Steve Coots' Bucket List

$10,550 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 145 people in 14 months
Jim Williams
on behalf of Violet Coots
 BOWLING GREEN, KY
Steve Coots is a 20+ year EMT with EMS in Bowling Green, KY and has served his community as a volunteer firefighter for 30 years. Several days ago his family, friends, co-workers and everyone that is a member of our emergency services community was hit with the news that he has been given six months to live. What started as a cancer that claimed a large part of his tongue through surgery has continued to grow and spread.

Steve is one of those people that is always in a good mood and that everyone wants to work with. He is devoted to God and spends countless hours helping his church.

For several years it has been on Steve's bucket list to rebuild a 1971 VW Super Beetle that he has had sitting by his garage, giving it an emergency services theme to promote our profession while still having the enjoyment of seeing the project through and driving one of his favorite vehicles.

Our goal is to make sure that dream comes to pass. Steve is expecting a grandchild this summer and we want him either in the driver's seat of his dream care or in the passenger seat holding his new grandbaby! We are already beating the bushes to make arrangements for this time-dependent project- searching for people with the mechanical expertise to help, finding parts, etc while being sure to be as conscientious with the money raised as possible. Any funds collected that we can save on the project will go directly to Steve and his family to offset their medical expenses, so once we hit this goal we won't stop collecting!

Once we get started we will setup a Facebook page to keep you informed of the project's progress (and Steve's!).

Please help us to help our brother see this dream through! Seeing his reaction when this project is completed for him will be such a huge reward to all of us that know him. Thank you for your consideration and donation.
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For members of emergency services, please make plans to attend the Inaugural Steve Coots Public Servant's Day at Steve's home church -Lakeview Baptist Church. The first showing of Steve's bucket list VW that you all helped with will be happening that day too! Church service starts at 10:00. At 11:00 all emergency responders are welcome to come enjoy food and fellowship with each other and the congregation, and we always eat well!!

We and Steve's family can't wait to see you this Sunday, Sept. 10 at Lakeview, on Small house across from the back entrance to Basil Griffith Park in Bowling Green.
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Got to visit with Steve last night. He seemed to be doing well but had just gotten started with Hospice a couple of days ago. Unfortunately this afternoon he started getting worse with trouble breathing. Please hold our friend Steve and his family up in your prayers in the coming days!

He took his VW to the vocational school for them to begin paint and body work back in mid-May. Steve has posted pics on his FB age of some of the work and he has been tickled with it! He lights up talking about it and that is due solely to each of YOU that made a donation to help his dreams come true.

If you have not had the time to make a donation, you still can do so by clicking the link here at GoFundMe.
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A couple of updates regarding the status of the car project...but first, Steve came by EMS on Friday for a quick visit after getting back from a Nashville Chemo appointment and he was looking pretty good!

After some professional evaluation of he VW that Steve had that was going to be the target of our rebuild, it was decided that going a different direction would be better. There were some pretty major issues with the body and mechanical components that were going to both chew through our funds and, even worse, take six months or more to resolve.

However, just when Brad and I were getting bummed out, Violet let us in on a little intervention that God threw their way several days before. Steve had been in Tennessee and saw the same 1971 Super Beetle in red for sale for $8,500, which was a great deal considering it had $5,000 of new motor and $3,500 in new parts on it! And it ran! And after some talking, Violet got it for less than was being asked!

Right now, the new bug is being gone over mechanically with a fine toothed comb. One project is the changing from a dual carb to a single to help the motor not quit if it's not in a race. Not that Steve probably wouldn't mind a 200mph VW Bug!

While the mech is happening, discussions are happening re: things like lighting, paint/art design/etc so these projects can be ready to start as the preceding phase finishes.

Steve is happy with the current choice and progress and we are happy that the thing is in really good shape and will require a lot less blood, sweat and tears from all of us that were offering to help with little-to-no talent!!
Picking up from the sellers
Inside the Bug!
Ready to find a new home in B.G.!
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Just a reminder...the drawing for the rifle so graciously donated by Carl Binion and C&C Firearms in Brownsville was pushed back from April to give everyone a chance to buy a ticket.

The drawing is tomorrow- Tuesday May 2 at about 9:15 AM. Carl Binion will be Facetiming the event along with special co-host Steve Coots! Be sure to tune in so you can see them draw MY name!!!

Please consider buying chances on this rifle- with your donation going to support Steve Coots. If you aren't in to guns but want to make a donation, our GoFundMe page is still open at https://www.gofundme.com/steve-coots-vw-rebuild
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Steve Coots
14 months ago
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Thank you all who had donated so far, you are a blessing to me. Love you and God Bless you!

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Pipette Harley
14 months ago
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Sending tons of hugs and prayers your way!!!

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Mary Francis Brown
14 months ago
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Praying for you and your family . Mary Slack

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Steve Coots
13 months ago

Omg......this is such a blessing and I have no words to say.....

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Raised by 145 people in 14 months
Created March 8, 2017
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Connie Smith
11 months ago

Deepest Sympathy, Connie Smith & Staff of Med Center Health.

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13 months ago
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mary coots
13 months ago
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Time to get that bug done! Love you bunches♡

Steve Coots
14 months ago
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Thank you all who had donated so far, you are a blessing to me. Love you and God Bless you!

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Pipette Harley
14 months ago
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Sending tons of hugs and prayers your way!!!

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Mary Francis Brown
14 months ago
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Praying for you and your family . Mary Slack

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Steve Coots
13 months ago

Omg......this is such a blessing and I have no words to say.....

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