Crunch Medical Fund

$10,350 of $50k goal

Raised by 196 people in 1 month
John T. Draper
on behalf of Rodney Thacker
 LAS VEGAS, NV
Captain Crunch will be facing some very difficult surgery on March 28, 2017 involving 3 incisions, 1 in his side after removal of one of his ribs. 1 in the front of his stomach where they have to move all of his vital organs aside and 1 in his back requiring an 8 inch incision to gain access to his spinal column.

They have to put a "cage" surrounding his discs and add 4 more screws to help support his spine.The surgery will last approximately 9 hours or more, and may involve a second surgery the following week if there isn't enough time to complete the entire surgery at once.

This extremely complex and dangerous surgery gives Crunch a 50/50 chance of a normal life. A 10% chance he may not recover at all and a 20% chance of becoming permantly paralyzed.

There is 4 to 6 months of recovery and requires significant homecare after he is discharged from the rehab center.

Without this funding, he will not be able to maintain a normal life or care for himself. He will be bedridden most of the time throughout the recovery process.

The Crunchman will have limited access to his computer and if the funding is successful, he will try to arrange a way to access his computer from his bed.

He requires this funding as soon as possible to ensure the appropriate agents are in place to assist him right away.

Further help is required in the form of medical adaptive equipment (ie... Braces, Wheelchair, Walker)
additional home safety modifications. These items are NOT covered by his insurance.

If he does NOT proceed with surgery, one of the screws in his spinal column will eventually work its way to his spinal cord leaving him completely paralyzed from the waist down.

The urgency of this funding is critical to say the least!

Please help him to overcome these obstacles like so many he has overcome before. That he may continue to inspire generations of Techies around the globe!

Unfortunately, This couldn't have happened at a worse time because Crunch is on the final approach to complete his NEW book !

For more information about this incredibly talented individual please watch this video!

Bitspiration : "History of Hacking" by John "Captain Crunch" Draper
Filmed in Krakow, Poland

This was just one of many international acclaimed lectures given by John.

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Update 2
Posted by Ruairi O'Conor
2 days ago
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Hi, here is an update on my healing efforts. First off, I have to use a medical device called a Bone Stimulation device ($750) for 2 hours a day. It's supposed to promote bone healing and is almost required after a spinal fusion operation. Next Thursday, my assistant has to leave, now leaving me alone. There are sanctioned "Home Assistance" firms who can come out to my place, drive me to the store, and carry it into my house, and cook, and clean for me, but this will cost me $25/hour plus $0.50/mile. I think I can get way with 2 - 3 visits per week, but the donations you are helping me with, is going to allow me to do this. With a new chair, I can stay online for about an hour at a time. But every week, my doctors are hitting me up for more meds, and of course it's probably not covered by insurance. My friend managing the gofundme account asked me to increase the amount I'm asking for. Anyway, please help out when you can. I'm also hosting a live stream at noon (PDT) every Sunday.
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Update 1
Posted by Ruairi O'Conor
16 days ago
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I was discharged from the Rehab yesterday, I'm bedridden, but my old very best friend flew out from Pennsylvania for personal assistance, I have a COMPLETE spinal fusion, EVERY vertebrae is now fuses with titanium, residual pain is unbearable and can only sit up for very short times, 10 mins or less, Signal me at +18186405290 or Whats App. Very painful to type, need one arm to hold me up, unable to give update, craig@folio101.com can pass messages, and he has access to my FB, All I can do is watch TV. Siri is to brain dead for meaning full update, Only halfway to Goal, and the bill for enabling devices like toilet Bidet is about $12,000, I can release a complete inventory of the things I need, does Anyone know of someone who can help me install bidet - it is so demoralizing to have somehow wipe my ass for me? I cannot bend down below my pelvis because my spine is one big solid un-bendable thing.
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$10,350 of $50k goal

Raised by 196 people in 1 month
Created March 20, 2017
John T. Draper  
on behalf of Rodney Thacker
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$50
Fedor Indutny
1 day ago
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$1,000
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2 days ago
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Justin Steele
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Simon Kelk
6 days ago

Sux to be ill man, get well soon.

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8 days ago
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Francisco Carmona
8 days ago

Good luck cap!

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