Jeff "BigCountry" Waltman Fund

$8,504 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 193 people in 22 months
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Dirk MacGirk
on behalf of Megan Poppel
 JUSTIN, TX


It is with deep regret that we mourn the loss of our friend and fellow EVE Online player Jeff "BigCountry" Waltman.  BigCountry, or BC as he was known to many of us, died suddenly, yet peacefully, on November 1, 2016 at his home at the age of 37.

BC played EVE since 2007, and was most recently a member of Sniggerdly in Pandemic Legion.  Over the years he was also a member of Tactical Narcotics Team, Shadow of xXDeathXx, and Intrepid Crossing alliances as well as a long-time director in Specter Syndicate corporation.  However, his corporation or alliance affiliation was never truly what defined BC within EVE Online.  These were merely organizations in which he played the game he loved with his circle of friends.

BC was more widely known to EVE's players through his work as an EVE Radio DJ and host of The Open Comms Show, which he started in 2011.  Without a doubt, BC was a larger than life personality with a passion for gaming, most certainly for EVE Online.  EVE is a social game and BC combined his enjoyment for the game with his desire to talk about it with others.  Love or hate what the guy had to say, almost nobody could keep a live broadcast going like BigCountry.  BC was the genuine article; the guy in the game, the guy on the podcast, was the same guy in real life.

Jeff leaves behind a wife Megan and two young children: 8-year-old daughter Taylor and 6-year-old son Carson.  Over the years we came to know his wife through his various shows as Mrs. Country, and from time to time we would hear about his children whom he loved very much.

This gofundme will go directly to help Megan and the children through this difficult time. If you were familiar with BC from his time in EVE, or simply wish to support the family of a fallen capsuleer, we ask that you please find it within yourself to make a donation.
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The gofundme for BC has officially ended. In the end, we managed to raise $8,504.

On behalf of Megan and the kids, I just want to express a heartfelt thanks to everyone who was gracious enough to help out the family in their time of need.

Once again, thank you to all of you for your contributions, but also for your thoughts, comments and emails. They were greatly appreciated.

Warm regards,

Dirk
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Couple of updates

Obviously we've blown through the initial goal. To be honest, I had no idea what amount to put in there. I'm not going to update the goal. We'll collect whatever we can collect for Megan and the kids and close it out after 14 days.

Second, BC's wife Megan has accepted access to be able to take payment so that part is all settled.

Thank you to all of you who have been so kind to contribute thus far. I know BC's family is immensely grateful for all we've done thus far. We should all be very proud of how this community rallies in time of crisis.

Warm regards,

Dirk
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Gunnar Pätzel
22 months ago
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its been a while since we played together in the Dronelands but i will never forget him.

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Justin Handfield
22 months ago
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Crossed paths with him once or twice as I recall, his show was a part of my weekly routine for as long as I played and then some. Always sad to see someone go so soon, best to his family. Fly safe o7

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Zach McWhorter
22 months ago

I have only known BC from the show, and as a new player I still want to show my support. Mrs. Country hope to hear from you again soon. ♥ take care.

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Raised by 193 people in 22 months
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Created November 2, 2016
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MD
$20
Matthew Dinatale
22 months ago

Thanks for the laughs

$20
Anonymous
22 months ago
MJ
$20
Mo'fuhka Jones
22 months ago

Was on the show a few times, however after you all went exclusive I didnt have the chance to come on anymore. This is a huge shock and I am going to miss the huge personality that is BC. o7 My friend.

GD
$15
Greg Dawe
22 months ago

Played with him back in '08. Will never forget him.

NL
$200
Nina Latina
22 months ago

May Gd be with you, and your family Megan.

$25
Anonymous
22 months ago
$10
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22 months ago
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Shooter Mcloads
22 months ago

Will be missed sorely

Gunnar Pätzel
22 months ago
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its been a while since we played together in the Dronelands but i will never forget him.

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Justin Handfield
22 months ago
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Crossed paths with him once or twice as I recall, his show was a part of my weekly routine for as long as I played and then some. Always sad to see someone go so soon, best to his family. Fly safe o7

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Zach McWhorter
22 months ago

I have only known BC from the show, and as a new player I still want to show my support. Mrs. Country hope to hear from you again soon. ♥ take care.

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