Wavejets for Nathan and Patrick

$10,710 of $12k goal

Raised by 140 people in 37 months





Hello,

My name is Ted Canedy and along with Tom Kirk we are trying to raise enough money for our two good friends Nathan Gocke and Patrick Ivison to have personal Wavejet surboards of their own. As many of you know I do a lot of work with people who have suffered spinal chord injuries and by raising this money for both Patrick and Nathan they will be able to go surfing on their own with the help of just a few people. Normally for them to go surfing it can take up to 8 people, but with the Wavejet it could be as few as 3.

The reason these boards are so special is because they come with a powerful jet under the board that will allow Nathan and Patrick (by pushing a button on their wrist) to ride waves without traditionally being pushed into the waves by family and friends. Thus giving them the independence to surf on their own terms.

As one can imagine this technology isn't cheap and therefore we have started this fundraising page. We are asking for donations as little as five dollars. So if everyone could just go one day without say a Starbucks coffee, a beer or cocktail, or perhaps even eating a meal at home instead of out on the town, we could take that money donate it to this worthy cause, and we can have these boards for them in no time.

So please make a donation today!!!

Thanks,

Tom and Ted

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Update 19
Posted by Ted Canedy
32 months ago
Just wanted to give everyone an update. Here is the beginning shape for Nathan's board. It is getting glassed as we speak!!! So within two weekes it should be good to go!!! I will keep you posted. Lastly as I have said in the past I have money left over and so I am still trying to raise more money to be able to provide a third wave jet for another paralyzed surfer!!! So please keep the ball rolling and pass this al0ng to everyone you know.
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Update 18
Posted by Ted Canedy
34 months ago
Just wanted to share a note from my friend Jesse Billauer founder of Life Rolls On regarding what his wavejet has done for him. If you are not aware of Jesse's story here is a little background -

On March 25, 1996, on the verge of becoming a professional surfer, Jesse Billauer was surfing at his local break at Zuma Beach in California when he was pushed headfirst into the shallow sandbar, fracturing his neck. Billauer sustained a C-6 complete spinal cord injury, which resulted in quadriplegia. He lost the ability to walk and had limited mobility of his arms and hands. Jesse left the hospital and immediately knew two things: he had to surf again and he had to help others be inspired to follow their passions.

Below is a quote from Jessee describing his wavejet and what is has done for him!!! There is also a video of Jessee riding the waves on his wavejet in California.

"Catching big waves with the help of my @wavejet that was shaped by @cisurfboards is one of the most amazing feelings in the world. I lost my independence when I broke my neck back in 1997, but I recently regained some independence when I got a jet propelled surfboard that allows me to catch waves by myself (for the most part that is) I am forever grateful for all of my friends, family and sponsors for supporting me and my love for the sport of surfing."

http://www.surfline.com/video/webisodes/jesse-billauer-enjoys-fun-west-coast-surf_106394

So please continue to give, share this with others, and help us get another wavejet to bring independence to others who have suffered a spinal chord injury.
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Update 17
Posted by Ted Canedy
34 months ago
As all of you know we have reached our goal and Nathan and Patrick are getting their boards, but there were some people who still wanted to contribute to this great cause. So I have raised the amount on this page to accomodate that wish. I am also hoping that with this new goal we will be able to buy a third wavejet and be able to give it to another surfer who has suffered a spinal chord injury!!!! So please help make this a reality............
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Update 16
Posted by Ted Canedy
34 months ago
I am very proud to say that even though we are a little shy of our goal, Nathan & Patrick will be meeting with WaveJet next week to start work on their CUSTOM MADE WAVEJETS! There are so many people involved in making this possible and I would like to thank them. First, I would like to thank Tom Kirk. I had this crazy idea one day to raise money for Patrick and Nathan to get WaveJets. When I had let Nathan know about my idea, I got a call from Tom asking what he could do and how to get it done. That was the moment I had to put this half brain idea into action. Without Tom's push I am not sure if we would be here today and because of that I am forever grateful to Tom. Second, I would like to thank Kelly Virgulto from WaveJet. She has been on board since day one and she has gone above and beyond to make this happen. Thank you Kelly for all your support, multiple donations, and for making this happen. Last, and most importantly, I want to thank ALL of you. Without you none of this would have been possible and I am overwhelmed by the generosity you have all shown. Your support has proved people can make a difference in other's lives even with something as small as a $5 donation. As we are still a little shy of our goal, please share this with friends and family to help us support Patrick & Nathan. Again, any amount, great or small, will be appreciated. Because of your incredible support, once their boards are finished, we will be having a huge party for Patrick and Nathan. Details about date and location will be sent once everything is finalized. Again, thank you so much and the next time you hear from me will be to let you know where the guys will be taking their boards out for a surf!!!!!
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$10,710 of $12k goal

Raised by 140 people in 37 months
Created November 14, 2013
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