund and ALL donors will be notified of this progress via email. I know it's been sometime since the last update. Because of his age and the state of Washington's laws I cannot elaborate or move forward with this fund until he is of age. He knows what he needs to do to "earn" this money and has reassured me that he won't let us down.
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Debi Ketner
7 months ago

Is there an update? I'm soooo hoping this young man is doing well. And that he gets to see a game!!!

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Debbie Katsanes
21 months ago

That is truly a shame as they have known for months that we were supporting this young man's trip out here to SF to see the game against the Seahawks! I was hoping to see him on television today!! Go 49ers!!!!

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May Cheng
21 months ago

Thank you for the update. Things happen for reason, whatever will be, will be. Let's just hope that this young man will do what he needs to do to show that he is worthy of all the attention, love and compassion pouring out to him. Promises in words not backed up by actions and results are promises in vain and will disappoint.

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Lupe McCormick
21 months ago

Hope to see him and our LOTE PRES Catherine Tate on the big screen. He is more than deserving of this trip. With The Niner Empire and Us Ladies of The Empire, nothing is impossible!! Thanks for stepping up Cat

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May Cheng
22 months ago

That's great news, I'm sure he'll have a blast! By the way, can you let us know how he's doing in general, with school work and academics, socially, etc? We'd love to know how he's progressing...

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Csibi Balázs
30 months ago

Awesome things going on. As I told many people, I would like to tell some people around here, to check my plan site. Thank you

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Ryan Shearer
31 months ago

As a proud 12 I will help him. He is a true 49ers fan and deserves the support. Any real sports fan that goes this far, deserves it all.

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Terri Niner Machado
31 months ago

We are so proud of Catherine and for her stepping up to the plate to help this young man out! I am also proud to belong to Ladies of the Empire~

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Bobbi Brooks
31 months ago

As a lifelong 12 I am proud to support this kid. What an amazing job you have done Catherine! Love to see our fan bases working together again to do great things!

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Tami Lemieux
31 months ago

Bless you, Catherine! I'm in tears over this. Who says we can't get along? This kid .. WOW!

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Pattie Cabrido
31 months ago

This is awesome!!! Thanks for doing this, Catherine! This is the 2nd time "this season" that we've all put the rivalry aside to help the kids - and I'm proud to be part of a fanbase that can do that!

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David Moss
31 months ago

Yahoo sports just featured this story so watch this kick into high gear now! :-)

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Barbara Cameron
31 months ago

@Kyle Sundgren thats generous of you, We Seahawk fans are doing 12 & 48 for the Superbowl we won.

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Liz Kole
31 months ago

I just wanted to address terri's comment King Five news ran the story and I am sure they vetted their sources, and if he has a state social worker then there has been some papers filed and he is "in" the system to what degree is none of our business he is a minor and has privacy rights. If you feel that you have information that is pertinent you should contact Cat and I am sure that she will look into it. But as for me my donation stands and send this kid to a Niners game and then to college!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lori Harrington
31 months ago

Thank you for doing this. This kid deserves a chance at life. As a mom I want to hug him and encourage him. Go Ronnie!

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May Cheng
31 months ago

"This is God's doing, and it's marvelous in our eyes." - Psalm 118:23

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Sonia Blade
31 months ago

Catherine, thank you so much for doing this. The response has been beautiful. There is so much good in humanity and I love how all of this started with one simple photo! I'm a journalist & also a youth advocate and I hope to follow Ronnie's journey... I think we all want to see him (and so many others) succeed. #MoreThanFootball #NinerEmpire

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Joanna Reynolds-Adams
31 months ago

I love seeing the Faithful & the 12's working together!

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May Cheng
31 months ago

@ Terri Turner - not sure what your intent is speaking words of such malice. I personally have met with Ronnie's school counselor and his principal, and had confirmation of Ronnie's situation. I've spent time with Ronnie also, and found him to be a very sensible young man who's super grateful of the love and generosity shown him. He isn't even out of his current situation, already he's speaking for other homeless children like him and wants to use this opportunity to bring awareness to them so they too can get proper help. It's unfortunate that instead of showing humility and appreciating the kindness and goodwill of fans across all teams and around the country and the world, you have to speak words of wickedness.

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Barbara Cameron
31 months ago

Cat, WTG YOU ROCK , AN ANGEL SENT TO HELP RONNIE..I AM NOT A LOTE (altho id like to join, I THINK WHAT YOU DID FOR THIS CHILD IS AMAZING & WISH MORE PEOPLE WERE LIKE YOU. I AM A 12 & STAND BY YOU ALSO.

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Raised by 1,128 people in 31 months
Created February 6, 2014
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19 months ago
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22 months ago
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sandra zachman
22 months ago

Keep it up Niner Waldo. Not for us, but for yourself!!!

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William Chervenak
22 months ago
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Jorge Marquez
22 months ago

Go Niners!!!

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Tom Dowling
22 months ago

So Close !

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25 months ago
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Chris Fountain
28 months ago

From a Steelers fan in Canada. Best wishes Ronnie. PLEASE DONATE

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29 months ago
Debi Ketner
7 months ago

Is there an update? I'm soooo hoping this young man is doing well. And that he gets to see a game!!!

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Debbie Katsanes
21 months ago

That is truly a shame as they have known for months that we were supporting this young man's trip out here to SF to see the game against the Seahawks! I was hoping to see him on television today!! Go 49ers!!!!

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May Cheng
21 months ago

Thank you for the update. Things happen for reason, whatever will be, will be. Let's just hope that this young man will do what he needs to do to show that he is worthy of all the attention, love and compassion pouring out to him. Promises in words not backed up by actions and results are promises in vain and will disappoint.

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Lupe McCormick
21 months ago

Hope to see him and our LOTE PRES Catherine Tate on the big screen. He is more than deserving of this trip. With The Niner Empire and Us Ladies of The Empire, nothing is impossible!! Thanks for stepping up Cat

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May Cheng
22 months ago

That's great news, I'm sure he'll have a blast! By the way, can you let us know how he's doing in general, with school work and academics, socially, etc? We'd love to know how he's progressing...

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Csibi Balázs
30 months ago

Awesome things going on. As I told many people, I would like to tell some people around here, to check my plan site. Thank you

+ Read More
Ryan Shearer
31 months ago

As a proud 12 I will help him. He is a true 49ers fan and deserves the support. Any real sports fan that goes this far, deserves it all.

+ Read More
Terri Niner Machado
31 months ago

We are so proud of Catherine and for her stepping up to the plate to help this young man out! I am also proud to belong to Ladies of the Empire~

+ Read More
Bobbi Brooks
31 months ago

As a lifelong 12 I am proud to support this kid. What an amazing job you have done Catherine! Love to see our fan bases working together again to do great things!

+ Read More
Tami Lemieux
31 months ago

Bless you, Catherine! I'm in tears over this. Who says we can't get along? This kid .. WOW!

+ Read More
Pattie Cabrido
31 months ago

This is awesome!!! Thanks for doing this, Catherine! This is the 2nd time "this season" that we've all put the rivalry aside to help the kids - and I'm proud to be part of a fanbase that can do that!

+ Read More
David Moss
31 months ago

Yahoo sports just featured this story so watch this kick into high gear now! :-)

+ Read More
Barbara Cameron
31 months ago

@Kyle Sundgren thats generous of you, We Seahawk fans are doing 12 & 48 for the Superbowl we won.

+ Read More
Liz Kole
31 months ago

I just wanted to address terri's comment King Five news ran the story and I am sure they vetted their sources, and if he has a state social worker then there has been some papers filed and he is "in" the system to what degree is none of our business he is a minor and has privacy rights. If you feel that you have information that is pertinent you should contact Cat and I am sure that she will look into it. But as for me my donation stands and send this kid to a Niners game and then to college!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lori Harrington
31 months ago

Thank you for doing this. This kid deserves a chance at life. As a mom I want to hug him and encourage him. Go Ronnie!

+ Read More
May Cheng
31 months ago

"This is God's doing, and it's marvelous in our eyes." - Psalm 118:23

+ Read More
Sonia Blade
31 months ago

Catherine, thank you so much for doing this. The response has been beautiful. There is so much good in humanity and I love how all of this started with one simple photo! I'm a journalist & also a youth advocate and I hope to follow Ronnie's journey... I think we all want to see him (and so many others) succeed. #MoreThanFootball #NinerEmpire

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Joanna Reynolds-Adams
31 months ago

I love seeing the Faithful & the 12's working together!

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May Cheng
31 months ago

@ Terri Turner - not sure what your intent is speaking words of such malice. I personally have met with Ronnie's school counselor and his principal, and had confirmation of Ronnie's situation. I've spent time with Ronnie also, and found him to be a very sensible young man who's super grateful of the love and generosity shown him. He isn't even out of his current situation, already he's speaking for other homeless children like him and wants to use this opportunity to bring awareness to them so they too can get proper help. It's unfortunate that instead of showing humility and appreciating the kindness and goodwill of fans across all teams and around the country and the world, you have to speak words of wickedness.

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Barbara Cameron
31 months ago

Cat, WTG YOU ROCK , AN ANGEL SENT TO HELP RONNIE..I AM NOT A LOTE (altho id like to join, I THINK WHAT YOU DID FOR THIS CHILD IS AMAZING & WISH MORE PEOPLE WERE LIKE YOU. I AM A 12 & STAND BY YOU ALSO.

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