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#21896 - 10/13/03 09:46 AM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
James_dup1 Offline


Registered: 04/13/02
Posts: 1332
Loc: Wyoming
Been thinking about what I can do to help. Maybe if the MS Board made printalbe flyer that I could down load and then hand out to anyone and everyone that would take it.....just a thought.
James

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#21897 - 10/13/03 03:28 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Stephen_5 Offline
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MaleSurvivor
Registered: 09/12/00
Posts: 667
Loc: Northern California Foothills
The check is in the (E)mail.

This site has done so much for me it's the least I could do. I encourage anyone who can spare a little (or a lot) to contribute to keeping this organization going.

Take good care of yourselves, guys, we're all in this together.

Steve

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#21898 - 10/13/03 05:52 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
I will be using the email to send my donation.
I would be in a rough state without MS.

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IT REALLY IS OK TO STUMBLE. NONE OF US ARE PERFECT.

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#21899 - 10/13/03 07:12 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Ivanhoe Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 03/19/03
Posts: 1907
The Men of Male Survivor,

We will do it. I've never been more sure of anything in my life.......hell, I didn't even know if my wife would marry, me. I think that it was something like, "you will marry, won't you?"

So, we enter this fight with our shields held high.......
we engage this battle with our honor at stake.......
we fight for one another as no one has before....
"phalanx, men, so our younger brothers suffer no more."

Lead on Fred.................

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"Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, 'What?! You too! Thought I was the only one.'" (Clive Staples Lewis)

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#21900 - 10/13/03 07:22 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Lloydy Offline
Administrator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 04/17/02
Posts: 7071
Loc: England Shropshire
Over the last few days I've been thinking about the resources available to Survivors, especially Males.
And if you're like me I bet you've looked around as well ?

There's precious little out there for many of us.
Ok, I know MS. isn't the only Mens Survivor site, but I haven't seen a busier one, or ANY other site that deals with such complex problems in such a superb manner.

And for many Survivors MS.is their lifeline. I've been lucky enough to visit the USA. and Canada, where most users are from, and it's a big place,
where I live the sea is an hours drive east and west !
Therapists and Charities are available all over this small island.
The isolation of some parts of the North American continent mean that something like MS. is going to be the only regular healing resource for some guys.
Not to mention the source of friendship for some that are in remote places, or for some reasons are unable to mix with others freely.

And don't forget we sometimes reach out to English speakers from around the World, abuse knows no borders or boundaries. And there are many places out there where SA is a huge problem and still not acknowledged. "We are not alone"

And that's the most important thing a Survivor will ever hear, "We are not alone"

Most Survivors find us by surfing the 'net - type "male sexual abuse" into any search engine and see where MS. comes in ?
We're always towards the top of the list, and those above us are usually a different sort of site, so this is often where people come and read about Male SA for the very first time in their lives.
Have you ever noticed how many new names are shown at the head of our home page ?

Often those guys never make more than a brief appearence on the forums, sometimes they never post a thing, but they come and they read. They discover they are not alone.
And that can be enough strength and inspiration to go away and begin the sort of healing we know is possible.

So we can't let MS sink without trace, it would be a disaster for us, but for those guys that are surely following us it's unthinkable.

Dave

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#21901 - 10/13/03 07:23 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Richard Gartner, PhD Offline
Past President
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 09/20/00
Posts: 404
Loc: New York, NY, USA
Guys:

Your response is really heartening, and Murray Schane, our Treasurer, tells me that donations have been coming in. Thank you all. I know you are doing it fo yourselves and for one another, but I want to tell you how important it is to us on the Board as well.

Keep telling people!

Richard Gartner
President
MaleSurvivor

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#21902 - 10/13/03 08:56 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Mike Church Offline
Moderator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor
Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Dr. Gartner:

I think that we are doing it for the collective we and you and MS being we as well.

More importantly I think that we all are doing it for those yet to find us and that flow will never cease.

What is the policy on seeking donations from the Public Sector both in the US and Canada. I know that MS has close ties to the FBI and other sources. I intend to hit up my Provincial Government as soon as they take Power.

As well I think that the collective we consider it an honour to be part of MS and all it stands for.

I just thought of something else. Has there ever been a thought to seeking corporate sponsorship for MS. I mean that if we represent 20% of the population (male) it affects virtually every company of any size in North Americal.

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Mikey

IT REALLY IS OK TO STUMBLE. NONE OF US ARE PERFECT.

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#21903 - 10/13/03 10:22 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Thad Offline
Administrator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/28/01
Posts: 1752
Loc: Oakland, CA
Guys,

How great you all are! Each of us knows what this place as meant to us, each has seen our growth and healing, each has touched another with our acceptance of each other - holding the door open to come out of the cold and lonely separation we grew up with - priceless love/amazing grace

I would be so lost with out you guys...
I could never give enough back - but I will start now with what I can afford, and will give more again as we approach the deadline.

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"The truth will set you free, but first it will probably piss you off." dwf's AA sponsor.

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#21904 - 10/14/03 08:45 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Sans Logos Offline
Member
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 05/31/03
Posts: 5791
Loc: in my own world in pittsburgh,...
Friends,

It is good to come back if only for a short visit. I have been so preoccupied with school full time and work full time that I have not had the time to spend on line.

Anyway, regarding the topic, I just finished setting the text of my survivor poem "The Prison Bard" to music. It is a choral setting for 8 part men's voices. I am beginning the process of finding a male chorus to perform it. The dedication reads: to all survivors of sexual abuse and assault and to NOMSV, the vanguard organization.

I am truly scraping the barrel to pay for school and cannot contribute at this point to the emergency fund. I do plan to renew my menbership next year. However, if any revenues are generated from future sales of the music or recordings of Prison Bard, I will donate all proceeds to MS as a living legacy as as long as it is alive and doing its good will. Not that it will make anyone rich, but I have so much for which to be grateful because of MS, it is me simply doing what I can with what I have. I no longer love and support it for what it can do for me, but for what I can do for it, and ultimately the never ending stream of survivors who come knocking at its doors.

Be well my dear comrades. You are always in the front of my thoughts.

Ron

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#21905 - 10/14/03 09:35 PM Re: LET'S KEEP THIS SITE/MALESURVIVOR GOING!
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline
Moderator Emeritus
MaleSurvivor

Registered: 08/24/00
Posts: 5778
Loc: Lambertville, NJ USA
Thank you, Ron. I would have liked to have met you at the conf in Minneapolis. Maybe in two years? Good luck on the project.
Ken


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