[Danny Boy Memorial Fund] In Loving Memory of Danny Boy

Discussion in 'Awareness & Fundraising' started by vermillion, Jul 22, 2018.

    1. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      There are threads detailing the journey of this fund, and the updates on the GoFundMe page explain everything.

      This is the thread where the fundraiser started:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/in-loving-memory-of-danny-boy.30298/

      This is the thread where donors democratically discussed where they’d like the money to go:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...to-the-beneficiary-for-danny-boys-fund.31098/

      This is the thread where we discussed the vote and held a site vote (the poll is not the donors’ vote):

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...neficiary-to-danny-boys-fund-should-be.31200/

      This is where we discussed how we would implement the vote result:

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/thread...nd-a-discussion-on-how-to-implement-it.31428/


      The short story is that we are funding a grant that will go directly towards curative research.

      Here’s the link for the call:

      https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/blog/daniel-ballinger-memorial-fund

      It’s also been listed in one of the main, online, ENT magazine’s, thanks to David Stockdale:

      https://www.entandaudiologynews.com...rial-fund-student-grant-call-for-applications
       
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    2. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      It's Sunday, October 28th and we just passed the 5000 mark! Well done and "Thank You" to all of you that have donated!...(y)
       
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    3. GregCA
      Jaded

      GregCA Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Otosclerosis
      Absolutely! And big thanks to the matcher! What a wonderful thing to do.
       
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    4. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      Fantastic:)
       
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    5. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      @jimH, your donation literally came through, quite poignantly, as A Star is Born was finishing in the cinema. Thank you!

      I’d also like to thank everybody for the recent donations, and I’d like to especially thank the anonymous person who kick started this with the fund matching idea (I know who it is, so if you’re reading this, thank you!).

      I hope you’re seeing this, Danny. RIP.
       
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    6. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Agreed... a very special Thanks to that very generous individual!!
       
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    7. Markku
      Inspired

      Markku Founder Staff Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Syringing
      Update on Daniel's cause of death

      In the final post mortem carried out on Daniel, the cause of death was ruled as "adult sudden unexpected death syndrome" - the coroner wasn't able to ascertain the cause of death further than that.

      Our thoughts remain with Daniel's family and friends, and those who knew him.
       
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    8. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      I have never heard of that syndrome, but it is still tragic regardless. Even though I never talked with Daniel, I still think about his situation often.

      I hope his family can find peace in this difficult time.
       
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    9. Ed209

      Ed209 Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2015
      Very tragic at such a young age. My heart goes out to his family and his daughter. May he rest in peace; gone but never forgotten.
       
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    10. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Daniel Ballinger will be missed on here and by his family.

      Daniel's Memorial Fund and his posts will keep his memory alive.

      love glynis x
       
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    11. TuxedoCat
      No Mood

      TuxedoCat Member Benefactor Ambassador

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      April 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high frequency hearing loss
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    12. Starthrower
      Wtf

      Starthrower Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      January 2002
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Dental Surgery
      "Elouise said: “I am very grateful to receive the support from the tinnitus community, in honour of Daniel Ballinger. The willingness of the people with tinnitus to dedicate their time and efforts to help the quest to resolve tinnitus is overwhelming. The link between tinnitus and hearing loss is strong, but we cannot explain why some people develop tinnitus whereas others do not. I hope to provide more information on the source of tinnitus in the human brain, eventually aiding the person whose brain is bringing along tinnitus.

      Thank you Elouise for seeing the effort that went into this BTA grant.

      I hope everyone realizes how important the above statement by Elouise really means. Each and every dollar @Ed209 raised from members here and elsewhere created this first time effort - from an internet support system for tinnitus - and has been recognized as important.

      And Daniel's memory will always be the force. That is a legacy that is so special.
       
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