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Offline Wing-n-It

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Nows as good of time as any
« on: November 13, 2018, 03:29:15 PM »
I wanted to thank Mike and Gumby for their heart felt words when I was in Denver about a week ago.

The true character came out when someone is in need

My grandson (who lived in Casper Wyoming) was seven years old and knew how to swim and drowned. Some of the details leave me very angry but he was at a swim party in a hotel pool and the details are kind of cloudy how it happened but he was in the shallow end and didn't hit his head or anything. Anyway so my first born, of seven, grandkids was on life support in Denver and Mike and Gumby were there if I needed anything.
He ended up dying on November 2 and he got to be a superhero like he wanted and save a few kids life through organ donation.

Jace Tyler Ferre is 7 years old and loved playing football and drawing. He was looking forward to his first year of tackle this next coming season.

I am trying to start a foundation to get breathing machines put at every public pool to hopefully make sure this doesn't happen again.

Anyone know how to start a foundation?
Robert

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 03:31:45 PM »
Pretty sure Mahonz started one for his son.

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 03:32:29 PM »
I don't but I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...can't even imagine.

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 03:33:17 PM »
I don't but I'm so sorry to hear about your loss...can't even imagine.
I can't imagine losing my son, much less a grand son.

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 03:44:45 PM »
Coach, I'm so sorry for your loss. I have two kids and four grandkids. I don't know How I'd handle losing any one of them, but I like that you are working on something that will help prevent other families from experiencing that loss.

I don't know anything about starting a foundation, but I do use a website that specializes in self-help law products. Nolo.com has a large amount of information available about starting and managing a non-profit. That may be a good place to start.

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 04:09:48 PM »
My condolences coach.

Do you have a link to the type of machine you are talking about.  I am not familiar with that type of machine. 

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 04:13:21 PM »
I'm truly sorry for lose. I to have young grandkids and I can't amagin what you are going though. Again very sorry !!

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 04:34:45 PM »
Robert,

I'm devastated and so sorry for your loss. I don't know anything about foundations, but I'd like to help you achieve your vision. Not sure how, but I'm in if you want me.
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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 04:42:23 PM »
My condolences coach.

Do you have a link to the type of machine you are talking about.  I am not familiar with that type of machine.
I don't know if such a machine exist
but I am a "mechanic" and I am sure a higher than normal Cpap machine with a mask that is sealed and wont let anything less that 20cm/H2O out giving the lungs 20-25 cm/H2O would be enough to provide a drowning victim enough O2 instead of mouth to mouth where people are afraid to burst someones lungs or don't like the fact that people tend to vomit just after drowning during resuscitation.

A simple low pressure air compressor regulated to the amount that hospitals use during intubation will suffice.

Because we breath out CO2 the victim gets not all the O2 they can so this device would give a victim starving for air the 21% O2 that could be life saving

It cant be that hard or expensive. It shouldn't be

Sorry mike maybe I should have posted this in the other section and not the football section. Feel free to move it.
I'm still working through all of this and I want to thank y'all for a place to vent. A place where we enjoy kids and want to help kids.

 
Robert

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2018, 04:45:42 PM »
Robert,

I'm devastated and so sorry for your loss. I don't know anything about foundations, but I'd like to help you achieve your vision. Not sure how, but I'm in if you want me.
I'm going to use this thread as a thinking out loud kind of thing. We have a ton of smart guys on this forum im sure if I say something stupid someone will let me know. Just like always  ;)
Robert

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2018, 04:50:13 PM »
Robert,
I am so sorry for your loss...I can't even begin to imagine....

Chris
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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2018, 04:52:20 PM »
I wanted to thank Mike and Gumby for their heart felt words when I was in Denver about a week ago.

The true character came out when someone is in need

My grandson (who lived in Casper Wyoming) was seven years old and knew how to swim and drowned. Some of the details leave me very angry but he was at a swim party in a hotel pool and the details are kind of cloudy how it happened but he was in the shallow end and didn't hit his head or anything. Anyway so my first born, of seven, grandkids was on life support in Denver and Mike and Gumby were there if I needed anything.
He ended up dying on November 2 and he got to be a superhero like he wanted and save a few kids life through organ donation.

Jace Tyler Ferre is 7 years old and loved playing football and drawing. He was looking forward to his first year of tackle this next coming season.

I am trying to start a foundation to get breathing machines put at every public pool to hopefully make sure this doesn't happen again.

Anyone know how to start a foundation?

Robert.

Such a sad event.

We looked into starting a stand alone Foundation and quickly realized if you really wanted to "make a difference" you needed money to make money. A lot of money.

Fortunately there are Co-ops where you join an established Foundation and go from there. We joined the Barbara Davis Foundation for Diabetics. They have a facility here locally so we have a plaque on the wall and attend their Events.

I quickly realized that again....its takes money to make money but that there is more too it than that. Its being involved with like minded people that now drives me. Alone I could never raise enough money for a cure but collectively you can.

It just depends on how involved you want / need to be. All of my vehicles have special license plates. I went all Mormon and donate 10% of everything I make. I do not ask others for money but rather their time instead to help assist with these Events they host that do raise money.

My Mission....had my son wore an electronic monitor he'd still be alive today. I want to make sure all diabetics can at least afford a monitor. When my Son became ill these monitors were new technology so he never went that route and decided he trusted himself over a machine the size of a pager hooked to his belt. 

He was wrong.

Good luck my friend. My suggestion...strength in numbers unless you are fairly wealthy. Getting a breathing machine at every pool is a tall order but something that should be done since they dont pay for lifeguards especially at hotels.

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2018, 04:55:24 PM »
Robert:

My deepest condolences.  I lost my middle son in March so I can truly empathize with you.  It is very difficult to put feelings into words.   A wise man once told me that any day I can talk about him is a good day.  Indeed that concept has helped me a lot  (Thanks Mike).

Prayers to your family in this difficult time. 

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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2018, 04:56:28 PM »
Robert,
I am so sorry for your loss...I can't even begin to imagine....

Chris
For a week I couldn't even get words out , I would say one or 2 words and I couldn't finish. I could only text.

DP messaged me and one of the things I told him kind of sums it up.
We all know what to do and how to feel when an older person dies. When a child dies there is no protocol, no rhyme or reason on how to act or feel.
I wish no one would have to go through this
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Re: Nows as good of time as any
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2018, 04:57:09 PM »
I don't know if such a machine exist
but I am a "mechanic" and I am sure a higher than normal Cpap machine with a mask that is sealed and wont let anything less that 20cm/H2O out giving the lungs 20-25 cm/H2O would be enough to provide a drowning victim enough O2 instead of mouth to mouth where people are afraid to burst someones lungs or don't like the fact that people tend to vomit just after drowning during resuscitation.

A simple low pressure air compressor regulated to the amount that hospitals use during intubation will suffice.

Because we breath out CO2 the victim gets not all the O2 they can so this device would give a victim starving for air the 21% O2 that could be life saving

It cant be that hard or expensive. It shouldn't be

Sorry mike maybe I should have posted this in the other section and not the football section. Feel free to move it.
I'm still working through all of this and I want to thank y'all for a place to vent. A place where we enjoy kids and want to help kids.

A portable type ventilator... interesting concept.  Sort of like an AED, but for breathing.