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This season help give Hendrix of Cold Fury a Leg Up

Mike Hendrix of Cold Fury needs help to mitigate the effects of having his leg cut off. Hendrix is a  blogger brother from another mother. In fact, Hendrix helped me a lot with the technical and design aspects of the first version of this page back in 2003-2004. He was there before me and is another (rare) blogger who has reached the twenty-year mark. Now he’s been run onto one of the sharp reefs of life and needs help with his new prosthetic leg along with rebuilding his walking life. The details are:

Details of Mike’s condition as  given at One Red Shoe at Cold Fury by stand in Blog Master Big Country:

The Other Hendrix … Yes, the one still alive.

Seems he has the diabeetus, which when the infection ackchully spread to a body-wide dealio, his left foot essentially died… like gangrene. The infection started working it’s way up his leg, and in order to save his life, the sawbones did just that. Incrementally to save -as much- of his leg as they could. They kept at it, hacking AND Massive Medications, and from what I’ve heard, they got ALL the shit (the infection itself) handled, but now?

Well, lets just say Mikey ain’t gonna need a “Left” Air Jordan anytime soon… His shit ends just above where the knee -was-

Now, to be utterly honest, not a bad spot to stop cutting. I know me personally at least three guys (Infantry/SF and ALL still on active duty last I heard) who’ve had legs lopped off, blown off or generally ‘removed’ in unnatural incidents… (although one we never speak of, as it involved three Mexican chicks, a Tijuana Donkey Show, a jelly donut and some –serious– depravity… ugly doesn’t begin to describe the scene)

Anywho, new stump-covers are really fucking good these days, hence my fundraiser. And he’s gonna need a LOT of drinks too…. Wars tend to seriously advance our know-how when it comes to traumatic Limb Injury… ask Aesop aboot it….

IF YOU ARE SO INCLINED HERE IS THE Fundraiser by Big Country : Help Mike of Cold Fury and The Belmont Playboys

Mike goes back….. wayyyyyyyy back …. Mike goes back to the blogging stone ages of 2003 and later. Here’s a bit of Mike from May of 2003…

“And so the Times continues its long tour of the toilet bowl, which it would swear is a pleasant and invigorating swim and just the thing all of us ought to be enjoying. Somebody needs to flush the damned thing. And I won’t even bother with fisking the rest of Dowd’s latest “striver.” She’s no longer worth my time and trouble, and hasn’t been for a good while now. Dowd is an idiot, and the Times is a joke; at this point, you’re more likely to find credibility and integrity in the Weekly World News – plus, you get the occasional Bat Boy update to boot, which means it’s more entertaining too. The NYT ought to be printed on very soft paper, and it ought to come pre-wrapped around a smallish cardboard tube. With perforations, for convenient tearing.

And that, my friends, is all the news that’s fit to print.

Update! Okay, I’ve got a bit of a bone to pick here with James Taranto. In yesterday’s BOTW, he refers to Joanne Jacobs as a “blogress,” which is a bit too close to “ogress” for my liking, especially when I know for a fact she’s not like that at all. For shame, James; where’s your chivalry, man?”..

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  • CA December 22, 2021, 9:19 AM

    Gracia, jefe.

  • Big Country Expat December 22, 2021, 1:36 PM

    Many Thanks Sir!

  • Barry Shelton December 22, 2021, 4:42 PM

    It’s kind of you and other bloggers to mention Mike and his needs in your own blogs. I certainly appreciate the efforts.

  • Big Country Expat December 23, 2021, 12:33 PM

    Update on Mike’s Condition (getting betterer!!!)

  • Chuckie December 23, 2021, 9:03 PM

    This shit does not just happen overnight….he must have ignored what was happening, or not been checking his feet…..not blaming the victim, but diabetics should know how to check for these things…
    My brother died from this crap, and my husband is dealing with it now….I am not worried about him losing a leg, since we check his feet regularly….he might lose a toe but not a leg….
    Love mike and sent money….sad to think about……