Asking For Help
January 13, 2007 by Johnny LaRue
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I had a column written and ready to go but I have something far more
important to write about. I want to take the time to talk about a wrestler
in need of help. A wrestler who has entertained us and in my humble opinion
is a class act and a stand up guy. Konnan is in need of a kidney
transplant and unfortunately he has no health insurance so the cost is
upwards of $35,000. I know most of my readers are not rich and $35,000
sounds like a lot of cash but I truly feel if everyone could donate even a
dollar or two it would be a start and help defer the cost.
Now I know some of you are bombarded with people asking for donations and
probably dread picking up the phone at night for fear it is some charity
asking for money. I can hear some of you saying "Damn it LaRue don't
pester me for cash! I wanted to read an article not an infomercial". Fair
enough but hear me out before you make a choice and stop reading this
I can't think of a better way to kick off the new year in a positive fashion
than to help someone in need. For me personally Konnan has entertained me
throughout the years, I had the honor of meeting him before an event once
and he was a class act and never once came across as "too important to talk
to a common fan" as some wrestlers do. If you have ever been entertained by
Konnan (whether it was his nWo days, his rap vs. country music feud with
Curt Henning, his current performance in TNA, .etc) isn't that at the very
least worth a dollar or two?
As some of you know I had a health scare quite a while back and now having a
clean bill of health makes me appreciate it that much more. I am sure any
of you who have been sick and in the hospital know as well as I do that
being sick is no fun. The day you get to walk out those doors to go home
and are healthy is a feeling I know I will never forget. I truly feel
Konnan deserves the same feeling. That being said, I will keep this column
short this time and I figure if I have not convinced you to donate some cash
then no amount of words will change your mind. I do know OWW readers are a
caring generous bunch and if this column only gets one person to help out
then my column served its purpose.
Now before I get a truckload of emails I am NOT the person behind this idea
but any of my readers who wants to know more or how they can help DO NOT
CONTACT ME. I am only trying to help spread the word. This is the webpage
you need to go to and let them know you were directed there by me or this
webpage. In three days they managed to raise over $2,000 which is
promising. Hopefully we can get that number higher.
By Johnny LaRue..
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