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Discussion in 'Matt the Aquaman' started by Matt the Aquaman, May 13, 2010.

  1. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    FINANCIAL HELP NEEDED: December 4-10th, I will be attending the AARC, a respiratory conference. Newport Medical has asked me to speak at this conference about my scuba diving experience while using a Newport HT50 ventilator; however, I am in need of funds to cover some expenses.

    We have most things covered such as airfare, hotel, and conference tickets; however, we still need $2000.00 to cover other expenses such as a handicap van rental and medical needs.

    If you or someone you know may be interested in helping at all, donations are being accepted on Matthew Johnston : Diving a Dream. This is a non-profit organization that will manage the funds for this trip.

    Best Wishes and with sincere appreciation, Matthew Johnston:sos:
     
  2. knotical

    knotical perpetual student

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Ka'u
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    Hi Matt,

    Neat! Your fame continues to grow, and rightfully so. Sounds like it will be yet another good experience for you, and educational for others. Contribution sent.

    Suggest that after the conference you consider posting your speech somewhere, so we can share in it.

    enjoy your trip,

    Sam
     
  3. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Hi, Sam. I completely agree, education all the way. Thank you so much for your support. I appreciate it so much. I could not do this with out the support from my fellow divers and friends!

    I will post a huge post about the presentations. Update: I was just asked to speak at another engagement while down in Vegas by the American Association Respiratory Care. So, two speaking engagements in one week!

    Safe Diving,
    Matt
     
  4. Damselfish

    Damselfish Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
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    shouldn't Newport Medical and/or the conference be covering your expenses? Hard to imagine a company asking someone to speak someplace about their product and expecting them to pay for the privilege???
     
  5. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

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    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Newport paying for the airline tickets and the passes into the conference.

    Matt

     
  6. DiverG

    DiverG Reached My 2nd Goal!

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    Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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    You just might need to get yourself an agent so he/she could negotiate fees to include covering all expenses.
     
  7. BabyDuck

    BabyDuck Orca

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winterville, NC
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    i sent in a bit, and paypal directed to ocean opportunity. did i do it right?

    and it sounds good, matt!! i'm glad you get this chance to spread your knowledge.
     
  8. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    Thanks for the donations and it sounds like you did it right. Should be an interesting trip. It will be the biggest crowd that I have spoken too, it will be an interesting challenge and I am always up for a challenge.

    Safe diving. Matt
     
  9. Matt the Aquaman

    Matt the Aquaman Great White

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Woodbury, MN
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    So far we have raised one hundred and fifty dollars for the Vegas trip. Matt
     
  10. deepwater

    deepwater Solo Diver

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    Matt,
    I just checked out your site and that's got to be the coolest Sh$t I've ever seen. Good luck and God be with you, paypal sent.
     

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