Now it's our turn to do something amazing......
I want to share an idea with you all that was brought to my attention. Pat also known as GarzakAzur sent me a Pm yesterday with a link to an amazing story posted on Halo Waypoint http://halo.xbox.com/en-us/news/blog/the-waypoint-wringer-the-fan-with-blue-flames/16315 . I read this story and along with Pat we came to the conclusion that we as a people can do something amazing for Mathieu aka ROG Survivor. He is a huge fan of Halo and more so he is the true meaning of a fighter. Mathieu has fought against an enemy most of us cannot even imagine not once but three times. Every time Mathieu has battled Cancer has beaten the odds. Now at 16 he is once again fighting a war against a deadly disease and he still manages to live life to its fullest. I have had the pleasure of personally talking to Mathieu and he has inspired me to be a better person and to live my live more than I have in the past. Pat and I have a wonderful idea and we would like to share it with you all and I am hoping we can do this as a family. We would like to give Mathieu something that most people dream of having…the armor of his Xbox Live Halo Character. I know most of these items are already made or can be made rather fast and to perfection. I am not asking one person to take on this challenge by him/herself. There should be a Project Manager which will oversee the progress and keep in touch with Mathieu. We need a Project Assembler and that person will be the one that all the parts are sent to so they can finish the assembly of the suit and ship it. This person will need a PayPal account se we can take "Contributions" for the shipping of this suit once finished. I know this is allot to ask of people but I truly think that the time to build and the money to send can only do one thing….enhance the Unity and enhance the joy of a true Halo Fan. I know there are people on here like that can fulfill these roles and the missions inherent in those roles. I myself can only be a messenger due to being deployed. We talk about being better people so now it is our time to shine and make a difference in someone’s life like they have in ours. You will be surprised who becomes the person with the reward once this is done.
All Armor "Contributors" please contact Brandon McClain for details on shipping and contact Jester1014 if you need help covering shipping costs.
Helmet: Kasper - Finished and shipped to Brandon.
Knife: Lee - Unknown
Knife 2: Rick - Finished and shipped to Brandon.
Shoulders: bobvdijk - Molded (Rubber on...waiting on mother mold)
Biceps: Brandon McClain - Finished
Chest/ Back: misfitjh - Resined
Gauntlets: Ronster - Files being made.
Hand plates: Nitendude and JBetts97 - Finished and shipped to Brandon.
Cod: Liamthedevastator - Unknown
Thighs: Brandon McClain - In Progress
Thigh Attachment: SPRTNBD50 - Finished but needs to ship.
Shins: Rhinoc - Unknown
Boots: Brandon McClain - Finished
DMR: Tactonyx - Finished
Undersuit: RoxyRoo - Unknown
Timeline: 03/25/11 all items built, primed & shipped to Brandon for painting & assembly. Please post images & information on item updates in this thread.
Here is the story you wanted from me... I heard that people from 405th thought that maybe I was just faking this just to get free awesome stuff when really my life really truly sucks! You can add me on facebook if you"d like, there's a couple pictures there that shows me in the hospital with my friends and when Sydney Crosby came visit me in the hospital but I didn't put a lot bacause I don't really like to talk about it... Or see pictures of those memories... Hope you understand and that you believe that I really am not making BS just to get free stuff.
I was born in Moncton NB Canada on the 23 of July 1994, we moved to edmunston when I was just 3 months because my mom wasn't doing a lot of money and my dad wasn't helping because he was spending all on drugs... So my mom left my father and moved with my grand parents till I was the age of 7. My father never was their to support me in anything, in 16 years he only came to my birthday twice... So my grandfather have always been my real father for me... He though me evehrything... At the age of 4 I think that's the first time that I got my first video game console the NES, it was hard to get me stop playing even though I only had two games:p. When I turned 5 I got my first playstation! I remember playing crash bounty coot! That was my first game. Anyways in grade 3 I moved back to Moncton with my mom because she had to move for her job. We lived there for about 6 years then my mom fell in love with a men from Fredericton and got married august 5 2007, I was doing great at the time, I had moved to fredericton, was starting at a new school in September. Everything was looking great. A month after I started school, I started to noticed that I wasn't feeling to good and that my left ear was hurting a lot! We were going In the clinics trying to see what was wrong but they could never tell! They were always giving me anti biotiques and pills when they didn't even know what was going on! They though I had an ear infection, but they couldn't see anything in my ears! It took a month and half to see a doctor that would actually do his job the proper way! On November 24 we went to see an other doctor and took us to take some x-rays... He found out that I had a cancer mass the size of a grape fruit growing in my left cheek. On that day I was diagnosed with rabdomeosarcomsa a type of cancer that grows on muscle tissues. Got sent to the IWK in Halifax Nova Scotia to get the attention I needed there and fought there for 6 months in the hospital... I finished my treatments the 26of may and the wish foundation gave me a 24 feet long swimming pool. The 6 of may 2009 we went to Florida walt Disney world me, my mom , my grandma and my step sister just to celebrate you know... Then while I was there we had to do a lot of walking and my back started to hurt a lot, and It was just constant pain, it wouldn't go away so then I knew... I was watching the fireworks at magic kingdom thinking to myself" it's back..." when we got back we went to Halifax for some regular check ups and found out a big mass growing on my left kidney, the size of a football! (if you want I can send you a picture after the surgery how big it was) they took out my kidney, my spleen and a part of my pancreas. After that we had to follow up with chemotherapy treatments and radiation just to make sure we killed most of it. So I think I finished my treatments the 24 of April 2010, summer was great although I broke my leg but that was better then having back cancer. Everything was going great, I had started back school, then we went back to Halifax for my regular check ups in December, we were all positive because everything was going so great but the scans said a different story... It was back in my ribs this time but it wasn't as bad so we just took five treatments of radiation and went back home for the holidays. Well let's just say I started to feel some pain during that time. When we got back to the hospital, the cancer had spread everywhere. Surrounding my heart, on the lungs and in my lungs, my ribs, my legs bones... The doctors told me that there is nothing else they can do anymore so thats pretty much where I stand right now... I'm home not at the hospital and I have a catemine pump attached to me just for pain so I can take breakthroughs. So I try to live the most I can every day and enjoy every moment of my life...