Want To Help? Donate To Free A Man From His Pain, Help Love Story End Without Pain

in #life3 years ago (edited)


This is a message to go out to all my followers to try to help a man named Brian Courteau. He has terminal cancer and is living out his last days in Mexico with his true love @lynncoyle1. Both of them are fantastic people, and I like many, have found their love story both sad and beautiful at the same time.

For an idea of what they are going through, here is @lynncoyle1's last post click here



The situation

I made contact with @briancourteau last night. He has run out of money for his meds. He is trying to sell 50 sbds ($150) to get enough to cover the medicine needed to help him with his seizures. He made a plea not to ask for money, but to ask how to expedite the selling of sbds for money he could use for medicines.

I actually am in need a few prescriptions and wanted to withdraw what i have in savings. The rest i will give to lynn. I am on a crappy pension and honestly need the meds more to make life bareable even if temperary. I have the prayer already from lynn as she sent it to me. Thank you

I don't want him to wait

So here is what I plan on doing. And if any of you want to help, then I'm sure Brian and Lynn would also appreciate it.

I am going to write this post and see how much we can raise from steemit in either upvotes or outright donations of steem/sbds. Whatever I receive from the post and donations will be converted by me into usd's (up to the US$150) and be sent to him via paypal tonight. Anything over the $150 will be send directly to Brian in the form it is received.

I want him to have the medicines he needs now. To me every day is important!

He will get the money either way

I have no idea whether people will respond or not to this post and I don't want Brian to be in limbo. This one is not a game, it is real life. I will backstop the whole thing and make sure that he receives the $150 tonight even if no one responds.

I also want to note that Brian (or Lynn) did not ask for a donation. I am the one asking on their behalf.

He still needs help with a steem trading account

My plan today will solve the problem for today, but if someone can help him set up a steem account so that he can convert in the future, that would also be appreciated. I don't know how to do that as I haven't sold anything and haven't had the need.

If you want to contribute

If you plan on upvoting, then that's easy. If you want to donate either steem or sbds, then please put "For Brian" in the memo to me so that I can track it. I want to make sure to get him every penny, so please don't forget that.

Does anyone want to help?


Dave . OH MY. You continue to amaze me my friend. I have tears streaming and am so shaken by the support. I actually just wanted to withdraw and wait for the funds but you have done me a big favor. A lovely person @spiritualmatters send be 5 sbd and I sent to you so it gets to this fund. another sent me some also but i had put it in savings. I am sorry I cant figure this out to send to you some how some way,

Ok Brian, I have sent you the $150 USD... There will be way more than that coming in the future, but that is my contribution to you. I always planned on sending you the $150, I am frankly blown away at the support of all the others here! I want you to have the meds you need and enjoy every day you can!

I will make a post and detail all the other donations and get them sent to you/Lynn directly so that you can also convert them to cash. @abh12345 has turned me onto @pennsif that can help you liquefy... Also @beeyou will help too!

I am so overwhelmed and no idea what to say right now. Lynn is balling. please send to my account as i will be the one that has the withdrawel hopefully someday set up. Lynn has my access info, Thank you my brother, very very much appreciated.

I will do as you wish... You might want to talk to @pennsif about doing it easily... According to @abh12345 he can send you usd direct without going through the exchange. I will hook you up with him... I also think @beeyou said she would take 50 sbds and convert it and send you the money through paypal too. I want to make it as easy as possible for you guys. So I will try to not overwhelm you/Lynn.

ok please as that will help so much. will you deal with @beeyou. I do not want her to have extra costs and thanks, yes I see @pennsif can send paypal

I sent you $61 with a note, please have a nice meal or night out on me. :-)

Ahh @deliberator, your note made me cry (tears of gratitude:), and Brian was very thankful as well! When the money always goes to meds and necessities, it was unbelievably thoughtful of you to do what you did :) It is something neither of us will forget, and in fact, we'll cheers with a drink over dinner just to you!! Thank you again my friend, from both Brian and I.

:-) one world, one people, one incredible journey, glad to be part of it with you all. xxx

what a cool thing to do delib! Awesome, simply awesome!

You all covered the meds, I simply wanted to give them something above the necessity line. :-)

I will do on both! Just take it easy and sit back and enjoy your evening with Lynn!

You tell him Dave!! :) Thank you so very much!!

is this your paypal address? [email protected]

I will also be able to send to paypal account. so confused.........no idea about coinbase and the others. its hard to concentrate but hopefully i can get it set up I think or hope lol

coinbase is an place where you can sell your bitcoin/litecoin for usd. But it would be easier with a confirmed account to sell. If you need any help just tell us :)

I am lost all ready. the cancer makes my head all screwy and yes Dave I was a numbers guy too before lol.

how do I get a confirmed account or use someone elses

Now to sound offensive but where do you live...i might need that to know to set up coinbase

I am from Vancouver canada but live now in mexico to end my time

wait a second i think coinbase is not in Mexico:

Shit I use my master google skills and coinbase is not in Mexico. I shall be looking for an alt.

I think the easiest way for you is to work with @pennsif and @beeyou... They will get you the money through paypal like how I sent it to you.

ok beeyou said for you to just contact her

@davemccoy I wanted to do something the other day when I commented on @lynncoyle1 post with a poem. I don't know how the money works on this site, and I don't have very much anyway onsite as far as I can see. However if you would like to post me an email [email protected] with a secure address for you or Lynne, I'm sure I could wire some cash or buy a Bank Cheque or Western Union. Thank-you. Keep on keeping on.

Hi @simon62 that is a wonderful offer! I am happy to see you make that kind of offer... I have checked your wallet and you have some Steem Dollars in there... You have 2.414... What I would suggest (and I think it is the gesture more than the money) is that you send me $0.414 of your steemdollars in Brian's name and I will add them to the next batch I send him. That way you can keep 2 of your steemdollars for other things in the future (and I will explain what you can do with them later).

I'm sure @lynncoyle1 will be touched that you even offered to send money from your personal account. But in my opinion I think this gesture by you is worth more than any money you can send.

If you want to take my suggestion, then let me know if you need my help in how you can send the $0.414 in steemdollars to me.... I can walk you through it really easily! :)

You're good! thank you very much! :)

Goodo, one reason I offered Bank dollars is that I don't know how to this stuff on steemit. And, I've just found out someone is messing with my ability to curate. Yesterday after some very short posts in my morning, I suddenly had no bandwidth, and the reason I post at that time is because then is when bandwidth is greatest. Now I can't Vite, without an error message, so I can't earn by curation. All this time I've been putting up two to four blog-posts Abd a couple resteemed and all of a sudden I can't blog, but two early our morning, and then can't Resteem and now can't curate. I did look at wallet and have as far as I can see after nearly four months a whole $5US. If I knew there were going to be bullies I could have given cash weeks ago. A bit money isn't the worry, but bullies not even letting a bloke learn how the site really works.
So where is the post to tell me in DUMMY how to send you 0.414 whatever?
I am not liking steemit more and more. I never did see much point in internet to begin with because as far as I can see it steals people's time and gives very little back but fast comm. If you do buy something it still has to be slow-mail posted and delivered by such as I in a truck¿
We 4th h nil authority, then there isn't freedom only bullying chaos and nothing worthwhile will result from such. Freedom is having restrictions and knowing what they are then entering into discussion and negotiation, not arbitrary silent BS like the Witness us doing to me. She needs to meet someone like me on the street, and she would think again real quickly. I've spent over fifty years stopping bullies, and to hack this, I think I might have to leave.
--I wrote a plan to another, in saying if one got ten AU$2 red sim from vf, then started ten IP addresses with different 118Ed mail addresses, then passed posts back and forth to each for thirteen weeks, one might be in a better position to flag all her posts, but if course she has not made one all the time I've been attacked, and [email protected] needs reading to. He has a bad attitude and no actual logic not having studied Pythagoras nor his student Aristotle, in any depth. Querying me on Pythagoras, he didn't appear to know that all language was numbers and logic and mathes are related. And anyway since 1954, and friend Einstein, there is nothing certain. How can someone of his emotional stance be called upon to partake in [email protected] and wield authority over persons of a differing opinion? Soon we'll have religious fundamentalists raving on steemit, and already I've read some pretty ungenerous Christians, but surprisingly, none from other beliefs. Mist people will allow others their own beliefs so how do two, a witness and a steemcleaner get to be police¿
May the blessings be.
If you would write me a simple 1234 direction, that would be cool. Thanks @davemccoy. Or email¿ 😇


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This was six days and would not accept a vote, and then a few hours later after I found I could post reply to you it wouldn't take it again and then it was seven days. I've voted for posts after a week even if there is nothing but bits involved. It's still a vote. It us not all time and money surely. What's going on? Please.

the system has been acting up... there was a virus that hit and it knocked all the servers for a loop... I am still seeing those messages a lot too... Just hang in there, they have to deal with the virus and then it will be back!

OK, so there are people attacking the blockchain. Why, whatever did authorities here ever do to be considered for attack 😆😆😆😆

Oh @simon62, what a beautiful offer!! You really do make my heart smile :) I agree with @davemccoy ...your gesture is so loving and that alone is all you have to do!! If you would like to send Dave the 0.414 both Brian and I would be genuinely happy about that. What would make me even happier, is if you continue doing all you do on steemit and one day when you are more able, use your steem to help someone else in need. You have such a kind heart my friend! I will not forget this :)

No worries @lynnecoyle1, this week I'm feeling great, even with a witness and an emotional geek on my back, because this morning I marched at the Parade and I was with a beautiful lady and her daughter who both love me, and, and, I'm the last man standing of my school class here in Oz. Just my old sergeant left and I left England before the end of Vietnam so all those back in the old country don't count. I didn't actually go to SEAsia, but we were on the airfield on the way to Blue-hat Cyprus, but when the Greeks and Turks heard we were coming, they quit fighting
One by one the vets passed on, and all my elder Bros got cancer or drugs, legal and illegal, and burned out early. I've asked Dave for a heads-up on the how. I never wanted to do this for money, so [email protected] is all off-beam, and I just don't get most of computers, having only about one month more than my steemit experience since analogue, when I had secretaries. 😆

My father always taught me that money is round to go round, not flat to stack. If you are ever in need, and I am well and in sufficiency, what's the problem from giving you of excess? People make a big deal of money, but I have lived without very much all my life, and with faith in the Holy Spirit there is always a sufficiency. If I 'want' something and have not the resources for it, I have to ask myself, 'is it a need or a desire?' If a desire I may or may not get it depending I suppose on my attitude of giving, or more rightly my karma, but if it is a need, then by my faith it is always provided, even if, like rain from a clear blue sky. I see sense in some insurance because we have to deal with other people, but I see no sense in much because that is betting and gambling my faith in Spirit, or asking God for an accident 😂 Just because one knows the angels will catch one if one falls, is no reason to jump. One has no necessary need to prove one's faith to oneself or to any other person, and anyway, one's karma will put enough proofs before you without gambling. I find joy and appreciation in every action I see my gratefulness evidenced. Keep on keeping on. I have yet to learn how to upsteem, or do anything in the wallet at all. I don't understand that stuff, so I just leave alone. You may have a Bank cheque if you ever have a need for meds and find a shortfall in finance. @davemccoy has my email. May the blessings be.
Keep on keeping on. 😇

I love your father's saying there @simon62! He must be a wise man ;)

I too have always lived my life distinguishing between wants and needs and never worry about the "wants" too much.

Thank you again for your generosity and your kindess!

You are welcome. Some help one on this site and some get their kicks from trying to be a hindrance, thinking possibly that their righteousness must be right for everyone and not just them. 😉


Sorry to bother you with more, but I opened fb, and my brother sent me this old post. I used to do alot of pastry-cooking as we both grew up with sugar-cane. Worth a thought. Be well. 😇

Thank you for that...I'll have a look !

should I withdraw the savings still in my wallet now so its avalable in three days. again overwhelmed

yes you should withdraw that and just put it into steem dollars (sbd)... we will figure out the next steps together!

I am thinking maybe you can just sell it and send to my paypal. As for my account I can transfer it all to Lynn when I need too

Hey @briancourteau what's that Paypal address, brother ??

very thankful my friend

Thank you. I saw what you did in paypal and here. I am forecer grateful and I will pay it forward. Again I am proud to say you are a friend. God Bless

Having your paypal address makes it a little easier for me to just send regular fiat, so thanks for putting that in here, @briancourteau.

Blessings & Light to you and Lynn, Brian. <3

Thank you so much. where are you from. Lynn and I are forever gratehul.....hugs

Hi Brian,
I'm from North Carolina in the U.S., and have been on Steemit for about 6 weeks. I'm finding lots of great community.
Holding you in Light, Love, Ease and Peace.

yes that is what we essentially are going to do... you will be getting it via paypal I believe... I will verify with them both tomorrow.

btw dave can you reach out to pennsif...its ny birthday today and you gave me the best present ever. you. A great friend and all my friends here

yes I just reached out to @pennsif to see if he can do some more today. He is probably out right now, so I'm sure he will be back in touch when he can. Happy Birthday today! I hope you and Lynn have a wonderful relaxing day! :)

thank you. i got meds but its taking few days to withdraw so hats all i wanted to know

Prayers to you @briancourteau and @lynncoyle1!

  • My wife had cancer treatments, so totally understand the struggle.
    8 going on 9 years cancer free!
    • I wish I were in more of a position to help financially!

God Bless

key.gif The KEY to Life!

I am so happy your wife won the fight. I am so blessed by you all here on Steemit and Thank you so much

Thank you so very much @coolfish, I appreciate you thoughts and prayers! I too am so happy that your wife has been cancer free for so long!!

oh dear, be strong and get over it

Don't worry Brian, we will figure it out with you... There are many that want to help you and I'm just trying to get a handle on how to take care of it all... I will for sure be getting you the $150 and since we are over then I will figure out how to get you the rest (either via sbd/steem or usd)... Also some are sending you money directly via paypal... I have giving out your paypal email to at least 3 people and posted it here in a comment. [email protected]

You have made an impact on us that we will never forget, so if we can help you then we will! Hang in there, help in on the way my friend! :)

Yes i saw Stevenwood help on paypal for 12.00 cdn. most grateful Dave, I am at a loss for words. My gofundme was short 300 for my total costs. so this is so helpful.....

I'm glad to see so many people coming to support you. We are going to be way over the $150 so I will get you that and we will figure out the best way to get you everything else. At least you will be able to get your meds you need for tomorrow and hopefully the extra amounts will help with other medical needs you have.

You have a lot of fans here, feel free to stop by and say hi to them! I'm sure they will be happy to hear from you! :)

Dave I am so proud to call you a great friend. all of you are great friends. I am going to nap as this has definately overwhelmed me in a good way

I hope you have a great nap... get some rest and no worries! Many have come to help you out!

This makes me think of Treebeard when the Entmoot is happening. :)

Good, good, many have come

I was glad to see you blondie! I saw your wonderful donation and glad you got a chance to see the post... I hope all is going good in your new job... I can tell you this, we all miss you... So even if you have to stop by once a week, don't forget us!

And lol on this:

This makes me think of Treebeard when the Entmoot is happening. :)

I don't even know if that is something real or you are just making it up to see if anyone acts like they know it! :P ... its funny though!

I have to say the extra however you want but usd is best I think as who knows when I will get something figured out. but no matter I have given Lynn my info

Dave a person @stevenwood sent me a small amount to my Paypal. I just wanted you to know. Thank you again

Yes I think you will be getting a few more too... I have been giving out your paypal email and a few would rather send you support directly! :)...

Beautiful .. well done, wonderful work
Great post from you
Thanks for sharing

THANK YOU @yabapmatt, @abh12345, @apolymask, @danielsaori, @carlgnash and all other red fishes and minnows showing their support.

There are so many supporters that I can’t name them all because I don’t know everyone. Being part of a community means showing our support to each other when we can. It could mean an upvote, donating SBD or SP. I don’t believe method is of importance as long as the heart is there. Lynn and Brian deserves happiness and we can all show our support in our small ways. So THANK YOU everyone and to @davemccoy for always helping others.

Edited to included Carl who also donates to Asher’s curation and engagement leagues. I know Carl!

Thank you so much @beeyou for taking care of the things that I missed... You are absolutely right that it is awesome to see so much attention paid by the "big boys/girls" to us littler fish... And since your comment, we can now add in @paulag @canadian-coconut @ethandsmith @eturnerx and @denmarkguy to that group too.

And that doesn't include the wonderful people that swim with us of course... The point you are making about them showing their support for the community and for people like @briancourteau and @lynncoyle1 is a great point. I hope to encourage involvement of all sizes and species of fish in the wide open ecosystem that we have here developing. This response was truly motivating to see and I hope one of the lessons learned is we are a community and there are people out there supporting us and helping us with a hand when we need one! :)

Thanks again @beeyou, once again you excel at finding important details that have been overlooked!

Thank you @beeyou for highlighting these people for me! Brian and I are so thankful to @yabapmatt, @abh12345, @apolymask, @danielsaori and @carlgnash for your generous donation, as well as your kind and caring spirits. You've shown us the true power of this platform, and for that we are eternally grateful. I am still in shock that @davemccoy did all of this, and equally awed by the outpouring of love and support from so many people.

I've spent the better part of the last few hours yo-yo-ing between tears and smiles, and I feel that I can't possible put into words adequately enough to show just how much this means to us and how truly grateful we are for it all. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts; we will never forget this!

There are so many more Lynn. I don't want to leave anyone behind. You can always check Dave's wallet and the individuals that upvoted for a full list. It's not my place to highlight everyone. :)

I know Matt (yabapmatt) has always shown support to our members and community, and wanted to thank him as well as Asher (abh12345) and all others I know who support the communities on here.

Thanks @beeyou, we have checked his wallet and I'm still shaking my head over it all. I'd forgotten to see the upvoting list (duh!) so thanks for that too ;)

Omgosh... I did just check my wallet and was stunned... I love this part of the community, it is so heartwarming to see the kindness and generosity!

Stop upvoting me and the rest of us Dave. Your VP is drained. We appreciate the gesture but helicopter mom has to say stop sometime. That’s what @pretty.dorky calls me now. We roll like that! Even @doomsdaychassis know what it means. I just found out. I like cheerleader more so than HM but all terms of endearment are accepted and appreciated. 💫

Very sweet of PD with her SBD donation too. I swear, our members have the biggest hearts. I see a lot of familiar names in your wallet and so many are small fishes with big hearts. ❤️

Yes I know about the names of our friends and their big hearts... I just looked closely at my wallet and was floored at the level of generosity and compassion! And big fish and small, they have all really made my day for what they have done to help out 2 truly deserving people!

And as far as my VP goes... I am ok with it going down a bit... I can't think of a better group of people to upvote with the few nickels I have left. I am very proud of the response by everyone and rewarding this group of people with my small vote is my way of showing my utmost respect!

Tomorrow I will cool off and go back to helping @danielsaori and @steemcommunity get more witness votes... But today was Lynn and Brian's day to feel really special and I am so happy to see the support from the community to make that happen!

So last upvote for you for the night, deal?

Deal! You did a good thing Dave. I try not to be involved in personal stories on here because there is only so much heart and compassion to give before it takes a piece of you away too. Plus, I don’t like to press my own opinion onto others and that’s what we all do when we resteem. Brian and Lynn needs our support and I’m happy we all can help with what we can, big or small.

I am happy we have a deal! :) ... And I completely understand that point of view, but in this case I'm happy to see all of our teammates come together and do something super-positive! I will be in touch with you tommorrow... We have a lot of steem and sbds to turn into cash! :P ... lol

Fortunately @pennsif says he can help!

And it wasn't me that made this work, it was everyone working together! Doing what "suits" them ;)

sure you can do that.... I give you full permission lol... :D

Ha! Tough luck with that. You’re on your own buddy.

lol... you sure about that? The job is open! :P

Happy to help. <3 Hope things improve soon for both of you.

I have no words to properly express my feelings when I woke up to see this post of yours Dave. Actually, my first move Sunday morning is to go to @abh12345's Curation League post and he had already resteemed yours; very clever now that I think of it.

Dave, I've always known you were a kind, selfless, and caring person, but this my friend is over the top. I've managed to stop blubbering long enough to come by here and say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Brian and I will never, ever forget this! I've been watching from the sidelines for the last couple of hours, unable to speak, wiping away tears just seeing all the love coming our way.

Thank you again! That doesn't even come close to the way we are feeling right now.

You both deserve the love coming your way. You both have inspired us and been an integral part in our community. It is amazing to meet you both and call you our friends. I know I speak for many that we notice the love that both of you share.

You deserve every bit of this outpouring of affection and I'm happy to be involved in making you see what you both mean to others!

...and I'm crying again <3

This is a beautiful affirmation of how Brian and I have affected others here. I'm so proud to be a part of our community Dave. Thank you. Again. For everything :)

awww... I'm so happy that the community could show you how much you both have meant to us... I know we tease each other a lot, but it has been my honor to get to know you both and experience this phase of your lives. You both deserve all the affirmation because you have affected so many. I'm proud to be a part of any community that you are in Lynn! Thank you for being my friend!

I was too busy crying yesterday to respond to this Dave, but this is so beautiful. And just so you know, this would not be a community if you were not a part of it too. Thank you for being my friend also :)

@davemccoy this story has touched my heart so much. I read the posts on @lynncoyle1 and @briancourteau profiles and sobbed my eyes out. I was able to post a comment on @lynncoyle1 post but unable to on @briancourteau. Im a stranger and I just don't know what to say.

What you are doing here is what steemit is all about, steemians helping each other. I just wish there were more people like you and people stopped with the greed and took time to take a little perspective.

Oh @paulag, your words touched my heart and Brian's, and truthfully, you are no longer a "stranger" but an integral part of our story now. We want to thank you for your generous donation, and of course for your caring and support. What @davemccoy is doing here, and the overwhelming support of everyone like yourself, really does show the true spirit and power of steemit. I'm sorry that it takes a tragedy like ours to show, but I'm hoping those selfish users take notice of the beautiful possibilities here.

Thank you again @paulag; Brian and I will never forget this!

I agree with you @paulag... I'm not one to cry to easily, but this love story has brought water to my eyes several times. I think it is amazing that they are "living" their life together one step at a time. It took courage on both of their parts to pick up and do that. A true love story in my eyes.

I appreciate your sentiment about what steemit is all about, I share your vision of what this place could be. Today the way people have responded, should show anyone participating the power of the platform. I love how people freely give to others and my heart feels warmed knowing there are so many that care!

Thank you @paulag for caring and I'm sure both Brian and Lynn both appreciate it very much too!

You are not a stranger, You are all like family to me......I am forever grateful

gulp.....hi @briancourteau. I don't know what to say except my thoughts are with you and @lynncoyle1 . Steemit is an awesome place, because without it, I would not have been touched by your story and your strength.

Sent you 5 STEEM towards this and thank you so much for stepping up here. <3

Oh Carl, Brian and I are so thankful for your kindness and generosity! We are both so overwhelmed by the outpouring of support...this is the true power of steemit. Thank you again, we will never forget it! :)

Thank you very much @carlgnash! It is very generous and also very much appreciated by all of us to see you care!

Hello guys. I just wanted to say thank you for what you did @davemccoy. I've gone through and upvoted all the comments and posts of both Brian and Linda. I hope you guys are encouraged by the community's response and that you will be able to have the ending that you wish for. My heart goes out to you. Peace to you and your families in this very difficult time.
Lizelle from South Africa

I did finally find it! :P ... Thank you again, it is unexpected and truly awesome!

Hey @moderndragon, I just saw that you linked your post here! Thank you so much again for including Brian and I in it. I'm still blown away by it all :)

Hi Lizelle! I think you are amazing too! I saw your post and all of your upvotes. That is so sweet and kind of you. I was so excited to finally find it, there were some many comments I almost missed it! I'm glad I didn't... I know Brian and Lynn have been seriously shocked at the outpouring of love they've received and it is things like you have done that make me so happy to be in the same community as you! :)

I'm glad to be able to help :)

A very noble thing you’re trying to achieve here, @davemccoy.
I’ve sent you a small donation, because what you say is true: this is the real world, these are real problems, so we need to take real actions.
I’ve also resteemed your post, hoping your message will reach even more people, and that we can make a difference in the lives of @briancourteau and @lynncoyle1
Hey guys, don’t be too mad at @davemccoy for putting this up. You know he can’t help it ;0)

As always @simplymike, you get it.. thank you so much for being there. I know both Brian and Lynn will be happy to know you are there for them. Thank you for the contribution, the resteem, and for the words of encouragement... It is the real world and I'm happy we could help in a small way today!

ps... lol on the last sentence!

I have no words to express the gratitude that Brian and I feel here @simplymike! For your love and support, for Dave's "noble" gesture, for the outpouring from the community...for all of it. I have been a crying heap for hours just watching this post and Dave's wallet for the last few hours. Brian and I are completely and utterly overwhelmed and shocked by it all. It really goes to show you the power of steemit, even though it takes a tragic story such as ours to show it, I hope people who think this platform is purely as self-money-making-machine, stand up and take notice of the beautiful possibilities that await those who selflessly care to see them. Thank you again for everything...it's something I will never ever forget!

There is no need to express the gratitude, @lynncoyle1. Simply enjoy the fact that both of you have made an impact here, and that are a lot of people like you guys so much that they want to help.
It’s a shame it takes a tragedy, but Personally, I’m grateful for finally seeing that the community is not only here for the ‘make-believe’ here on SteemIt, but that it is a community that crosses the borders of the platform and is more than prepared to help.

I’m so happy for you guys.

you are utterly and completely overwhelmed... sounds like a perfect excuse to drink a (virgin) umbrella drink of a beer and give yourselves a clap on the back. Because this is happening because both of you have been REAL here from the start.
I have such a deep respect for both of you.
*Make sure you pass this on to @briancourteau !!8

I've been reading all of these out loud to Brian and we both sit and shake our head, grin or start crying...again... with each new comment ;)

I have a drink beside me right now, and it's not a virgin one lol

Brian and I are cut from the same cloth; we are real and seem to strike up conversations and make new friends where ever we happen to be. I feel so thankful that steemit is one of those places! I will continue to express my gratitude for years to come @simplymike, so that's something you'll just have to get used to hearing :)

I will never get tired of that, @lynncyle1.
Happy to hear you finally got a drink. Not virgin, but I do hope it’s got a little umbrella?? 😜

I've been reading all of these out loud to Brian and we both sit and shake our head, grin or start crying...again... with each new comment ;)

Now that’s exactly why this initiative is a success. No way in the world I can imagine how tough life has been for you guys. It was about time that you had the chance to be uplifted again and spend some time on your own pink fluffly cloud 😉

No umbrella, but it is hitting the spot :)

Today it really does feel like there's been everyone here carrying this load with me and it feels nice to be on my own "pink fluffy cloud" :)

@davemccoy our mutual friend @simplymike shared this story on SteemThat. If you need to publish another post there where you can embed a paypal donation button I'm perfectly fine with that if it would help some. Additionally we do not have alot but I will be sending you some SBD in just a minute. Please get it to them. Thank you

Thank you so very much @blinkley! Any friend of @simplymike is an automatic friend of mine :)

Brian and I appreciate your generosity and your kindness; your recommendation for Dave to post there with the paypay embed button is a very thoughtful gesture too! Thank you again. This is something neither Brian nor I will ever forget.

I said the same thing... see great minds do think alike!

Dave, we really do think alike so many times :)

Very kind of you, @binkley. I knew I could count on you! :0)

You are amazing... we should change your name to @simplyamazing ;)

No thanks, i don’t want to start all
over a 3rd time :0)
On top of that it would create expectations, and i don’t want to be amazing all the time - lol. Some times a girl needs a break :0)

lol.. you better be careful about those expectations... they have crept up very high already! ;)

Thanks @simplymike, or as Dave suggests, simplyamazing :)

see @lynncoyle1, it fits @simplymike doesn't it? @simplyamazing :P

ps... she can keep her other account and say "fork" too if she wants!

hahaha sshhhh we don't say "fork" out here :)

It is a pretty fitting name for her though!!

wow that is fantastic @binkley! I will be happy to either edit this post or do a new one... I don't know how to embed a paypal donation button, but if you tell me how I will be happy to learn!

And I appreciate anything that you send, frankly you just stopping by and offering your support is amazing... So thank you so much in advance, I'm sure that Brian and Lynn are also very grateful!

Just let me know on the paypal button and I will follow your lead! :)

ps... and any friend of @simplymike's is always a friend of mine... She is wonderful!

It is actually very difficult to find now but is still doable. If you visit your paypal account and login you often have to click through ads a few times so annoying. You should finally get to this screen.


Once there you can click Tools and a drop down window appears. Here is where they get super sneaky. It used to be prominent and easy to use paypal but now it is so frustrating that I rarely use it but for this it is perfect.

Click Business Setup...Most would never look here as they are looking to make a donate button. Trust me the next screen looks like this: and you will find the button you seek.


It takes like 5 minutes to do it but 30 to explain it. I think you will be able to handle it.

Fill out the basic information there are 3 sections to create the button. When you click create it will generate a script like this.

button link.png

If you are completely freaked out by all of that code and what to do with it no worries.

You can copy and paste it into your Post on SteemThat.com. IF you make a post in visual that works great. Then at the end of the post switch to text and paste in the script they gave you. Then save or publish and once it gets published it should have the paypal donate button.

Super Easy Method No Coding or Hacking Involved. Click the email button next to website on the code generator. Now you have an easy link to hotlink or make an image clickable on Steemit and SteemThat.com or twitter, facebook, etc. Got questions you can message me on SteemThat.com

That is very very cool for you to spend the time to write all this up... @simplymike (aka @simplyamazing) has volunteered to put up a post about this and get a new fresh view... And she said she will post on steemthat... :)

Btw I have signed up for steemthat... I haven't gone there much, but now that I know you I will figure out how to incorporate it! :)

I wish I could do more than just provide a vote. If it would be possible for you to gather some more support, I will delegate 1 steem to his account so he can still work on the platform without reducing his VP, This will allow him to continue and still provide some curation rewards for his vote to others,

Jan23com! Thank you very much... Your upvote is awesome... You did donate on top of it... and the offer of delegating steem is another great idea... On top of that you resteemed and told many others... I say thank you from the bottom of my heart! :)

I have gained in some part from many places. Oh I had not Resteemed, But I will do that now. I would not have had it to return if it had not being for the help guidance and assistance of others and the groups they provide.

You awesome @jan23com! Thank you so much again for getting the word out!

Hey @davemccoy
Would delegating sp to or both their accounts be helpful?

Hey @simplymike... I think they both have enough in SP to make sure they don't have any bandwidth issues, but if they need to draw down their SP then yes they would. Right now I think the plan is to take his 50 sbd's in savings... Plus they will get quite a bit from the donations here today and the post too... I think the answer would be in what are their needs... And for that I don't know... I do think that if they need more than we can provide and they have to liquidate SP, then we all should do our best to help them with delegations to make sure they can continue to post and reply. So that is a long winded way of saying, I'm not sure... :P

LOL - I as just telling @lynncoyle1 that I sucked at technicalities and dynamics. She understands, because it is the same for her.
I rely on your judgement, Dave.
Pretty sure that you will know when it will be necessary.
So I’ll already put in my volunteer application form, just in case 😉

lol.. noted :P

You are so darn cute :)

I'm not going to touch mine, especially because I've been delegated by 4 different people, so it doesn't feel right, and truthfully, this 'thing' of Dave's has surpassed all of our expectations! Brian says he's not concerned about his so much, but I see @bashadow delegated a bit to him with the same concern as you. Stay tuned, because if miracles happen, and Brian sticks around for a long time (fingers crossed), I will accept your generous offer! :)

I’m so glad for you guys that dave’s initiative was successful (I still din’t know how successful, but from what I’ve seen it was more than expected.
The offer will stay valid, for as long as needed (and I truly hope that will be long)

Thank you so very much for your kindness @jan23com! Anything you do goes above and beyond what Brian and I ever imagined anyone doing for us here. Thank you!!

The pleasure is all mine here, and I am just about selfish enough to keep all that pleasure to myself. I hope things work to your benefit with this.

It looks as though it is surpassing Dave's expectations I think. I'm still shaking my head with it all!

Yes it blew away my thoughts... I knew you both were admired.. I didn't know this many would join in!

waking up and seeing this type of support makes me very emoyional. I am at a loss for words this very moment but to say I love you my friends and @davemccoy you are forever in my heart and I will try and check in on you when my time comes. you are a very very loyal gentleman and a friend and I wish someday if possible to have a cold SOL beer with you. I know probably dreaming but dreams make life....

Well baby, look at what's happened here today!! Dreams do come true :)

I think we should plan a Steemit Summit in Playa Del Carmen!! Everyone is welcome to attend. And really it will just be an opportunity to meet everyone face to face, have some drinks, relax and enjoy life :)

What do you say @davemccoy? You in? :)

Yes Lynn, they do... And I think that is a wonderful idea... It would be awesome to sit back and have a few beers and enjoy awesome friends and beautiful scenery! So yes I will find a way to get there!

This makes me smile!! I'm going to hold you to it buddy :)

I am very excited for you too... I love to see you respected and cared for... And that would be great... I would love to share a cold beer with you anytime my friend! And yes, dreams do come true and they make life worth living! Enjoy the rest of your evening and I hope you have a terrific day tomorrow! :)

Hi Dave


To 'cash out' you need either:

  • an account on exchange (like bittrex)
  • an online wallet like Coinbase

With the 2nd option, the STEEM or SBD would need to go via www.blocktrades.us who converts STEEM/SBD, into the currency your wallet will hold, e.g. Litecoin. There is, i think, a 10% charge for going this way.

The easiest method, if someone is willing, is to bank transfer him the $, and for people to send you/someone the STEEM/SBD. If you are willing to do this, I will transfer you some SBD as help/a gift for them both.

Thank you for raising the awareness for them, that is very kind of you.

Thank you Asher for pulling out the analytics and trying to figure this stuff out!! I love to see you put that big brain of yours to work :)

We also saw your very kind and generous donation in Dave's wallet and saying thank you somehow doesn't adequately cover how full our hearts are at this moment, but thank you is all we have...well that, and a big internet hug :)

It's my pleasure to help. I've been quite vocal recently with the support I've received and I consider my gift to be from these kind souls.

Wishing you and Brian the best x

That's a really lovely thought, and one I'm going to "borrow" in the future :) I am a firm believer in a pay it forward attitude, and this will show it's face in my actions for many years to come!

Hey Asher, thank you very much for both the explanations of how to transfer and the offer of help directly! I am essentially going to do the "easiest method" for now since I don't want him to wait and send it to him via paypal. But I do think it is good for him in the future if he has access to his funds and doesn't have to wait to set everything up!

I appreciate your resteem too... Every potential eyeball is helpful! :)

I'm sure that both Brian and Lynn are very happy to see such an outpouring of support!

It is my pleasure to help. I've been very lucky here over recent months, and this is such a clear chance to pay-it-forward.

Best wishes both, and well done you.

Knowing someone direct who wants to buy is possibly even preferable, although I haven't compared fees.
The only reason not to buy/sell with strangers would be for the chargeback risk, which is when you have to go through the loop of steem -> litecoin -> litecoin market -> usd.

Hope Brian gets his meds.

I agree... I will do what I can to convert and @beeyou is going to do some too... Plus I want to set them up for the future withdrawals too! So they have no worries!

Thank you so much @schrosct! With this kind of support, I have to believe that things are going to work out just fine :)

@davemccoy I've been watching the "outpouring of love" for a few hours now and we are quite simply overwhelmed by it all. I knew this was a beautiful community here, but to be on the receiving end of it is really unreal. I keep switching between smiling, crying and shaking my head because it's all so unbelievable...and it's all thanks to you!

Upvoted. Resteemed
Very kind of you. I will make a donation of course.
Cmon Steemers lets make a difference. We can do it!!

thank you very much @sweetjoy! You are awesome! I love your heart! :D

Ditto....remember that? Lol
Means I feel the same about you. ;)

I do... and ditto to you back ;)

Thank you so very much @sweetjoy from me and Brian. Your name really does sum you up I think...you are so kind and sweet and caring and we appreciate your donation so very much. This whole thing just leaves us feeling so unbelievable good !!!

Please contact me on discord anytime.
My pleasure to help.

Thank you for your offer...if and when I ever need it, I'll be there ;)

Use Steem or SBD buy an account through Blocktrades then give him all the private keys. Just like that he has an instant account.
God bless
Sending a few SBD’s right now.

thank you for the advice and thank you also for the very generous donation @jlsplatts! I'm sure @briancourteau and @lynncoyle1 are also very happy to see your support and kindness!