LG GoFundMe memorial campaign for Lowest Merion. (Update: LG raised $501.61 for them.)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: LG GoFundMe memorial campaign for Lowest Merion. (Update: LG raised $501.61 for them.)

Hi all,

After seeing all the stories about how Lowest Merion (real name Hyrum) had impacted so many of our lives, I thought it would be nice if we could have something tangible to show how much he mattered to us here. It just kind of gave me an empty feeling that after all his posts here, all he got was a four page thread. I wrote and rewrote multiple responses in that thread but ultimately ended up not saying anything at all because it just seemed like it wasn't good enough.

I spoke with his sister and parents to see if they needed help with funeral expenses, but they preferred the idea of doing something nice for his kids, either a college fund and/or gifts. I set a tentative goal of $5,000 and will keep the campaign open until the end of the month. After it's over, his parents said they will make sure the money gets used for the right purposes. I started us off with a hundred dollars. If you could leave a message with your story about how he impacted you, I'm sure his family would appreciate that as well.

P.S. Don't add a percentage "tip" through GoFundMe while making your donation-- it goes to the website, not the campaign.


https://www.gofundme.com/hyrum-hunt-memorial
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:00 pm    Post subject:

Very cool. Thanks for doing this.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject:

Thank you for doing this. Clearly you care. So sorry, i'm not in a position now to contribute.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: LG GoFundMe memorial campaign for Lowest Merion, who passed away last month.

CandyCanes wrote:
Hi all,

After seeing all the stories about how Lowest Merion (real name Hyrum) had impacted so many of our lives, I thought it would be nice if we could have something tangible to show how much he mattered to us here. It just kind of gave me an empty feeling that after all his posts here, all he got was a four page thread. I wrote and rewrote multiple responses in that thread but ultimately ended up not saying anything at all because it just seemed like it wasn't good enough.

I spoke with his sister and parents to see if they needed help with funeral expenses, but they preferred the idea of doing something nice for his kids, either a college fund and/or gifts. I set a tentative goal of $5,000 and will keep the campaign open until the end of the month. After it's over, his parents said they will make sure the money gets used for the right purposes. I started us off with a hundred dollars. If you could leave a message with your story about how he impacted you, I'm sure his family would appreciate that as well.

P.S. Don't add a percentage "tip" through GoFundMe while making your donation-- it goes to the website, not the campaign.


https://www.gofundme.com/hyrum-hunt-memorial


One Love...I'm donating tonight.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject:

Hi there, my name is Payum, Hyrum's brother-in-law. Just want to say thank you to all for the kind words and well wishes. Seeing all the love the Lakers community has given since Hyrum's passing has really opened my eyes to how generous people are and for that I want to say thank you. Hyrum and I used to carpool to Century City together for work and we would talk about Lakers non-stop and what has been going on in LakersGround that day, I actually introduced him to this community and LG really put a smile on his face whenever we chatted about certain posters and threads. Thank you again everybody for all the kindness.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm    Post subject:

Donated.


And thanks, Payum. Comments added to his HOF forum thread, too.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject:

Come on LG, let's support our Laker fan.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject:

Hopefully more people will see this thread once the holiday weekend is over.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject:

Mr. Zero wrote:
Hi there, my name is Payum, Hyrum's brother-in-law. Just want to say thank you to all for the kind words and well wishes. Seeing all the love the Lakers community has given since Hyrum's passing has really opened my eyes to how generous people are and for that I want to say thank you. Hyrum and I used to carpool to Century City together for work and we would talk about Lakers non-stop and what has been going on in LakersGround that day, I actually introduced him to this community and LG really put a smile on his face whenever we chatted about certain posters and threads. Thank you again everybody for all the kindness.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject:

Closing the fundraiser on December 1st at 11:59 p.m., so if anyone planned on donating but hasn't done so yet, now's the time.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject:

Reminder: Deadline is tonight.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:02 pm    Post subject:

Took longer than I expected to withdraw and get the funds to them, but his mom confirmed receiving the $501.61. Thanks again to all who contributed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:06 pm    Post subject:

Wow, great job CC.
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