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Advance Ventilator Dependent Diving

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Matt the Aquaman, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    My quest to achieve my dream at all costs. I am the first ventilator dependent person in the world to dive in the ocean. This year marks the 10 yr. anniversary of this extraordinary achievement. Join my new quest in raising money for Advance Ventilator Dependent Diving.

    Click to Donate: https://t.co/kxIVaiAiai via @gofundme

    To learn more visit www.divingadream.org

    "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem
    improbable, and then when we summon the will, they soon become
    inevitable." -Christopher Reeve

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  2. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    So far on the GoFundMe we have $1,801.00. Still got a ways to go.
     
  3. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    Every year more than 100,000 people receive tracheostomies in the US alone. 10 years ago, I became the first ventilator dependent diver on the earth. Although I no longer dive myself, I have started a project to make water related activities more accessible for people with trachs and ventilators whether it be for therapeutic reason(s), diving the lakes and oceans of the world, or simply feeling safe in the shower. This new engineering would make a big impact on their lives.


    We are not going to give up until we can come up with some solutions for these issues. If you would like to help please click on the link below to donate or simply share this post. Without your help this won’t be possible. Let’s help keep the dream alive!


    Click here to help:

    https://t.co/kxIVaiAiai via @gofundme
     
  4. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Hello all,

    My name is Matt Johnston and I live in Woodbury. I am organizing a fundraiser to raise funds to improve in-water access for those with tracheostomies – this is something that I am very passionate about and have dedicated more than ten years towards accomplishing. I am very close, but need your help.

    I personally have a tracheostomy and am dependent on a ventilator to breathe. Things like taking a shower, in-water therapy, and similar activities are very complicated, and this affects the lives of millions of people around the US.

    We're trying to raise $20,000 to advance research into this area and engineer possible solutions to this accessibility. All contributions are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, Ocean Opportunity Inc., a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the project:

    Click here to support Advance Ventilator Dependent Diving by Michael Lombardi

    We are organizing a fundraising event at Maple Island Brewing in Stillwater, MN on May 7th from 2-5PM. I would like to invite you to attend, and also consider contributing any product or service towards a raffle and auction that will help raise funds at this event. Your donation is tax deductible.

    Please contact me by email to discuss contributions to the fundraiser. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Here’s my website: www.divingadream.org

    Respectfully,

    Matthew Johnston

    matt@divingadream.org
     
  5. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    Here is the flier for my upcoming fundraiser on May 7th. 17861790_1642655069077932_4246216221837308676_n.jpg
     
  6. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    My fundraiser, Diving Into Maple Island Brewery, is coming up on May 7th from 1-5 pm. The purchase of a wristband gives you access to live music, food, flights of craft beer, and a raffle and silent auction. If you preorder a wristband now, the price is $20 otherwise the price is $25 the day of the event and $10 for kids. Let me know if you would like to buy one early! I hope to see you all there. Click the link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/250296102048404/ ProudSupporterIcon copy.jpg GU1SNZEe.png
     
  7. northernone

    northernone Great White Rest in Peace

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    Warm respect from Canada.

    All the best,
    Cameron
     

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