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Update on Bill Schwinn and auction items !

Postby frogface » Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:33 pm

(sorry Phil. I wasn't sure where to put this)

Most of you know Bill Schwinn or at least have heard of him and his frogs. He's one of the old guy breeders. You might have noticed that he hasn't been around as much lately, so, I wanted to give folks an update on him.

Bill has been pretty sick the past year or so. He's been in and out of the hospital and has been strapped to an oxygen tank since January. He's had to cut back on his breeding due to not being able to care for his animals like he should, and, he has someone coming to pick up his snakes because he can't care for them anymore.

I just spoke with him and learned that his phone and internet have been disconnected (he got one of those disposables for emergencies). His power will be disconnected next week. He's in a really bad situation. Not only do his animals count on him being able to provide AC, but, Bill needs power to run his oxygen tank. He has spoken to the power company about keeping his power on due to his medical need but that leniency has run out.

Anyway, keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

Please PM me if you want to know how you can help him.

Thanks
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby Philsuma » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:19 pm

Thanks for posting this Kris.

I met Bill a few years ago at the Annual Daytona Show.If there is anything I can do, please contact me (anyone).

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Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby Tuckinrim8 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:27 pm

Can we put together some kind of fund that would go towards his financial/ medical situation? Maybe an account that anyone who wanted to help could make a deposit to?

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby dtfleming » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:35 pm

sorry to hear this about him. Bill is always helpful on the other forum.
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby frogface » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:38 pm

I can give out his paypal address to anyone that can help with a little cash. His priority is keeping his power on for his animals and himself. Honestly, though, he also needs help with his mortgage, getting his phone and internet back on, and, food.

Medical, he is ok because he is now receiving Medicaid. They don't give that away to just anyone. :(

I'll be managing his paypal since he doesn't have internet access. I'll also give his temporary cell number so folks can ask him about it or talk with him.

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby KGB » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:10 pm

I would be interested in offering some frogs up for sale with 100% proceed to bills PayPal. Let me know if this helps.

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby frogface » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:25 pm

Accounting info:

Electric 325
Phone/Internet 600
Auto insurance 126.

He does not want to add the mortgage or anything else. He feels it's asking too much.


Total raised so far:
550.00
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby KGB » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:33 pm

I have two tor line tarapotos left and three sean Stewart line. Anyone interested can pay direct into bills PayPal and send me shipping label. Pm me if interested. Glad to help a fellow frogger.

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby Philsuma » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:39 pm

Kris...please post the paypal link here.

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby frogface » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:45 pm

billschwinn at gmail dot com
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby sidney ferrell » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:05 pm

I dont do paypal but maybe I can get his adress and mail a money order if someone would kindly pm me his address.... hopefully if phil can figure out a way to get a few people together and each of us can donate a few frogs and do a raffle or auction for them with all proceeds going to bill? is that a possibility phil? raffle frogs?

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby frogface » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:47 am

Electric 325
Phone/Internet 600
Auto insurance 126
Total 1051

Raised to date 663


eta: I'll have to check with him about giving out his home address. My first instinct is to say no but it really isn't my call.
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby frogface » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:59 pm

Electric 325
Phone/Internet 600
Auto insurance 126
Total 1051

Raised to date 893.38
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby KGB » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:18 am

No one has scooped up these imitators yet. Just an fyi, the price for them is whatever you want to donate to bills aide. No minimum price, they are basically up for auction. Someone out there has to want some beautiful frogs and at the same time help out a long time fellow frogger in the time of need. No?

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby frogface » Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:24 am

I'm trying to sort out an auction for him. Hopefully a place where people can post up their items for sale/auction. I'll keep y'all posted.
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn

Postby Philsuma » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:55 pm

Post the Auction stuff RIGHT HERE Kris...anything at all.

Jason - Dart Den.com will bid $100.00 on your Golden Mantella Book for Bill !!

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn and auction items !

Postby Philsuma » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:58 pm

made this an 'announcement'.

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn and auction items !

Postby frogface » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:01 am

I have one concern; people who don't post on both sites won't know if the bid has gone up on the items. Could cause problems with 2 people thinking they won the bid. Maybe individual auction items should be on one site or the other.
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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn and auction items !

Postby Philsuma » Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:42 am

nah...Jason,someone or anyone can just post my bid 'over there' .....

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Re: Update on Bill Schwinn and auction items !

Postby Philsuma » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:04 pm

oh well....I tired to bid anyway....


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