Traks for Chip’s Trek – A Fundraiser for my Brother

Here it is: the fundraiser you’ve all been waiting for…

Traks for Chip’s Trek

(If you click on the link directly above, you will see the fundraising page. Click on GIVE NOW to donate!)

The bottom line is this: You have all seen the show and read the review, correct? You know I wanted to get my brother an epic wheelchair that would allow him to have a taste of what once was. Life before paralysis. Access to mud and grit, sand, snow, and rocky paths.

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Once we get the chair, then we work on the handicap modified vehicle, and the road trip itself.

When I heard how much money I’d win on the show, I thought of this idea and proposed it to Chip. He got incredibly 72 Hours Rita brotherexcited. I asked him to give me a list of all the places in the continental United States that he’d like to see.

He humbled me.

Third on his list was to get onto a dirt path in the mountains, wilderness…away from concrete.

How many of us take for granted our ability to climb over a boulder in our path? Check out the fundraiser. Let’s give my brother his life back!

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9 Responses to Traks for Chip’s Trek – A Fundraiser for my Brother

  1. Don Poling July 23, 2013 at 12:32 AM #

    How about setting up a Paypal account so that people can make a contribution directly into your bank just by typing a little bit and hitting the “enter” button? It’s a really easy thing to do & people that shop on eBay can tell you all the details.

    Or, just go to

    If you don’t have a bank, then paypal kindly offers to be your bank 🙂

    • Hurricane Rita July 23, 2013 at 11:27 PM #

      I’ll check into it. I have to make sure Penny is on Paypal. I’ll get back to you on that. 😀

    • Nelle July 24, 2013 at 1:46 AM #

      Yes! I like the Paypal idea!

  2. Glo July 25, 2013 at 8:30 PM #

    Take a look at this site.

  3. Dan S. October 4, 2013 at 3:24 PM #

    Yes, I would like to donate, but would prefer just writing a check or donating via Paypal. How can I get it to you?

    • Hurricane Rita October 16, 2013 at 10:56 AM #

      I’m about two weeks late on this but I’ve put it into work getting an address you can directly mail the donation to!

  4. Doc B November 17, 2013 at 5:09 PM #

    I’m glad to hear that your spirit continues to push your somewhat bent nervous system along the wilderness paths. Welcome back to the Southwest.

    How is the fund raising going for the Trac Chair for your brother?

    I occasionally watch Bill O’Reilly and I know that one of his charities was to get these chairs for veterans, were you aware of that? Maybe your story would inspire his compassion, he appears to care about our returning injured servicemen(women).

    How’s the book coming?
    Say hi to John and Corky.

    Dr. B ’42’ The answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

    • Hurricane Rita November 18, 2013 at 11:02 AM #

      Bill O’Reilly, huh. I guess I have to get in touch with that guy! 😀 There’s some support drumming up here in Moab, and some people who seem interested in sending some support to him directly! I actually took a short break from writing to check up on the site, so it’s going pretty well! How is Arizona treating you? The doctors contacted me to send them a release so they could present my case in Tuscon…yesterday, I think. 🙂 Letting the world know not to eat slugs and such. 🙂

      • Doc B November 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM #

        Arizona remains a great place to live, to get out into the wilderness…not often enough sad to say, still going to work every day taking care of the special among us, VETERANS. I remain honored to have the privilege of dealing with all of the weird things that you and yours bring us. You are spoken of often in the CLC, which of the docs is presenting your case in Tucson? Dr. Gopal has retired
        Hamed is king mostly computer stuff but working the ER on occasion.

        Did a hike down the Grandview Trail 3.5 miles down to a plateau but the grade averaged 12% with only 50yds of flat all the way in. My quads burned out… You can stairmaster all you want but it doesn’t help down!


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