Recently, my family has been struggling. My step dad has no work after Christmas and my mother is unable to work due to physical restrictions (knee replacement at the age of 45). She is currently on Income Protection, which is 75% of her salary. I am unable to work for a while due to several medical operations I have in the next 2 months: Wisdom teeth removal and eye surgery. These operations will cost approximately $4000 total, and only the wisdom teeth removal is claimable on private health insurance, which leaves my family out of pocket by about $2500 we don't have, and probably won't for a long time. I have no idea how to raise money for this, and I'm looking for the help of the community to get some serious ideas (please, no sell your body rubbish, this is serious).
And so to help raise some support for Nick, we all decided to contribute to a 24 hour charity stream in order to raise money for Nick and his family, to help support them through such a difficult stage in their lives.
Nick has been with ToR for quite awhile now and i have enjoyed every moment i have spent with him. Weather it be Starcraft or League of legends. There is always
fun to be had with nick around.
He has become such a big part of this community Not only ToR but in many others.
I am sure He will continue to play a big role in the community for as long he is around and even after.
Nick has always been a dedicated and passionate member of our little community. Whenever things started to get tough in life, he always seems so positive despite the outcome and he continues to give his all to ToR and to that which he believed in. I count him as a brother and over these last 15 months of him being a part of ToR, I have loved every minute of it, now it is our turn to support one who has given his all to us!
Nick Mcguffin , is a strong and amazing guy. He has helped me through alot of problems i have had with starcraft II and a few little problems in my life. He is like my brother. I would help him with any problems , Like i will help him with this .
nice kid, I remember when he was running the CO's and I met him on ladder just before, I lost but he seemed really happy with it that he offered to have my game in CO casted, my opponent didn't show up :P
Nick (Paro), is one of the nicest people I have ever met. His dedication to learning how to play the game and furthering the community are an inspiration
Above are some of the thoughts and feelings from within the ToR community and wider Sc2sea community for our Paro.
Where:www.twitch.tv/ToRSC (We will also be giving this Channel a complete new look over the next couple of days, if it looks any different from the actual day!) When: 11th of January 2013 5pm AEDT 7pm CET 1am EST - Carrying through to the same time the on the 12th.
We will also be posting up a schedule of all the ToR members that will be contributing to the stream's entertainments once we get a confirmed idea of the hours , which we will post up on our ToR Facebook .
Help support Paro by following both his Twitter and Stream:
But seriously guys, thank you so much for taking the time to read through this post and helping to support Nick, it means the world to us that you have simply taken the time to read through this post or tuning in to the stream for a short time, every action no matter how small counts towards helping such a humble and genuine individual.
Much from all of us here at ToR and have a safe holiday guys and girls!
It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.
Sun Tzu 孫子
"If storm finishes I survive, otherwise terran is op" xGKingDelete 2012
I would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support in this time. Every little bit helps and the guys at ToR have been literally amazing in the last few weeks. Thanks again guys, if ever anyone needs something from me in the future, I'll be there to help.
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