Help Zeb with bills and stuff

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This snippet pulled from a newspaper article about what happened to Zeb:

"Police provided more details about the shooting at the neighborhood meeting, saying Drinkwater had escorted a woman to her car at around 1:45 a.m. when a man approached and told her to open her door and hand over her cell phone.
Ray wrote that Drinkwater saw the commotion, returned to the car and distracted the man long enough for her to drive off, but he was shot as he tried to make it back to his home."


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bal-residents-notes-from-police-meeting-on-northern-district-crime-20130818,0,4234725.story#ixzz2cXkCDyja




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Hey all. As most of you know, Zeb was shot twice last night (August 13) in an attempted mugging. He was escorting a friend to her car. Zeb's apparently going to pull through, but he's going to have some difficult times ahead. He'll be out of work for a bit and probably have some medical bills to deal with.

My thinking is this: let's put some money together for him. If he needs it for bills or to get by, then he can use it for that. If he doesn't need all of it, then he can buy himself something nice, fix up his car, or go on vacation. Zeb's an outstanding guy and a good friend, and I think it'd be nice to show support for him.


PS
Several of you have suggested that I raise the goal to 20K or thereabouts as Zeb will probably need a lot more than 5K to help with expenses and so on. I don't know that we'll make it quite that high, but I think whatever we can do will be helpful.


Thank you all so much for donating. I can't wait to surprise Zeb with this gift. (I'll take photos if he's feeling up to it).


-Matthew
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Nancy Murray
69 months ago

Hey there, Zeb. I just want you to know that I come back again and again to this page to look for updates about your recovery, to read what others write, to see how many people are donating, to root for the target getting met. What happened to you was awful in the worst of ways. But what is happening to you since the incident is profoundly beautiful. One or two lost souls can not take away the fact that hundreds of people- friends and strangers alike - have taken the time to show you (and the rest of us) that this world is good, and loving and kind. My hope for you as you recover is that you feel that good above all else and that you let it carry you into a positive future.

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Lisa Turner
70 months ago

http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77099325/

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Ramsey Flynn
70 months ago

A better link: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/ph-ms-drinkwater-0822-web-only-20130820,0,7560803.story

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Ramsey Flynn
70 months ago

Cops think they got the guy! Hope this link works: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/ph-ms-drinkwater-0822-web-only-20130820,0,7560803.story?fb_action_ids=10201913772985218&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=s=showShareBarUI:p=facebook-like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={"10201913772985218":306463062831082}&action_type_map={"10201913772985218":"og.recommends"}&action_ref_map={"10201913772985218":"s=showShareBarUI:p=facebook-like"}

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Lori Pas
70 months ago

i hope they still have some of the better Critical Care RNs at Sinai...My guess is that he is gonna have a sore throat to go with what I imagine was a sore neck after exubation I am very happy all is going well for him and hope it continues. He was always this nerdy kid from Knox Ave. Positive way to smart kid!..Maybe I will post food for him...healthy food.

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Jay Selway
70 months ago

He's doing well, he's tired, and apparently they are going to try and take out the throat tube tonight. We'll post more as soon as we know anything.

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Abe Coven
70 months ago

Has there been an update to his status since the operation?

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Needle Snax
70 months ago

I'm with Heather on this; let's go get this derelict scumbag. Free brake jobs/belt replacements for life from me.

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Jay Selway
70 months ago

!!! $14,000 !!! WOW! Keep sharing people! This rocks

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Ann Tabor
70 months ago

Zeb, I saw you a couple of times on Expert of Nothing and think you're the bee's knees! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

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Gary Hawke
70 months ago

Zeb, We're just one of your small clients at Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg but you've always treated us like a Fortune 500. We're all hoping yu get back to see us soon and we're sorry about this tough break!

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Heather Holman
70 months ago

I hope they catch those cowards who did this!

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Allison Tate Pastine
70 months ago

Get well buddy, sorry the world is just not right.

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David Porter
70 months ago

Zeb- I don't know if you remember me, but we met a few times while we both worked at Apple. You knew your shit and were a good guy. I think what you did was very brave, and I hope you recovery quickly and fully. Please take care, and get plenty of rest -- if you need physical therapy, you'll want ALL THE REST YOU CAN GET beforehand ;)

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Matt Gahs
70 months ago

A friend of mine visited this morning. He's awake, communicating via pen and paper. He has high spirits, but still has a few days of rest and repair.

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Joshua Drinkwater
70 months ago

Thanks to everyone for your generosity. This is truly amazing.

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Abe Coven
70 months ago

What is his status?

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Aaron Myers
70 months ago

Zeb was shot distracting thugs so that his friend could get away...for anyone that knows Zeb, that would not be out of character for him. I know he's saved me numerous times in my life in one way or another. I'm glad there are so many people here that are willing to return the favor for such a great person.

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Travis Miller
70 months ago

This rules.

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Jill Blum
70 months ago

I agree 100% with Rob - and his family is floored by the generosity, love and support Zeb's friends and community are showing.

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MH
$25
Meghan Howell
67 months ago
KC
$25
Karen Cook
69 months ago
LS
$50
Lynn Silverman
69 months ago

Zeb, I am a regular at Atwaters and a fan of your sister Heather who told me what happened. Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery.

$50
Anonymous
69 months ago
$25
Zeb Bartels
69 months ago

Hi Zeb, I saw something about the Grateful Zeb benefit on a Baltimore friend's Facebook. It's weird to see that name not referring to myself so I looked it up. What can I say, a Zeb's gotta help a Zeb out. Get well and good luck.

JL
$100
John Lemonds
69 months ago

Best of luck on a speedy recovery and hopefully without any long term effects!

JL
$100
John Lemonds
69 months ago

Best of luck on a speedy recovery and hopefully without any long term effects!

BY
$50
Betsy Yeomans
69 months ago
MF
$40
Mary Fissell
69 months ago

get well soon!

KF
$50
Kathy Floam
69 months ago

Zeb, Sending you positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. Kathy Floam-Greenspan & The Pomerantz Agency

Nancy Murray
69 months ago

Hey there, Zeb. I just want you to know that I come back again and again to this page to look for updates about your recovery, to read what others write, to see how many people are donating, to root for the target getting met. What happened to you was awful in the worst of ways. But what is happening to you since the incident is profoundly beautiful. One or two lost souls can not take away the fact that hundreds of people- friends and strangers alike - have taken the time to show you (and the rest of us) that this world is good, and loving and kind. My hope for you as you recover is that you feel that good above all else and that you let it carry you into a positive future.

+ Read More
Lisa Turner
70 months ago

http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-77099325/

+ Read More
Ramsey Flynn
70 months ago

A better link: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/ph-ms-drinkwater-0822-web-only-20130820,0,7560803.story

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Ramsey Flynn
70 months ago

Cops think they got the guy! Hope this link works: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/ph-ms-drinkwater-0822-web-only-20130820,0,7560803.story?fb_action_ids=10201913772985218&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_ref=s=showShareBarUI:p=facebook-like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map={"10201913772985218":306463062831082}&action_type_map={"10201913772985218":"og.recommends"}&action_ref_map={"10201913772985218":"s=showShareBarUI:p=facebook-like"}

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Lori Pas
70 months ago

i hope they still have some of the better Critical Care RNs at Sinai...My guess is that he is gonna have a sore throat to go with what I imagine was a sore neck after exubation I am very happy all is going well for him and hope it continues. He was always this nerdy kid from Knox Ave. Positive way to smart kid!..Maybe I will post food for him...healthy food.

+ Read More
Jay Selway
70 months ago

He's doing well, he's tired, and apparently they are going to try and take out the throat tube tonight. We'll post more as soon as we know anything.

+ Read More
Abe Coven
70 months ago

Has there been an update to his status since the operation?

+ Read More
Needle Snax
70 months ago

I'm with Heather on this; let's go get this derelict scumbag. Free brake jobs/belt replacements for life from me.

+ Read More
Jay Selway
70 months ago

!!! $14,000 !!! WOW! Keep sharing people! This rocks

+ Read More
Ann Tabor
70 months ago

Zeb, I saw you a couple of times on Expert of Nothing and think you're the bee's knees! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

+ Read More
Gary Hawke
70 months ago

Zeb, We're just one of your small clients at Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg but you've always treated us like a Fortune 500. We're all hoping yu get back to see us soon and we're sorry about this tough break!

+ Read More
Heather Holman
70 months ago

I hope they catch those cowards who did this!

+ Read More
Allison Tate Pastine
70 months ago

Get well buddy, sorry the world is just not right.

+ Read More
David Porter
70 months ago

Zeb- I don't know if you remember me, but we met a few times while we both worked at Apple. You knew your shit and were a good guy. I think what you did was very brave, and I hope you recovery quickly and fully. Please take care, and get plenty of rest -- if you need physical therapy, you'll want ALL THE REST YOU CAN GET beforehand ;)

+ Read More
Matt Gahs
70 months ago

A friend of mine visited this morning. He's awake, communicating via pen and paper. He has high spirits, but still has a few days of rest and repair.

+ Read More
Joshua Drinkwater
70 months ago

Thanks to everyone for your generosity. This is truly amazing.

+ Read More
Abe Coven
70 months ago

What is his status?

+ Read More
Aaron Myers
70 months ago

Zeb was shot distracting thugs so that his friend could get away...for anyone that knows Zeb, that would not be out of character for him. I know he's saved me numerous times in my life in one way or another. I'm glad there are so many people here that are willing to return the favor for such a great person.

+ Read More
Travis Miller
70 months ago

This rules.

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Jill Blum
70 months ago

I agree 100% with Rob - and his family is floored by the generosity, love and support Zeb's friends and community are showing.

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