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GORUCK MLCH will be hitting the Pacific Northwest in full-force this November, all in the name of helping a family with a child fighting an extremely rare blood disease. Funds raised from the event sign-ups, as well as a raffle will go directly to help offset the growing medical bills this family faces. We are all conditioned to suffer for a good cause. Those of us that have been through a GORUCK Event knows that “….when it gets really bad, we all need to smile!” And we’ve all been told that we need to have more fun:)
And so here we go – this is the launch of the VIP Range Day the day before the start of the historic GORUCK MLCH. This is a one-time event ( it has never happened, and may never happen again) and all of the funds raised here will be going to the family as well!
The first Lucky 30 to sign-up will experience something very few ever will – a behind the scenes look at a Special Forces weapons training environment. You’ll get to talk to some of the Team on hand & GORUCK Cadre will also be present (TBD, but I’m sure there will be a few special guests:)
You’ll also be sending rounds downrange from various platforms (classified at this time) and you’ll engage targets in a manner only fitting for a day like this! At the end of the day, you’ll be lucky to call yourself one of the Lucky 30, and you’ll be helping to make the difference in the life of a very Special child!
And since I’ll be there….I’ll see the other 29 soon enough!
A few weeks ago, Mark Webb was in a horrible motorcycle accident, and had to have a part of his leg amputated. Most would slide down the spiral slope into depression and self-doubt. Not him! I just saw a post this morning of Mark doing Webb-Ups for the 22 Veterans that commit suicide every day in this country. He continues to show us the difference between TOUGH and being STRONG. (He is both:)
So copy this link below into your browser to purchase this GORUCK-sponsored T-Shirt/Patch Bundle. $20.00 of every bundle sold goes directly to the Team Webb!
Last year I had the privilege of working with various folks within and outside of TRVLSQD to help a soldier and his family right here in the Pacific Northwest.
It was a simple ask, “…Fergus, can you get TRVLSQD to help a brother of mine?”
What kind of question is that, Bert? (something I said to myself during the phone call)
“Of course we will, you just set me in the direction we need to go, and we’ll get it done!”
That was almost a year ago, and the anniversary of that great event – which brought a family with no ties to this Team – is quickly approaching. It has also taken the heart of a man – the heart of MSG Ed Hall – to the forefront of paying it forward.
For Ed, there is no other way – we help because it is what we are here to do!
The idea of the GORUCK Event known as the MLCH this November is designed to make people suffer, and suffer on a level that GORUCK has not seen regarding Team Events. Yes there is Selection, but this one is different. Before the start of the 1st Event – the M – there will be a 1st Group Range Day, a VIP Experience as you will. It will enable members of 1st Group to “bridge the gap” and let some of us experience first hand some of the armaments they have been trained to use. This will be a unique experience that has not and possibly will not happen again.
And I’m excited as I will be there…bet on that!
“Fergus, I have a family, another 1st Group Brother that needs this Team’s help, and I know I don’t have to ask…..this is going to happen!” – Ed
This soldier’s name is Michael. He’s part of 1st Group based at JBLM, right here in the Pacific Northwest. He fights for the same freedoms we all share. He and his family also fight so their son can be free from an extremely rare disease. It’s so rare that his family is one of less than 50 families in the world right now that are documented to be fighting this same battle.
And we are going to help them….because it’s what this Team does!
Below is an exerpt from the e-mail I received today with some of the information about Michael’s son, Arden.
“Here’s just a little information on Arden currently…He is 7 months old. He has Multifocal Lymphangioendothelialmatosis with Thrombocytopenia. He is one of 48 people internationally to be diagnosed with MLT. There is no known treatment besides transfusing packed red blood cells. Has had about 800 visits to the hospital.”
“There is no known cause.”
So this November, when most folks in this country will be preparing for Thanksgiving, the lucky folks that will descend upon the great Pacific Northwest will witness how 1st Group brothers take care of one another, and how TRVLSQD will once again help to change lives. We’ll be fundraising on various levels to help ease the burden that this family endures. By signing up for this Event, you are stepping forward and saying you’re proud to help.
And I’ll be there….bet on it!
TEAM FIRST – FAMILY ALWAYS