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Post edited May 16, 2013 by Momo1991
So, I looked up the supposedly nonexistant condition known as metal poisoning (formally known as metallosis). One of the common contributors to the condition is chromium, that metal they use to coat all sorts of automobile stuff. All that's required for it to lead to metallosis is for the chromium to be capable of entering the bloodstream. I'm not saying this is proof, but at least now people can know it's something that does actually exist.

Edit: Turns out cobalt, the other leading contributor to metallosis, is also commonly found in automobiles. What's more, the cobalt actually has some bad implications (possibly even leading to cancer).

Edit 2: On the other hand, metallosis doesn't seem to ever be fatal unless you get some kind of secondary condition (like what I mentioned with cobalt).
Post edited April 11, 2013 by nightrunner227
" I called and talked with my mother the other day. It started as me breaking the news about all of this, pleading for her help, to her telling me I'm a disappointment, and that all my problems were my fault or in my head, because of my 'lifestyle choice'. I screamed at her and that was that."

"Unfortunately the metal object is in a compromising place"

"On a side note, there is a second surgery that I am seeking to get caused by the accident, however, it is not vital to my survival, but it is vital to myself being able to live a normal life. "

and her video - where she hides her hands , uses a fake voice and wears a choker to possibly hide her Adams apple

If she made up the whole story of the car accident to get sympathy and scam people to get a non vital non life threatening sex change operation she deserves to go to jail for fraud .
Post edited April 12, 2013 by zogby
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zogby: " I called and talked with my mother the other day. It started as me breaking the news about all of this, pleading for her help, to her telling me I'm a disappointment, and that all my problems were my fault or in my head, because of my 'lifestyle choice'. I screamed at her and that was that."

"Unfortunately the metal object is in a compromising place"

"On a side note, there is a second surgery that I am seeking to get caused by the accident, however, it is not vital to my survival, but it is vital to myself being able to live a normal life. "

and her video - where she hides her hands , uses a fake voice and wears a choker to hide her Adams apple

If she made up the whole story of the car accident to get sympathy and scam people to get a non vital non life threatening sex change operation she deserves to go to jail for fraud .
I'm trying to be as unbiased as possible, but I swear I will virtually strangle the next person who uses this overly used line, cybercops be damned. Seriously. I don't even care if it does end up being true. At least have the decency to give NEW information. Preferably something that isn't just contextual analysis like you're prepping for an essay in Classics. You realize how many different conclusions people come up with just by analyzing a single word, right?

Edit: I can see the case of the compromising place being that which you imply, which also does perfectly explain the second procedure. However, have you considered the thought that this possible location may be exactly WHY she doesn't want to provide extra details? Would you want to show everyone on the internet an x-ray of your other-regions? As far as unsupportive family goes, I personally have a friend who admitted to his parents that he is homosexual. Their response? He is now dead to them. They have refused to help him with absolutely anything. I don't even think they talk to him anymore.

tl;dr: The location is plausible, but the suggested interpretation of her lifestyle is extrapolated at best.
Post edited April 12, 2013 by nightrunner227
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Momo1991: Yanno, macnol...

Pages of crap about how peeps are supposed to act to get your money are complete and utter BS.

Charity is an act of love for another human being. It does NOT DEMAND explanation to fuel your NEED to know prurient details.

Give or shut up. Srsly, grow up or get lost.
Not really, my wallet, even if fatter than others, is not limitless. The beggars on the corners have made it impossible to make sure even a good amount of money I give will actually help anyone. I don't care about it being 100%, but if it's not even 25% that bothers me a lot and makes me think I can do better. If 15 our of 20 bucks is wasted, well then, that 15 bucks will feed a person for a half a week at a soup kitchen.

So yes, bad actors matter, if people feel there's so many bad actors that they can't even reliably make an educated guess that someone is sincerely in need, then wallets snap shut and those actually in need are hurt badly and have their options severely limited.

I'm not really familiar with all this, having read about 3 posts on the last page, so I'm not making a judgement about this situation, just stating I think your point is short-sighted and ultimately destructive.
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Post edited May 16, 2013 by Momo1991
This thread is becoming a rage war. Can someone call crowd-control?
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Post edited May 16, 2013 by Momo1991
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zogby: " I called and talked with my mother the other day. It started as me breaking the news about all of this, pleading for her help, to her telling me I'm a disappointment, and that all my problems were my fault or in my head, because of my 'lifestyle choice'. I screamed at her and that was that."

"Unfortunately the metal object is in a compromising place"

"On a side note, there is a second surgery that I am seeking to get caused by the accident, however, it is not vital to my survival, but it is vital to myself being able to live a normal life. "

and her video - where she hides her hands , uses a fake voice and wears a choker to possibly hide her Adams apple

If she made up the whole story of the car accident to get sympathy and scam people to get a non vital non life threatening sex change operation she deserves to go to jail for fraud .
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Momo1991: Yanno, I'll say what I said to the troll on the Groupee's thread that had the gall to come over here and spew hate here on the GOG forum - I hope you are lying beside the road someday, hurt and needing help and absolutely nobody comes to help you.

Humanity and civilization is about giving a good GD about other people. Without it, we as a population are doomed. When one person spreads evil and hatred, everyone is harmed.

So, Zogby, when I find you in need of some simple charity, how would you like me to treat you? Should I simply walk past your suffering and need? Would it be ok if I began to call you names and list all of your deficiencies on a public forum. Would it be fine with you if I dragged your name through the mud for billions of people to see? Would it be ok if I did whatever I could to ensure you did not get the help you need by defaming you?

You'd be good with that, right? Right? You're absolutely sure about that....
Lets say me and another person are begging in the street
You give me the money instead of the other homeless guy
Then you find out i used the money to get a facelift while the other guy poor guy still lives in the street and is hungry.
I bet you would feel bad .
Lets say im back in the street to get another facelift you would not defame me and tell people dont donate to him hes a scammer.
This is why people are upset - if the story about the metal and everything is true then shes got the worst luck in the world but they are doing it to protect genuine people that need the money more.

I dont know the full story , but something is looking bad that's causing many people to get away from this charity including indiegogo are refunding everyone - Groupees found a new guy to donate to that they dreamed needed the money more , Project zomboid possibly donating to MSF pending investigation, Destroid changing its policy on announcing donations.

This combined with the wheelchair guy from diablo all happened all at the same time which is extremely bad luck for chloe if her story is true .
Just to be clear to those who didn't already know or see from earlier posts, it was Chloe herself that called Indiegogo which caused the refund. She felt bad for keeping information secret from everyone. I'm not saying that justifies dishonesty at all, but it was certainly a better choice than keep rolling with it.
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Post edited May 16, 2013 by Momo1991
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Momo1991: HERE it simple and sweet. Smart, adults do not need intimate details to support a person in need. Period.

Haters, homophobes, children, thrill-seekers NEED fuel/information...

Do not share confidences. Those of us who simply give without thinking do NOT need details. It is enough that she asked.

THIS is charity. The rest is PR, internet BS.
So being against charity fraud is homophobic now? Wow, labels sure are fun.

You might be fine with losing money to a possible fraud but most people aren't, and it takes that money away from other destinations that might help people with real problems. There is nothing wrong with finding out what the situation is here, stop raging.
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Momo1991: So give and expect nothing or don't give. It is very simple.
Some might respond:

"Ask and don't lie or don't ask. It is very simple."
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GaiaMike: Just to be clear to those who didn't already know or see from earlier posts, it was Chloe herself that called Indiegogo which caused the refund. She felt bad for keeping information secret from everyone. I'm not saying that justifies dishonesty at all, but it was certainly a better choice than keep rolling with it.
Hey, Mike. Have you heard anything from Chloe? I'm not expecting a big news update or anything; just want to know how she's holding up.
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Post edited May 16, 2013 by Momo1991