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The Next Adsit Adventure

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Raised by 401 people in 2 months
Created November 30, 2018
Fire and Aviation
on behalf of Evan Adsit
A good friend to all he meets and iconic adventurer, Evan has been diagnosed with Primary Mediastinal B Cell Lymphoma.  After having left arm pain while on run, he visited the ER where they suspected a blood clot.  Upon further examination, doctors discovered a large tumor near his heart and constricting his aorta.  Evan is optimistic as always, as is the prognosis by doctors.  Immediate intervention is required, and Evan begins intensive chemotherapy December 1st in the Boise area.  He hopes to move to North Carolina, where his family resides, to continue and finish his treatment cycles.  It will be a long, hard road, yet somehow Evan is sure to make it look easy.  Any contributions will help fund lodging while in Idaho, travel to NC to continue treatment, medical bills, and expenses incurred.
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Some thoughts I've had...I'm not preaching, just expressing opinions that are true to me right now.

Cancer and the Greater Human Organism

It seems to me that cancer as it exists within the greater organism that is “all of humanity” is the symptom that has shown up as a result of the “organism” doing something wrong in life. It is time to start treating the “Greater organism” with a little more respect. Treat it better, feed it better, foster its overall health. We individual humans are but single cells in the greater entity. We can accomplish this health change for the human organism by making changes at the “cellular level,“ and collectively. It starts by making better decisions about how we treat our own bodies, and how we fuel them. It continues by fostering an environment that best promotes this health for ourselves. In other words, think holistically and globally by making personal choices that promote good things that are best suited to serve the health of the greater organism. First, consume less of everything. Do not participate in anything that could be considered a “convenience.” The short cuts always come at a cost to the greater system, usually a big one. Talk to our bodies, put things in them that they need, that make us reach our full potential. Not just things that give us a fleeting “Good Time” that passes and ultimately leaves us worse off than the goodness of the abbreviated pleasure response we receive.

By avoiding shortcuts and conveniences we participate in a lifestyle that promotes health and overall wellbeing. Down to really tuning into the vibrations of the earth, and exercising out brains and bodies in ways that are vital to our wellbeing. The more we do this, the less opportunity “dis-ease” has to creep into our bodies and minds.

One big one for me to work on is food and food preparation. Beyond just eating good healthy foods, set an intention for the food as you prepare it, bless it, thank the sun, rain, farmers and fishermen for all that went into getting that food to your plate. Have the intention aimed at whatever you need that food to do. For example, “this celery juice will promote healthy kidney function.” And you know what, it will. Design it how you want it. Because thoughts carry a lot of weight.

As for the human organism, I think cancer is the red flag that some serious lifestyle changes need to take place. Some of the cells (humans) have gotten a little greedy and as a result other cells (humans) who happened to be in a particular part of the organism at a particular time where the “organism was expressing a symptom,” have the privileged honor of experiencing cancer as a way to tell the “greedy” cells, “Ok, it’s been a good party, but let’s slow it down a bit eh?” “All that self-afflicted abuse from your adolescence and young adulthood was great for experimental purposes, but it’s unsustainable. It’s time to make changes. Tighten shit up a little, okay?’

I think the core of the issue at hand is economic. Humans have become so one dimensional that it’s hard for many to consider “success” and “wealth” outside the context of money. It’s time to shift our economic system to a multidimensional framework whereby being successful or rich considers all aspects of life, not just money. Time spent with family, time outside, sense of community, physical wellbeing, access to good local food at a low cost, time spent with children…notice, time keeps coming up. Time is the only commodity that is available to us free of charge if we chose to take it. But time is as easily lost as it can be taken, if we choose to pursue other things that help us attain the current materialist myth of wealth. It’s time for a new story! Hang on, the pendulum is swinging back the other way. People are living in smarter more sustainable ways, and learning how to reduce the impact on the very system that is trying to support us. Just be more mindful. Who knows, it might even feel good, maybe even better than you feel right now.
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Round four, the chemo soldier


I’ve held off writing an update until now because I wanted to get the results from a CT scan I recently had. I have gotten the results. I am halfway done my scheduled chemotherapy treatment and the tumor is half the size it was initially. It has shrunk 50%. That means the treatment is working. The doctor is pleased, as am I. I wake up every day grateful for the life I have, and grateful for the support from all of you. I am grateful for all the small gifts life offers us on a daily basis. My spirits remain high. I have been operating at a high level frequency and feel great. For what choice do I have. When facing something daunting it seems there are two choices. One choice leads you down a path towards Hell. I don’t like the sounds of that path. So I’ve chosen a far more appealing path, and I’ve decided to have a little fun with this whole adventure. It has allowed me to open up in ways I never did before. It has allowed me to think with my heart without my head getting in the way. It has allowed me to connect with people on a pure and honest level, getting right down to the things that matter. It has done so many things for me.



Since I’m halfway through my treatment I thought it might be cool to share with you all a few poems I’ve written through the course of this journey so far, to shed light on what the process has been like from my perspective. So here we go.



11.28.18

Blue arm

Blood clot

Tumor in chest

Hospital in Boise

Heavy news



11.28.18

The news came in like waves

A set that starts small,

Then builds and builds

Until that one set wave comes.

You try to paddle to the outside

But it takes you, holds you in,

And there’s nothing to do but let it take you down,

Feeling the rush, the force,

Until you surface in the white wash to grab a breath.

The only thing to do then is to make haste,

Grab your board and paddle back out,

Get ready for the next set,

Because it’s on it’s way.



12.1.18

As the first of December is upon us, the weather has taken it’s cue to settle in for the season. This morning a wet snow brought silver dollar snowflakes to the capitol city and I awoke to the energy of a thousand people beaming warmth and love in my direction. I am humbled by the support. So many people have reached out.



I feel great as I embark quite literally on the journey of a lifetime. I have started my treatment today. So far so good. The actual chemo drugs will come later this evening. I am fully prepared to take them in and cooperate on a subconscious level with them to make them as efficient as they can be at their job! I plan on fine tuning this whole experience to be as fast, graceful and successful as It can be.



12.4.18

I’m sitting here in the sun shining through my window today

I feel the flow of a thousand or more people sending me love

I’ve never felt so high from a drug as I feel from this love

All those years I’ve invested my time in the people I love

For now I’m so grateful cause it’s paying back dividends



12.19.18

Wind Howls outside

Rain drops fall upon rooftops

Healing is within



12.28.18

The sun has risen here in the Capitol City today,

As the opening act of a Broadway performance would begin.

Darkness…lest the Morning Star and a half moon hanging in the sky.

Slowly, pastel purple and orange dissolve the black sky,

Illuminating the high desert morning with warmth and

Bright blue on a cold December day.



1.9.19

Oh come on now brother

It ain’t that bad.

It’s like a time or two spent

That you and I’ve had

I ain’t no stranger to a challenge at hand

And if I told you I was a bettin’ man…

I’d lay all my money down

Because I know for sure,

The grip of this thing

Ain’t no match for my cure.

So cut the sorrow, cut the Grief,

Just be happy, take a sigh of relief.

Because I’m glad for the adventure,

I’m learning each day,

How to dance through it all,

And do it all my way.



1.15.19

A quote my brother said. “Expectations are premeditated resentments.”



1.16.19

I love because I love and no other reason is needed.

Love begets love.

When you feed love with love you get to harvest love.



1.17.19

Rejoice, rejoice, the morning sun has come.

Treetops sway from side to side as a warm front sweeps through the valley from the west.

There is a charge in the air, electric.

It pours through my crown and spirals down through my root, glowing.

There is no resistance, only integration.

It weaves itself into my being,

Gold threads link to all facets of my being,

Glowing, eternal.



1.28.19

Oh my my, what a chance indeed,

To hit this thing with grace and speed.

It’s been a gift, a message, a sign,

To hit the reset button

And reclaim the life that’s mine.

On a windswept day or

When the sun’s shining bright,

I’ve seized this moment in time

And made it all feel right.

For what do we have

If we don’t have right now.

If you can’t live today

You’d better take a bow,

Because the show’s over

And the curtains will draw.

You’ll be cold and blue and the raven will caw!



1.30.19

The day is bright and crisp.

It brings high frequency vibrations to me.

I walk as if floating on air.

I am the day. I am the frequency.

The frequency is love.



If you’ve made it through all that, I hope this post finds you all happy and healthy. I’m currently in the hospital beginning round four of chemotherapy, sending you all my gratitude and love.



Thank you,

Evan

PS. I apologize for the two misspellings on the previous post. It's Ralph Waldo Emerson, not Ralf. And I had thoughts, not thoughs.
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Greetings from Idaho's capital city

I read a good quote recently from Ralf Waldo Emerson, he said "What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." This could be applied literally or figuratively to many situations. I have been applying it to cancer. I could view cancer as a useless weed with nothing to offer or as an opportunity. Thus far it has certainly been an opportunity. An opportunity for self study, a practice of discipline, an opportunity to develop a better relationship with my emotions & though patterns. It has also been an opportunity to treat my body the best I can, an opportunity to get in tune with a spiritual side of life. And generally speaking, an opportunity to be the best version of me I can be. To strive for full expansion as a human.

I think in life we are all faced with challenges, daily in fact, and we all have the choice to view those challenges as obstacles or opportunities.

I was eager to learn something new out of this process. And so far the greatest lesson I've learned is the healing power of the mind is as powerful, if not way more powerful than any medication a doctor could prescribe. Thoughts of healing, deep belly laughter, outward joy, inner joy, and of course good vibrations pouring in from countless people who care, all have palpable effects on well being.

I am grateful for the opportunity to grow as a human through this experience and learn as much as I can about the human body and it's capabilities.

I have completed two rounds of chemo therapy so far, just four more to go! The treatment has been totally manageable. I'd bargain to say each three week cycle is not too dissimilar from any other random three week cross section of my life. The adventure is a little different than others I've had, but an adventure nonetheless. I've been enjoying running the Boise Foothills, hiking in the mountains north of town, and generally living as many such unemployed wildland firefighters do in their coveted "off season."

Life truly is great. My loving family and girlfriend just visited for the holidays which was wonderful.

I feel good...not to mention my new high speed low drag hair cut.

I hope you all are great! I send you all my love and gratitude for your support!
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Evan update...

Evan is currently on day two of round two chemotherapy. He is continuing to dominate the cancer that is staying guest in his body. Evan is sporting a new haircut these days but as always looking good.

He has spent his recovery from the last chemo remaining productive and active. His body and mind stay strong and open to the healing. Evan has continued to be self-sufficient for his everyday needs but said he will keep us posted on any needs that may come up.

Evan’s parents fly into Boise tonight to spend the rest of the year with him and soon his brother will be in town. Evan is excited to move forward with his healing and get home cooked meals from his folks!

Thank you all for the vast amount of support!
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